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A bad time for a vacation in Spain, the UN general assembly, and more photos from around the world

By Jackie Snow & Gloria Dawson
Gangnam Style
Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun
Sept. 24, 2012. People walk at the shopping district in Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. It is known as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of South Korea because of the concentration of wealth.
German train tickets go up
Getty Images / Carsten Koall
Sept. 25, 2012. A regional commuter train of German railways carrier Deutsche Bahn arrives at main station in Hangelsberg, Germany. Deutsche Bahn announced it will increase ticket prices by an average of 2.8 percent starting in December.
Blackberry Debut
Getty Images / Justin Sullivan
Sept. 25, 2012. Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins kicked off the three-day BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference with a look at the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.
United Nations Protest
Getty Images / Mario Tama
Sept. 26, 2012. People toss flowers at a rally of groups opposing Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Getty Images / John Moore
Sept. 26, 2012. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Improving home prices
AP Photo / Eric Gay
Sept. 25, 2012. New home construction in San Antonio, Texas. The Case-Shiller Indexes released on Tuesday showed three months of rising home prices in the United States.
Casual Vacancy book 9272012
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Sept. 27, 2012. J.K. Rowling’s new novel, ‘The Casual Vacancy.’
Greek Protest Flag 927
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Sept. 26. 2012. A protestor holding a burned American flag during a 24-hour labor struck in Athens, Greece.
Protest Fannie Mae 9272012
Getty Images / Win McNamee
Sept 27, 2012. Protesters outside of Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington, DC, US.
Protest Vacation Spain 9272012
AP Photo / Daniel Ochoa De Olza
Sept 25, 2012. Tourists try to get to their hotel through a street closed due to anti-austerity protests in Madrid, Spain.

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