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  • Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Dec. 25, 2015. Pope Francis is praying that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people while praising the generosity of those countries that have taken in their refugees.
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  • People take part in the annual Exmouth Christmas day swim, at Exmouth beach, in Devon, England, Dec. 25, 2015.
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  • The nearly-full moon is seen among Christmas lights at a holiday display, Dec. 24, 2015, in Lenexa, Kan.
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  • A surfer walks on Casino Pier, Dec. 24, 2015, in Seaside Heights, N.J. A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and heavy snow across the West.
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  • A man wears a monkey mask as a disguise as he receives a cheque of over 110 million yuan ($17 million) after winning a lottery jackpot in Kunming, China, Dec. 23, 2015.
  • Russian honor guards are seen at the Alexander Garden near the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Dec. 24, 2015.
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  • A man walks across a bridge at a park in heavy smog, Dec. 23, 2015, in Wenxian County, China.
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  • A group of lemurs prepare to open a Christmas package filled with food, Dec. 23, 2015, at the zoo in La Fleche, France.
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  • A man holds an umbrella in Manezhnaya Square illuminated to mark the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations near Red Square in Moscow, Dec. 23, 2015.
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  • A man adjusts plastic strings, used to produce mats, inside a mat factory in the rebel-controlled area of Maarshureen town in Syria, Dec. 22, 2015.
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  • A tall inflatable Santa Claus appears on the glass-bottomed suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, Dec. 23, 2015 in Yueyang, China.
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  • A U.S. service member salutes her fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2015.
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  • Rescue workers walk past a damaged vehicle in the industrial park hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, China, Dec. 22, 2015.
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  • Rollo Maughfling, Archdruid of Stonehenge & Britain conducts a ceremony as druids, pagans and revellers gather in the center of Stonehenge as they take part in a winter solstice ceremony, Dec. 22, 2015, in Wiltshire, England.
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  • The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to land in a time exposure at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on the launcher's first mission since a June failure, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Dec. 21, 2015. The rocket carried a payload of eleven satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company.
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  • A heat-stressed koala waits as a resident pours water on its back, Dec. 19, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus walks along the beach while passing out candy canes and posing for pictures with beach goers on Dec. 21, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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  • Emergency personnel search rubble for survivors after a landslide buried 22 buildings on Dec. 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Chinese teams continued searching for at least 91 people believed to be missing after a landslide of mud and construction waste buried dozens of buildings at an industrial park in southern Guangdong Province.
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  • Singers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Dec. 21, 2015 in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further.
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  • A man dressed in a World War I-era French military uniform poses for photographers on the occasion of a centenary commemorative ceremony for the Vosges' battle at the Vieil Armand, in Wattwiller, France, Dec. 21, 2015.
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  • FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter attends a press conference after his banishment for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee at FIFA's former headquarters at Sonnenberg on Dec. 21, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  • Over 1,000 nursing students from Tianjin Medical College dance for a hospice care project on Dec. 20, 2015 in Tianjin, China.
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  • A group of Muslims attend a rally in front of Trump tower, Dec. 20, 2015 in New York after presidential hopeful Donald Trump proposed a call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
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  • A masked protester holds a petrol bomb during clashes with Turkish police in Istanbul, protesting security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey on Dec. 20, 2015.
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  • Voters line up to vote in a crowded corridor as others try to leave after casting their ballots at a polling station in Madrid, Dec. 20, 2015. Spaniards are voting in an historic national election Sunday with the country's traditional two-parties and widely anticipated strong showings for two new parties.
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  • Other contestants comfort Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, after she was incorrectly crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas.
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  • A baby boy sits on makeshift flotation device made from a tire inside a flooded home in Manila, Philippines on Dec. 20, 2015.
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  • A young man dives into Guanabara Bay at the opening day of the Museum of Tomorrow, seen in the background, in the port district on Dec. 19, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The museum is focused on the need for environmental sustainability and uses 40 percent less energy than conventional buildings, according to designers.
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