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2015 Pictures of the month : DECEMBER Dec. 09 – Dec. 15:

2015 Pictures of the month : DECEMBER Dec. 09 – Dec. 15 vinhbinh December 23, 2015 1 2015 Pictures of the month : DECEMBER Dec. 09 - Dec. 15 http://www.slideshare.net/vinhbinh2010

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Police standing next to an armored car after searching near an area in San Bernardino after the shooting, day 2-12-2015 . Dec. 02 , 2015 December 23, 2015 2

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Photographer Stringer . Location Minieh , LEBANON Reuters / Saturday, December 05, 2015 A boy walks down a staircase with splashed blood on the walls of a staircase caused by an explosion inside a building in Deir Ammar town, northeast from the city of Tripoli, Lebanon December 5, 2015. A suspected Islamist militant and two members of his family were killed in northern Lebanon on Saturday, after the man blew himself up during an army raid on his home, security and medical sources said. The raid took place in the town...more Dec. 05 , 2015 December 23, 2015 3

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Photographer Benoit Tessier Location PARIS, France Reuters / Sunday, December 06, 2015 Hundreds of environmentalists arrange their bodies to form a message of hope and peace in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, December 6, 2015, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget near the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Dec. 06 , 2015 December 23, 2015 4

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Photographer Jon Nazca Location ESTEPONA, Spain Reuters / Monday, December 07, 2015 Employees of a bar take pictures with their mobile phones of Spain's Prime Minister and People's Party (PP) candidate Mariano Rajoy (not pictured) as he walks along a street after an election campaign rally in downtown Estepona , southern Spain, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jon Nazca Dec. 07 , 2015 December 23, 2015 5

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Photographer Fabrizio Bensch Location BERLIN, Germany Reuters / Tuesday, December 08, 2015 A migrant sits on her bed after arriving at the sports hall of the Jane-Addams high school transformed into a new refugee shelter in Berlin's Hohenschoenhausen district, Germany, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch Dec. 08 , 2015 December 23, 2015 6

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location Mississauga, CANADA Reuters / Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Greater Toronto Airports Authority employees Brittany Peddie and Faruk Patel hang signage with English and Arabic translations during a tour of the Infield Terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport, that is set up as a temporary port-of-entry for Syrian refugees entering Canada in Mississauga, Canada December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Dec. 08 , 2015 December 23, 2015 7

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Photographer Muhammad Hamed Location AMMAN, Jordan Reuters / Tuesday, December 08, 2015 A Canadian army officer poses next to drawings by Syrian refugee children at the Canadian processing center for Syrian refugees, during a media tour held by the Canadian Embassy in Jordan, at Marka airport, Amman, Jordan, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Dec. 08 , 2015 December 23, 2015 8

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Photographer Muhammad Hamed Location AMMAN, Jordan Reuters / Tuesday, December 08, 2015 A Syrian refugee family register their information at the Canadian processing center for Syrian refugees, during a media tour held by the Canadian Embassy in Jordan, at Marka airport, Amman, Jordan, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Dec. 08 , 2015 December 23, 2015 9

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Photographer Muhammad Hamed Location AMMAN, Jordan Reuters / Tuesday, December 08, 2015 A Syrian refugee family leave after they registered their information at the Canadian processing center for Syrian refugees, during a media tour held by the Canadian Embassy in Jordan, at Marka airport, Amman, Jordan, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Dec. 08 , 2015 December 23, 2015 10

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Photographer Jose Cabezas Location Mejicanos , El Salvador Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 The interior of a "destroyer house" is seen during a patrol to erase graffiti in the Montreal neighborhood in Mejicanos , El Salvador December 9, 2015. The El Salvadorean police is conducting an operation to erase graffiti associated with gangs as part of a strategy to regain control in gang-controlled areas in this neighborhood, according to the police. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 12

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Photographer Benoit Tessier Location PARIS, France Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 People gather at the Place to B, in Paris, France, December 9, 2015, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget near the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 13

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Islamic State Warriors wiped the gun in the city of Deir el- Zour , Syria.-Dec 09-Islamic State took the majority of weapons from Iraq Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 14

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Photographer Lehtikuva Lehtikuva Location Vantaa, Finland Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (C) visits a reception center for asylum seekers with Finnish Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo (2nd L) in Vantaa, Finland December 9, 2015. Ban Ki-moon is in Finland on a brief visit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Finland's UN membership. REUTERS/Antti Aimo-Koivisto / Lehtikuv Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 15

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Photographer Reuters Photographer Location SOHAE, North Korea Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Airbus Defense & Space and 38 North satellite image shows the construction of new propellant bunkers at the launch pad and engine test stand at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in North Korea on November 27, 2015 and released on December 9, 2015. North Korea appears close to completing an upgrade of its rocket launch site at Sohae , which could be ready to launch larger rockets from the beginning of 2016, a U.S. research institute...more Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 16

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Photographer Kevin Lamarque Location WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in Fisher v. Texas, speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 9, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared closely divided over the future of affirmative action in college admissions as the justices considered a challenge to the process for picking students used by the University of Texas at Austin. The court is weighing for the second time a challenge to the system used by...more Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 17

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Photographer Tiksa Negeri Location Gambela , Ethiopia Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A cultural dance group waits to perform at Gambela stadium during Ethiopia's Nations and Nationalities Festival in Gambela town, in Ethiopia December 8, 2015. REUTERS/ Tiksa Negeri Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 18

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Photographer Benoit Tessier Location PARIS, France Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Singer Madonna performs during her concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, December 9, 2015, on her Rebel Heart Tour. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 19

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Photographer Andres Stapff Location BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) dances next to her son and lawmaker Maximo Kirchner after giving her final speech during a rally in front of the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Andres Stapff Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 20

