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Celebrating fall

Around the world, autumn paints the landscape with bright, bold colors.

The sun streams through a tree devoid of most of its leaves as the sun clears autumnal morning fog in Hampstead Heath in London. David Azia / AP
A regional train passes the Elstertal bridge near Jocketa, Germany. Jan Woitas / EPA
A dog chases falling leaves in Berlin, Germany. Robert Schlesinger / EPA
People pose for photos by lines of maidenhair trees on a street in Beijing, China. AFP - Getty Images
Photographers line up to capture images of colorful autumn leaves at Kobe Municipal Arboretum in Kobe, Japan. Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images
Two red deer stags lock antlers in the early-morning mist in Richmond Park in London, England. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
A giant pumpkin is pictured at Solly Farm in Richboro, Penn., after an early-season winter storm. The storm left up to 10 inches of snow in some areas. William Thomas Cain / Getty Images
Twins Grace Ann Young, left, and Sophie Mae Young, 2, of Franklin, Ill., are lifted to the bottom branch of a tree by their great-aunt, Sherry White. Nick Turner / Jacksonville Journal-Courier via AP
Skiers and snowboarders make their first tracks at Gunstock ski area in Gilford, N.H. Jim Cole / AP
Frost clings to fallen leaves during the early morning of Friday, Oct. 28, in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Amy Sancetta / AP
Thousands of American White pelicans stop in Bartlett, Iowa, as they make their way south for their annual migration. Mark Davis / The Omaha World-Herald via AP
Evidenced by colorful foliage, fall has set in at Kew Gardens in London, England. Nick Harvey / Getty Images
An Orionid meteor streaks through the skies above French Creek State Park in Pennsylvania, with the reds, yellows and oranges of autumn reflected in the trees below. Jeff Berkes
A squirrel peers from a tree against a backdrop of autumnal colors in Moscow. Maxim Shipenkov / EPA
Mist rises from a lake as a runner navigates the trails during an early morning run at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C. Todd Sumlin / AP
People walk through the Sauvabelin forest in Lausanne, Switzerland. Laurent Gillieron / EPA
A leaf sticks to a bench near the Bishops Castle at Wells Cathedral in Wells, England. Matt Cardy / Getty Images
A little girl walks amidst fallen leaves in a park in Minsk, Belarus. Viktor Drachev / AFP - Getty Images
Fog settles over the Main as the sun rises in Escherndorf in southern Germany. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / AFP - Getty Images
Early morning sun illuminates fall leaves while a fisherman tries his luck on Lake Coeur d'Alene near Higgens Point in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review via AP
Fall colors brighten the landscape in East Montpelier, Vt. Toby Talbot / AP
A red deer bellows after sunrise during the autumn rut at Richmond Park in London. Autumn sees the start of the rutting season, when the males bellow in an attempt to attract females. Dan Istitene / Getty Images
People walk in a park among seasonally colored trees on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Sergei Grits / AP
Hikers enjoy the view of autumn leaves at the summit of Mount Kurikoma in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. AP
Horses graze in a field on a warm afternoon in Woodstock, Maine. Cj Gunther / EPA
A boy plays with a dog as he lies on fallen autumn leaves in central Minsk. Viktor Drachev / AFP - Getty Images
A couple enjoys sunny autumn weather in Kolomenskoye park in Moscow, Russia. Mikhail Metzel / AP
Orion LaBarre, 2, chooses a pumpkin at the Farmers Market in Suquamish, Wash. Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun via AP
Leaves stick to the road surface on Oct. 5 in London. A combination of late summer high temperatures and an early fall of leaves onto a sticky non-slip section of road tarmac has created a leafy collage. Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images
John Davis harvests soybeans in the fields of his Delaware, Ohio, farm. Despite the wet spring and recent rains, Davis is happy with the condition of his crop. Eric Albrecht / The Columbus Dispatch via AP
Miguel Sandel of Middleborough, Mass., rakes cranberries into a loading tube during an afternoon harvest at the Hannula cranberry bogs in Carver, Mass. Massachusetts cranberry farmers are expecting a robust crop this fall. Researchers said that growing conditions this summer were optimal, with enough hot days interspersed with the right amount of rain. Charles Krupa / AP
Canada geese swim near a kayaker paddling the Maquoketa River near Backbone State Park in Dundee, Iowa. Jonathan D. Woods / msnbc.com
Leaving a trail of dust, a horse and rider move along a fence line near Highway 12 west of Walla Walla, Wash., as an autumn-hued sun fades into the horizon. Jeff Horner / AP
A man and a child play with fallen leaves on the first day of autumn in the Silesian Culture and Recreation Park in Chorzow, southern Poland. Andrzej Grygiel / EPA
A maple tree shows early fall colors in Waterbury, Vt. In the first of its annual fall foliage reports, Ginger Anderson of the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation says weather forecasts for cool nights with adequate moisture and healthy trees portends a good foliage season. Toby Talbot / AP
A grasshopper rests inside the folds of a large pink flower as it chews on one of the petals as rain falls on James Madison University's campus in Harrisonburg, Va. Justin Falls / AP
A pilot dips the basket of his hot-air balloon in the Androscoggin River in front of a couple in a canoe during the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston, Maine. More than 20 balloons launched at sunrise to kick off the three-day event. Robert F. Bukaty / AP
A horse chestnut tree is pictured in the course of four seasons -- winter, above left; spring, above right; summer, lower right; and autumn on a field in Jacobsdorf, Germany. Patrick Pleul / EPA