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Today in Pictures: Sept. 27

Top images from around the world.


A fighter of the Libyan forces affiliated with the Tripoli government searches for sniper positions, from a building, on the front line in Sirte, Libya.

Manu Brabo / AP
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Ramesh Chitrakar, seated, works on idols of Hindu goddess Durga, in New Delhi, India. The festival of goddess Durga will be celebrated from Oct. 7-11 when she will be worshiped along with her family to signify the win of good over evil.

Saurabh Das / AP
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Civil Defense members search for survivors at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

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A New York City firefighter walks through debris after an explosion ripped through a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

HANDOUT / Reuters
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A man sifts through trash at a massive garbage site in New Delhi.



Polluted air is a "public health emergency", the WHO said September 27, adding that nine out of 10 people globally breathe bad air, causing more than six million deaths a year. 

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A paramilitary soldier stands in front of a giant flower bouquet in Tiananmen Square to commemorate the upcoming Chinese National Day in Beijing. Chinese National Day is celebrated annually on Oct. 1st to commemorate the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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A motorcyclist falls along a road as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien, eastern Taiwan.

TYRONE SIU / Reuters
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Firefighters look on as flames approach the Casa Loma fire station in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California. The Loma Prieta Fire has charred more than 1,000 acres and burned multiple structures in the area.

JOSH EDELSON / AFP - Getty Images
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Participants of a 'swim accross the canal ' race swim through the 6,346-meter long Corinth canal, near the city of Corinth, Greece. The canal cuts at straight line the Corinth Isthmus with the width of around 23 meters, and the depth ranging between 7 and 8 meters. The Corinthian Isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese, and the canal that has been opened shortens the sea route between the Ionian and the Aegean Seas.

VALERIE GACHE / AFP - Getty Images
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Philanthropist Maurice Ostro looks through his Ostro stone, the largest known blue topaz stone, for media at the Natural History Museum in London.

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A man visits the 541 square metered structure called 'The Cloud' made by Japanese artist Sou Fujimoto is displayed at the centre of Tirana, Albania. The artwork has two entrances and was created for the visitors to interact with the walls, seating and roof of the structure that were made from steel.

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