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    A veiled Indian woman watches as she stands on a field at Phaphamau on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, April 5, 2013.
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    Dynaste, left, ridden by Tom Scudamore jumps the last hedge next to Third Intention ridden by Joe Tizzard on their way to winning the John Smith's Mildmay Novices' Chase during Ladies Day at Aintree Racecourse on April 5, 2013 in Liverpool, England.
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    Indian Yoga Guru, Baba Ramdev, applauds as a Yoga student demonstrates different postures of Yoga during a function in Kolkata, India, April 5, 2013. Ramdev was in the city to attend a Woman's Empowerment camp organized by his organization, hundreds of women from all over the state came to attend the camp.
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    Michael Goodwin, Senior Partner for HTC, displays an HTC first cell phone with the new Facebook interface at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., April 4, 2013. The company says it is not building a phone, instead Facebook is introducing a new experience for Android phones. The idea is to bring content right to you, rather than require people to check apps on the device.
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    Al Crawford, of Warren, Mich., cheers during batting practice before an opening day baseball game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers in Detroit, April 5, 2013.
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    A small boy leaves his house in a street cart in the village of Gao, Mali, April 5, 2013. The United Nations expressed concern over reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuaregs and Arabs in Mali, where a French-led intervention recently routed Islamist rebels.
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    Supporters of Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro cheer during a campaign rally in San Carlos, Cojedes state, Venezuela, April 4, 2013. The presidential election to replace Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is scheduled for April 14.
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    Children ride on a three wheeler motorcycle on a street in Karachi, Pakistan, April 5, 2013. More than half of young Pakistanis believe democracy has not been good for their country and nearly 40 percent are in favor of having Islamic sharia rule, according to a survey published April 4th.
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    Qudsia Sadiq, 5 months, lies in a hammock attached on bed outside her family's makeshift home, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, April 4, 2013. Slums which are built on illegal lands have neither running water or sewage disposal.
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    A two-year-old panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, (FWC), April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5-months-old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in Sept. 2011 after their mother was found dead.
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    Soldiers of the U.S. Army 23rd chemical battalion, wearing anti-chemical suits, talk to each other near a mock bomb during a demonstration of their equipment at a ceremony to recognize the battalion's official return to the 2nd Infantry Division based in South Korea at Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, April 4, 2013.
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    A man looks at a burning skyscraper in central Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, April 3, 2013. A fire raged yesterday in Grozny in a 40-story skyscraper, a building which is a centerpiece of a drive by local authorities to promote the city as a glitzy and modern hub. The building was uninhabited.
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    A Gao street near the Niger River is seen, April 4, 2013, in Bamako at the western end of Mali. The United Nations expressed concern over reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuaregs and Arabs in Mali, where a French-led intervention recently routed Islamist rebels.
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    Visitors walk through an exhibit that features yarmulkes, hats and other headwear at the exhibition "The Whole Truth, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Jews" at the Jewish Museum, April 4, 2013 in Berlin. The exhibition presents every-day aspects of Jewish life, poses simple questions answered with exhibits and challenges certain stereotypes.
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    Tourists travel on a traditional boat to enjoy blooming cherry blossoms on the canal of Himeji Castle, April 4, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. Himeji Castle has been selected as one of the top places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan.
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    Family members visit the tomb of their loved ones to pay their respects and burn offerings at the Choa Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery during the Qing Ming Festival, April 4, 2013 in Singapore. Qing Ming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is an annual Chinese festival to commemorate the dead. Families visit the graves of their ancestors, burning incense and paper money and presenting offerings.
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    An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard in the destroyed courthouse in Farah, western Afghanistan, April 4, 2013. Suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners in western Afghanistan, officials said. Tens of people, including the nine attackers were reported killed in the fighting.
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    Demonstrators are seen during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestine April 4, 2013. Clashes rocked the West Bank as thousands attended the funerals of a prisoner and two teenagers shot dead by Israeli troops and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said the killings jeopardized U.S. efforts to rekindle peace talks.
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    An Iraqi woman shops in Shorja, the main food market in Baghdad, Iraq, April 4, 2013.
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    New York Knicks' J.R. Smith hangs from the rim after dunking the ball in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, April 3, 2013, in Atlanta. New York won 95-82.
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    Georgia May Jagger wearing a Tech Empire dress by PPQ, poses inside an engine of a British Airways 777 airliner, April 3, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Celebrating a new chapter in British Airways' long history of flying between Australia and the United Kingdom, British Airways launched the new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route with a special onboard celebration.
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    A woman and her daughter are frightened while ducks approach them for food at an amusement park in Beijing, April 3, 2013. Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of the bird flu strain that recently killed two men in China said the virus could be harder to track because it might be able to spread silently among poultry without notice.
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    A Muslim man stands inside a burned mosque, April 3, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. Clean up continues after a deadly fire at the mosque in Rangoon killed at least 13 sleeping children. Officials say the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring.
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    An archer performs traditional archery to entertain the gods during the Mitsuyama Taisai Festival of Itate Hyozu Shrine on April 3, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held once every 20 years since 1593.
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    Canada's Milos Raonic works on his serve while practicing for a Davis Cup tennis quarterfinal tie against Italy in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 2, 2013.
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    A protester prepares to set tires on fire, during riots against Israeli forces, after the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh at an Israeli jail, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestine, April 3, 2013. Prisoners have been rioting and on a hunger strike since a prisoner died of throat cancer April 2. The Palestinians have blamed Israel for the man's death, saying he was not given proper medical care.
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    Afghan refugee Abdulkareem Khan, 80, smokes a cigarette while watching his sheep, not pictured, feeding in a field on the on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, April 3, 2013. Abdulkareem, a shepherd from Afghanistan's northeastern city of Kunduz, fled the violence in his hometown in 2007 along with 22 members of his family and 60 sheep and took refuge in Pakistan.
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    Men speak on mobile phones in front of a Sony showroom in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo, April 3, 2013.
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    Pope Francis kisses Johnny Oliver Sweeney, from Virginia, as he leaves his weekly general audience in St. Peter Square at the Vatican, April 3, 2013.
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    Local boys search for coins and gold in the polluted waters of the Ganga River at Sangam after the Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad India, April 2, 2013. The two month long Kumbh Mela, is celebrated every 12 years at the merging of two sacred rivers on the outskirts of Allahabad, drawing massive crowds of devotees, ascetics and foreign tourists.
