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Image: BESTPIX - Jose Fernandez Public Memorial Service


Today in Pictures: Sept. 28

The hearse carrying pitcher Jose Fernandez passes Marlins Park, China celebrates Confucius' birthday and more of Wednesday's best pictures.


Children play at a refugee camp on the northeastern Greek island of Chios. Over 60,000 migrants remain stranded on Greece's mainland and the islands since European border closures earlier this year. Under the EU-Turkey deal, migrants who arrived in Greece after March 20 can be deported back to Turkey.

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Image: BESTPIX - Jose Fernandez Public Memorial Service

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and his wife Julie, left, walk with players and other members of the Marlins organization and fans next to the hearse carrying Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez as they pay their respects in front of the Marlins baseball stadium.

Fernandez was killed in a weekend boat crash in Miami Beach along with two friends.

A funeral procession began at Marlins Park and traveled to Ermita de la Caridad in Miami for a blessing, before heading to Saint Brendan's Catholic Church for a public viewing. Marlins players surrounded the hearse, then walked it down the street as fans chanted "Jose, Jose!"

PHOTOS: Fernandez Remembered at Marlins Game

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A CalFire firefighter surveys a hot spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California. The Loma Fire has charred more than 2,000 acres and burned multiple structures in the area.

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A student looks out of the window of a school bus as she and her classmates are transported to Oakdale Baptist Church following a shooting at Townville Elementary in South Carolina on Sept. 28. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.

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Visitors look up at mock-ups of dinosaur skeletons inside the Museum of Natural History in Pyongyang.

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Image: Knesset in Jerusalem lowers flags to half mast honoring Shimon Peres

Guards at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, stand at attention after lowering the flag on the plaza to half-staff to honor Nobel peace prize-winner Shimon Peres, who died earlier in a Tel Aviv hospital. Peres, Israel's 9th president and its elder statesman, died after suffering a stroke on Sept. 14.

PHOTOS: The Life of Shimon Peres


Tuaregs fighters of the Coordination of Movements of the Azawad (CMA) drive near Kidal, northern Mali, where rival groups have clashed in recent weeks over the country's shaky peace deal. Security has been deteriorating in Mali for months despite a peace deal signed in June 2015 between the government and a medley of mostly Tuareg secular armed groups based in the desert north.

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Rescuers evacuate residents through floodwaters in Ningde in eastern China's Fujian province. Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland on Wednesday morning, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan.

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A boy in traditional dress adjusts another's headgear before a group photo following a ceremony to observe the 2,567th birthday of Confucius in Beijing. Ceremonies were held across China on Wednesday, including in Confucius' eastern hometown, Qufu. Confucius and his teachings were widely criticized by the founding father of Communist China, Mao Zedong, who railed against traditional culture and what he called "feudal thinking." However, the sage's image has been rehabilitated in recent years as the government pushes his message of harmonious social order and deference to authority.

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People listen as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a North Carolina Democratic Party Rally at Wake Technical Community College on Sept. 27 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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