Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the pouring rain during a drive-in event in Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 29. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

The Month in World Photos

October brought the U.S. president’s coronavirus diagnosis and continued fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan—plus the shooting of peaceful protesters in Nigeria, a busy election season on both sides of the world, and massive flooding in Vietnam.

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Dana Clark and her 18-month-old son, Mason, wait in line at City Hall in New Orleans on Oct. 16 as early voting begins for the upcoming presidential election. Clark said she donned the protective plastic cover because didn’t know how many people would be wearing masks in line, and her child doesn’t have one. She also works as a teacher and wanted to take precautions for her students’ sakes. Kathleen Flynn/REUTERS

Dana Clark and her 18-month-old son, Mason, wait in line at City Hall in New Orleans on Oct. 16 as early voting begins for the upcoming presidential election. Clark said she donned the protective plastic cover because she didn’t know how many people would be wearing masks in line and her child doesn’t have one. She also works as a teacher and wanted to take precautions for her students’ sakes.

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Shiite Muslim pilgrims walk to the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, ahead of the holy ritual of Arbaeen on Oct. 6. Alaa Al-Marjani/REUTERS

Shiite Muslim pilgrims walk to the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, ahead of the holy ritual of Arbaeen on Oct. 6.

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Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party try to break through a police barricade during a protest march toward the office of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in  Kolkata, India, on Oct. 8 to protest against the “worsening” law and order situation in the state. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images

Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party try to break through a police barricade during a protest march toward the office of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, India, on Oct. 8 to protest the “worsening” law-and-order situation in the state.

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Starlings gather in a murmuration in Gretna, Scotland, on Oct. 20. The birds congregate over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform acrobatic whirling motions before settling down for the evening. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Starlings gather in a murmuration in Gretna, Scotland, on Oct. 20. The birds congregate over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform acrobatic whirling motions before settling down for the evening.

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A farmer harvests rice at a field in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on World Food Day, Oct. 16. Navesh Chitrakar/REUTERS

A farmer harvests rice in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on World Food Day, Oct. 16.

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A Lebanese man raises a national flag as he watches the “Revolution fist,” a symbol of Lebanon’s October 2019 uprising, burn during clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on Oct. 21. Hariri resigned as premier last year in the wake of unprecedented street protests but was appointed as prime minister-designate Oct. 22. AFP via Getty Images

A Lebanese man raises a national flag as he watches the “Revolution fist,” a symbol of Lebanon’s October 2019 uprising, burn during clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on Oct. 21. Hariri resigned as premier last year in the wake of unprecedented street protests but was appointed as prime minister-designate Oct. 22.

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A military official walks near an unexploded BM-30 Smerch rocket that was likely fired by Armenian forces during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, near the Mingachevir Hydro Power Station in Mingachevir, Azerbaijan, on Oct. 5. REUTERS

A military official walks near an unexploded BM-30 Smerch rocket that was likely fired by Armenian forces during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, near the Mingachevir Hydro Power Station in Mingachevir, Azerbaijan, on Oct. 5.

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Detained Filipino activist Reina Mae Nasino holds a flower during the burial of her 3-month-old baby, River, who died while she was in jail, in Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 16. Eloisa Lopez/REUTERS

Detained Filipino activist Reina Mae Nasino holds a flower during the burial of her 3-month-old baby, River, who died while she was in jail, in Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 16.

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A church burns as demonstrators gather in Santiago on Oct. 18 to mark the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile. The demonstration was held a week before Chileans successfully voted in a referendum to rewrite the dictatorship-era constitution—one of the key demands when the protest movement began a year ago. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images

A church burns as demonstrators gather in Santiago on Oct. 18 to mark the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile. The demonstration was held a week before Chileans successfully voted in a referendum to rewrite the dictatorship-era constitution—one of the key demands when the protest movement began a year ago.

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Women react after a rocket strikes the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan, on Oct. 11 during fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images

Women react after a rocket strikes the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan, on Oct. 11 during fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows rubs his head as U.S. Navy Commander Sean Conley, the White House physician, speaks to the media about Donald Trump’s health after the president was hospitalized with COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 4. Erin Scott/REUTERS

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows rubs his head as U.S. Navy Commander Sean Conley, the White House physician, speaks to the media about Donald Trump’s health after the president was hospitalized with COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 4.

