Photos of the day - September 23, 2014
China’s Shang Chunsong prepares to compete in the uneven bars event of the women’s individual all-around final artistic gymnastics competition during the 17th Asian Games, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke and a crow sits on a dead tree and smoke emits from the chimney of a factory as the sun sets in New Delhi are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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Walking through the crowds

Many New Yorkers don’t like the way tourists stop in the middle of sidewalks to take pictures of the city’s great landmarks. But, on the other hand, people commute each day to Manhattan and don’t see the beauty around them as they march to their cubicles.

On his way to the office today, Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan stopped to photograph some of these locations on his way into work today.

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Ebola toll passes 2,800 but ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria : WHO
An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region.
Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases — steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities.
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Ebola toll passes 2,800 but ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria : WHO

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region.

Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases — steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities.

See our slideshow on Ebola outbreak in West Africa»

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Flood Wall Street demonstration

Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City’s financial district on Monday to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism’s contribution to climate change, snarling traffic and risking arrest as they sought to block Wall Street.

The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday’s international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held over climate change.

Marchers gathered at a waterfront park before marching into the financial district, surprising New Yorkers and police by turning off Broadway and against traffic into smaller streets, against the flow of traffic. (Reuters)

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Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital of Munich over the next two weeks for the Oktoberfest, which started September 20th and runs until October 5. (REUTERS)

(Photos by AP Photo/Matthias Schrader (2), REUTERS/Michael Dalder, REUTERS/Lukas Barth, REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

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Photos of the day - September 22, 2014

Taiwan’s Lin Tseng Nung competes in the vault event of the women’s team final gymnastics competition at the Asian Games in Incheon, activists hold a parachute banner which reads ‘Justice’ while taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan and an anti-government protester showers under water splashed from a broken water pipe in Islamabad are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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Signs of climate change

An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers’ hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.

Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and elected officials from the United States and abroad joined the People’s Climate March, ahead of Tuesday’s United Nations hosted summit in the city to discuss reducing carbon emissions that threaten the environment. (Reuters)

Photography by Carlo Allegri

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Otter-ly Adorable: Shedd Aquarium celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week

Sea Otter Awareness Week begins this Sunday, Sept. 21. Besides being extremely cute, social animals, sea otters play a vital role in our ecosystems.

These creatures help maintain balance in the food chain and are great indicators to the health of our marine environments. And yet sometimes, they need help and Shedd Aquarium is there to answer the call. (Shedd Aquarium)

Photography by Brenna Hernandez

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Photos of the day - September 21, 2014

The Independence Monument is silhouetted against fireworks during City Day celebrations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaluka Maiava tackles New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman in the first half of an NFL game and a boy rides his cow on a paddy field as he returns back home in Cambodia are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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