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Today in Pictures: Nov. 2


Competitors gather backstage as they prepare to take part in the All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships on November 2, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The championships take place at the Waterfront Hall over the course of six days with winners qualifying for the World Irish Dancing Finals which will take place in Dublin next year.

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Amelia Good, 6, wears a crown made from pipe cleaners during a campaign rally with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House.

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Newly elected lawmaker Baggio Leung is restrained by security after attempting to read out his Legislative Council oath in Hong Kong. In the third consecutive week of chaos in the legislature, pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching entered the Legislative Council on Nov. 2 despite being banned from doing so, pending the result of a judicial review into whether they can take up their seats.

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A police officer points a taser as a protester jumps on a door, while police officers try to keep out protesters against the former Ku Klux Klan leader and current senate candidate David Duke, before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate, at Dillard University in New Orleans. The top five candidates, including Duke, who are running for Louisiana's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat are meeting for their last debate ahead of next week's election, at the historically black university.

Gerald Herbert / AP
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Fishermen wait for a catch on Rabat beach, Morocco. Rabat beach is a hub for families, couples and fitness enthusiasts especially on temperate days.

Mosa'ab Elshamy / AP
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An unknown soldier monument is buried in rubble after the strong quake devastated central Italy in San Pellegrino di Norcia. Aftershocks continue to keep people on edge.

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Seven members of the same family are buried after their house was hit by an airstrike late last month, in Faziliya, north of Mosul, Iraq. Yusuf Mohammed Yusuf said that an airstrike hit the house of his brother and killed eight members of his family in the village, which was recently retaken by Iraqi Kurdish forces from the Islamic State group. The body of one child was not found.

Felipe Dana / AP
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A male elephant attempts to stand on its feet after it was fitted with an advanced satellite radio tracking collar to monitor movement and control human-wildlife conflict near Mt. Kilimanjaro at the Amboseli National Park, in Kenya.

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Boys play football in a public park on a smoggy morning in New Delhi.

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A woman waves to Iraqi soldiers in the village of Gogjali, a few hundred meters of Mosul's eastern edge, as clashes go on between Iraqi army forces and jihadists.

BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images
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