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The Week in Pictures: October 23-29, 2010

Rudy Giuliani admires himself, cops nab notorious boss, and destruction hits Indonesia in waves

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    Members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in a cross lighting ceremony at a Klansman’s home in Warrenville, S.C., Saturday. KKK Imperial Wizard Duwayne Johnson said it was the first public cross lighting in 50 years.

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    Rottweilers hold pacifiers as they train for a master class performance during a regional exhibition in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk Saturday.

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    A view of the new house, center, of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Indian energy company Reliance Industries, in Mumbai, India.

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    Sicilian Mafia boss Gerlandino Messina, right, is driven from a police station in Agrigento, Italy, Sunday. Messina, who had been on the run since 1999 and was on the list of Italy’s 30 most wanted fugitives, was arrested in the Sicilian town of Favara, which is near Agrigento.

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    California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman signs autographs during a campaign stop in Thousand Oaks Monday.

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    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks near Jerusalem’s Old City walls Monday.

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    Residents watch television at their flooded house in Bangkok Monday. Floodwaters from northeast provinces, which have swamped thousands of acres of farmland, spread to the Thai capital this week.

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    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani looks at the his portrait during its unveiling at City Hall Tuesday.

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    Thai anti-government “red shirt” protesters rally during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit at the U.N. office in Bangkok Tuesday.

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    A rescuer stands Wednesday at a village hit by pyroclastic flows from Tuesday’s eruption of Mount Merapi in Kinahrejo, Indonesia.

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    President Obama and Jon Stewart chat during a commercial break at the taping of the president’s appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Wednesday.

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    Romanians shout anti-government slogans during a protest against austerity measures in Bucharest Wednesday.

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    Jerry Lee of Philadelphia stands next to his “James Bond” 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Wednesday in London as it is viewed by the media prior to auction.

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    Maridjan, center, the spiritual guardian of Mount Merapi in Indonesia, performs a midnight walk in silence with other residents of his mountainside village on May 18, 2006, as part of a ritual of prayer for protection from disaster.

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    An Israeli Arab youth is detained by Israeli riot police during clashes in the northern Israeli town of Umm el-Fahm Wednesday.

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    A destroyed house lies in ruins in Vale, N.C., Wednesday after powerful thunderstorms moved through the area.

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    James “Jimmy” Wall, left, Captain Kangaroo’s neighbor “Mr. Baxter” on the children’s show and a longtime stage manager for CBS News, in an undated photo.

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    Marine Pfc. Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province Thursday.

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    Marine Pfc. Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province Thursday.

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    Relatives sprinkle flowers at the grave of the victims of the Mount Merapi eruption during a mass burial in Umbulharjo, Indonesia, Thursday.

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    Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers throws down his helmet after flying out during Game 2 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco Thursday.

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    Cast member Evan Rachel Wood poses for photographers at an all-star 35th anniversary tribute to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles Thursday.

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    People toss flowers toward the hearse carrying the coffin of former President Nestor Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday.

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    Markus, left, comforts his sister Lisna after they found their mother dead in the tsunami at Munte, North Pagai island, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday.

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    A UPS jet is isolated on a runway at Philadelphia International Airport Friday as another plane comes in for a landing. Law enforcement officials investigated reports of suspicious packages on cargo planes in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J.

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    Mount Merapi spews volcanic materials as seen from Kaliadem, Indonesia, Friday.

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    An Orthodox Jewish family gathers around their tent where they will spend the night, outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs, traditionally believed to be burial site of the biblical Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Matriarchs Sara, Leah and Rebecca, in the West Bank city of Hebron Friday.