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Laura Rath, on vacation from the Netherlands, walks on the beach with her family as they are buffeted by high winds of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy on October 25, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. After passing over Jamaica Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit eastern Cuba and head into the Bahamas today and tomorrow. There is a tropical storm warning in place for coastal Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties and the Atlantic waters off southeast Florida.

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President Barack Obama pays for his order during an unannounced visit to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Obama, who traveled to Florida for a campaign event nearby, surprised local patrons when he drove up in the morning.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

A Secret Service agent holds the wrist of an Obama supporter while US President Barack Obama(far left hand) greets supporters during a campaign rally at Ybor City Museum State Park on October 25, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seen through a piece of industrial equipment as he 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.


Grace, a search dog with the British army, runs towards a handler during a photo-opportunity, wearing a Dickin Medal, Britain’s highest award for bravery by animals that was posthumously awarded to Theo, a bomb-sniffing army dog, following a special ceremony held at Wellington Barracks, in central London, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Theo, a Springer Spaniel, worked alongside Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching out roadside bombs in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand Province. Tasker was killed in a firefight with insurgents in March 2011, and Theo suffered a fatal seizure hours later. It is the highest award any animal can receive while serving in military conflict.

AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

This handout photo taken on October 24, 2012, and released by the Dutch Ministry of Defence, shows a fire burning on a boat alledgedly used by Somali pirates, after the intervention of Dutch soldiers from the Ms. Rotterdam naval vessel who were conducting an anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. A pirate was killed in the exchange of fire between pirates and the Dutch warship, and 25 were rescued by the crew of the Rotterdam, according to a NATO statement.


US golfer Tiger Woods hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during the first round of the CIMB Classic golf tournament at the Mines Resort and Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur on October 25, 2012.


British rock legend and frontman of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger (L) waves to fans on October 25, 2012 prior to leave by car to the Trabendo concert venue in Paris. The Rolling Stones were due to play a surprise mini-gig in Paris on October 25 and all 350 tickets priced at 15 euros ($20) each were snapped up in minutes.



Michael Evanno, 31, shows the tickets he bought for the Rolling Stones concert at Virgin Megastore in Paris, Thursday Oct. 25, 2012. The Rolling Stones announced a surprise “warm-up gig” in Paris, and within an hour the Champs Elysees was swarming with fans hoping to get satisfaction with one of the 350 tickets for the Thursday night show.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Polar bear Sprinter enjoys his food draped in and around a carved pumpkin on October 25, 2012 at the zoo in Hanover, central Germany. Days before the Halloween festival, keepers offered pumpkins filled with fish and other treats to the animals.


Pakistani female students attend a class at a government school in Peshawar on October 25, 2012.


A dog sits in a womans handbag during the Westminster Dog of The Year competition in Victoria Tower Gardens on October 25, 2012 in London, England. The annual competition was won by Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover and Deal with his Norfolk Terrier Star, who was among the 24 dogs entered into the competition which is run by Dog’s Trust and the Kennel Club.

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Pakistani Muslims travel on an overloaded train as they head to their hometowns ahead of the Muslim sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha in Lahore on October 25, 2012. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, honours Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who according to tradition then provided a lamb in the boy’s place.

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A couple enjoy the view over the clouds of the Alps mountains on a visitor’s platform under the top of Wendelstein mountain (1,838 meters) near Bayrischzell, southern Germany, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

A baker puts the finishing touches to a cake depicting an injured leg at ‘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.


Tonya Feit, dressed as a mermaid, holds Chihuahua scuba diver Mister Hefner on stage during the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade in Key West, Fla. The event was part of the islands annual Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival set to continue through Sunday, Oct. 28.

AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Carol Tedesco

A Muslim pilgrim cries as he prays at sunrise on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims some 1.7 million of them from abroad have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year’s pilgrimage.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar