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Today in Pictures: Oct. 19

See the best photos from Wednesday.


Iraqi army soldiers man a checkpoint as oil wells burn on the outskirts of Qayyarah, Iraq on Oct. 19, 2016. A senior Iraqi general on Wednesday called on Iraqis fighting for the Islamic State group in Mosul to surrender as a wide-scale operation to retake the militant-held city entered its third day.

Marko Drobnjakovic / AP
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Students listen to Economic Freedom Front (EFF) activist and student leader Vuyani Pambo address a mass meeting at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa on Oct. 19. Protests calling for free education have sometimes turned violent and have roiled many South African universities since last month.

Jerome Delay / AP
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Rome's new convention center named "The cloud" ("La Nuvola" in Italian) was designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas and is located in the Eur business district in Rome. The center will be inaugurated on Oct. 29.

Alberto Pizzoli / AFP - Getty Images
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on a stalled peace plan for eastern Ukraine at the chancellery in Berlin on Oct. 19.

Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters
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A Jewish worshipper uses his mobile phone to record worshippers who are covered in prayer shawls as they recite the priestly blessing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot on Oct. 19.

Baz Ratner / Reuters
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Filipino protesters scuffle with police during a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 19. Hundreds of protesters including Indigenous People, students and militant groups stormed toward the embassy to protest against the presence of U.S. military troops and to support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's independent foreign policy pronouncements. The protest ended violently as the protesters clashed with the police during the dispersal. Initial reports said at least five protesters and around thirty police officers were hurt.

Mark R. Cristino / EPA
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Police investigate the body of Herman Cunanan, whom police said was killed by men riding in two motorcycles, in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines on Oct. 19. Cunanan was a drug user, his unidentified live-in partner told reporters.

Erik De Castro / Reuters
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A barber shaves another refugee at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens on Oct. 19. About 600 people, mostly families with small children, live in tents in the camp, which officials say will soon be replaced by prefabricated homes.

Petros Giannakouris / AP
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An Iraqi forces M109 self-propelled howitzer fires towards the village of Tall al-Tibah, south of Mosul, on Oct. 19, during an operation against ISIS to retake the main hub city.

Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP - Getty Images
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Commuters arrive from Metro North Railroad trains in Grand Central Station in New York Oct. 19.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images
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