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.

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A regional train passes the Elstertal bridge near Jocketa, Germany.

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A dog chases falling leaves in Berlin, Germany.

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People pose for photos by lines of maidenhair trees on a street in Beijing, China.

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Photographers line up to capture images of colorful autumn leaves at Kobe Municipal Arboretum in Kobe, Japan.

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Two red deer stags lock antlers in the early-morning mist in Richmond Park in London, England.

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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.

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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.

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Skiers and snowboarders make their first tracks at Gunstock ski area in Gilford, N.H.

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Frost clings to fallen leaves during the early morning of Friday, Oct. 28, in Moreland Hills, Ohio.

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Thousands of American White pelicans stop in Bartlett, Iowa, as they make their way south for their annual migration.

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Evidenced by colorful foliage, fall has set in at Kew Gardens in London, England.

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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.

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A squirrel peers from a tree against a backdrop of autumnal colors in Moscow.

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Mist rises from a lake as a runner navigates the trails during an early morning run at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C.


People walk through the Sauvabelin forest in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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A leaf sticks to a bench near the Bishops Castle at Wells Cathedral in Wells, England.

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A little girl walks amidst fallen leaves in a park in Minsk, Belarus.

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Fog settles over the Main as the sun rises in Escherndorf in southern Germany.

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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.

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Fall colors brighten the landscape in East Montpelier, Vt.

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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.

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People walk in a park among seasonally colored trees on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

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Hikers enjoy the view of autumn leaves at the summit of Mount Kurikoma in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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Horses graze in a field on a warm afternoon in Woodstock, Maine.

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A boy plays with a dog as he lies on fallen autumn leaves in central Minsk.

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A couple enjoys sunny autumn weather in Kolomenskoye park in Moscow, Russia.

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Orion LaBarre, 2, chooses a pumpkin at the Farmers Market in Suquamish, Wash.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Canada geese swim near a kayaker paddling the Maquoketa River near Backbone State Park in Dundee, Iowa.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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