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JUST MY SIZE--Igor Vovkovinskiy of Rochester, Minn, the tallest person living in America, speaks with WCCO reporter Holly Wagner about his new custom made size 24 Reebok Shoes Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Rochester Athletic Club in Rochester, Minn. Vovkovinskiy, who is 7 feet 8.33 inches tall, was given three pairs of shoes from Reebok, each sporting IGOR logos.
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SOLE SURVIVOR--Rancho Cordova Sheriff officer holds a child that was unharmed in the triple homicide on De Soto Way in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2012. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed that three bodies were found, that of a woman, described as being in her 20s, and her two young children - a girl, 3, and a boy, 2 - dead in one room. A 6-month-old infant was found crying but unharmed in another room.
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WHO LET THAT CLOWN IN HERE?--Los Chanclitias of Guatemala; Caitio, 21, and his brother Lunarsito, 20, pose for photos during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. The Auguste clown duo have been performing for 11 years.
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HAWKS TAKE GAME TO SCHOOL--October 23, 2012 Snellville, GA: Atlanta Hawks mascot, Harry the Hawk , entertains Britt Elementary School kids at South Gwinnett High School Tuesday October 23, 2102. The Hawks made a surprise visit to school to hold a practice. Students and teachers thought they were attending an academic rally and had no idea the Hawks were visiting according to principal Eric Thigpen. The Hawks practiced in front of about 800 the 2500 South Gwinnett High School students and the entire student body of Britt Elementary School. High school students needed a GPA of 85 or higher to watch the practice, which included a scrimmage.
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CHURCH SHOOTING TRAGEDY--October 24, 2012 Fulton County: Law enforcement officers gather in front of the chapel where the shooting occurred. Police were searching Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 for an "armed and dangerous" suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park. Floyd Palmer, 52, is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting in the church's chapel, according to Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester. Lester said Palmer, a former employee who resigned in August, "walked calmly into the church and left just as calmly," after the shooting. Police have not identified the victim who was shot around 10:30 a.m. and later died. Lester said it was not yet clear whether the victim was targeted by the shooter or shot randomly. Lester said the victim was leading prayer at the time of the shooting in the chapel where 20 to 25 people were gathered. Lester said police were in the process of interviewing witnesses. Channel 2 reported that the victim was a member of the church's production crew and a facilities maintenance manager at the church. Creflo Dollar is the pastor of the megachurch. He was not at the church at the time of the shooting, according to Lester. Earlier police said the suspect left the scene in a black Subaru. Karen Webb, who had taken her mother to the church for Bible study, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was told the victim was shot six times. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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SWAT TEAM SEARCH - October 25, 2012 Atlanta: A burglary suspect surrendered to Atlanta police Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 on the second floor of a Buckhead hotel that had been evacuated during a manhunt. The Towne Place Suites hotel at 800 Sidney Marcus Blvd. was evacuated just before the lunch hour as authorities, including a SWAT team, searched for the unidentified man. Police said they had received calls about two burglaries in the same residential area, one on Pine Tree Road and another on Lenox Road. While responding to the Pine Tree Road incident, they saw the suspect riding a bicycle. The suspect jumped off the bike and started running. Police chased him across Ga. 400 and he eventually made it to the Towne Place Suites, which is a Marriott property. Police said that before running into the hotel, the suspect put his hand in his waistband as if he had a weapon, according to Channel 2 Action News. The suspect entered one of the hotel's second-floor rooms as a maid who was cleaning the room was leaving. After entering the room he locked the door. Police reached him by phone and the suspect eventually surrendered, authorities said. Police did not recover a weapon. During the hotel search, guests were evacuated to a nearby Country Inn & Suites.
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MAN, THAT WAS MY LUNCH!--Tourists Alexandre Casias, center back, and Emilie Vachon, not in photo, from Montreal in Canada, have their car raided by Baboons, at Millers Point on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012.
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TOLL FREE--October 24, 2012 Fulton County: Hawks cheerleader, Niki L. passes out hawks goodies as she informed southbound drivers that their toll was free Wednesday. Ga. 400 commuters got a free ride Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2012 as the Atlanta Hawks picked up the 50-cent tab for all northbound and southbound motorists passing through the toll plaza between 7 and 9 a.m. Six of the Hawks cheerleaders, along with team mascot Harry the Hawk, were on hand to greet motorists and to pass out team calendars and other items. One of the cheerleaders, "Juliana," told the AJC that they had been giving drivers magnets, air fresheners and gift cards for Hawks tickets. "We love their support and hope they are coming out to our home opener game on Nov. 2 at Philips Arena," she said. While the cheerleaders came equipped with their pom-poms, commuters expecting to get an eye full of skimpy uniforms drove away disappointed. "We had a much less- revealing uniform this morning for this nice, windy weather," Juliana said. "Not everyone wants to see all that skin this early in the morning."
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BERUIT BOMBING--A Lebanese rescue man, carries an injured boy at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon, Friday Oct. 19, 2012. A car bomb ripped through eastern Beirut on Friday, shearing the balconies off residential buildings and sending bloodied victims pouring out into the streets in the most serious blast this city has seen in years.
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ROADSIDE CHECK--An Afghan National Civil Order Policeman (ANCAP) searches a man on a checkpoint in Marjah, southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct 21, 2012. A string of attacks by Afghan police and armymen against their own colleagues and international forces has spiked in recent months. The latest attack occurred Oct 20, killing six Afghan policemen.
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HOSTAGE SAILORS RELEASED--An Argentine sailor greets a relative as he arrives in Buenos Aires airport, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Nearly 300 navy cadets arrived to Argentina's capital from Ghana on an Air France charter hired by the government after Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez refused to negotiate the release of the Argentine naval sailing ship, Libertad. The ship had been held in a port outside Ghana's capital Oct. 2, when a Ghana court ruled to detain the vessel as collateral for Argentina's unpaid debts.
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BELGIUM FORD PLANT CLOSING--A Ford worker reacts after the European Ford management announced it would close the Ford plant in Genk, Belgium on Wednesday Oct. 24, 2012. A union leader says Ford has decided to close its factory in Genk, Belgium, at the end of 2014 in a move that will result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors.
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COACHING WINDING DOWN--October 20, 2012 - Atlanta, Ga: Georgia State University coach Bill Curry, right, talks with cornerback Nate Anthony before their game against Villanova at the Georgia Dome Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga., October 20, 2012. Coach Curry is retiring from coaching after this season and this is his second-to-last home football game.
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NEAR MISS--An Israeli woman surveys the damage to a house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza Strip hit a community in southern Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Rockets and mortars from Gaza have pummeled southern Israel, drawing Israeli airstrikes that killed a Palestinian militant. The Israeli military said 60 rockets and mortars were fired by early morning Wednesday, following a volley the night before and that Israeli aircraft struck Gaza three times.
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NFL IN ENGLAND--Cheerleaders for the St. Louis Rams NFL team pose for photographs on the Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by the Beatles in London, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The Rams are to play the New England Patriots at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 28 in a regular season NFL game.