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Image: Underground shelter in Douma


Today in Pictures: Oct. 31

A mother testifies during the trial of her child's murder, Sikhs show off horse-riding tricks and more images from around the world.

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Two members of the Indian Sikh 'Nihang' - the traditional Sikh army - balance on four horses as they demonstrate their skills during a Fateh Divas celebration which takes place the day after the Diwali festival, in Amritsar on October 31, 2016. The celebration of the return of the sixth Guru Hargobind, known as Bandi Chhorh Divas, marks the day the Guru had agreed to his release on the condition that the other fifty-two vassal kings who were detainees would also be released.

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Image: Underground shelter in Douma

A boy stands next to some pieces of decoration at an underground shelter in the rebel-held city of Douma, outskirts of Damascus.



Abu Omar, 29, who used to work in construction before the Syrian war, says he dug the underground shelter under his kitchen on his own. He added some pieces of decoration to comfort those afraid of the airstrikes, including some dolls and teddy bears for the kids. Children in his neighborhood use the shelter during airstrikes.

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Mount Sinabung on Sumatra Island is seen from Karo unleashing gas and fine rock as it erupts.



Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years and after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since.

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Image: Pope Francis visits Sweden

Pope Francis attends an Ecumenical event at Malmo Arena in Sweden. Pope Francis is visiting Malmo and Lund to participate in an ecumenical service and the beginning of a year of activities to mark the joint Lutheran-Catholic commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Image: Leanna Taylor. Maddux Kilgore

Leanna Taylor cries as defense attorney Maddox Kilgore shows the jury a picture of her son Cooper during a murder trial in Brunswick, Georgia for her ex-husband Justin Ross Harris who is accused of intentionally killing Cooper in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta. 

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Image: U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally at Kent State University in Kent

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

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A coffin is seen in the rubble of the collapsed cemetery of Campi near Norcia a day after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy. It came four days after quakes of 5.5 and 6.1 magnitude hit the same area.



Nine weeks earlier, nearly 300 people died in an August 24 quake that devastated the tourist town of Amatrice at the peak of the holiday season. Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years dealt a new blow Sunday to the country's seismically vulnerable heart, sending terrified residents fleeing for the third time in nine weeks and flattening a revered six-century-old church.

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Image: An African migrant lies on the ground after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta

An African migrant lies on the ground after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta.

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A migrant carries a mattress at a makeshift camp at the Boulevard de la Villette, near the Jaures and Stalingrad metro stations, in northern Paris during a police operation aiming at a future evacuation of the camp.



An operation of "administrative control" was underway in the Jaures/Stalingrad quarter before a future evacuation, whose date has not yet been set, according to a police source. The makeshift camp on the outskirts of the 10th and 19th arrondissements in the north of the capital numbers today 2,500 people, according to the City of Paris.

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A general shot shows the Barangka Cemetery in Marikina, east of Manila on the eve of the traditional All Souls' Day. Millions across the Philippines will visit cemeteries to pay their respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines catholic religious rites with the country's penchant for festivity.

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