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Daniela Taormina prays during a pro-Trump rally in the Staten Island borough of New York City on Oct. 3 after news that the president had fallen ill with COVID-19. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Daniela Taormina prays during a pro-Trump rally in the Staten Island borough of New York City on Oct. 3 after news that the president had fallen ill with COVID-19.

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A fly settles on the head of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as he takes notes during the vice presidential debate against Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 7. ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images

A fly settles on the head of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as he takes notes during the vice presidential debate against Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 7.

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Honduran migrants who had been heading to the United States sit in an army truck in Entre Rios, Guatemala, on Oct. 2 after agreeing to return to their country. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images

Honduran migrants who had been heading to the United States sit in an army truck in Entre Rios, Guatemala, on Oct. 2 after agreeing to return to their country.

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A horse jumps to avoid thrown Czech rider Gabriela Slavikova during Mondial du Lion, a world championship horse-riding competition in Le Lion-d’Angers, western France, on Oct. 17. JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images

A horse jumps to avoid thrown Czech rider Gabriela Slavikova during Mondial du Lion, a world championship horse-riding competition in Le Lion-d’Angers, western France, on Oct. 17.

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Yemeni pupils attend class on the first day of the new academic year in a makeshift classroom in their school compound, which was heavily damaged in the fighting between the government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels, in Taez, Yemen, on Oct. 7. AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP via Getty Images

Yemeni students attend class on the first day of the new academic year in a makeshift classroom in their school compound, which was heavily damaged in the fighting between the government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels, in Taez, Yemen, on Oct. 7.

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U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the back of a car outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 4. Though hospitalized with COVID-19, the president said he wanted to thank supporters in a drive-by visit. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the back of a car outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 4. Though hospitalized with COVID-19, the president said he wanted to thank supporters in a drive-by visit.

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Brian Schexnayder rescues his goat from a damaged silo on his farm after Hurricane Delta swept through Iowa, Louisiana, on Oct. 10.  Jonathan Bachman/REUTERS

Brian Schexnayder rescues his goat from a damaged silo on his farm after Hurricane Delta swept through Iowa, Louisiana, on Oct. 10.

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A boy wades through the flooded streets of Quang Binh province, Vietnam, to collect a food donation from a volunteer on Oct. 22. Thanh Dat/VNA via REUTERS.

A boy wades through the flooded streets of Quang Binh province, Vietnam, to collect a food donation from a volunteer on Oct. 22.

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Riot police move in against protesters in Old Town Square in Prague on Oct. 18 as hundreds demonstrate against the Czech government’s new measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images

Riot police move in against protesters in Old Town Square in Prague on Oct. 18 as hundreds demonstrate against the Czech government’s new measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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A male deer barks during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park, London, on Oct. 11. Toby Melville/REUTERS

A male deer grunts during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park, London, on Oct. 11.

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Police officers beat a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Luanda, Angola, on Oct. 24. OSVALDO SILVA/AFP via Getty Images

Police officers beat a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Luanda, Angola, on Oct. 24.

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A worker blows leaves from a walkway on a crisp fall day near Stallikon, Switzerland, on Oct. 27. Arnd Wiegmann/REUTERS

A worker blows leaves from a walkway on a crisp fall day near Stallikon, Switzerland, on Oct. 27.

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Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the pouring rain during a drive-in event in Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 29. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the pouring rain during a drive-in event in Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 29.

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A Palestinian fisherman repairs his net at a beach in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 5. Suhaib Salem/REUTERS

A Palestinian fisherman repairs his net at a beach in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 5.

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A man takes shelter behind a barrier as security forces open fire on a protest against police brutality—killing several—in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 20. Adetona Omokanye/Getty Images

A man takes shelter behind a barrier as security forces open fire on a protest against police brutality—killing several—in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 20.

