Eric Frost, who is on a golfing holiday from Freeland, Mich., hits a tee shot on the King's course at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland, Aug. 19, 2014.
The Ryder Cup will be played in Scotland for the second time when the Gleneagles resort marks its 90th anniversary by hosting the biennial event, from September 26-28.
Gleneagles was named the best golf resort in the world for the third year running at the 2014 ULTRA awards, and follows Muirfield in 1973 as the only Scottish venues to play host to the Ryder Cup since the tournament began in 1927.
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. employees and executives use their mobile phones to take pictures as they arrive for the company's initial public offering under the ticker "BABA" at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Sept. 19, 2014.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class.
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Paper hand prints painted red as a protest against bullfighting are seen at the site of a demonstration at the entrance of the Mexico City Legislative Assembly, Sept. 25, 2014.
Animal rights activists are pressuring the government to ban bullfights in Mexico City.
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A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning, Sept. 23, 2014.
At least 14 ISIS militants were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in northeast Syria, a group monitoring the war said on September 25, 2014. The Syrian air force bombed rebel areas in the west of the country as well.
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Students march during a rally in Hong Kong, Sept. 25, 2014, blockading the Government House and demanding to speak about political reform with the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, C.Y. Leung.
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Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees celebrates after a game-winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles, in his last home game before retirement, Sept. 25, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
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A storm approaches Sydney's central business district, Sept. 25, 2014. The Bureau of Meterology issued a severe thunderstorm warning predicting rain and possible hail.
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South Korea's Lee Bo-na ejects empty cartridges during the women's double trap shooting competition at the 17th Asian Games at Gyeonggido Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2014.
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Activists pretending to be secret agents from the U.S. National Security Agency and the German federal intelligence service (BND) hold up sheets of paper with blacked-out text, as they join colleagues outside the Reichstag protesting for more information about the cooperation between the two intelligence gathering agencies, in Berlin, Sept. 25, 2014.
The Bundestag's NSA investigative commission met later in the day to hear the testimony of two BND employees over the German's use of the NSA's X-Keyscore surveillance software. The Bundestag launched its NSA investigation commission after revelations last year that the NSA had eavesdropped on the mobile phone communications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leading German politicians over a number of years.
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An actor, playing the role of a vaccine against Ebola, performs in front of students during an awareness campaign against the virus at Anono school in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sept. 25, 2014.
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Shi'ite fighters who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against ISIS militants run as they take part in field training in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of Baghdad, Sept. 25, 2014.
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South Korea's Shin Alam, left, competes against China's Xu Anqi during their women's epee team fencing competition final at Goyang Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2014.
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Residents look for survivors under debris after what activists say were four airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sept. 24, 2014.
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Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., left, greets National Security Advisor Susan Rice after President Barack Obama announced Holder's resignation, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014.
Holder's resignation ends an almost-six-year tenure as the first African-American to hold the top U.S. law enforcement post.
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Mountains of used tires lay on a dump in the countryside in Sesena Nuevo, near Madrid, Spain, Sept. 24, 2014. The used tire dump site is a major environmental problem and was declared illegal in 2003, It currently stores more than 75,000 tons of tires.
Regional governments have now started to process the tires in order to clear the area. Most of the material will be recycled for building materials, surfacing for roads, sports tracks and children's playgrounds.
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The United States team members walk the course ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup, on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland, Sept. 24, 2014.
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Ram Singh Chauhan, 62, shows his mustache, which he claims to be 18 ft long, during a ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, Sept. 24, 2014.
Chauhan, who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest mustache, says he has not trimmed it since the age of 17.
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An injured girl looks on as she is being treated at a makeshift hospital in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus, on September 24, 2014, following reported airstrikes by government forces.
Some 191,000 people have been killed since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's rule erupted in March 2011.
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President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton speak before Mr. Obama's speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, on September 23, 2014 in New York City.
The annual meeting, established in 2005 by President Clinton, convenes global leaders to discuss solutions to world problems.
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The Virginia Creeper covering a 15th-century cottage housing the Tu Hwnt I'r Bont tearoom has turned copper red as autumn approaches, in Llanrwst, North Wales, Sept. 23, 2014.
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An employee holds an Hermes diamond and Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin handbag at the offices of Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California Sept. 22, 2014. The handbag has 242 diamonds with a total of 9.84 carats.
The collectors' item sold at
auction for $185,000 - the second-highest price ever paid in that category.
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Firefighters douse a fire at the Port of Los Angeles, Sept. 23, 2014. No injuries were reported from the fire which occurred at an area where cargo ships are loaded and unloaded. The blaze burned about 150 feet of a pier, forcing the evacuation of 850 workers.
