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    A South Korean diver clad in Santa Claus costume swims with sardines at The Coex Aquarium, Dec. 8, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Even though the official religion of South Korea is Buddhism, about 30 percent of it is Christian and Christmas is one of the biggest holidays to be celebrated in South Korea.
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    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles on the second of the eight days of Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the festival of light, in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Dec. 9, 2012.
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    A mahout rides his elephant after bathing at an elephant camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort, Dec. 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, Thailand. Elephants at the resort are used to naturally refine Arabic Black Ivory Coffee beans. It takes about 15-30 hours for the elephant to digest the beans, and which are then picked from their dung for roasting.
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    Terry Gilbert, left, kisses his husband Paul Beppler after wedding at Seattle City Hall, becoming among the first gay couples to legally wed in the state, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Dec. 5, 2012.
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    An indigenous group of Dumagat tribes protest the construction of an export processing zone called the Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority with a staged 'die-in' protest to dramatize their plight upon their arrival in Quezon City, Dec. 10, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. They say the project has already displaced 3,000 families.
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    Anna Barclay and son Zac, 2, stop to look at Christmas festive lights that adorn a detached house in a suburban street in Melksham, Dec. 8, 2012 in Melksham, England. The lights, a popular festive attraction, have returned to the town after a two-year absence and have raised thousands of pounds for charity for a local hospice, Dorothy House.
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    A young Indian child cries as police detain activists of Communist Party of India Marxist during a protest in Hyderabad, India, Dec. 10, 2012. The protesters staged a demonstration in front of the district administrator­s office against the hike of electrical and water prices demanding the government to resolve the problems of the people immediately.
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    Egyptian army soldiers stand guard near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 9, 2012. Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president made a partial concession overnight but refused its main demand he rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. 15.
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    Syrian children warm themselves at a refugee camp near the Turkish border, in Azaz, Syria, Dec. 9, 2012. Temperatures dropped to 48 degrees Fahrenheit in Azaz.
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    A Thousand people take part in the annual Glasgow Santa Dash Dec. 9, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. Members of the public dressed in Santa suits took part in the 5k event which started and finished in the City's George Square.
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