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The Week in Pictures: Sept. 19 - 26

A hair-raising ride, tragedy in Kenya, an English idyll, a panda presentation, a Jewish celebration and more compelling images.

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Image: An undercover Israeli policeman detains a Palestinian protester during clashes in Jerusalem's Old City

Holy chaos in holy city

An undercover Israeli policeman detains a Palestinian protester during clashes at a demonstration near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City September 24, 2013. Some 300 Palestinians protested on Tuesday against Israel's admittance of visitors to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City which houses the al-Asqa mosque, and which Jews revere as the vestige of their ancient temples. An Israeli police spokesman said two protesters were detained after they threw stones. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Wanderer

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks in the courtyard of the Belz yeshiva in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The holiday commemorates the biblical story of the Israelites' 40 years of wandering in the desert, and decorated huts are erected outside religious households as a symbol of temporary shelter. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi

Terror in a mall

Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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Image: Injured people cry for help after gunmen went on a shooting spree in a shopping centre in Nairobi

Bloody scene

Injured people cry for help after gunmen went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, September 21, 2013. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT
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Image: A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi

Guns amid the glitz

A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 20 people in what Kenya's government said could be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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A safe pair of arms

TOPSHOTS A Kenyan woman is helped to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
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Grief and disbelief

Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after identifying his body at the city morgue in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013. Musango was one of the victims of the Westgate Mall hostage siege. Kenyan security forces were still combing the Mall on the fourth day of the siege by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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Image: Autumn Colours In The North Yorkshire Moors

Play misty for me

PICKERING, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Mist lies in a valley near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors at sunrise on September 26, 2013 in Pickering, England. More seasonal Autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer than average temperatures. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Hair-raising fun

TOPSHOTS LARGER VERSION - Young women in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses enjoy a fun ride during the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on the fair's opening day on September 21, 2013. The world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
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Debtor's dread

Maria Isabel Rodriguez Romero cries as police arrives to evict her and her family in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Rodriguez Romero, 45 years old, has 6 family members, all unemployed, including a 8 year-old daughter, and her mother with bipolar syndrome. They have live together in an apartment of the State City Hall Housing Company (EMVS) for 24 years and they have paid a debt of 1200 euros but EMVS still informed them they have to move out. The eviction was executed despite the resistance of dozens of Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH) activists. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Christian casualty

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Image: Palestinian groom Ahmed Soboh and his bride Tala stand inside Tala's house which damaged during Israeli strike in 2009, during wedding party in Beit Lahiya

Teen wedding

Young Palestinian groom Ahmed Soboh, 15 and his bride Tala, 14, stand inside Tala's house which was damaged during an Israeli strike in 2009, during their wedding party in the town of Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israeli and northern Gaza Strip September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A plethora of pandas

This picture taken on September 23, 2013 shows researchers placing new-born panda cubs on a crib during a press conference at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. 14 giant panda cubs born in 2013 were presented to the public at the press conference, during which the research base introduced the global breeding situation of giant pandas this year. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images
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