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    Brigham Young's Brandon Davies (0) blocks a shot by Baylor's Brady Heslip (5) during the first half of an NIT semifinal basketball game, April 2, 2013, in New York.
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    Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in KhanYounis, southern Gaza Strip, March 31, 2013. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles. Training is held at cemeteries in KhanYounis.
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    Spanish matador David Mora falls after a bull charges at him during the spring feria, on March 31, 2013 in Arles, southern France.
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    A boy plays in a street of the Cidade de Deus shantytown during Easter Day in Rio de Janeiro on March 31, 2013.
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    Louisville's Chane Behanan, foreground, and Wayne Blackshear (20) react to guard Kevin Ware's injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke in the NCAA college basketball tournament,, March 31, 2013, in Indianapolis.
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    A model walks the runway at the Juan Vidal show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russian Fall and Winter 2013-2014 collection at Manege on April 1, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
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    Guinness Book of World Records for the world's youngest drummer, Julian Pavone, aged 8, sits in during a photo session at Julian Pavone Studio on March 30, 2013 in Macomb, Michigan.
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    A man holds up the Palestinian national flag as he walks across a field during a rally marking Land Day in Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip close to the Israel border, in Pakistan, March 31, 2013. The annual demonstration mark the deaths of six Arab Israeli protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass protests in 1976 against plans to confiscate Arab land in the northern Galilee r
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    Sheep rush in to eat feed on Easter Day at Gwndwnwal Farm, March 31, 2013 in Brecon, Wales. Farmer Dai Brute runs Gwndwnwal Farm in Brecon with his wife Dulcie Brute and son Paul Brute. The recent cold snap has meant that farmers have had to continue feeding their sheep when they would normally be able to survive on grass the more mild weather.
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    Pope Francis kisses a baby after celebrating his first Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 31, 2013. Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter's Square, packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans and bedecked by spring flowers.
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    A supporter of losing presidential candidate Raila Odinga protests with others in the rain in front of riot police guarding the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya, March 30, 2013. Kenya's Supreme Court upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the next president, in a verdict on a petition by candidate Raila Odinga appealing the results, amid fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 post-election violence.
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    A baboon yawns during snowfall in the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich , Germany, March 31, 2013. Weather forecasts still predict cold winter weather for most parts of Germany.
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    Balinese teens pray at the temple before participating in the Kissing Festival known as 'Omed-Omedan' at Sesetan village on March 13, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. During the annual festival, Balinese youths gather first to pray, then to kiss and dance as spectators douse the teenagers with water. The festival follows the Day of Nyepi, and is intended to fend off bad luck in the year ahead.
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    Galatasaray's Felipe Melo of Brazil, left, and Schalke's Roman Neustaedter challenge for the ball during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Schalke and Galatasaray in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, March 12, 2013.
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    Faheema Titi, the sister of Palestinian Mahmoud Titi is covered with the blood of her dead brother after embracing him during his funeral in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, near the West Bank town of Hebron, March 13, 2013. Israeli troops shot to death Mahmoud Titi after he and others hurled rocks and firebombs at them in the West Bank, the military said.
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    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reviews Russian Honour guard during an official welcome ceremony upon his arrival to Moscow on March 13, 2013. Mahmoud Abbas is on his official visit to Russia.
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    Three nuns wait for smoke to emanate from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel which will indicate whether or not the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.
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    Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit the ancient Roman ruins in Jaresh on the third day of a visit to the country on March 13, 2013 in Jaresh, Jordan. The Royal couple are on the first leg of a tour of the Middle East taking in Qatar, Saudia Arabia and Oman.
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    Tunisian vendors shout slogans during a demonstration against their government after an impoverished vendor torched himself in a street and died, March 13, 2013, in Tunis. His act of desperation added urgency to politicians' efforts to end Tunisia's political and economic woes.
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    An Indonesian youth jumps into the water as he and others play in a dirty river at a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 13, 2013.
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    Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome, March 12, 2013. He sits with his two lead dogs, Tanner, left and Taurus, right.
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    A member from the production Le Noir performs at the Marina Bay Sands, March 12, 2013 in Singapore. Le Noir has a crew of twenty cirque performers from around the world like Russia, Australia, Lithuania, Canada, Bulgaria who specialize in different acrobatic acts, some of which were formerly from the production Cirque du Soleil.
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    Cardinals attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pope. There's no front-runner, and no indication how long voting will last.
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    A customer browses canned goods on display inside a Tesco supermarket in the Kensington neighborhood in London, March 12, 2013. Tesco Plc, the U.K.'s largest grocer launched a "Price Promise", its latest initiative offering to match the price of customers' purchases to that of its rivals, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s ASDA.
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    A pilgrim prays in St Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.
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    A supporter of Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro stands with his face painted in the colors of his nation's flag outside the national electoral council where Maduro registers his candidacy for president to replace late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, March 11, 2013. The presidential elections are to take place on April 14.
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    Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba on 'Somavati Amavasya' at the Jejuri temple in Pune district, Maharashtra state, March 11, 2013, India. 'Somavati Amavasya' is the day when a New Moon falls on March 11th.
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    Reiko Takahashi, 78 who lost her house and two fishing boats from the tsunami, prepares seaweed that she collects from sea at the Tomari port on March 12, 2013 in Minamisanriku, Japan. It's been two years since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear catastrophe rocked Japan that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing.
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    Aily Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, March 11, 2013.
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    Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Dennis Wideman #26 of the Calgary Flames off his feet during the first period at Staples Center on March 11, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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    Horses are hoisted in the air by a crane as they're being transferred from a cargo ship onto a truck upon arrival at a port in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Feb. 8, 2013. Hundreds of horses and cows arrived at the port from West Timor to be distributed to various cities on the main island of Java.
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    Jack Percoco of Cambridge, Mass. reaches into depleted shelves for milk at a supermarket in Somerville, Mass., Feb. 8, 2013. A major winter storm is heading toward the U.S. Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow expected for a Boston-area region that has seen mostly bare ground this winter.
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    Charl Schwartzel of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 6th hole during Day Two of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, Feb. 8, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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    A woman cries holding her injured son in a taxi as they arrive at a hospital in northern city of Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 8, 2013, following bombing by government forces. Loyalists troops made ground in the country's north, retaking Karnaz on the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway on Feb. 6th after a 16-day onslaught, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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    Debutantes and guests celebrate on the dance floor during the opening ceremony of the Opera Ball at the Vienna State Opera, in Vienna, Austria, Feb. 7, 2013.
