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    Relatives wait for family members to be released from Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan. 3, 2014. Myanmar president Thein Sein granted the amnesty of the prisoners with the aim of honoring the 66th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day.
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    Visitors enjoy the snow in Times Square, Jan. 2, 2014, in New York. Snowfall in the northeastern United States caused flight cancellations and airport delays while federal government offices and schools closed due to the foul weather.
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    A train passes along the coast of Saltcoats, Scotland, Jan. 3, 2014, as Britain braces for the worst as a combination of high tides, heavy rains and strong winds are expected to bring yet more severe flooding to many parts of the country. The storm follows severe weather in early December and over Christmas.
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    Cambodian police stand guard during a garment workers' protest to demand higher wages in front of a factory in Phnom Penh, Jan. 3, 2014. Cambodian human rights campaigners denounced a crackdown on striking garment workers by a special military unit, describing it as a "disturbing new tactic" by the authorities.
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    Finland's Janne Ahonen soars in front of the Wilten Basilica and the mountain Nordkette during his trial jump at the third stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, Jan. 3, 2014.
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    Firefighters work the scene where a fire engulfed several apartment units in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, in Minneapolis, Jan. 1, 2014. Authorities say at least 13 people have been hurt.
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    Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik , Jan. 2, 2014. A large car bomb killed five people and wounded at least 20 in south Beirut, a health ministry source reports.
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    One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it in the town of Awerial, South Sudan, Jan. 2, 2014. The international Red Cross said that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far".
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    Scores of posters with portraits of contesting candidates urging voters to cast their ballots for their respective parties are hung overhead on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 2, 2014. Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its alliances are boycotting the parliamentary elections set for Jan. 5 demanding for an independent caretaker government to oversee the polls.
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    An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip in the sacred pond at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, Jan. 1, 2014. Thousands of Sikh devotees stand in a queue to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sikhs' holiest shrine, on the first day of the New Year.
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    People watch the sun rise on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014, over Tokyo Bay. Some 200 people saw the first sunrise of Tokyo in 2014 from the Roppongi Hills observation deck, 885 ft. above sea level.
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    A massive fireball from an exploding train car rises into the air just west of Casselton, N.D., Dec. 30, 2013. The freight train was carrying 110 cars and went off the tracks west of Casselton and was hit by a second train. There were no reports of injuries from the accident.
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    Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai, Jan. 1, 2014. Dubai kicked off the New Year with an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Firework Display." The fireworks lasted around six minutes spanned over 60 miles of the Dubai coast.
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    A kite seller is silhouetted with his kite at Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 31, 2013, as the final sun sets on New Year's Eve.
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    People evacuate the Nevado de Colima National Park in Zapotitlan de Vadillo, Jalisco State, Mexico, Dec. 30, 2013, after it was temporarily closed to visitors following three days of snowfall.
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    Palestinians wave their national flag as they await the release of Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem, Dec. 31, 2013. Israel has freed 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is returning to the region to boost the faltering negotiations.
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    A truck is stuck on a collapsed stretch of Tijuana-Ensenada highway in the northwest Mexican state of Baja California, Dec. 29, 2013. The highway, affected by a landslide on Saturday, will be close indefinitely due to reconstruction work.
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    A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in the southern Indian city of Chennai, Dec. 30, 2013.
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    Members of the emergency services work at the site of a bomb blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia, Dec. 30, 2013. At least 10 people were killed when an explosion ripped through a trolleybus in the second deadly blast in two days, the Interfax news agency reported.
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    Revelers take part in the battle of "Enfarinats," a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival, Dec. 28, 2013 in Ibi, Spain. Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers.
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    A thousand-strong, pro-European Union rally is reflected in the surface of a riot police officer's helmet as he guards the way to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's country residence of Mezhygirya outside Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 29, 2013. Hundreds of riot police blocked approaches to Mezhygirya as protesters demanded Yanukovych's resignation.
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    Supporters of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League beat a lawyer and supporter of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) during a protest by opposition activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 29, 2013. Security forces and opposition activists clashed in Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, leaving at least one person dead.
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    A dancer performs the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year, during a traditional parade in Comanesti, northeast of Bucharest, Romania, Dec. 30, 2013. In pre-Christian rural tradition, dancers used to tour from house to house in villages while singing and dancing to ward off evil.
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    A couple kiss in the jacuzzi at the "Iglu-Lodge" on Dec. 29, 2013 in Oberstdorf, Germany. The Igloo Hotel, under the peak of the Nebelhorn, offers a total of ten igloos with two suites, a bar, restaurant and a 39-degree Celsius warm outdoor jacuzzi.
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    Lava spews from Mt. Etna during an eruption, in Riposto, Italy, early on Dec. 30, 2013. Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano at 10,990 feet erupts quite frequently, the last eruption occurred a couple of weeks ago, causing no damages.
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