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Prince Harry took part in a game of touch rugby and Barack Obama tried his hand at making Baloney sandwiches and The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her toned midriff are just some of the great images featured in our pictures of the week.

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Paul McCartney held a secret concert in London, a cheeky kangaroo brought Melbourne airport to a halt, Muslims around the world celebrated the annual festival of Eid al-Adha marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and a staggering 18-foot-long oarfish was found in the waters of Toyon Bay....All in our pictures of the week.

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    These terrific photographs reveals man's best friend, whether it's looking through a pint glass, running through water or sitting pensive by a wall. All are entrants in this year's Dog Photographer of the Year Competition run by the Kennel Club, which was won by Roger Sjolstad from Norway for his stunning picture of a Great Dane and a young girl running through a river

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    Prince Harry as he takes a coaching session for youngsters at Twickenham Stadium, London.

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    Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes a helicopter ride over Hong Kong as part of week long visit to China to promote trade between the far east and London.

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    Truckee Police Officers responded to Stuart Staithe in Glenshire late Sunday night for a bear trapped in a car. The bear had locked himself inside and caused significant damage to the interior of the vehicle. The car's owner could not be located, so officers broke a window to release the bear.

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    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of SportsAid, playing volleyball during her visit to the Copper Box at the former Olympic Park,

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    Selena Gomez leaves the 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

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    Sunrise over the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

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    Queen Elizabeth II meeting Malala Yousafzai during a Reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London.

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    A jockey spurs the cows as they race in Pacu Jawi in Batusangkar, Indonesia. This Pacu Jawi (traditional cow racing) is held annually in muddy rice fields to celebrate the end of the harvest season by the Minangkabau people. Jockeys grab the tails of the bulls and skate across the mud barefoot balancing on a wooden plank to show the strength of their bulls who are later auctioned to buyers.

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    Air-to-air stills with RAF and French Air Force fast jets on exercise. A C130 Hercules aircraft will be used as a a platform to record RAF Typhoon (top) flying with French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet. The facility is designed to promote Exercise Capable Eagle which runs at RAF Leeming from 7-18 October which is the Air Force part of Exercise Joint Warrior, one of the biggest military exercises in Europe.

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    Smoke and ash from wildfires burning across the state of New South Wales blankets the Sydney city skyline . Seven major blazes were burning across the state, fanned by high, erratic winds in unseasonably warm 34 Celsius (93 Fahrenheit) weather, with infernos at Springwood and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney sending thick plumes of smoke and ash across the city.

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    England's Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Wayne Rooney

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    Mitch Freedman applying a tongue tie on Puissance De Lune before a trackwork session at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the 'Escape Plan' after party at Buca di Beppo in New York City.

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    Professor Emeritus School of Physics and Astrongy Peter Higgs of Great Britain holds a bottle of London Pride beer after being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics at a press conference at the University of Edinburgh on October 11, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Professor Higgs was named as recipient of the award, along with Francois Englert of Belgium, in recognition of his production of the Higgs boson a fundamental particle that was recently shown to exist by scientists at CERN. The particle was discovered almost 50 years after Professor Higgs formed his theory, while a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in 1964.

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    The winners of this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced today at a gala awards ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/14/winners-of-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year_n_4096918.html" target="_blank"><strong>Read the story here.</strong></a>

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    Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray inside the Grand Mosque during the hajj, or pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives, is a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad.

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    Manchester United's former manager Alex Ferguson, upper centre, jokes with soldiers as a street is named after him near Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Earlier in the day the side's manager for over 26 years was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Trafford.

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    Young patients watch high rise window washers wearing Superman and Captain America costumes clean the windows of the Sabara Children's Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The hospital had their regular window washers dress up in super hero costumes to commemorate Children's Day, celebrated in Brazil on Oct. 12, to entertain their young patients.

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    In this undated photo provided by Randy Halverson, the sky over Badlands National Park, S.D. is seen. The South Dakota farmer says his "Horizons" video includes images from the Black Hills, Devil's Tower in Wyoming and the Aurora over South Dakota's Badlands. The videos are made up of still photographs with long exposures that bring out features from the sky not visible to the naked eye.

