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    A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky during the holiday season on the Place de la Concorde Square in Paris, Dec. 12, 2013.
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    A man walks in a fog-enveloped field on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, the morning of Dec. 13, 2013.
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    A follower of the Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet attends the closing event of the electoral campaign in Santiago de Chile, Chile, Dec. 12, 2013. On Dec. 15, Chile will elect their new president in the second round of the presidential elections between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei.
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    A car drives in front of waves crashing against the rocks in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, Dec. 11, 2013, as a winter storm that brought snow, rain and freezing temperatures to the country continues.
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    An artist performs during the opening ceremony of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championship in Herning, Denmark, Dec. 12, 2013.
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    Women smile as they look at a picture on a smartphone as snow falls in central Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 12, 2013.
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    The moon is seen over the Mexican Foreign Ministry building, illuminated with the colors of the South African national flag as a tribute to Nelson Mandela in Mexico City, Dec. 11, 2013.
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    An Indian dhobi washes clothes with his feet in the Brahmaputra River in Gauhati, India, Dec. 12, 2013. Dhobis are traditional laundry workers who wash clothes by hand and dry them in the sun, an occupation that has been in existence for generations at a current cost of 65- 81 U.S. cents per cloth.
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    French troops line up on the runway at Bangui M'Poko International Airport, Dec. 10, 2013. President Francois Hollande flew into Central African Republic hours after two French soldiers were killed in fighting and praised his troops for tackling "horrendous violence" against women and children and helping avert a slide into civil war.
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    A layer of fog shrouds London, as shown in this photo taken from a police helicopter, Dec. 11, 2013.
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    A bride poses for a photograph on Westminster Bridge as fog clears in central London, Dec. 11, 2013.
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    Students from the University of Sao Paulo's School of Communication and Art participate in a performance titled "Blind Ones" as a protest against consumerism in a shopping mall of Natal, Brazil, Dec. 9, 2013. The group plans to take the protest to cities in Europe and North America in 2014.
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    Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention center in Elizabeth, N.J., Dec. 10, 2013. A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups marked international Human Rights Day by staging the civil disobedience action at the Elizabeth Detention Center. Eight protesters were arrested by police.
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    Tents in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, are seen in this Dec. 11, 2013 photo. Ukrainian security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square, where protesters have been gathering for over a week, but the demonstrators defiantly refused to leave and resisted the police in a tense standoff.
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    Pope Francis gives a general audience at St Peter's Square, Dec. 11, 2013, at the Vatican.
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    A large flock of starlings are illuminated by the setting sun as they fly near Bacau, Romania, Dec. 10, 2013. Large numbers of starlings populate the vast cereal-growing agricultural lands in eastern Romania, feeding on the seeds laid in the ground.
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    Yuri Popov, right, 6, of plays in the snow in the garden of the National Cathedral in Washington, Dec. 10, 2013.
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    A man holds a portrait of Nelson Mandela during the memorial service for the late South African President at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, Soweto township, South Africa, Dec. 10, 2013.
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    Thomas, 14, is reflected in the glass of a security barrier as he look across the arena ahead of the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, Soweto township, South Africa, Dec. 10, 2013.
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    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra bids farewell after a news conference at The Army Club in Bangkok, Dec. 10, 2013. Yingluck pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours.
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    Wounded people wait for treatment at a hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic, Dec. 8, 2013. French forces spread out across the town on Sunday, as Seleka forces kept their patrols despite an order to return to their barracks. Red cross officials say over 400 have died since Christian militias attacked the capital last Thursday.
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    Turkish riot police take cover as Kurdish protesters shoot fireworks at them during a demonstration in central Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 7, 2013. Two protesters were killed on Dec. 6 during clashes with Turkish police that erupted over claims that Kurdish rebel cemeteries had been destroyed, local media reported.
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    A woman cries as she kneels next to a sea of flowers outside the house where former South African President Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg, Dec. 8, 2013. Mandela died at age 95 in his Johannesburg home on Dec. 5 after a prolonged lung infection.
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    An anti-government protester smashes the statue of Vladimir Lenin with a sledgehammer in Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 8, 2013. Anti-government protesters have toppled the statue of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev, amid huge demonstrations gripping Ukraine. The chaotic protest further raised tensions in the Ukrainian capital.
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    Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons, 92, standing at a podium near the Concorde of the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, speaks during a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 2013, in New York.
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    A band plays outside the Houghton home of the former South African President Nelson Mandela, Dec. 7, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela passed away on Dec. 5th, 2013 at the age of 95.
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    Anti-government protesters march with a large Thai national flag during a rally in Bangkok, Dec. 9, 2013. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the nation's parliament on Monday and called a snap election, but anti-government protest leaders pressed ahead with mass demonstrations seeking to install an unelected body to run the country.
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    A man dressed as a soldier drinks wine from a bota bag during the Los Escobazos festival, Dec. 7, 2013, in Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain. People light bonfires across the city as locals play-fight with torches made from brooms during the celebration.
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