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    A white spider spent two hours eating a hoverfly in macrophotographer Yudy Sauw's garden in Indonesia



    The last two airworthy Lancaster bombers fly over Derwent Dam in Derbyshire where the famous 'Dambusters Raid' was practised

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    A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages



    The Sunglass Cat poses with Jennifer Zharinova (L) and Sonjia Kitty Smack during the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The annual event featuring celebrity cats and feline films raises money for local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations

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    Peruvian counternarcotics forces detonate explosives on part of a clandestine grassy airstrip in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valleys, the world's No. 1 coca-growing region, in Ayacucho, Peru



    ...The dynamiting cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each flight flown from these airstrips

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    A supermarket in San Jose del Cabo was ransacked on Monday as Tropical Storm Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, gradually losing strength after forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area.

    Pharmacies, electronics shops and convenience stores were among businesses hit by looters before police restored order on streets strewn with shattered glass from broken windows, said local shop worker Cristina Osuna, 31.

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    Pennsylvania State Police lined the streets outside St. Peters' Cathedral in Scranton, Pa., on Thursday, as the casket carrying slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, was carried from the Cathedral after his funeral service.

    His suspected killer, Eric Matthew Frein, 31, remains at large, possibly holed up in the woods with high-powered rifles. A military re-enactor with anti-government and anti-police leanings, Frein likely assumed the role of a Serbian soldier for his ambush, authorities said.


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    These zebras are certainly earning their stripes - battling through thousands of wildebeest to cross one of the Serengeti's fast flowing rivers. The annual migration sees wildebeest move across the plains in search of fresh grazing opportunities. As they move they must attempt to travel across these frantic water crossings. But as they did - a smaller group of around 10 zebra were also attempting to cross which left them fighting to make their way through the herd.



    The Virginia creeper covering the 15th-century cottage housing the Tu Hwnt Ir Bont tearoom has turned to copper red as Autumn approaches, in Llanrwst, North Wales

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    An unlucky leopard got more than it bargained for after trying to catch and eat a honey badger. Pictured brawling with the badger, the leopard soon found out this was one animal that wouldnt go down without a fight. After spotting the badger from a distance, the leopard managed to rush down inside its burrow and drag it outside for what it thought was going to be an easy meal. But despite catching its prey by the neck, the tough mammal managed to wriggle free thanks to its specially adapted, loose skin



    Jakub Vlk from Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic, is a professional pilot who normally flies a Boeing 737-800, but he decided to take a nifty glider for a spin when he posed for the selfie. The picture, which Jakub took while soaring in the air above Benesov Airport, shows him sporting a cheesy grin, while his back seat companion Zdenek, looks less than impressed



    Ballroom Blitz: Labour politicians Yvette Cooper, Keith Vaz and Ed Balls took to the dancefloor during the Labour Party Conference's diversity party in Manchester



    A Russian woman who lives in London managed to outdo the Arab playboys who drive around the capital by having her car covered in thousands of Swarovski diamonds

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    Three of Saturn's moons have been photographed by the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera. As the largest of the three, Tethys (C) is round and has a variety of terrains across its surface. Hyperion (L, top) is the 'wild one' with a chaotic spin, and Prometheus (L, bottom) is a tiny moon that busies itself sculpting the F ring. The surface of Tethys is 1,062 km across, Hyperion 270 km across, and Prometheus 86 km across. In this picture the view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about one degree above the ring-plane. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.9 million kilometers from Tethys and at a Sun-Tethys-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 22 degrees. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of Nasa, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI).



    An albino southern right whale calf and its mother swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia region

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    Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Clinton Global Citizen Leadership in Philanthropy Award at the 8th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards at The Sheraton Times Square in New York



    Robbie Williams makes his long overdue return to Australia following the release of his latest album Swings Both Ways at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane



    A man dressed as a polar bear climbs a barricade as protestors take part in the Flood Wall Street demonstrations preceding the United Nations' Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action in New York



    A Palestinian boy rides a bicycle between the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, in the devastated area of the east of Gaza City

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    A dancer poses for a photograph as part of the Dance as Art photo project in Times Square in New York



    The genetic code of Europe's smallest beetle, the Baranowskiella ehnstromi- which is less than half a millimeter long, has been mapped by scientists at the Zoological State Collection in Munich, Germany



    US Ryder Cup player Rickie Fowler has had 'USA' shaved into his hair ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland

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    The German Meyer-Werft made Quantum-class cruise ship 'Quantum Of The Seas' is reflected in the waters of the Ems River in Irhove, Germany. With a length of 348 metres and a width of 41 metres the world's third largest passenger ship is inched backwards by tug boats as it is transferred from Papenburg, Emsland, on the narrow Ems to the North Sea



    Thailand's Gulnoi Rattikan fails a 98kg lift as she competes in the women's 58kg snatch weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Festival Garden during the Asian Games in Incheon



    A Shi'ite Houthi rebel climbs into a Yemen army tank after they overran an army base in Sanaa. Yemen's Shi'ite Muslim rebels signed an agreement with other political parties to form a more inclusive government after rebels advanced on major state institutions in the capital Sanaa, largely unopposed by troops and security forces



    Men wrestle during the annual buffalo-racing ceremony in the village of Virhear Sour, Kandal province in Cambodia. The ceremony, which started more than 70 years ago, is held to honour the Neakta Preah Srok pagoda spirit. It also marks the end of the Festival of Pchum Ben



    Iranian naval troops march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran

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    100 protesters were arrested in New York on Monday as members of the Occupy Wall Street movement blocked traffic in downtown Manhattan. Activists gathered for a protest dubbed "Flood Wall Street" ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, which commences in the city on Tuesday


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    Secretary of State John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, flanked by anti-war protesters from the group Code Pink. This marked the second instance during the ISIS hearings in which members of Code Pink waved signs with slogans opposing military action.

