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    A girl mourns over the death of her sister Bulbul and brother Ankit, who died after a wall collapsed at Dallupura village near New Ashok Nagar, Dec. 12, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Five children died and one was seriously injured in the incident.
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    A fireball is seen erupting across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, West Va., Dec. 11, 2012. At least five homes went up in flames and a badly damaged section of Interstate 77 was shut down in both directions near Sissonville after a natural gas explosion triggered an hour-long inferno that officials say spanned about a quarter-mile.
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    A mother holds her baby, born on 12/12/12 at a hospital in Allahabad, India, Dec. 12, 2012. The date 12/12/12, seen as auspicious by astrologers, saw an influx of mothers to local hospitals looking to give birth on the date which won't happen again for nearly 100 years, local media reported.
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    A municipality worker sits in front of anti-riot police during a demonstration held outside the Parliament in Athens, Dec. 12, 2012. Germany and France signaled, Dec. 12 that a Greek debt buy-back passed a critical bailout test, saying it was "satisfactory" even though it will cost more than expected.
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    Policemen are silhouetted against a pyramid in Giza, Egypt, Dec. 12, 2012. An Egyptian opposition alliance urged supporters on Wednesday to vote "No" in the referendum on a disputed constitution but said it may still boycott if its conditions are not met.
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    A man watches TV screen showing a North Korean TV anchorwoman announcing the success of a rocket launch, at an electronic shop in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un took a giant step forward in its quest to develop the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead.
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    Protesters hold a silent protest in Lansing, Mich., Dec. 12, 2012, a day after thousands of protesters rallied on the grounds as lawmakers pushed final versions of right-to-work legislation. The tape over their mouths demonstrates how Gov. Rick Snyder and his allies have silenced Michigan's middle class, and effectively cut the wages of Michiganders by $1500.
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    People ski off piste in Val d'Isere, French Alps, Dec. 12, 2012. Recent snowfalls have encouraged skiers to hit the slopes and the Val d'Isere authorities have opened certain slopes early.
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    Internally displaced families warm up their hands over a fire at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012. More than two million Afghans are at risk from cold, disease and malnutrition as an international appeal for funds to help one of the world's poorest countries has fallen drastically short of its goal, the United Nations and several humanitarian agencies warned.
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    The head of Tibetan Buddhism's Karma Kagyu sect, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, center, performs rituals during the inauguration of new tents for Monks at the Tergar Monastery in Bodh Gaya, India, Dec. 12, 2012. Bodh Gaya is the town where Buddha is believed to have attained nirvana, or enlightenment 2,500 years ago.
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    A Syrian boy stands between men as they wait outside a bakery shop to buy bread in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria, Dec. 12, 2012.
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