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A carousel rotates in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary, left) and the St. Severi's Church during Oktoberfest, the German Beer Festival, at the Cathedral Square in Erfurt, central Germany, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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Former U.S. Marine Paul Lewis (right) and other men wearing women's high heels take part in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes charity event in downtown Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The event is held to raise awareness and funds for the White Ribbon Campaign to end violence against women.
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a hadas, a myrtle branch that is one of the four items used as a symbol on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, as he examines it for blemishes to determine if it is ritually acceptable before buying it, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. According to the Bible, during the Sukkot holiday, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or "lulav," with two other branches, along with an "etrog," they make up the "four species" used in holiday rituals. The weeklong holiday begins Wednesday.
Mikhail Metzel | AP
A couple ride their bicycles during an autumn day in Moscow's Izmaylovsky Park, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. An exhibition and entertainment complex imitating the architecture of old Russian churches and palaces is seen in the background.
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
An Indian boy dives into the River Ganges as tourists ride a boat in Varanasi, India, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers in the Ganges River, considered holiest by Hindus.
Shakh Aivazov | AP
People gather on a bridge across the Kura River for a prayer for peace in the country ahead of parliamentary elections in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Georgia holds tightly contested parliamentary elections on Oct. 1.
Kin Cheung | AP
Visitors tour the illuminated decorations and lighting of small bulbs set up at popular Victoria Park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sunday Sept. 30 this year.