    Kerry engaged with the protestors, citing his own opposition to the Vietnam War.

    "That’s how I first testified in front of this country in 1971. I spent two years protesting a policy, so I respect the right of CodePink to protest and use that right." The protestors remained seated holding their signs for the remainder of the hearing

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    Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen consolidated their takeover of army camps, key ministries and state broadcasters in and around the capital Sanaa, following a peace deal with the government on Sunday



    Thousands of Hong Kong students defied the blistering heat to join a protest for more democracy. Correspondents say the demonstration reflects the students' determination not to be subservient to the Chinese Communist Party

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    Kurdish protesters were also on the streets, angry at the decision by the Turkish authorities to temporarily close the border near the south-eastern town of Suruc. Turkey says that about 130,000 Syrian refugees - fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants - have crossed the border over the past four days



    People in the Indian state of Assam continued to be hit by heavy rain, with many neighbourhoods in the state capital Guwahati - a city of about two million people - submerged in waist-deep water. Police and officials warned that the Bharalu River, which runs through the city, could break its banks

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    The US Ryder Cup golf team arrived at Edinburgh Airport ahead of the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles

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    A woman tries to hold on to her umbrella as Typhoon Fung-Wong passes near the coastal area of Shanghai, China



    Farmer Harald Wenske travels on a barge full of pumpkins near the Spreewald village of Lehde, Germany ahead of a festival in the town

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    A deer is seen bugling in the morning mist in Richmond Park in London, England. Tuesday marks the autumn equinox where day and night are of equal length



    An explosion at a fireworks factory in China killed at least 12 people and injured 33, local government officials say. The blast struck the Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory in the city of Liling in Hunan province



    A fishermen's camp is seen on a bank of the Yenisei River in Siberia ,Russia

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    A poodle with orange and blue dyed hair poses for the camera at A.B. Grooming & Pet Spa in Childersburg, Alabama



    A young man has been mauled to death by a white tiger in an enclosure at a New Delhi zoo as staff and visitors watched on in horror.According to eye witnesses, the man, believed to be 20 years old and named Maqsood, jumped a low barrier before scaling the enclosure’s safety wall to take photographs on his phone or throw stones at the endangered cat.He then fell 18 feet, landed in a dry moat and within a few minutes was cowering on his haunches as the large white tiger stood over him

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    German builders who fitted a supposedly random set of bricks into the ground for a new shopping precinct claim it was an accident when several of them ended up forming a swastika.Use of Nazi symbols is illegal in Germany and can result in jail sentences, so when shoppers at the new precinct in the historic north-western German town of Goslar in Lower Saxony spotted the swastika made of bricks, they instantly called police



    A man in Xianyang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province was spotted auctioning a human-shaped fleece-flower root. Fleece-flower root, or 'He Shou Wu', is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine and is thought to have anti-aging properties. In Chinese myths wild fleece-flower root can turn into human beings

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    A golfer plays a shot from a tee on top of a hill towards a putting green on an island in a lake at Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. A invitational competition for Chinese and Korean celebrities will be held later this month and the player who can make a hole in one will win $1,000,000, local media reported



    Andre Snoeck, operations manager for Solar Team Eindhoven prepares to drive off in a solar-powered family car 'Stella' in San Francisco. The car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled by good vibes and pure California sunshine. The lightweight, wedge-shaped automobile is capable of traveling 500 miles (800km) on a single charge, further if the sun is shining, while clocking 80 miles per hour

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    Pyrotechnics fill the Albert Hall during Classic FM Live, at the Royal Albert Hall in London



    The Wembley Stadium Arch was transformed into a spectacular light show to mark the start of the venue's high-tech makeover. Telecommunications giant EE installed the world's fastest interactive LED lighting system on to the 145-metre-high (440ft) arch as part of plans to turn the new Wembley into the most connected stadium in the world. Fans will be able to interact with the arch via the official Wembley app, while the LED lights will also react to significant moments such as goals scored and crowd noise

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    Workers prepare to lift an 8-metre (25-foot) cast-bronze sculpture of an embracing sailor and nurse outside the Caen Memorial in Normandy, France. The sculpture titled Unconditional Surrender by Seward Johnson is based on a U.S. Navy photographer's black-and-white snapshot taken on Aug. 15, 1945, according to the Sculpture Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit that owns the work. It also resembles a famous photograph taken by Life magazine Alfred Eisenstaedt on that day. The sculpture is to spend a year outside the Caen Memorial, a museum focusing on World War II.



    Columns of rusting old Ukrainian tanks and APCs are parked at an armour repair plant in Zhytomyr, some 150kms west of Kiev

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    Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. The most recent photo shows a bald, somber-looking 73-year-old Spector staring straight into the camera on Oct. 28, 2013.



    Phil Spector is shown with different hair styles during his murder trial in Los Angeles, from left, on May 23, 2005; May 10, 2007; and Oct. 3, 2008

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    Mods, the absence of Mr. Lick's regular and consistence updating of this outstanding thread is somewhat disconcerting...

    It's been 10-12 days since any peep.

    I know that he has had off-n-on medical issues for the last few months.
    Perhaps, he's taking a respite.

    An update as to his whereabouts would be appreciated.

    Hope you are well, Lick.


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