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This exclusive drone footage gives a rare look inside Raqqa, Syria, where US-backed forces fighting ISIS have just announced that “major military operations” in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital. The development marks a decisive victory in the fight against ISIS, though US officials said there were still pockets of resistance in the city. (🎥: Gabriel Chaim)

Raqqah, Ar Raqqah, Syria

These are some of the most expensive dresses in the world. The Dolce & Gabbana designs start at $80,000 and take months to make. (Via @cnnstyle) #fashion #altamoda #italy #dolcegabbana

Palermo, Italy

Thousands of carved pumpkins line the trail at Iroquois Park for the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular in Kentucky. The display opened on October 12 and runs through November 5. (📷 by @mamajsoccer)

Louisville Jack O' Lantern Spectacular

The Eiffel Tower went dark to pay tribute to the victims of the car bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia’s modern history. (🎥 by @charlesbaudry)

Tour Eiffel

Fidget spinners in space. NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresnik says it's "a great way to experiment with Newton's laws of motion."


The sky turned orange across the UK on Monday. The reddish tint came from the remnants of Hurricane #Ophelia carrying debris from wildfires in Portugal and Spain, plus some sand from the Sahara desert, north to the UK. This was the scene in #London. #redsun #redsky

Soho, London

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge joined 'Darkest Peru's' Paddington Bear for a dance at a charity event in a train station. Catherine, her husband Prince William, and Prince Harry were meeting children who had been helped by their charities at London's Paddington Station -- the namesake of the iconic bear. Kensington Palace announced the Duchess' third pregnancy in September. 📷 Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

London Paddington Station

Former Hurricane #Ophelia is racing toward Ireland and the United Kingdom as a post-tropical storm, bringing with it strong winds and the threat of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge. Here's video of waves crashing onto the seawall in Cobh Port ( 🎥 via Nathan Graepel)

Cobh, Ireland

A tent camp on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds where first responders rest between fighting the California wildfires. Evacuees are staying in the nearby buildings. 📷: @srjcoakleafnews

Sonoma County, CA

Dozens of people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by torrential rainfall in northern and central Vietnam. Rain levels in the northern mountainous provinces have been double the norm, according to the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development.


CNN exclusive: When two families learned their adopted daughters were taken from their mothers, they made the journey to Uganda to bring them home. 9 ET tonight on @andersoncooper360


This satellite image shows wildfire smoke billowing off California’s coast. So far, 170,000 acres have been scorched and at least 285 people remain missing. (📷: European Space Agency)