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    Children, who were displaced with their families by 2010 floods from a village in Pakistan's Sindh province, enjoy jumping on a trampoline, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb. 8, 2013.
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    Julie Hunter of Australia celebrates the wicket of Arran Brindle of England during the super six match between England and Australia held at the CCI (Cricket Club of India), Feb. 8, 2013 in Mumbai, India.
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    A Lebanese boy holds up a Syrian revolutionary flag as he listen to Sheik Ahmad al-Assir, unseen, a hardline Sunni Lebanese cleric, deliver a sermon in support of Syrian rebel fighters and Syrian refugees, in Beirut, Lebanon, Feb. 8, 2013.
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    A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army mans a checkpoint at the entrance of Gao, northern Mali, Feb. 8, 2013. Earlier in the day a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed himself attempting to blow up an army checkpoint. It was the first time a suicide bomber operated in Mali.
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    A Georgian presidential supporter is wounded in a scuffle with anti-Saakashvili protesters outside the National Library where President Mikhail Saakashvili gave his last state-of-nation address in Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 8, 2013. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili changed the location for his last state-of-the nation address after protesters gathered outside the National Library location.
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    Schino, an Afghan Hound, drinks a glass of water at a press conference kicking off the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Feb. 7, 2013 in New York City. This year's event will feature two new breeds, Treeing Walker Coonhounds and Russell Terriers and will take place Feb. 11 and 12.
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    A young girl is pictured with her dog and a pony as it snows near Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 7, 2013.
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    Dieter Zetsche, chief executive officer of Daimler AG, reacts during a news conference to announce the company's results in Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 7, 2013. Daimler AG, the world's third-largest maker of luxury vehicles, forecast unchanged 2013 profit as spending for new models and a revamp of the automaker's operations eat into earnings.
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    Horticulturist Elisa Biond creates a wall of Vanda orchids for the Orchid Festival in The Princess of Wales Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Feb. 7, 2013 in London. 4500 orchids, 550 bromeliads and 350 assorted foliage plants have been installed for the Festival which runs Feb 9 to March 3, 2013.
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    U.S. marine soldiers from 1st battalion 3rd marinew, and South Korean marine soldiers cover themselves in snow during the U.S. and South Korean marines joint winter exercise, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. The South Korean troops train in temperatures below minus 20 degrees celsius to defend the country against any possible attacks from North Korea.
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    Israelis visit a multimedia art exhibition entitled "Van Gogh Alive" featuring the work of the painter Vincent van Gogh, Feb. 7, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibition explores the work of the artist through more than 3,000 images, across giant screens, walls and floors allowing the viewer to see his paintings in microscopic fine detail.
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    Kuwaiti men stand near camels during a competition in al-Salmi district, a desert area west of Kuwait City, Feb.7, 2013, held as part of the ongoing Popular Heritage Festival. The one-month event is held annually to commemorate popular activities in Kuwaiti heritage, featuring camel races, falcons contests, fishing competitions and others.
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    President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 7, 2013. The president Barack Obama said he hopes they maintain the morning's bipartisan spirit a little longer.
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    Ukrainian lawmakers talks in the parliament session hall in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 7, 2013. The severed hand on a poster is supposed to symbolize opposition's call to stop corruption in parliament. Opposition lawmakers block the work of the Ukrainian parliament in a sign of protest against corruption.
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    Police respond in Riverside, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013, after one officer was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout with a murder suspect. Christopher Dorner, is being sought in two weekend killings and is a suspect in an overnight shooting that killed one officer and wounded another.
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    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras arrives for the start of the European Council Meeting, Feb. 7, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. The President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy has announced that he will aim to reach an agreement on the EU's 2014-2020 budget during the two-day summit, which takes place, Feb. 7 and 8.
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    A Hindu devotee dries her clothes after taking a dip in Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad, India, Feb. 7, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years.
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    Samba dancers entertain the crowds prior to the International Friendly match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium, Feb. 6, 2013 in London.
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    A young girl rides her bike past a mound of garbage during the ninth day of the Seville waste disposal strike, Feb. 5, 2013 in Seville, Spain. Workers are striking over demands they take a 5 percent pay cut and extend their working week to 37.5 hours.
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    Indian Hindu devotees walk through a dust storm at the Sangam after taking a dip at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, Feb. 5, 2013. The Kumbh Mela in the town of Allahabad will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings.
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    A man dressed walks between doors of closed shops in Gao, northern Mali, Feb. 5, 2013. Troops from France and Chad moved into Kidal in an effort to secure the strategic north Malian city, a French official said, as the international force put further pressure on the Islamic extremists to push them out of their last major bastion of control in the north.
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    People reach out for a bag of oranges during a free distribution of fruit and vegetables by Greek farmers outside the Agriculture Ministry in Athens part a farmers protest against high production costs, including petrol, Feb. 6, 2013. Farmers distributed more than 50 tons of fruit and vegetables.
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    A Ghanaian fan celebrates during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-Final match between Burkina Faso and Ghana at the Mbombela Stadium, Feb. 6, 2013 in Nelspruit, South Africa.
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    A child watches as Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara sect leave their camp for a rituals that are believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a 'Naga' or naked holy men, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Feb. 6, 2013. This ritual that transforms selected holy men to Naga can only be done at the Kumbh festival.
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    People walk through a snow-covered street in Goyang, South Korea, Feb. 6, 2013.
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    The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery gather ahead of a 41-gun salute in Green Park, Feb. 6, 2013 in London. The salute is to mark the 61st anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.
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    Passengers sit inside a bus stuck in a traffic jam following heavy rain at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 6, 2013. About an hour of torrential rain triggered knee-high floods on the main streets of the capital, causing heavy traffic jams.
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    Chinese people decorate Ditan park to greet the New Year, Feb. 6, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the 'Lunisolar' Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.
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    A horse nibbles on a fence as others graze in a field under a blanket of snow during the cold winter weather in Akron, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2013.
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    Abdullah Gull, 12, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army holds on to his umbrella against the wind while standing on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb. 5, 2013.
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    Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum (12) stabilizes himself atop New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) as he goes up for a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Feb. 4, 2013. The Knicks won 99-85.
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    Probationers from Salisbury Cathedral Choir flip pancakes in front of Salisbury Cathedral Feb. 5, 2013 in Salisbury, England. The trainee choristers had to celebrate and learn about Shrove a week early this year as they will be on half-term holiday for pancake day next week.
