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Jack-o'-lanterns are displayed at the "Rise of the Jack-O'-Lanterns'' exhibition featuring more than 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins created by professional artists and sculptors in La Canada Flintridge, California. The exhibits are laid out along a 1/4-mile (0.4km) scenic trail at Descanso Gardens.

Rubber duck

A giant 16-meter high yellow rubber duck, an installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is seen floating on a lake in a park in Shanghai, China.

Art installation

People walking past an installation by artist Alejandro Propato from Argentina titled "Permanent Sunrise" on Sydney's Tamarama Beach. Artists from 16 countries prepare their works for the upcoming Sculpture by the Sea exhibition along the coast between the iconic Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach from October 23 to November 9.


Illuminations in Blackpool, northwestern England, an annual event since 1879, stretch along the seafront for 6 miles using more than one million bulbs. They were first installed in an attempt to extend the holiday season from late August until early November.


Balinese launch paper lanterns to celebrate the inauguration of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Denpasar.


A giant sign saying "YUK" made from cigarette butts in an effort to get smokers to bin their cigarette butts in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.


The traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest Beer Festival at the Theresienwiese Fair Grounds in Munich, southern Germany. The world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off with millions of revellers set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and beer.


Lava flowing out of Bardarbunga volcano in southeastern Iceland. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode. The 2.000-meter Bardarbunga, the second highest peak in Iceland, is located under Europe's largest glacier Vatnajoekull.

Hot air balloons

Hot air balloons flying over buildings on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, during the International festival of aeronautics.


A family of capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) rests on one of the banks of Paraguay River in Caceres, Brazil, the gateway to the Pantanal. Often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system, the Pantanal is a stunning biodiversity sanctuary extending through millions of hectares in central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia and eastern Paraguay, and includes sanctuaries for migratory birds, nursery grounds for aquatic life and refuges for creatures as the yacare caiman, deer and jaguar.