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    Residents of Juba arrive at the UN compound on December 20, 2013 where they sought shelter as African diplomats made a push for peace in South Sudan on Friday as bitter fighting spread across the world's youngest nation. The United Nations Security Council readied emergency consultations on the crisis amid fears that fighting between rival army factions could escalate.
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    Afghan children are reflected in a watercorse as they collect firewood on the outskirts of Herat on December 19, 2013. Some nine million Afghans, or 36 percent of the population, are living in "absolute poverty" while another 37 percent live barely above the poverty line, according to a UN report.
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    The shadow of the of the US Capitol dome is seen during a tour on December 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Dome has not undergone a complete restoration since 1960 and is now plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies. The Architect of the Capitol began a multi-year project in November to repair these deficiencies and restore the Dome to its original splendor.
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    Students hold each other for warmth as they sleep during a break in between high intensity training at Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant camp on the outskirts of Beijing on December 1, 2013. Former Chinese soldier Chen Yongqing says his bodyguard training school is China's first professional academy to train former soldiers and others as personal security guards.
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    Officers in riot gear respond to a protest of the death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta who died in police custody on Dec. 19, 2013, in Durham, N.C. Local news media reported that 150 to 200 people marched from downtown Durham to the police department.
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    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2013 in New York, New York.
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    Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco attend the Christmas gifts distribution at the Palace of Monaco on December 18, 2013 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
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    In this Dec. 17, 2013 photo, Dee Sinclair, who bills himself as the real black Santa, delights 4-year-old Joe Morris IV, in Atlanta.
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    US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power greets IDP children at the makeshift camp where over 40,000 people found refuge at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 19, 2013. Power is on a one day trip to the war stricken region.
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    People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, on December 18, 2013. The Christian camp is on one side, the Muslim camp on another, separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes, a no man's land swirling with bitterness, rumours and accusations.
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    Job seekers attend a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo December 7, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has gotten little traction so far with plans to unclog the nation's paralyzed labour market.
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    Shaun White competes during qualifying for the mens FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup at U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 19, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
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    Residents carry an injured man that survived shelling after what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo, December 17, 2013.
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    A sulfur miner carries a goats head in a white bag as he climbs to bury the head in the crater as part of an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano on December 17, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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    A faithful drags a stone chained to his ankle as a self-imposed penance during a pilgrimage to the shrine in El Rincon, near Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba on Dec. 16, 2013.
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    Whirling dervishes perform at the Galata Mevlevihane (The Lodge of the Dervishes) in Istanbul on December 18, 2013. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding.
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    80 firefighters were called to the scene to battle a fire in the warehouse district near the St. Louis riverfront on Dec. 16, 2013. After breaking down the doors of a warehouse, firefighters had to retreat because of the intense heat and flame coming from the building. No one was injured.
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    Syrians search for survivors amidst the rubble following an airstrike in the Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo on December 17, 2013. Two children were among at least 13 people killed in new air strikes on a rebel-held district of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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    An Indian laborer, wrapped in a blanket, smokes while sitting in his rickshaw on a foggy morning in New Delhi, India on Dec. 17, 2013. Delhi and other parts of northwest India witnessed the first dense fog of the season that threw air and rail traffic out of gear, more than a week before it was expected, according to local news reports.
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    Movie actor Jackie Chan speaks to promote his new film "Police Story 2013" during a press conference on Dec. 17, 2013 in Singapore. Chan who stars in the movie will attend the movie premier at the MasterCard Theatres at the Marina Bay Sands.
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    North Koreans soldiers march on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang as others pay their respects beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il, right, and Kim Il Sung on Dec. 17, 2013. North Koreans observed the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il.
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    Revelers dressed as Santa Claus run as the arrive at Tompkins Square Park to take part during the annual SantaCon bar crawl event on Dec. 14, 2013 in New York City. The SantaCon annual event occurs worldwide in more than 300 cities in 44 countries.
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    French highliner Julien Millot performs on the Paradiski cable way, 380m high, designed by French creator Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, on Dec. 16, 2013 in front of the Mont Blanc mountain in La Plagne.
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    A group of Zulu warriors, from KwaZulu Natal watch a fly past from near a public viewing tent during the burial of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa on Dec. 15, 2013.
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    Visitors to the Voortrekker Monument watch as a ray of sunlight shines on the unmarked tomb in the basement of the monument during Day of Reconciliation celebrations in Pretoria on Dec. 16, 2013.
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    A North Korean woman stands at the window of a snack bar inside the newly-opened Kumrung Sports Exercise Center in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 15, 2013.
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    A makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2013, the one-year anniversary of the shootings.
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