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    A clergyman prays during a morning mass at the historic al-Muharraq Monastery, a centuries-old site some 180 miles south of Cairo in the province of Assiut, Egypt, Feb. 5, 2013. Egypt's Coptic Christian pope criticized the country's Islamist leadership in an interview with The Associated Press, saying the new constitution is discriminatory and Christians should not be treated as a minority.
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    A woman is assisted by relatives and friends while her home is demolished by the municipality in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, Palestine, Feb. 5, 2013. The municipality says the building was constructed without proper permits and that its structure was not sound. The 33-member family says it was waiting to receive permits.
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    Venezuelan soldiers take part in the commemoration of the 1992 failed coup led by Chavez, who was an army lieutenant colonel, against then president Carlos Andres Perez, in Caracas, Feb. 4, 2013. Ailing President Hugo Chavez, who had cancer surgery in December, is doing much better and recovering, Cuban leader Fidel Castro said in remarks Feb. 4.
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    French daredevil Alain Robert reaches into his chalk bag as he scales the Habana Libre hotel without using ropes or a safety net, in Havana, Cuba, Feb. 4, 2013. Robert was able to reach the top of the 27-story building in 30 minutes. He says his main concern is that the hotel, once a Hilton hotel, is in disrepair like other Havana landmarks.
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    A stranded passenger rests as he waits for the Jammu-Srinagar highway to reopen at a bus station in Jammu, India, Feb. 5,2013. Following fresh snowfall and landslides in some areas, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the second consecutive day.
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    Boston College's Steven Whitney, top, and Harvard's Kyle Criscuolo (11) go airborne as they collide during the first period of a Beanpot hockey tournament game in Boston, Feb. 4, 2013.
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    A woman smiles for a photo at the 'Carnaval na Central' carnival block parade, in central station, during pre-celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 2, 2013.
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    San Francisco 49er fans react as they watch Super Bowl XLVII at Gold Dust Lounge on Feb. 3, 2013 in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are facing off against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisana.
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    Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Swimmers race during the 2013 Cole Classic at Shelly Beach on February 3, 2013 in Manly, Australia.
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    A teacher checks students chalk boards in a classroom whose majority of tables and benches were taken by Islamists, on the first day of the reopening of schools after the French bombing of Islamist targets, Feb. 4, 2013 in Gao, in the north of Mali. Schools reopened today in Gao after the town was taken Jan. 26 by French and Malian forces from Islamists who had been occupying it for the last year.
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    People watch as the casket of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is brought out by members of the New York Police Department following funeral services at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El, Feb. 4, 2013 in New York City. The iconic former New York mayor passed away on Feb. 1 in New York City at age 88. Ed Koch was New York's 105th mayor and ran the city from 1978-89.
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    Chinese people visit a lantern show celebrating for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year during a lantern fair at the City God Temple, Feb. 4, 2013 in Shanghai, China. Chinese Lunar New Year, or known as Spring Festival will falls, Feb. 10, 2013 which is one of the most important festivals in China.
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    A Pakistani man walks through a flooded street on a rainy day in Peshawar, Pakistan, Feb. 4, 2013.
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    A Syrian boy holds a bird in his hand that he said was injured in a government airstrike hit the neighborhood of Ansari, in Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 3, 2013. The Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which opposes the regime, said government troops bombarded a building in Aleppo's rebel-held neighborhood of Eastern Ansari that killed over 10 people, including five children.
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    A woman kisses her friend as they attend a protest demanding a law that guarantees any Lebanese citizen the right to a civil marriage, Beirut, Lebanon, Feb. 4, 2013. Lebanon's Sunni cleric, Grand Mufti Mohammed Rashid Kabbani, blasted the effort to "plant the germ of civil marriage in Lebanon" with a religious edict declaring any Muslim official who participated in its legalization an "apostate."
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    Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim compete in the senior pairs short program at the U.S. figure skating championships in Omaha, Neb., Jan. 24, 2013.
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    A woman on a trade stand blows bubbles during the 2013 London Toy Fair at Olympia Exhibition Centre, Jan. 22, 2013 in London. The annual fair which is organized by the British Toy and Hobby Association, brings together toy manufacturers and retailers from around the world.
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    A man crosses himself while bathing in the ice cold water after plunging into it to mark Epiphany in St.Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 19, 2013.
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    U.S. President Barack Obama kisses First lady Michelle Obama during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.
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    An Iranian officer lashes a man, convicted of rape, at the northeastern city of Sabzevar, Iran, Jan. 16, 2013. Rape, like murder and treason, can be punished by the death sentence in Iran, but sometimes judges imposed a sentence of lashes before execution or imprisonment.
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    Thick grime and dust as a result of pollution from a nearby chemical plant is seen on the window panes of a house as a resident cooks in her home in Qianjiang City, China, Jan. 15, 2013. More than 20 chemical plants were built around the villages of Dongtan, Xiangnan, Zhoutan, Sunguai, Qingnian and others over the past two years resulting in huge increases in noise, air and water pollution.
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    A bull charges towards bull tamers during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, India, Jan. 16, 2013. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal.
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    Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of Palestinian farmer Moustafa Abu Jarad in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Jan. 15, 2013. According to Palestinian medical official Ashraf al-Kidra, the farmer was shot dead by Israeli troops. The Israeli military said in initial investigation disclosed it was not behind the shooting.
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    A derailed train hangs on the edge of the track after it crashed into the side of a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Sweden, Jan. 15, 2013. A woman obtained the keys to the train and drove it away before it crashed into the building.
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    Edina Gallovits-Hall of Romania watches on as Serena Williams of the United States lays on the court after falling in her first round match during day two of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Jan. 15, 2013, in Melbourne, Australia.
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    A young Japanese woman dressed in a colorful Kimono uses her mobile phone after attending a ceremony marking the "Coming of Age Day" in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 14, 2013. The Coming of Age Day is a Japanese holiday held to celebrate young people who have reached the age of 20, the age of maturity in Japan, when they are legally permitted to smoke, drink alcohol and vote.
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    A man attempts to retrieve some belongings by breaking through a window of the burning Lome's Grand Marche, Jan. 12, 2013, in Lome, Togo. Crowds of people filled the streets surrounding the multistory structure, as a few vendors entered the burning building to save their goods.
