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    A Jordanian Army vehicle transports Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country, after they crossed into Jordanian territory with their families from Syria, near the town of Ruwaished, Jordan, Dec. 5, 2013.
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    Three young girls, holding a placard showing the face of Nelson Mandela and referring to his clan name "Madiba," march with others to celebrate his life, in the street outside his old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 6, 2013.
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    A woman holding a candle and a rose cries outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela following his death in Johannesburg, Dec. 5, 2013.
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    In this photo made by combining 264 20-second exposures, stars leave rings of light behind as they wheel around Polaris, the North Star, over Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dec. 1, 2013. At an elevation of 5,046 feet, Newfound Gap offers prime stargazing on clear, moonless nights.
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    College students wearing masks pose with a plastic bag during a performance art to raise awareness of air pollution, Dec. 5, 2013, in Xi'an, China. Heavy smog continued to hit northern and eastern parts of China disturbing the traffic, worsening air pollution and forcing the closure of schools.
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    Father Eric Consentino and mourners follow a hearse carrying the casket of James Ferrari from the Church of the Divine Love towards his grave plot, Dec. 5, 2013, in Montrose, N.Y. Ferrari, 59, was killed along with three others when a speeding Metro-North Railroad train derailed.
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    Soldiers patrol in a street of Bangui as shots rang out and blasts from heavy weapons rocked several districts of the Central African Republic capital, Dec. 5, 2013, amid communal tensions ahead of a UN vote authorizing force to stop the country's descent into chaos.
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    Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, along with other government and military officials hold candles and sing songs in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, during his birthday celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 5, 2013. Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked his 86th birthday with a call for national unity.
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    Yemenis look on as smoke rises from the site of a suicide car bombing at the defense ministry in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Dec. 5, 2013. A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber tried to force its way into the western entrance of the ministry complex, a security official told AFP.
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    A member of the veterinary team shouts to others to clear the area as they prepare to revive a tranquilized wild elephant during an elephant-collaring operation near Kajiado, Kenya, Dec. 3, 2013. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) fitted elephants with GPS-tracking collars enabling the monitoring of migration routes and to help prevent poaching.
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    The National Christmas tree is lit near the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, Dec. 3, 2013.
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    Bangladeshi onlookers gather at the scene of a derailed train in Gaibandha, Dec. 4, 2013. Opposition activists derailed a train, killing three people, as part of a campaign against elections due to be held next month, officials said.
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    An ultra-orthodox Jewish man lights candles on the sixth night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem, Dec. 2, 2013. The holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy temple in Jerusalem after the Jews' 165 B.C. victory over the Hellenist Syrians when Antiochus, the Greek King of Syria, outlawed Jewish rituals and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods.
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    A protester faces riot police, Dec. 3, 2013, as thousands rally outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev. The Ukrainian government survived a no-confidence vote after the prime minister apologized for a brutal police crackdown on protests that were sparked by the ex-Soviet state's rejection of a historic EU pact.
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    Members of Faith and Action in the Nations Capital participate in a Live Nativity in front of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 3, 2013. Actors portraying Mary, Joseph and a cooing Baby Jesus made their way down Constitution Avenue with a shepherd boy, three Wise Men, and a real live camel, a donkey, and a sheep in their wake.
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    A Palestinian man rides his donkey cart loaded with boxes near the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, Dec. 3, 2013.
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    A man walks his dog near Istha, Germany, Dec. 3, 2013. Meteorologists forecast temperatures around five degrees for Germany.
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    Syrian refugee women stand in line to receive their share of winter aid kits at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Dec. 3, 2013. Cranes lifted trailers into place and tents are packed away as international aid workers rush to winterize the massive refugee camp in Jordan.
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    A Superman float makes its way down Hollywood Boulevard during the 82nd annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles, Dec. 1, 2013.
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    Afghan schoolchildren take lessons in an open classroom at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2013.
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    Fans pay tribute to actor Paul Walker at the site of the car crash where he was killed, Dec. 1, 2013, in Valencia, Calif.
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    A Thai anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back to the police during an ongoing rally outside the Government House in Bangkok, Dec. 2, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejected protester demands to suspend the country's democratic system and indicated she would not resign.
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    A Kathakali dancer wears a dress ahead of her performance during the annual Vrischikotsavam festival at a temple in Kochi, India, Dec. 1, 2013. Kathakali is an elaborate classical dance-drama from the southern Indian state of Kerala that combines literature, music, painting, acting and dance.
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    Emergency workers examine the site of a Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx, New York, Dec. 1, 2013. At least four people were killed and 63 injured, including 11 critically, when the suburban train derailed, with at least five cars from the Metro-North train sliding off the tracks, officials said.
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    Visitors to Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. look out over a rare total cloud inversion, Nov. 29, 2013. The phenomenon, caused by cold and warm air masses interacting, left the Grand Canyon peaking above a sea of clouds.
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