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Portfolio: 15 photos of the day in news

From mischievous baboons in South Africa to the Dussehra festival in India, here are 15 photos from the day in news that captivated us. Click each photo to embiggen.

Tourists Alexandre Casias, center back, and Emilie Vachon, not in photo, from Montreal in Canada, have their car raided by Baboons, at Millers Point on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

President Obama disembarks Air Force One on the campaign trail

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US President Barack picks up a baby while greeting supporters during a campaign event October 24, 2012 at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa.


Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks about upward mobility and the economy at a campaign rally at the Walter B. Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Cleveland.

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Rancho Cordova Sheriff officer holds a child that was unharmed in the triple homicide on De Soto Way in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2012. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed that three bodies were found, that of a woman, described as being in her 20s, and her two young children – a girl, 3, and a boy, 2 – dead in one room. A 6-month-old infant was found crying but unharmed in another room.

AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Jose Luis Villegas

Waves, brought by Hurricane Sandy, crash on a house in the Caribbean Terrace neighborhood in eastern Kingston, Jamaica, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Hurricane Sandy pounded Jamaica with heavy rain as it headed for landfall near the country’s most populous city on a track that would carry it across the Caribbean island to Cuba, and a possible threat to Florida.

AP Photo/Collin Reid

A Pakistani man is reflected in a mirror while trying on a traditional hat, as he and others buy new clothes for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

Ford workers react after the European Ford management announced it would close the Ford plant in Genk, Belgium on Wednesday Oct. 24, 2012. A union leader says Ford has decided to close its factory in Genk, Belgium, at the end of 2014 in a move that will result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors.

AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Palestinian mourners gather around the body of Hamas militant Loay Abu Jarad during his funeral in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Militants from Gazas ruling Hamas movement and other gunmen pummeled southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortars early Wednesday and two Palestinians died of wounds sustained in Israeli airstrikes, in a sharp escalation of violence following a landmark visit to Gaza by the leader of Qatar.

AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

A polar bear shakes its head in its enclosure at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. A monument to the polar bear Knut was unveiled at the zoo on Wednesday morning. Polar bear Knut became a global celebrity before his sudden death last year.

AP Photo/Michael Sohn

In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 photo, Syrian residents carry a man severely injured from an artillery shell that landed near a bakery, to a hospital for treatment in Aleppo, Syria. Several were killed and a dozen were injured after the artillery shell that landed near a bakery in Aleppo on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

AP Photo/Narciso Contreras

In this Monday Oct. 22, 2012, photo, Google product manager Ryan Falor works with the Trekker during a demonstration for the media along the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The search engine giant is using the nearly 40-pound, backpack-sized camera unit to showcase the Grand Canyons most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other off-road sites. Its about 4 feet in height when set on the ground, and when worn, the camera system extends 2 feet above the operators shoulders.

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

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An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

This is a prisoner identity photo provided by the Auschwitz Museum, taken by Wilhelm Brasse while working in the photography department at Auschwitz, the Nazi-run death camp. Brasse, a former Auschwitz prisoner who survived the camp after the Nazis discovered he was a professional photographer and put him to work taking pictures of other prisoners, has died. He was 95. The Nazis sent Brasse to the camp as a Polish political prisoner in 1940, where he estimates that he took some 40,000 to 50,000 such identity pictures for the Nazis.

AP Photo/Auschwitz Museum