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    Hindu men and a decorated cow jump over fire as part of "Makar Sankranti" celebrations in Bangalore, India, Jan. 14, 2013. Cows and bulls are washed and the horns painted with bright colors and decorated with garlands during the Hindu festival, which marks the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere and the end of the harvesting season.
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    Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, right, reacts with Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers as she is crowned Miss America 2013, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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    Owner of the MV Kearsarge, Peter Fenton, examines his sinking dinner cruise ship in Sunapee Harbor, Jan. 11, 2013 in Sunapee, N.H. Authorities said the ship started to go under in the evening of Jan. 10th, and part of the lower deck at the back of the boat was under water by morning. It was not immediately known what caused the problem.
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    An Indian Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, gets dressed after taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Jan. 11, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious gathering that lasts for more than a month on the banks of Sangam and falls every 12th year.
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    Visitors look out from the Shard viewing platform, Jan. 9, 2013 in London. Standing at 1,016 ft high, the Shard is open to the public from Feb. 1, 2013, to enjoy views of London. The 95-story skyscraper, which will be surpassed by the still under construction Mercury City Tower in Moscow as the tallest building in Europe.
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    British artist Paul Emsley poses in front of his portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London, Jan. 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace.
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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai reviews the honor guards during a full military honors ceremony welcoming Karzai to the Pentagon Jan. 10, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Karzai is on a visit in Washington, to include a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, to discuss the continued transition in Afghanistan and the partnership between the two nations.
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    Indian Security Force soldiers patrol the border fence at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, southwest of Jammu, Jan. 11, 2013. Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir.
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    People stop to look at the illuminated cloisters at Lacock Abbey as part of a new installation 'Into the Light; Illuminating Lacock Abbey', Jan. 10, 2013 in Lacock, England. The historic Lacock Abbey, which is seen as the birthplace of photography, will be seen in a new light for two weeks with illuminations and special effects lighting in the historic cloisters set up by the National Trust.
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    Visitors to The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley Gardens hold butterflies, Jan. 11, 2013 near Woking, England. Rare and exotic butterflies have been placed in The Glasshouse for visitors from Jan. 12 to Feb. 24, 2013.
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    A Florida Air National Guard F-15C "Eagle" takes on fuel from an Alabama Air National Guard KC-135R "Stratotanker" over the Gulf of Mexico off Florida on an aerial refueling flight, Jan. 10, 2013.
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    A farmer carries vegetables wrapped in a cloth from a vegetable farm, Jan. 10, 2013 in Noida, India. Farmers buy a Bhiga of land, about 14400 square feet, for about $73.30 USD, per year. They grow different vegetables in their contracted fields and make their living by selling them to distributors.
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    KTM rider Jorge Aguilar of Salvador tries to get out of a dune during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Jan. 10, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20.
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    Mantu Das, 6, dressed as Hindu god Lord Shiva takes a nap at the Gangasagar camp in Kolkata, Jan. 10, 2013. Sadhus and Hindu pilgrims began to gather in Kolkata on their way to the Hindu holy festival Gangasagar Mela. They all gather to take a dip in the ocean on the holy day of the Hindu calendar considered to be of great religious significance in Hindu mythology.
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    Two lions are pictured at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany, Jan. 10, 2013.
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    Striking farmworkers and other protestors throw stones, while hiding behind broken road signs during violent clashes with members of the South African Police Services(not visible), Jan. 10, 2012 in de Doorns, South Africa. The farmer said that they they will not return to work until they receive a daily wage of at least $17 per day, which is about double what they currently earn.
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    Nina Ragettli of Switzerland competes during qualification for the ladies Ski Halfpipe FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at the US Grand Prix, Jan. 9, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
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    A female member of Venezuela's Bolivarian militia, holds a flower during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 10, 2013. Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace in an exuberant symbolic inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.
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    An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the production plant, Jan. 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin, Jan. 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honor of Bamfords wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire.
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    A killer whale surfaces through a small hole in the ice near Inukjuak, in Northern Quebec, jan. 8, 2013. Mayor Peter Inukpuk urged the Canadian government to send an icebreaker as soon as possible to crack open the ice and help the pod of about a dozen trapped orcas find open water. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said it is sending officials to assess the situation.
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    Snow falls as a group of ultra-orthodox Jews pose for a snapshot next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Jan. 10, 2013. Stormy weather conditions continued on Thursday with snow, torrential rains and strong winds across the region.
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    Yafa, 8, watches the snowfall from her bedroom window, in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 10, 2013. The storm dumped two feet of snow on many parts of Jordan, shutting schools, stranding motorists and delaying international flights. Jordanian weatherman Mohammed Samawi called it the "fiercest storm to hit the Mideast in the month of January in at least 30 years."
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    Selfridges department store employees pose for the media in "The Silence Room", a space for shoppers to quietly relax in, Jan. 10, 2013, London. The Silence Room, where shoes are to be left outside and mobile phones are not to be used. It is part of a campaign by the store to integrate shopping with meditation to encourage people to be more considered and mindful in their everyday life.
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    Yamaha rider David Casteu of France rides on a stretch of fesh-fesh during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, Jan. 9, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20.
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    A polar bear is fed by a zookeeper at zoo of the Everland amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 9, 2013. The National Weather Service issued a cold wave watch and the temperature reached 51 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning.
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    South Korean special warfare forces take part in a winter season drill in Pyeongchang, east of Seoul, Jan. 9, 2013. The Korean peninsula is the world's last Cold War frontier as Stalinist North Korea and pro-Western South Korea have been technically at war since the 1950-53 conflict.
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    A wildfire near Deans Gap, Australia, crosses the Princes Highway, Jan. 8, 2013. Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires in southeastern Australia as authorities evacuate national parks and warned that hot, dry and windy conditions were combining to raise the threat to its highest alert level.
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    A Catholic devotee is carried to an ambulance after fainting during the procession of the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene in celebration of its feast day, Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual procession is now becoming a tourist attraction.
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    An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan, Jan. 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11.
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    Indian Hindu couples from Maharashtra state perform a ritual for the long life of their spouses at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India, Jan. 8, 2013.
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    Classical dancers of the Latvian National Ballet perform during a dress rehearsal of 'Giselle' at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Jan. 8, 2013.
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    Viktor Troicki of Serbia competes during the World Tennis Challenge at Memorial Drive, Jan. 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.
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    Duke fans yell as Clemson's K.J. McDaniels (32) inbounds the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Jan. 8, 2013. Duke won 68-40.
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    People flock to Bondi Beach to cool off, Jan. 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 109 degrees Fahrenheit around Sydney.