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ISIS fighters load a van with parts that they said were from a U.S. drone that crashed into a communications tower in Raqqa, Sept. 23, 2014.
A U.S.-led coalition carried out its first air strikes and missile attacks against jihadist positions in Syria, with Damascus saying it had been informed by Washington before the operation began.
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Syrian refugees wait to cross into Turkey at the border on Sept. 22, 2014 near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey.
The Turkish deputy Prime Minister said that hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled across the border as ISIS militants shelled their villages. On Friday Sept. 19, after permission was granted from Ankara, Turkey opened part of its border to Syria to the refugees.
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Contestants appear on stage during the Miss Egypt competition semi-finals at the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The final will be held at the popular Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday, Sept. 26.
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Police surround a neighborhood in the Pocono Mountains in search of suspect Eric Frein on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Canandensis, Pa.
Police have charged Frein with opening fire outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania on Sept. 12. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded by a gunman with a high-powered rifle.
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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, competitors in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse race make the turn around Alligator Reef Lighthouse Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, off Islamorada, Fla., in the Florida Keys.
The eight-mile round-trip open-water swim served as a fundraiser for local student college scholarships and to create awareness for the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys island chain.
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A Turkish soldier throws a pack of water towards Syrian refugees who were waiting at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 21, 2014. Turkey opened its border Saturday to allow in thousands of people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing ISIS militants’ advance on Kobani.
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A woman wearing a traditional Ukrainian flower headband poses in front of police officers during an anti-war rally in downtown Moscow, Sept. 21, 2014.
Thousands marched through the Russian capital to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine.
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A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance used at the Connaught Hospital as part of their Ebola virus fleet, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 21, 2014.
Volunteers going door-to-door in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated during the lockdown and are complaining about food shortages.
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An anti-government protester showers under water splashed from a broken water pipe, near the parliament building where he and others are camping, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 22, 2014.
Anti-government demonstrators, led by opposition politicians Khan and Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election. Sharif told the parliament that protesters have damaged the image of Pakistan in the world and caused huge economic losses in the country.
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A man removes muddied beddings from a hospital ward damaged by flooding in Srinagar, India, Sept.21, 2014. Both the Indian and Pakistani sides of the disputed Himalayan region have seen extensive flooding this month, with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless.
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A stylist applies a 24-karat gold temporary tattoo on a model during a beauty workshop at Milan Fashion week, Sept. 21, 2014.
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The "sunglass cat" poses during the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Sept. 21, 2014. The annual event featuring celebrity cats and feline films raises money for local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations.
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People celebrate the opening of the 181st Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 20, 2014.
The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 20 to Oct. 5, 2014.
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A displaced girl from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, worships at their main holy temple, Lalish, in Shikhan, Sept. 20, 2014.
Followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism, the Yazidi fled their homeland in the Sinjar mountains as Islamic State militants (who see them as devil worshippers) seized towns and carried out mass killings in August.
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Muslims gather for Friday prayers on the street outside the Mevlana Moschee mosque on a nationwide action day to protest against ISIS, Sept. 19, 2014 in Berlin.
Muslims in cities across Germany followed a call by the country's Central Council of Muslims to protest against the ongoing violence by ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq.
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A Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle instructs people to evacuate the White House complex on September 19, 2014.
White House staff and reporters were evacuated on Friday night by the Secret Service because an intruder was spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Barack Obama and his family had left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in Maryland, witnesses said.
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A Palestinian boy looks on near burning tires during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus, Sept. 19, 2014.
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Alexander Kharatokin plays with a 9-month-old brown bear named Masha on the banks of the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Sept. 19, 2014.
Kharatokin, a watchman of a mooring, lives in a wooden hovel near the river. Under the permission of his employer, Kharatokin adopted the orphan bear that was found this spring. He plans to continue living with the bear, who will be moved to a new, larger enclosure after it is constructed.
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A boy plays in a flooded street in front of a passing bus as tropical storm Fung-Wong battered Manila, Sept. 19, 2014.
Heavy rain in the Philippine capital caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets, as a tropical storm made landfall to the north. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said, as flood waters rose quickly after the equivalent of half a month's usual rain fell in six hours.
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This screen shot provided by FlightAware shows airline traffic at 10:20 a.m. EDT over the United States, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, after hundreds of flights were canceled at Chicago airports (center), following a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.
The ground stop threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling throughout the nation's air travel network, as more than 500 flights were canceled in Chicago. More cancellations were expected.
A staff member drives a shot towards a putting green on a lake in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, Sept. 23, 2014.
A invitational competition for Chinese and Korean celebrities will be held this month in Zhangjiajie, and the player who can make a hole in one will be awarded $1,000,000, local media reported.