News of the world, Oct 23

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The new JetBlue terminal is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport on its first official day of operation the Queens borough of New York City. The $743 million building, known as Terminal 5 (T5), has 26 gates and will handle 500 daily departures and arrivals, close to doubling the airline's capacity at JFK. (Getty Images)
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Engulfed by a cloud of tear gas shot by riot police, a masked student throws a tear gas grenade back during a demonstration at the Nacional University compound in Bogota. (Getty Images)
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A South Korean model poses with a mock-up of Japanese optical giant Olympus' new interchangeable lens type digital camera based on the 'Micro Four Thirds System' during a business meeting in Seoul. The system, equipped with a 4:3 image aspect ratio, does not provide space for a mirror and a pentaprism, which results in smaller dimensions of the camera body. The price, model name and other specifics are not fixed at this time. (Getty Images)
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King Abdullah II of Jordan lays a wreath on Argentine national hero Jose de San Martin's monument in Buenos Aires. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan arrived in Argentina to continue their first-ever Latin American tour. The King and Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner are expected to sign various agreements promoting culture, technology and economic cooperation. Jordanian officials said Abdullah's itinerary will also take him to Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras and Cuba. (Getty Images)
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Two Colombian indigenous women cook in Santander de Quilichao, in Valle del Cauca department, during a stop on their march to Colombia's third city Cali, to demand the restitution of lands and the respect of their autonomy. The demonstrators, from different ethnic groups and who are to arrive in Cali, expect President Alvaro Uribe to receive them. (Getty Images)
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The street sign for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, address of the White House, is seen in Washington, DC. Young voters will play a key role in determining the outcome of the US presidential election, with analysts predicting they will overwhelmingly favour Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain. (Getty Images)
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A worker makes Huimo inksticks at a She inkslab plant with a history of about 200 years, during the 2008 BMW China Culture Journey in Shexian County of Zhejiang Province, China. Besides making a donation, BMW has launched a series of activities to preserve Chinese cultural heritage in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces. (Getty Images)
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Bai ethnic minority women sing on a road in the Zhangjiajie scenic area in Zhangjiajie City of Hunan Province, China. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique national forest located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province. In Zhangjiajie city, there live more than 20 minority groups, like Tujia, Bai, Hui, Miao. (Getty Images)
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View of a damaged national road in the outskirts of Tegucigalpa. Heavy rains battering the country have left at least 16 people dead and six missing, and forced thousands from their homes, authorities from the Permanent Commission on Contingencies (COPECO) informed. The intense rainstorms, which began more than a week ago when a tropical depression settled over Central America, caused havoc in several nations, smashing bridges, flooding villages and blocking roads. (Getty Images)
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