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    A Syrian refugee stands on top of a water tank at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, Jan. 9, 2013. Torrential rains over the past four days have flooded 200 tents and forced women and infants to evacuate in temperatures below freezing at night, with whipping winds and lashing rain.
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    Syrian refugee children watch television at a temporary shelter, after their tents flooded from the rain, at a refugee camp, in the eastern Lebanese Town of Al-Faour near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Jan. 8, 2013. The flood forced dozens of Syrian refugees to leave in search for alternative shelter along with their water-soaked and muddied belongings.
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    A protestor wears an orange prison jump suit and black hood on their head during protests against holding detainees at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay during a demonstration in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, Jan. 8, 2013. This weeks marks the 11th anniversary of the opening of the prison.
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    Jamil, the four week old Greater One Horned Rhinoceros stands with her mother Behan in their enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo, Jan. 8, 2013 in Dunstable, England. The 3ft high baby rhino weighing 59kg at birth made her first public appearance.
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    Workers stand on the Costa Concordia cruise ship laying aground near a port on Jan. 8, 2013 on the Italian island of Giglio. On Jan. 13, 2012, the giant Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia tipped over near Giglio island leaving 32 people dead. Workers are still working on removing the ship a year after its crash.
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    Pilgrims view a plaster replica of 19th century Italian Catholic priest Saint John Bosco, in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Jan. 7, 2013 in Liverpool, England. The relics are in the UK as part of a world tour, which began in 2009 and culminates in 2015, the 200th anniversary of his birth.
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    A man sits on top of his car which is stuck in a flooded road near the Israeli-Arab town of Kfar Qara, in central Israel, Jan. 8, 2013. Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing powerlines and trees and blocking roads causing several injuries.
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    Sunrise swimmers take a break at Bronte Pool in Bronte Beach to beat the heat as temperatures are expected to reach record highs, Jan. 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
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    Alabama players celebrate after the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. Alabama won 42-14.
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    Nikica Jelavic of Everton attempts an overhead kick as Billy Jones of Cheltenham Town, right, looks on during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match between Cheltenham Town and Everton at Abbey Business Stadium, Jan. 7, 2013 in Cheltenham, England.
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    Runners take a hurdle down the back straight at Chepstow racecourse, Jan. 08, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales.
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    Historical re-enactors dressed as 1812-era French horsemen ride during a reenactment of the French Invasion of Russia in 1812, during celebrations to mark the Russian Orthodox Christmas in St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 7, 2013. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians who rely on the old Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants.
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    A snowboarder glides down a ski path at Sno Mountain, Jan. 7, 2013 in Scranton, Pa.
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    Syrian rebel fighters take their positions in foxholes on the frontline of the ongoing battle for the military airport in Taftanaz, Syria, Jan. 6, 2013. Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a rare speech Sunday, outlined his own vision for ending the country's conflict with a plan that would keep him in power.
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    A young Siberian tiger swims in its outdoor enclosure, Jan. 7, 2013 at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany.
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    A participant from New Zealand flies a large heart shaped kite at the International Kite Festival in Mumbai, India, Jan. 7, 2012. Kite-flyers from different countries are participating in the day-long festival.
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    Participants dressed as 'Befana' row on the Gran Canal during the traditional Epiphany Boat Race, Jan. 6, 2013 in Venice, Italy. In Italy, Epiphany is celebrated on Jan. 6, on the canals when mascareta boats are piloted in tribute to 'Befana', a witch who delivers gifts and sweets to children.
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    A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat bread in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Jan. 6, 2013. The revolution against Syrian President Bashar Assad that began in March 2011, started with peaceful protests but morphed into a civil war that has killed more than 60,000 people, according to a recent United Nations estimate.
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    People hold placards reading "No cuts" as they take part in a demonstration organized by Spanish health workers to denounce budget cuts and privatizations in health services, in Madrid, Jan. 7, 2013.
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    A giraffe looks at visitors in its outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany, Jan. 7, 2013. The giraffe is six meter tall.
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    A Lebanese boy, rides his bicycle as he makes his way through a flooded highway, in Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Jan. 6th.
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    An Indian laborer washes himself at an outdoor tap on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India, Jan. 7, 2013. North India continues to face below average weather with dense fog affecting flights and trains. More than 100 people have died due to exposure, as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.
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    Swimmers race as Lukas Kokinis from Greece retrieves a wooden cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a ceremony to bless the water at the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, Jan. 6, 2013.
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    An artist performs over the crowd during the 'Cabalgata de Reyes,' or the Three Wise Men parade in Madrid, Jan. 5, 2013. The traditional parade marks the eve of the Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrating the story of the three wise men believed to have followed a bright star to offer gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem.
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    Homeless people warm their hands over a fire in New Delhi, Jan. 3, 2012. A cold wave is sweeping across northern India sending temperatures plunging.
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    A bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to neighboring Monroe, stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting, in Monroe, Conn., Jan. 3, 2013. Chalk Hill School in Monroe was overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting.
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    Sadia Mukhteya, 12, who was displaced with her family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, reads in front of a class during an English language lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan. 3, 2013.
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    Rescuers hold onto a female passenger after a ferry ran aground while trying to dock at Dumaguete City during strong waves as Tropical Depression Auring hit the Philippines, Jan. 3, 2013. Local media reports stated that more than 200 passengers and crew were taken to safety after the M/V Zamboanga Ferry passenger ship had difficulty docking at the port.
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    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., whose district includes Long Island, expresses his anger and disappointment during a cable TV interview, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 2, 2013, after the House GOP leadership decided late New Year's Day to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
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    Iranian Shiite Muslims men beat their chests at the Grand Bazaar during the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2013.
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    A rear alleyway behind homes is seen in Accrington, Lancashire, England, Jan. 3, 2013. Accrington has the highest number of empty homes in England.
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    A worker collects pieces of shark fins drying on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong, Jan. 3, 2013. For centuries, shark fin, usually served as soup, has been a coveted delicacy in Chinese cooking, extolled for its supposed ability to boost sexual potency, enhance skin quality, increase one's energy, prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol.
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    Firefighters work to put out a fire at a fur factory that contains six tanks of hazardous chemicals in Wenzhou, China, Jan. 3, 2013. More than 350 firefighters were brought in to get the fire under control.