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    Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with his trophy after defeating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in their final match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China. Djokovic won 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3).

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    Pope Francis wears a firefighter's helmet he was given as he arrived for his weekly general audience at the Vatican.

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    Participants in Marble Arch, central London, as they take part in World Zombie Day: London.

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    The crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors holding an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif. A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of the 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish.

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    An hours-old female giraffe calf named Skye, right, is caressed by her mother, Rosie, at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Australia. Skye is the first giraffe born at the zoo but two more births are expected there in the next few months.

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    A flock of seagulls fight over food at Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear as the sun goes down last night.

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    Boston police officer Steve Horgan reacts as Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a grand slam hit by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning of Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    President Barack Obama puts a bologna sandwich in to a Ziploc bag as he stands with volunteers Dolly Garcia, who works at the U.S. Census Bureau, right, and Chantelle Britton, who works at the Department of Health and Human Services, left, as he visits Martha's Table, which assists the poor and where furloughed federal employees are volunteering, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Speaking there Obama said that if Republicans can't resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown, quote, "we stand a good chance of defaulting." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    People look at what scientists believe to be a chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor, recovered from Chebarkul Lake near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Scientists on Wednesday recovered what could be the largest part of this meteor from Chebarkul Lake outside the city. They weighed it using a giant steelyard balance, which displayed 570 kilograms (1,256 pounds) before it broke.

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    Taller than the Tower of London, longer than a tennis court and as lengthy as a blue whale - earlier today Mexican restaurant group Benito’s Hat created the biggest burrito the UK has ever seen at a whopping 100ft long! To raise funds for humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger on World Food Day, Mexican food fans were invited to gather at King’s Cross Square, to see history being made as 20 Benito’s Hat team made the country’s most robust wrap. Benito’s Hat’s Pueblan-born executive chef, Felipe Fuentes Cruz orchestrated this mammoth burrito-building task, which took him over 10 hours! With over 45kg of the freshest ingredients, the burrito was a supersize version of the best selling chicken variety (including a veggie section) made in the four Benito’s Hat stores every day. It was crafted using more than 150 tortillas, 17kg chicken, 8kg of fresh tomatoes, 5.5kg of tomatillos and 1kg of coriander! Once finished, sections of the colossal creation were served up to hungry onlookers who made a suggested donation to Action Against Hunger – a leading organisation committed to ending child hunger and malnutrition.

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    In this photo provided by Wildlife Victoria, volunteer rescuers Ella Rountree, left, and Geoffrey Fuller pose for a photo with a kangaroo they captured at Melbourne airport, Australia, The injured kangaroo hopped into the airport in Australia's second-largest city Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal pharmacy.

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    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, right, receives his Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from the from Britain's Prince William, during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. This is the first occasion that Prince William has officiated at a Royal Investiture.

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    A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

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    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany throws the trophy on the podium after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka, Japan. At left is second placed Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia and third placed Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France at right.

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    A fireball is seen lighting up the sky above Sligachan on the Isle of Skye. The rare event was accidentally captured by landscape photographer Marcus McAdam, who has been working on a time lapse video showing a year on Skye condensed into minutes. Recently, he set his camera to record the stars over the Cuillin Mountains overnight. Describing what he discovered the next day, Marcus says: "As I was loading the images onto my computer, one thumbnail stood out as being quite different to the others, so I enlarged it and saw a huge streak across the sky". Unsure what he had captured, he asked his Facebook followers and they pointed to a news story about reports of a fireball seen in the sky. Amazingly, he has since discovered that the phenomenon he recorded was a different fireball - meaning there two within 50 miles of each other at around the same time. Marcus adds: "I've since learnt that this is an extremely rare event, and even rarer to be photographed, as the whole thing happens in less than a second".

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    Kim Kardashian posts a 'selfie' on twitter to show her post-baby body

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    A person dressed as a baby Tyrannosaurus rex from Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight stands outside the Houses of Parliament in London, during Isle of Wight Day

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    Beyonce shows off her bikini body in Brazil shirt