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  • In this Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 photo, a traditional fruit canopy is displayed at the house of Abdullah Wasef Tawfiq, the high priest of the ancient Samaritan community, during celebrations of the week-long biblical holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, on Mount Gerizim, overlooking the West Bank city of Nablus. In the Bible, God commands the people of Israel to build huts symbolizing the Israelites’ encampments as they wandered the desert following the exodus from Egypt. Unlike the outdoor huts Jews construct on the holiday, Samaritans build exquisite canopies of densely packed fruit, which are attached to metal frames and perched on stilts or suspended from living room ceilings. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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  • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks about the upcoming season during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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  • In this 2014 photo made available by the journal Nature, a young bearded capuchin monkey strikes a stone against another in the Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil. In a report released Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2016, researchers say wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil deliberately break stones, unintentionally producing flakes similar to the ancient sharp-edged tools made by human ancestors. (Michael Haslam via AP)

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  • In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 refugee Firas Zakri from Syria, a tour guide of the so-called 'Refugee Tours' shows a photograph of his hometown Aleppo as he tours with a group of people through the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany. Zakri is one of four refugee guides with “querstadtein,” or “cross-city,” a non-profit that initially started off offering tours of Berlin led by formerly homeless people. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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  • This June 24, 2016, file photo, provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Jazeena Baeza/NerdWallet via AP, File)

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