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    Zookeeper Sarah Hall helps count meerkats as part of the annual census at the Bristol Zoo, Jan. 2, 2013, in Bristol, England. The annual count is carried out at the start of each year and takes stock of more than 400 species.
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    Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Jan. 1, 2013.
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    Indian women offer prayers for a gang rape victim at Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi, India, Jan. 2, 2013. India's top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to demand stronger protection for their safety.
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    Stanford wide receiver Jamal-Rashad Patterson, left, makes a catch against Wisconsin defensive back Shelton Johnson (24) during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Jan. 1, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif.
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    Thomas Morgenstern of Austria, soars through the air during a training session in front of the judges and the Zugspitze mountain for the second stage of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Jan. 1, 2013.
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    Chadian soldiers, part of a FOMAC multinational force convoy, man a position near Damara, Central African Republic, Jan. 2, 2013. The commander of FOMAC warned rebels in the Central African Republic against trying to take the town of Damara, saying it would "amount to a declaration of war".
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    A man takes part in the traditional New Year's swim in Geluzis Lake, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Jan. 1, 2013.
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    Nationalists hold torches during a march marking the 104th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, in Lviv, Ukraine, Jan. 1, 2013. Bandera was a Ukrainian politician and one of the leaders of Ukrainian national movement in western Ukraine, who headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.
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    Phil Taylor of England celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the 2013 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace in London, Jan. 1, 2013.
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    A woman walks past a mural of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 1, 2013. Somber Venezuelans began 2013 worrying over about their leader as he wages his battle with cancer in a Havana hospital.
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    A Newar community girl dressed as a deity dances as she participates in a parade marking Yomari Puni festival in Katmandu, Nepal, Dec. 28, 2012. Yomari Puni is a festival observed annually by the Newari community on a full moon day where Yomari, a confection of rice flour, is prepared and eaten.
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    Cody Mooney, visiting from Loveland, Colo., tosses his 17-month-old daughter Willow in the air as snow geese take flight behind, Dec. 27, 2012, in the Skagit Valley near La Conner, Wash. Bird watchers took advantage of a day without rain to gaze at some of the tens of thousands of snow geese that spend the winter near the mouth of the Skagit River.
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    A protester uses his slingshot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers, during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Salah, Dec. 28, 2012.
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    Activists protest against a bill banning the American adoption of Russian children in St.Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 26, 2012. Defying a storm of domestic and international criticism, Russia moved toward finalizing a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, as Parliament's upper house voted unanimously in favor of a measure that President Vladimir Putin has indicated he will sign into law.
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    Syrian refugees, who fled their home in Idlib due to a government airstrike, look out of a vehicle's window just after crossing the border from Syria to Turkey, in Cilvegozu, Turkey, Dec. 20, 2012.
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    The newly crowned Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, answers questions during the press conference after this year's telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 19, 2012.
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    Norway's Nina Loeseth competes during the first run of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom in Are, Sweden, Dec. 20, 2012.
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    A Bangladeshi laborer pulls a cart full of empty drums during a nationwide strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 20, 2012. Twelve Islamic parties called an eight-hour general strike in the capital Dhaka and a dawn-to-dusk general strike across the country as they seek a ban on left-wing political parties.
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    A model wears a creation of Israeli designer Hagit Witman by her brand "Fishndag" during a show at the Tel Aviv fashion week in Israel, Dec. 19, 2012.
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    A Nepalese woman feeds stray dogs near the Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Dec. 19, 2012. The Pashupatinath Temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.
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    Indian activists listen a speech outside Delhi's chief minister residence during a protest in New Delhi, India, Dec. 19, 2012. The hours-long gang-rape and near fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women.
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    New recruits of the Jammu and Kashmir police participate in a parade in Sheeri, India, Dec. 19, 2012. About 900 police officers have completed a nine-month training session in handling non-lethal weapons for controlling street protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
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    A Bahraini plain-clothed policeman drags an elderly man whom they arrested for protesting in the old market place in the Bahraini capital Manama, Dec. 17, 2012. Bahraini authorities arrested several opposition supporters who gathered in the capital Manama to mark the unofficial Martyrs Day.
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    A young girl is captivated by chickens for sale in a market place, Dec. 17, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Yesterday, major human rights and civil society organizations demanded a repeat of the first round of voting, citing violations such as the lack of full judicial supervision of the vote and Christians being barred from voting at some stations.
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    A dancer preforms with sand during Gideon Oberson's show at the Tel Aviv fashion week in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 17, 2012.
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    Chinese winter swimmer Gong Shulin finishes a swim in the freezing waters of the Song Hua River in Harbin city, northeastern China, Dec. 17, 2012. More than 500 winter swimmers belonging to a local winter swimming association are carrying out their winter swimming exercise everyday while the outside temperature is about -20 degrees Celsius. They believe the exercise is good for their health.
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    People look at damaged vehicles after a bomb blast in the Pakistani tribal area of Khyber, Dec. 17, 2012. A car bomb exploded outside the women's waiting area of a government office in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region, killing many people and wounding others, government officials said.
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    People pay their respects at a makeshift shrine to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 17, 2012. Funerals began Monday in the little Connecticut town after the school massacre that took the lives of 20 small children and six staff.
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    President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 16, 2012. Obama arrived in Newtown two days after the tragedy and as authorities were still trying to piece together a motive for the second-deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
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    Afghans pray for victims killed from a mine explosion in Chaparhar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2012. An exploding bomb or land mine killed several young girls as they were gathering firewood outside their village in the east of the country.
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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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    Choristers from Winchester Cathedral enjoy ice skating at the artificial rink set up beside the cathedral, Dec. 11, 2012 in Winchester, England. Forecasters are warning that England could experience the coldest day of the year on Dec. 12, as temperatures could drop as low as 6 degrees Fahrenheit, bringing widespread ice, harsh frosts and freezing fog.
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    An Indian Villager leaves for work amidst morning fog on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, Dec. 11, 2012.
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    A couple kiss goodbye on a platform before a train leaves the railway station in Vichy, central France, Dec. 10, 2012.
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    Simon Lenihan, a full time commercial horse logger, removes a Scots Pine tree from the Balmoral Estate with Sultan De Le Campagne a 15 year old Belgian Aldennes horse, Dec. 11, 2012 in Crathie, Aberdeenshire, England. The horses are being used in place of large timber machines to minimize any damage to vegetation, soils and water-tables.
