Taylor Blackwood, 1, sticks his face out of the pirate ship porthole at the grand opening celebration of the Sophia Bremer Child Development Center in Bremerton, Wash. His dad, Clay, teaches at Olympic College, and Taylor will be using the new facility.
A man dressed in a costume of "La Cegua," an evil woman, takes part in the traditional celebration known as "Los Aguizotes" in Masaya, Nicaragua. The celebration is a representation with horror characters of the myths and legends of Nicaragua, held for more than 40 years.
Revelers play a drum in the rain beside a burning skull during the annual Parade of Lost Souls on the eve of Halloween in Vancouver, British Columbia.
About 600 people participate in the annual Zombiewalk in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Comedian Stephen Colbert gives a cheer in front of a giant puppet of himself during the Comedy Central "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Mall in Washington.
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Someone with a sign stands amid tens of thousands of people gathered on the Mall for the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" led by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Participants in Boise's Rally to Restore Sanity cheer as speakers address the audience of about 500. The rally was inspired by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's rally in Washington.
People gather at Westlake Park during a satellite gathering of the Rally for Sanity in Seattle.
Republican John Raese, left, is joined by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, musician Ted Nugent and Raese's wife, Elizabeth Raese, during a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign in Charleston, W.Va.
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California Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown greets supporters during a campaign rally at Winn Park in Sacramento.
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President Obama greets people at Cleveland Hopkins airport before a rally at Cleveland State University in Cleveland.
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U.S. Senate Republican candidate Carly Fiorina, left, talks to supporters Doris Springer, center, and JoAn Townsend during a campaign stop at the local Republican headquarters in Chico, Calif.
Mary Campbell, campaign volunteer for Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, sets up a memorabilia table in preparation for a get out the vote rally in Las Vegas.
U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) hugs a supporter at a call center for Arkansas Democratic candidates in Little Rock.
Palestinian men compete in a bodybuilding contest in Gaza City. Approximately 30 men competed in the contest, and more than 500 people attended the event. Although not the first of its kind to be held in the Gaza Strip, bodybuilding contests are rare in the Hamas-controlled territory.
Participants prepare backstage before taking part in the "Strongo Cup" open amateur bodybuilding and body fitness tournament in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Participants have their skin darkened with tanning oil as they prepare backstage before taking part in the "Strongo Cup."
A costumed participant walks past a police officer during the Taiwan Gay Pride Parade in Taipei.
Men dressed in drag parade on a float during the Taiwan Gay Pride Parade in Taipei.
Belarus zoologist Dmitry Shamovich carries a wolf at his farm near the town of Sosnovy Bor. Shamovich has raised 12 wolves since 2004.
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Janet Cherobon wins the women's part of the Marine Corps Marathon in Arllington County.
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Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Bradosky wins the men's part of the Marine Corps Marathon.
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Former residents raise clenched fists during a rally against Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Kunashiri Island, at Cape Nosappu on the eastern coast of the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The island in the Pacific Ocean is claimed by Russia and Japan, and Medvedev's visit triggered immediate protests from Tokyo, which is involved in a heated dispute with China over islands to the south.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shares a laugh with a group of girls from the Siem Reap Center, a shelter that provides rehabilitation, vocational training and social reintegration for sex trafficking victims, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Alexandria Mills of the United Statesis crowned as the 2010 Miss World by 2009 Miss World Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar during the Miss World 2010 finals in Sanya, China.
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The head of the Christ statue to be erected on a hill rests in Swiebodzin, Poland.
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Hanan Mohammed al-Samawi, 22, who was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to send parcel bombs on U.S.-bound planes, looks at her father as she arrives to a rally protesting her arrest at Sanaa University in Yemen. She was freed Sunday.
Supporters hold posters featuring Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete as he delivers a speech during the final campaign rally.
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Supporters of Ivory Coast's president, Laurent Gbagbo, dance in Abidjan.
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Market workers walk in the old part of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Children play around a bonfire in Kart-e-Sakhi cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A woman wipes a tear as she prays in a wheelchair next to the tomb of her relatives on the eve of All Saints Day in a cemetery in Barcelona.
Activists with animal-rights group AnimaNaturalis participate in a performance to denounce the consumption of meat in the center of Barcelona.
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Visitors look at an altar assembled for an exhibition of Day of the Dead celebrations in honor of the people who participated in the Mexican Revolution at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington.
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Robbey Watt, center, gives candy to Morgan and Merrick Thomas on Halloween in Bowling Green, Ky.
Laure Jansen hands out a sample of some of the dozens of apple varieties at the Seattle Tree Fruit Society's fall show in Seattle.
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Women extract stigmas from the flowers of the saffron crocus during the saffron harvest in the Spanish village of Consuegra.
Waukomis FFA chapter President Garrett Sharp, center, drills a support hole for the new 20,000-pound limestone FFA welcome sign in Waukomis, Okla.
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A drop of water falls into a well containing a maple leaf during a sunny autumn day at a cemetery in Vienna.
Folk artist Yu Guiming shows a Chinese parasol leaf engraved with the image of Leonardo's Mona Lisa in Shangcheng County, China. Yu, 57, started carving on leaves last year. To prepare the leaves for carving, he boils them in a special chemical and soaks them in water. He then uses an engraving tool and magnifier to carve images. It takes about a week to complete each carving.
Migrating cranes fly across the setting sun near Straussfurt, Germany.
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