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"Give the new kid some blocks, too." Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times.

At the Communist Party's 18th congress in Beijing, hostesses posed for photographs before an audience of security guards inside. Photo by Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times

Protesters sympathetic to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria outside the White House. Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times

A newly married couple on the subway in Manhattan. Amanda Boyer, right, and Andreana Boyer, left, got married in New York because same-sex marriages are not legal in Colorado, where they live. Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Below: Kelly Jacobs, a delegate from Mississippi, wore a homemade Obama dress to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times

Moises Saman for The New York Times: A suspected police informer was surrounded by an angry crowd after he was severely beaten in Tahrir Square in Cairo.