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    Members of the Swedish Royal family and Nobel Prize laureates walk down the stairs as they arrive for the Nobel Banquet at Town Hall, Dec. 10, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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    A firefighter walks through smoke from a fire, Dec. 10, 2012, in Philadelphia. Fire Department Executive Chief Richard Davison says the blaze broke out Monday afternoon at a three-story industrial garage. Davison says an elderly woman has been taken to the hospital in stable condition. The woman's injuries were not immediately clear.
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    Coral hinds are displayed at the seafood department of the international food market of Rungis, Dec. 11, 2012.
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    A woman walks down a street under snow covered trees in the center of Skopje, Macedonia.
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    Two boys whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh, Syria, Dec. 10, 2012.
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    Indian fishermen prepare their nets on the Arabian Sea coast before they leave for fishing in Mumbai, India, Dec. 11, 2012.
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    The U.S. Capitol is surrounded by fog in Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2012. Lawmakers from both parties are leaving rhetorical room for a split-the-difference agreement with President Barack Obama on a U.S. budget deal.
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    A woman feeds tomtits in a park in the Belarus capital Minsk, Dec. 7, 2012.
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    Students play on a swing after morning assembly at the Central Baptist Church School in New Delhi, India, Dec. 7, 2012. Built in 1814, the church is one of Delhi's oldest and stands on the historic Chadni Chowk Road.
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    A human skull is pictured as a Hindu holy man prepares for a ritual after his arrival at Sangam to participate in the upcoming Maha Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad, Dec. 7, 2012. The Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world and millions gather for this auspicious occasion.
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    A masked Palestinian looks to friends as another man climbs the separation wall in Ramallah, on the West Bank, during the weekly protest over the Israeli wall, Dec. 7, 2012.
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    Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Morsi supporters carry two bodies of people killed during clashes with anti-Morsi protesters, during a funeral outside Al Azhar mosque, the highest Islamic Sunni institution, Dec. 7, 2012.
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    Bosnian workers re-inter human remains in a grave at the Potocari memorial center near Bosnian town of Srebrenica, northeast of Sarajevo, Dec. 7, 2012. Authorities in Bosnia are opening 98 graves containing incomplete remains of Srebrenica massacre victims to add newly found and identified bones to the graves. Serb troops executed more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks near the end of Bosnian war.
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    Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal; center, left; and Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya wave from the rooftop of a car during a parade following Meshaal's arrival in Rafah, southern Gaza, Dec. 7, 2012. Meshaal is making his first-ever visit to the Gaza Strip amid tight security for festivities marking the ruling Islamist movement's 25th anniversary.
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    Children assist in an operation on a dummy at the Auf der Bult Children's Hospital in Hanover, Germany, Dec. 7, 2012. The hospital held an open day in order to inform school children about the dangers of playing with fire, hot liquids and electricity.
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    Gunter Hersch cleans a model of the Capitol of Washington model after heavy snowfall in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany, Dec. 7, 2012. Workers check regularly the snow load on the model buildings during winter.
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    People watch as a laser show illuminates India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, India, Dec. 7, 2012. The event marked the culmination of the various Japanese cultural events held in India to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of Japan-India diplomatic relations.
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    An Egyptian army tank is seen behind barbed wire securing the perimeter of the presidential palace while protesters on the other side chant anti-President Mohammed Morsi slogans, in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 6, 2012.
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    Ruth Nicolaci, left, hugs her son and firefighter, Lt. G. Bourne Knowles, Dec. 5, 2012, for the first time since learning that the landscaping business that she started with Mr. Knowles' father had been destroyed by fire in Fairhaven, Mass. Lt. Knowles, a volunteer firefighter, was among those who fought the four-alarm fire at the landscaping business that was started by his parents.
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    Devotees gather round a tree at the home of Santeria priestess Chuchita for a sacrificial ceremony honoring Saint Barbara's feast day, in Bahia Honda, Cuba, Dec. 4, 2012.
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    A tombstone sits atop a mound of dirt in the middle of a construction site in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China, Dec. 5, 2012. The family whom the ancestral grave belongs to is unhappy with the relocation compensation offered so workers have constructed the building foundation around it.
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    A goat is thrown in to a circle during a friendly "buzkashi" game in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan, in which players fight to place a goat carcass into a circle goal.
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    Free Syrian Army fighters aim their weapons inside an abandoned building during heavy clashes with government forces in Aleppo, Syria, Dec. 5, 2012.
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    A Chinese man dives into a partly frozen lake for a swim in Beijing, Dec. 6, 2012.
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    A herd of camels stand in a snow-covered pasture, Dec. 6, 2012, in Berkenthin, northern Germany. The herd belongs to trained veterinarian and farmer, and is used for film and television productions.
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    Smoke rises from a burning tire set by Congolese demonstrators in Goma, eastern Congo, Dec. 6, 2012. Dozens of Congolese demonstrated in the provincial capital of Goma against what they described as the impotence of the country's armed forces, which allowed a rebel group to overrun the city a little over two weeks ago.
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    Rescue workers attempt to control a major fire that erupted along the Indian Oil Corporation's Crude Oil Pipeline from Salaya to Mathura, near the village of Rutadal, India, Dec. 4, 2012.
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    Residents cross a damaged road destroyed at the height of Typhoon Bopha in the village of Andap, New Bataan town, Compostela Valley, Dec. 5, 2012. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces.
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    A supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, pictured at right, chants slogans during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 5, 2012. Supporters of Morsi and opponents clashed outside the presidential palace when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area where some 300 of his opponents were staging a sit-in.
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    Real Madrid's Kaka from Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal against Ajax during a group D Champions League soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Dec. 4, 2012.
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    A member of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) evacuates a government area located less than 19 miles away from downtown Brasilia, Brazil, Dec. 4, 2012. Leaders of the MST reported that the lands were occupied by about 400 families.
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    Hounds of the Saltersgate Farmers Hunt find themselves in snow at Low Kingthorpe Wood, England, as cold weather sweep across Great Britain, Dec. 5, 2012.
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    Thai Buddhist monks release lanterns in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 5, 2012, during celebrations for the 85th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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    Dark clouds hang over buildings in Aleppo, Syria, Dec. 4, 2012.
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    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he arrives for the Senate Republican Weekly Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 4, 2012. Senate Republicans held the luncheon to discuss Republican agendas.
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    A worker welds a machine part at the Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company plant in Kharagpur, India, Dec. 4, 2012. The Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company is a joint venture of Tata Motors and Hitachi Construction Machinery, which produces cost effective construction equipment for developing markets across the globe.
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