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October 25, 2012

Romney makes a campaign stop at Jet Machine in Cincinnati
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Romney makes a campaign stop at Jet Machine in Cincinnati

US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a campaign stop at Jet Machine in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 25, 2012. Romney is on a daylong swing through three Ohio towns Thursday, sharpening his focus on a state that is critical to his hopes of winning the White House. (AFP)

 Kojima poses with his Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 OS
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Kojima poses with his Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 OS

Takatoshi Kojima poses with his Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 operating system outside an electronics store at the Akihabara district in Tokyo October 25, 2012. (Reuters)

Supporters of Vitali Klitschko wave flags during a rally
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Supporters of Vitali Klitschko wave flags during a rally

Supporters of Ukrainian heavyweight boxing superstar Vitali Klitschko wave flags during a rally of outside Kiev on October 25, 2012. Klitschko refused to hide his presidential ambitions as he campaigned before a small crowd ahead of this weekend's parliamentary polls in Ukraine. (AFP)

Job applicants interviewed by Florida Marlins staff
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Job applicants interviewed by Florida Marlins staff

In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, photo, job applicants are interviewed by Florida Marlins staff at Marlins Park in Miami. Weekly applications for US unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. (AP)

Ballmer speaks at the launch of Windows 8 OS in New York
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Ballmer speaks at the launch of Windows 8 OS in New York

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during a press conference at Pier 57 to officially launch Windows 8 in New York October 25, 2012. Microsoft said Thursday its 'reimagined' Windows 8 will launch Friday in 37 languages and 140 worldwide markets, as the tech giant unveiled the new version of its computer operating system. (AFP)

A cake displayed at the Pathology Museum in London
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A cake displayed at the Pathology Museum in London

A cake showing the pathology of a breast is displayed at the 'Eat Your Heart Out 2012' cake shop in the Pathology Museum in London on October 25, 2012. The cake shop curated by Miss Cakehead, aka Emma Thomas, is opening its doors during the Halloween period at the museum and offers sweet treats graphically represented in the form of diseases from lung cancer to the plague. (AFP)

Barack Obama gestures while speaking during a campaign
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Barack Obama gestures while speaking during a campaign

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking during a campaign event at Ybor City Museum State Park, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The president is on the second day of his 48 hour, 8 State campaign blitz. (AP)

Clinton at the inauguration of National Work-Life And Family Month
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Clinton at the inauguration of National Work-Life And Family Month

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the State Department on October 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. Secretary Clinton was the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the 2012 National Work-Life and Family Month event. (AFP)

Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia

A large tent encampment covers the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia Thursday Oct 25 2012 as millions of faithful converge for the annual Hajj, the most important pilgrimage of the Islamic faith. Thursday is Arafat Day, the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage on which it is said that the religion had been perfected and the following day is the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid ul-Adha. (AP)

Thomas Edison's 1878 tinfoil phonograph
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Thomas Edison's 1878 tinfoil phonograph

This photo provided by the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady, NY, shows Thomas Edison's 1878 tinfoil phonograph. Researchers have digitized what experts say is the oldest recording of a playable American voice and history’s first-ever recorded musical performance, along with the first recorded blooper. Recorded on a sheet of tinfoil on a phonograph invented by Thomas Edison, the recording was made in St Louis in 1878. It contains a short coronet solo of an unidentified song, followed by the voices of a man reciting popular nursery rhymes. (AP)

Google's Trekker - a wearable backpack with a camera system on top
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Google's Trekker - a wearable backpack with a camera system on top

This handout image provided by search giant Google on October 24, 2012 shows Product Manager Ryan Falor using his Android device to control the Trekker—a wearable backpack with a camera system on top—to traverse the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Google, to make Google Maps even more complete, is collecting imagery from a place no car, trike or snowmobile has ever been before. On its first official outing, the Street View team is using the Trekker to traverse the Grand Canyon and capture 360-degree images of one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on the planet. (AFP)

Sports utility vehicle 'Outlander'
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Sports utility vehicle 'Outlander'

President of Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Osamu Masuko poses with the company's all-new sports utility vehicle 'Outlander' at its introduction at their headquarters in Tokyo on October 25, 2012. The car maker started selling of the mid-size SUV, with a 2.0-litre 2WD model and 2.4-litre 4WD model, domestically on October 25. (AFP)

Narayana Murthy receives 2012 Hoover Medal
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Narayana Murthy receives 2012 Hoover Medal

Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy (centre) receiving 2012 Hoover Medal in recognition of his philianthropic activities in Seattle on Monday. (PTI)

Launch of 'F1 in Schools Official Kit'
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Launch of 'F1 in Schools Official Kit'

Team principal and CEO of the Sauber F1 team, Monisha Kaltenborn (C) with Aaditya Tangri, India In-country Coordinator for F1 in Schools, at the launch of 'F1 in Schools Official Kit' during a function in Greater Noida on Thursday. (PTI)

People use Samsung Galaxy Note II
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People use Samsung Galaxy Note II

People use the Galaxy Note II after a news conference announcing Samsung's update to its phone-tablet hybrid in New York, October 24, 2012. (REUTERS)

Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno
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Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno

US President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” October 24, 2012 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. (AFP )

China to approve new nuclear power plants
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China to approve new nuclear power plants

In this March 3, 2006 file photo, a Chinese cycles past the Daya Bay Nuclear Electricity Plant in Shenzhen, in China's southern Guangdong province. China is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium it imposed because of Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011. The Cabinet on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, passed plans on nuclear power safety and development that said construction of nuclear power plants would resume 'steadily.' (AP)

Zynga posts stronger-than-expected revenue
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Zynga posts stronger-than-expected revenue

In this June 26, 2012 file photo shows Zynga CEO Mark Pincus walks off the stage after an announcement of new games at Zynga headquarters in San Francisco. Battered shares of Zynga Inc. soared in after-hours trading Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, after the social gaming company posted stronger-than-expected revenue for the third quarter and said it will enter the gambling business. (AP)

 Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally
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Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally

US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, October 24, 2012. AFP

Rajat Gupta was sentenced to two years in prison
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Rajat Gupta was sentenced to two years in prison

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc board member Rajat Gupta (R) departs Manhattan Federal Court with his lawyer, Gary Naftalis (L) after being sentenced in New York, October 24, 2012. Fallen Wall Street insider Gupta was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for leaking Goldman Sachs boardroom secrets to the hedge fund manager at the center of the U.S. government's crackdown on insider trading, a much lighter sentence than prosecutors had sought. (REUTERS)

Large stone snake head displayed at the Museum of Templo Mayor
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Large stone snake head displayed at the Museum of Templo Mayor

A large stone snake head that was discovered in 2011, which archaeologists believe was used for ritual ceremonies, is displayed during a media tour at the Museum of the Templo Mayor in Mexico City October 24, 2012. Mexico's famed Museum of the Templo Mayor is gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a stunning display of Aztec artefacts found in Mexico City's Historic Centre over the last three decades. The display will be open to the public from October 26 to March 2013, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History. (REUTERS)

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