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Firefighters put out a blaze during a demonstration against the government’s pandemic regulations in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 26. Spain’s Catalonia region said it was looking into imposing a lockdown on weekends to fight the spread of the coronavirus, a day after a nighttime curfew came into effect across the country, sparking protests. JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images

Firefighters put out a blaze during a demonstration against the government’s pandemic regulations in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 26. Spain’s Catalonia region said it was looking into imposing a lockdown during weekends to fight the spread of the coronavirus, a day after a nighttime curfew came into effect across the country, sparking protests.

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Residents of the Kibera neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, form a human chain as they pass water to extinguish a fire that gutted shanties on Oct. 14. About 50 families were left homeless by the inferno, which spread unabated despite efforts to douse it using pails and jerricans; firefighters were unable to access the area because of a lack of access roads. GORDWIN ODHIAMBO/AFP via Getty Images

Residents of the Kibera neighborhood in Nairobi form a human chain as they pass water to extinguish a fire that gutted shanties on Oct. 14. About 50 families were left homeless by the inferno, which spread unabated despite efforts to douse it using pails and jerricans; firefighters were unable to access the area because of a lack of access roads.

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The Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, is cut off to visitors after its access road was flooded during high tide Oct. 18. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images

The Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, is cut off to visitors after its access road was flooded during high tide Oct. 18.

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A Palestinian child sits by Israel’s controversial separation barrier while his parents harvest olives on their land—which was sectioned by the wall—near the West Bank village of Bayt Awwa on Oct. 12. Palestinians from villages whose lands were sectioned when Israel started constructing the barrier in 2002 require a special Israeli army permit to harvest their crops on the other side of the wall. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images

A Palestinian child sits by Israel’s controversial separation barrier while his parents harvest olives on their land—which was sectioned by the wall—near the West Bank village of Bayt Awwa on Oct. 12. Palestinians from villages whose lands were sectioned when Israel started constructing the barrier in 2002 require a special Israeli army permit to harvest their crops on the other side of the wall.

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A person dressed as Spider-Man sits next to a line of cabs as taxi drivers protest against car-hailing apps such as Uber at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City on Oct. 12. Edgard Garrido/REUTERS

A person dressed as Spider-Man sits next to a line of cabs as taxi drivers protest against car-hailing apps such as Uber at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City on Oct. 12.

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U.S. President Donald Trump dances at the end of a rally in Carson City, Nevada, on Oct. 18. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump dances at the end of a rally in Carson City, Nevada, on Oct. 18.

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Retired police officer Genadiy Avanesyan, 73, searches for his belongings in the remains of his house, which was destroyed by Azeri shelling, in the city of Stepanakert, Artsakh, on Oct. 10. Amenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations of new attacks that day in breach of a ceasefire deal to halt weeks of fierce fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images

Retired police officer Genadiy Avanesyan, 73, searches for his belongings in the remains of his house, which was destroyed by Azeri shelling, in the city of Stepanakert, Artsakh, on Oct. 10. Amenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations of new attacks that day in breach of a ceasefire deal to halt weeks of fierce fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Five luxury cruise ships are broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port in Izmir, Turkey, on Oct. 2. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multibillion-dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned. Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Five luxury cruise ships are broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port in Izmir, Turkey, on Oct. 2. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multibillion-dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned.

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A Kurdish fighter helps a Syrian child board a truck at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in northeast Syria. The truck was transporting Syrian women and children suspected of being related to the Islamic State from the camp to their homes Oct. 28. DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images

A Kurdish fighter helps a Syrian child board a truck at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in northeast Syria. The truck was transporting Syrian women and children suspected of being related to the Islamic State from the camp to their homes Oct. 28.

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Pro-democracy protesters shelter from the rain during an anti-government rally at Victory Monument in Bangkok on Oct. 18. JACK TAYLOR/AFP via Getty Images

Pro-democracy protesters shelter from the rain during an anti-government rally at Victory Monument in Bangkok on Oct. 18.

