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  • Today in Pictures: Jan. 16, 2013

    An Iranian officer lashes a man, convicted of rape, at the northeastern city of Sabzevar, Iran, Jan. 16, 2013. Rape, like murder and treason, can be punished by the death sentence in Iran, but sometimes judges imposed a sentence of lashes before execution or imprisonment.
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    Thick grime and dust as a result of pollution from a nearby chemical plant is seen on the window panes of a house as a resident cooks in her home in Qianjiang City, China, Jan. 15, 2013. More than 20 chemical plants were built around the villages of Dongtan, Xiangnan, Zhoutan, Sunguai, Qingnian and others over the past two years resulting in huge increases in noise, air and water pollution.
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    A bull charges towards bull tamers during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, India, Jan. 16, 2013. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal.
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    Emergency services respond at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, Jan. 16, 2013, in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour.
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    A Jewish man collects candles next to a burning pyre at the grave of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzera, known as the sage Baba Sali, Jan. 15, 2013, in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, Israel. Thousands of Jews, mainly of Moroccan origin, gathered to pray and hold festivities at the tomb of the respected rabbi who was known as a miracle maker by religious Jews.
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    Arkady Shilkloper plays his three-meter long alphorn on the top of the largest sail of the Sydney Opera House as part of the Sydney Festival at the Sydney Opera House, Jan. 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
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    A demonstrator wears a mask in the colors of the Kenyan flag as he stands next to mock coffins in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 16, 2013. Hundreds of demonstrators angered at outgoing Kenyan legislators, who earn about $175,000 a year in a country where the average annual income is $1,700, protested against last week's attempt to award themselves a $110,000 bonus, which was vetoed by the president.
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    An Afghan truck driver is seen through the broken windshield of his vehicle at the site of a suicide attack near the Afghan intelligence agency headquarters in Kabul, Jan. 16, 2013. A squad of suicide bombers attacked the national intelligence agency headquarters in heavily-fortified central Kabul, killing at least two guards and wounding dozens of civilians, officials said.
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    Supporters of moderate preacher Tahir-ul Qadri rest on the third day of a protest rally in Islamabad, Jan. 16, 2013. Pakistani protesters rallied for a third day in the largest political demonstration seen for years in the capital, calling on the government to quit after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister.
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  • Today in Pictures: Jan. 16, 2013

    A model walks down the runway at Leandro Cano Autumn/Winter 2013/14 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Jan. 15, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.
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    Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Naqashbandi in Srinagar, India, Jan. 16, 2013. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims congregated at the shrine on the death anniversary of the saint and offered prayers in a three-day festival that concluded today.
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  • Today in Pictures: Jan. 16, 2013

    The dead body of a 15 meter sperm whale lies on Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand, Jan. 16, 2013. Hundreds of people gathered to see the whale which was washed up on the beach overnight after it died.
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