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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    The director of "Club of Clowns" clown school, Tito Aguirre, known as "Dr. Quelokura," delivers a present to a patient during a visit to La Mascota Children Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 18, 2012. Each year, members of "Club of Clowns" visit hospitalized children before Christmas to make them laugh as part of an alternative therapy.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship transporting U.S. astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to the International Space Station blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Dec. 19, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    An elderly South Korean woman is helped as she casts her vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Nonsan, South Korea, Dec. 19, 2012. Park Geun-Hye was elected to the office of South Korean President, becoming the country's first female leader.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    Afghan displaced children warm themselves at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2012. A German run charity organization, known as Johanniter, distributed winter relief assistance to some 279 internally displaced families in Kabul.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with dolphins at the animal exhibition park Marineland, Dec.19, 2012, in Antibes, France.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    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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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    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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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    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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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    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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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 19, 2012

    Police stand behind a unionists' banner by the Greek parliament in Athens, Greece, Dec. 19, 2012 during a 24-hour public sector employees strike. The civil service union Adedy called for a 24-hour strike against budget cuts with the support of the private sector union.
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