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An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffered a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on October 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft was filled with about 5,000 pounds of supplies slated for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. (AP Photo/NASA, Joel Kowsky)


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A Palestinian protester protects his face as he stands in front of burning tires during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on October 26, 2014. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

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Makeup teacher Carla McKeever poses during preparations for a Zombie Sydney event at the Australasian College Broadway on October 31, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) 

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Thousands of demonstrators hold up their mobile devices as they protest against an Internet tax planned to be introduced by the Hungarian government, in front of the Ministry of National Economy in Budapest, Hungary, on October 26, 2014. Inscription reads: "Mafia government". Following the protests, the government announced it had decided to shelve the proposed tax. (AP Photo/Laszlo Beliczay, MTI) 

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A Competitor takes part in the Tough Mudder London South on October 26, 2014 in Winchester, England. The world-famous Tough Mudder is military style endurance event over 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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A purple-rumped sunbird pecks at its own image reflected off a window at an office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on October 27, 2014. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)

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A participant in the Just For Men World Beard and Mustache Championship, held on October 25th, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Images for Just for Men)

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Liu Fulong tests his home-made wooden electronic vehicle in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on October 30, 2014. The vehicle Liu created weighs more than 200 kilograms, has a top speed of up to 30km/h and the power capacity to travel up to 20km after one charge, according to local media. (Reuters/China Daily)

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A jet fighter from the Su-30 SM "Sokoly Rossii" (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team performs during a show in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on October 25, 2014. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

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San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval catches the last out, a pop fly by Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez, during the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series on October 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) 

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People react to a mock execution in the Gates of Hell haunted house in Las Vegas on October 27, 2014. The haunted house is billed as an "R-rated haunted attraction" and according to JT Mollner, a managing partner of Freakling Bros that runs the attraction, about one in five groups are so terrified they exit the house early. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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A bride has her wedding photos taken under the flight path at Songshan airport in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) 

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A couple pose for wedding pictures outside the Louvre museum in Paris on October 27, 2014. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

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Burning debris sits in the lava flow from Mount Kilauea that is inching closer to the village of Pahoa, Hawaii, on October 29, 2014. The slow-moving river of molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of the former plantation town. (Reuters/Marco Garcia)

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Lifeguards keep vigil as Hindu devotees crowd the banks of the River Ganges to performs rituals at sunset during Chhath Puja festival in Patna, India, on October 29, 2014. On Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

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Umbrellas are opened as tens of thousands come to the main protest site one month after the Hong Kong police used tear gas to disperse protesters October 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) 

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A Sri Lankan street vendor on the Galle Face Beach in Colombo on October 27, 2014. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images) 

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A worker unloads material on October 27, 2014 n front of the construction site of the new European Council headquarters in Brussels as the European Commission's Berlaymont building reflects onto it. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) 

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A man arranges metal tubes that are part of a Sobia, a diesel heater, prior to winter, in Sidon, Lebanon, on October 25, 2014. (Reuters/Ali Hashisho) 

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A Sri Lankan man digs the earth with bare hands at the spot where his house stood, looking for his family members, at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo on October 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's disaster at the plantation would be fewer than 100, although villagers said the figure could easily exceed 200. The man was away when the mudslide occurred. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) 

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Workers transport a model of a dinosaur at the exhibition "World of Dinosaurs" in front of a bucket-wheel excavator in a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, Germany, on October 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Dust rises as a herd of camels arrive for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, on October 28, 2014. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma) 

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A snow leopard is pictured at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City on October 27, 2014. The snow leopard is native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Hindu devotee pushes the foam away to make space for other devotees to worship the Sun god Surya in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi on October 30, 2014. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood) 

Russian Geographic Society staff members carry the body of a baby mammoth to put on display in Moscow, Russia, on October 28, 2014. The 39,000-year-old baby mammoth is named Yuka, derived from the Yukagir coastline where she was found. Yuka was found four years ago in the Siberian permafrost and was between six and eleven years old when she died. Scientists call Yuka the best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  

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Assistants of French chocolate maker Jean-Paul Hevin work on a four-meter (13-foot) tall chocolate King-Kong created by Richard Orlinski in Colombes, near Paris, on the eve of the 20th Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show), October 27, 2014. (Reuters/Benoit Tessier)

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A couple tours an art installation at an old motel during the "Life is Beautiful" music and art festival on October 25, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) 

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A model adjusts her dress before walking a runway for a fashion show in Neve Tirza prison in Ramle, Israel, on October 27, 2014. Neve Tirza, Israel's only women's prison, hosted its first fashion show on Monday where models strutted on a red catwalk, showcasing clothes designed and made by inmates. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) 

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Zheng Feng, an amateur climber takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China, on October 26, 2014. (Reuters/China Daily) 

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Smoke rises after a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2014. At least 33 Egyptian security personnel were killed on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and Gaza, in an attack on a checkpoint that bore the marks of assaults claimed by Egypt's most active militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

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Hindu women offer prayers as the sun sets over the Arabian Sea during Chhath Puja festival in Mumbai, India, on October 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) 

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Mimi Pineda, 15, whose parents are from El Salvador, rides to church in a limousine with her friend Christian Flores during her quinceanera in Santa Clarita, California, on August 23, 2014. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) 

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A model shows a creation at MGPIN 2015 Mao Geping makeup trend launch during China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 27, 2014. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

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The far side of the Moon, with Earth in the background, imaged by China's Chang'e 5-TI satellite on October 28, 2014. (CNSA) 
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