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Today in Pictures: Students Protest in South Africa and More

The best images from around the world.


People stop to watch the sunset next to a public fountain at the Temple of Debod park in Madrid. The park is frequented mostly by locals, but also attracts tourists due to its view at sunset.

Francisco Seco / AP
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Students from the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg shout slogans as they march at the Medical School during a protest. Many campuses across South Africa have been closed for at least two weeks during protests over tuition fees, with violent clashes regularly erupting between students, police and private security guards.

MARCO LONGARI / AFP - Getty Images
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Dancers Iana Salenko and Marian Walter perform as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince in the ballet 'The Nutcracker' at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. The production by Nacho Duato premieres at the Deutsche Oper on Oct. 7 .

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A woman uses a makeshift swing for a small child at the Kara Tepe camp for refugees and other migrants on Lesbos island, Greece. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed through Greece and on to other EU countries since the start of 2016, while over 60,000 have been stranded in the country since the EU-Turkey deal took effect and the Balkan transit route north was closed.

Petros Giannakouris / AP
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Turkish police officers stand in a building near the scene of a blast near a police station in Istanbul. At least 10 people were wounded when a bomb concealed in a motorbike exploded in the latest attack to strike Turkey's increasingly tense largest city over the last year.

OZAN KOSE / AFP - Getty Images
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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position on the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul. Mosul, Iraq's second city, was seized by the ISIS group in 2014 after multiple Iraqi divisions collapsed in the face of a jihadist assault. But Baghdad is now planning, with help from a US-led coalition, a major operation to retake the city, which had a population of two million before the IS invasion.

SAFIN HAMED / AFP - Getty Images
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A Syrian pro-government soldier carries home-made bombs as they advance in Aleppo's rebel-held Bustan al-Basha neighborhood. 

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People walk on a street next to destroyed houses after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti.

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