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Residents in Eldoret, Kenya, react during a live telecast of the London Marathon as they watch a local man, world marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge, compete Oct. 4. In a stunning upset, Kipchoge, who had won his previous four London Marathons and hadn’t lost a marathon in seven years, dropped off pace around the 24-mile mark and never regained contact. TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Residents in Eldoret, Kenya, react during a live telecast of the London Marathon as they watch a local man, world marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge, compete Oct. 4. In a stunning upset, Kipchoge, who had won his previous four London Marathons and hadn’t lost a marathon in seven years, dropped off pace around the 24-mile mark and never regained contact.

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A demonstrator screams at a line of police officers during a protest in Philadelphia on Oct. 27 near the spot where Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by two police officers a day earlier. Protests erupted after the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Wallace Jr., a Black man who police say was armed with a knife but whose parents say was bipolar and in crisis at the time of his death. Mark Makela/Getty Images

A demonstrator yells at a line of police officers during a protest in Philadelphia on Oct. 27 near the spot where Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by two police officers a day earlier. Protests erupted after the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Wallace Jr., a Black man who police say was armed with a knife but whose parents say was bipolar and in crisis at the time of his death.

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A man stands with his child by a car outside a damaged apartment building in Terter, Azerbaijan, after the family took their last belongings from their flat during a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Oct. 10. BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

A man stands with his child by a car outside a damaged apartment building in Terter, Azerbaijan, after the family took their last belongings from their flat during a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Oct. 10.

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Women sit near candidate lists posted on a door during presidential elections in Conakry, Guinea, on Oct. 18. Guineans began voting slightly ahead of schedule in the first high-risk round of an election that marks the start of a busy electoral cycle in West Africa. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

Women sit near candidate lists posted on a door during presidential elections in Conakry, Guinea, on Oct. 18. Guineans began voting slightly ahead of schedule in the first high-risk round of an election that marks the start of a busy electoral cycle in West Africa.

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, far left, stands with her husband, President Donald Trump, as Jill Biden, right, hugs husband and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, at the end of the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, far left, stands with her husband, President Donald Trump, as Jill Biden, right, hugs husband and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, at the end of the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22.

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Four-year-old twins Buddy Mae Walker, left, and Eleanor Walker examine each other through child respirators provided by the nonprofit Team Raccoon PDX in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 6. Their mother, Jessica Walker, told the twins that their grandparents sent them “space suits” to keep them safe. The family sought out the respirators after police used tear gas near their residential street. Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Four-year-old twins Buddy Mae Walker (left) and Eleanor Walker examine each other through child respirators provided by a nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 6. Their mother told the twins that their grandparents sent them “space suits” to keep them safe. The family sought out the respirators after police used tear gas near their residential street.

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Veronica Taylor of Pontiac, Michigan, weeps while listening to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talk about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan, on Oct. 16. With many pre-existing conditions, Taylor relies on Obamacare and said that if Biden loses, she may die without health insurance. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Veronica Taylor of Pontiac, Michigan, weeps while listening to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talk about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan, on Oct. 16. With many pre-existing conditions, Taylor relies on Obamacare and said that if Biden loses, she may die without health insurance.

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Sven Spichiger, managing entomologist at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets, also called “murder hornets,” which were vacuumed from a nest in a tree in Blaine, Washington, on Oct. 24. Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom and are also a threat to honeybees. ELAINE THOMPSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Sven Spichiger, managing entomologist at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets, also called “murder hornets,” which were vacuumed from a nest in a tree in Blaine, Washington, on Oct. 24. Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom.

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A person feeds peanuts to a gray squirrel in New York City’s Washington Square Park on Oct. 7. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

A person feeds peanuts to a gray squirrel in New York City’s Washington Square Park on Oct. 7.

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Workers clean the exterior of the Museum of the Future in Dubai’s financial district Oct. 27. KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images

Workers clean the exterior of the Museum of the Future in Dubai’s financial district Oct. 27.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II visits the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down Science Park near Salisbury, England, on Oct. 15. BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II visits the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down Science Park near Salisbury, England, on Oct. 15.

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Theo Jackson, the photographer’s son, picks pumpkins for Halloween at Garson Farm PYO in London on Oct. 2. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Theo Jackson, the photographer’s son, picks pumpkins for Halloween at Garson Farm PYO in London on Oct. 2.

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