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Photos of the day - September 27, 2014

BASE jumper Luke Denniss gestures as he dives in the air from the Kuala Lumpur Tower, Pope Francis attends a Vespers prayer in Rome and George Clooney waves as he arrives at the Amam Luxury Hotel for his marriage with Amal Alamuddin in Venice are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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Mount Ontake erupts

A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion, catching mountain climbers by surprise and stranding at least 40 injured people in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach. Another seven people were missing.

The injured, unable to descend 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) Mount Ontake on their own, are staying in mountain lodges, said Sohei Hanamura, a crisis management official in Nagano prefecture. Thirty-two people had serious injuries, including at least seven who lost consciousness. (AP)

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Syrian refugees

Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants.

The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group on the city of Kobani, looming just across the border from Turkey, are part of a wave that has reached 150,000 people since Thursday. Turkey had taken in well over a million Syrian refugees from the 3 ½-year-old conflict already before the latest wave, but this influx is the largest yet, according to the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR.

(AP)

(Photos by REUTERS/Murad Sezer, AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic, REUTERS/Murad Sezer, AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Photos of the day - September 23, 2014


China’s Shang Chunsong prepares to compete in the uneven bars event of the women’s individual all-around final artistic gymnastics competition during the 17th Asian Games, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke and a crow sits on a dead tree and smoke emits from the chimney of a factory as the sun sets in New Delhi are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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181th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich

Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital of Munich over the next two weeks for the Oktoberfest, which started September 20th and runs until October 5. (REUTERS)

(Photos by AP Photo/Matthias Schrader (2), REUTERS/Michael Dalder, REUTERS/Lukas Barth, REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

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Walking through the crowds

Many New Yorkers don’t like the way tourists stop in the middle of sidewalks to take pictures of the city’s great landmarks. But, on the other hand, people commute each day to Manhattan and don’t see the beauty around them as they march to their cubicles.

On his way to the office today, Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan stopped to photograph some of these locations on his way into work today.

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Photos of the day - September 22, 2014

Taiwan’s Lin Tseng Nung competes in the vault event of the women’s team final gymnastics competition at the Asian Games in Incheon, activists hold a parachute banner which reads ‘Justice’ while taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan and an anti-government protester showers under water splashed from a broken water pipe in Islamabad are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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"THE FENCE" is up at Photoville 2014 in Brooklyn, NY

Now in its third year, THE FENCE is a 1,000 foot-long outdoor photographic installation put together in conjunction with PHOTOVILLE that draws 1.5 million visitors annually while on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

This year — in partnership with Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) – THE FENCE will showcase the work of more than 40 talented photographers from around world across 3 cities from May through October 2014.

THE FENCE is already on view in Boston along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway and this past July newly expanded to Atlanta along the Atlanta BeltLine. (United Photo Industries)

(Photos by Gregg Segal, Thomas Jackson, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Jan Fields)

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Photoville 2014 opens in Brooklyn, NY

PHOTOVILLE, New York City’s FREE premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries – is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers.

Combining photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections, PHOTOVILLE welcomed 58,000 visitors during its sophomore year in 2013 and is projected to reach over 80,000 visitors in 2014. PHOTOVILLE will also coincide and partner with the DUMBO Arts Festival, The Brooklyn Book Festival and the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn!

By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse, yet uniquely targeted audience – a veritable cross-section of the world photographic community.

Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a successful and popular event – allowing it to become the largest annual photographic event in New York City, and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide in its second year. (Photoville.com)

PHOTOVILLE in Brooklyn Bridge Park runs from September 18 - 28, 2014
 (Photos by Josh Haner/The New York Times, Teun Voeten, Stanley Greene/NOOR, Nema Etebar)

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Otter-ly Adorable: Shedd Aquarium celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week

Sea Otter Awareness Week begins this Sunday, Sept. 21. Besides being extremely cute, social animals, sea otters play a vital role in our ecosystems.

These creatures help maintain balance in the food chain and are great indicators to the health of our marine environments. And yet sometimes, they need help and Shedd Aquarium is there to answer the call. (Shedd Aquarium)

Photography by Brenna Hernandez

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