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Global pictures from Sept. 23-29

Patches of fog blanket the water as fishermen troll for chinook near the Marshfield Channel in Coos Bay, Ore. Migrating fish in the bay are waiting for fall rains before moving upstream to their spawning grounds. (Lou Sennick / Associated Press)
A Doctors Without Borders team checks on a patient suspected of having ebola who is being kept in an isolation ward near Kampungu in the West Kasai province of Congo. Several new cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the central region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Pascale Zinten / Agence France-Presse)
Fire engulfs homes in the southern island of Jolo in the Philippines. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, leaving more than 5,000 people homeless, and at least nine people were injured. Authorities said they were still investigating the cause of the fire. (Al Jacinto / Associated Press)
United Auto Workers picket outside General Motors’ assembly plant in Janesville, Wis. A two-day strike that was triggered after contract talks failed to meet a union deadline ended in a new contract that would shift the responsibility for retirees’ healthcare benefits to an independent, UAW-administered trust. To reach the deal, the UAW also offered some wage concessions and the company made some job-security pledges, according to people familiar with the situation. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Visitors gather outside Beijing’s China National Grand Theater before its official opening, which featured the Chinese revolutionary opera “The Red Detachment of Women.” The tear drop-shaped structure, made of glass and titanium, was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. (Peter Parks / Agence France-Presse)
San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds waves to fans while taking a curtain call against the San Diego Padres in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday in San Francisco. On what he said would be his final game in a Giants uniform, the team lost 11-2 to the San Diego Padres. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
Costa Ricans collect the first batch of eggs from the Lora turtles, which annually come to hatch along the shoreline of Ostional. The Costa Rican government allows collectors from Ostional to gather eggs during the first 36 hours after the turtles have laid their eggs. (Jeffrey Arguedas / EPA)
Ali Saad weeps for his father, Saad Mozan, 42, who was killed in an overnight raid by U.S. troops in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad. Police said U.S. and Iraqi troops backed by helicopters raided the east Baghdad neighborhood, killing the man, injuring his wife and arresting four. (Karim Kadim / Associated Press)
Brazilian players celebrate their 4-0 victory over the U.S. women’s team Thursday at the semifinals of the women’s World Cup. It was the first defeat by more than three goals in the 22-year history of the U.S. women’s program and the second straight lopsided U.S. elimination in the World Cup semifinals. (Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press)
Columbia University students listen to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech broadcast over loudspeakers. The university was roundly criticized after inviting the controversial leader to speak at the campus before his appearance at the U.N. Ahmadinejad faced sharp criticism from students and the university president, who said he exhibits “all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator” in his introductory remarks. (Chris Hondros / Getty Images)