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MUSEUM IS GETTING READY, NO MATTER WHO WINS

LONDON

Clay head molds of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, are displayed at Madame Tussauds' Studios. Artists have studied hundreds of photos and hours of video footage to create the molds, and will use their research to ultimately finish the figures. The process is intricate, with artists inserting each strand of hair individually and using materials like red silk are to create the veins on the eye and knotted rope to create veins. Finishing the head of the figure can take up to five weeks.

BANGKOK

Smile, it's a celebration

Buddhist monks look on during a merit making ceremony. The monks, along with thousands of the faithful, gathered to remember Thai King Chulalongkorn, who is credited with opening up Thailand to western ideas and culture.

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