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Photographer Carlo Allegri Location NEW YORK, UNITED STATES Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook (C) attends an event for students to learn to write computer code at the Apple store in Manhattan, New York December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 21

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Photographer Stringer . Location MUHUYA, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Children from the Bantu and Pygmy communities attend a class at a school in Muhuya , in southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/ Habibou Bangre Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 22

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Photographer JASON REDMOND Location CARNATION, UNITED STATES Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Flood waters of the Snoqualmie River surround a residence off State Route 203 during a storm in Carnation, Washington December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 23

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location XI'AN, CHINA Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Dogs are seen on the roof of a medical school after photos of these dogs caused a public outrage on the Internet, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, December 6, 2015. Photographs of laboratory dogs lying muzzled and abandoned on the roof of a medical school building sparked public outrage in China, and spotlights changing attitudes to animal rights, animal welfare groups say. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 24

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Photographer Fabrizio Bensch Location BERLIN, Germany Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A general view of a shelter for migrants inside a hangar of the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 25

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Photographer Fabrizio Bensch Location BERLIN, Germany Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A general view of tents at a shelter for migrants inside a hangar of the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 26

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Photographer Fabrizio Bensch Location BERLIN, Germany Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A woman walks past a row of portable toilets at a shelter for migrants inside a hangar of the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 27

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Photographer POOL New Location DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Hot air balloons fly over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015, held under the rules of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) as part of the "Dubai International Balloon Fiesta" event, United Arab Emirates December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Karim Sahib/Pool Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 28

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Photographer Chris Wattie Location OTTAWA, CANADA Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Sophie Gregoire -Trudeau jokingly covers the mouth of her husband, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the Liberal caucus holiday party in Ottawa, Canada, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 29

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Photographer POOL New Location COLORADO SPRINGS, UINTED STATES Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Robert Lewis Dear, 57, accused of shooting three people to death and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, attends his hearing to face 179 counts of various criminal charges at an El Paso County court in Colorado Springs, Colorado December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Cross/Pool Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 30

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A Ferris wheel is reflected in a water feature as part of the Christmas holiday illuminations in Nice, southeastern France, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Several Christmas decorations are now displayed around the city of Nice. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau ) Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 31

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Activist Melissa Crosby listens to fellow speakers during a protest outside of city hall condemning a recent police shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. San†Francisco's†police chief wants city officials to arm his department with Tasers amid continued protests over the shooting death of Mario Woods, who was wielding a knife when he was shot by police. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez) Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 32

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A plane takes off from Nellis Air Force Base as the sun sets over a hazy Las Vegas skyline on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher ) Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 33

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Cattle graze in a pasture against a backdrop of wind turbines which are part of the 155 turbine Smoky Hill Wind Farm near Vesper, Kan., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Dec. 9 , 2015 December 23, 2015 34

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Supporters of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez wait for her to appear at Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Followers of President Cristina Fernandez filled Plaza de Mayo to say goodbye on the eve of her leaving office. After 8 years in office Fernandez will be replaced by Mauricio Macri on December 10th. (AP Photo/Maria Eugenia Cerutti ) Dec. 9 , 2015 December 23, 2015 35

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British Prime Minister David Cameron pays respects at a memorial for the victims, outside the compound housing the Colectiv nightclub, where 60 people were killed in a fire 40 days ago, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Cameron arrived in Romania at the start of a two-day visit to the region during which he will discuss EU reforms, including the contentious issue of limiting welfare benefits to hundreds of thousands of Eastern Europeans living in Britain.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda ) Dec. 9 , 2015 December 23, 2015 36

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Photographer POOL New Location LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks on a telephone as she attends a charity event at city company ICAP, in central London, Britain December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jeremy Selwyn/pool Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 37

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Photographer Ronen Zvulun Location JERUSALEM, Israel Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Israeli medics evacuate an Israeli man, injured by what Israeli military said was a Palestinian stabbing attack in the West Bank, at a hospital in Jerusalem December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 38

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Photographer Agencja Gazeta Location WARSAW, Poland Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Men are escorted by guards as they interrupt the Constitutional Court session in Warsaw, Poland December 9, 2015. Poland is locked in constitutional crisis after the ruling conservatives appointed five judges to the highest judicial body in a move the opposition said was illegal. REUTERS/Przemek Wierzchowski / Agencja Gazeta Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 39

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Photographer Kim Hong-Ji Location SEOUL, South Korea Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with sardines during a promotional event for Christmas "Sardines Feeding Show with Santa Claus" at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 40

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Photographer Alexandros Avramidis Location IDOMENI, GREECE Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Migrants, who were stranded on the Greek-Macedonian border, gesture as they are transferred on buses after a police operation near the village of Idomeni , Greece, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 41

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Photographer Dylan Martinez Location LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Choristers from St. Paul's Cathedral choir sing at the Quire inside St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Britain December 9, 2015. The choristers sang hymns on Wednesday as they prepared for Christmas, one of the busiest times of the year. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 42

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Photographer Jose Cabezas Location Mejicanos , El Salvador Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A police officer paints over a graffiti associated with the Mara Salvatrucha gang in the Montreal neighborhood in Mejicanos , El Salvador December 9, 2015. The El Salvadorean police is conducting an operation to erase graffiti associated with gangs as part of a strategy to regain control in gang-controlled areas in this neighborhood, according to the police. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 43

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Photographer Jean-Paul Pelissier Location MARSEILLE, France Reuters / Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A supporter wears a cap with pictures of Marine Le Pen (R) and Marion Marechal -Le Pen (C), French National Front political party candidates for the second round of the regional elections in Marseille, France, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier Dec. 09 , 2015 December 23, 2015 44

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A metal ring shake dancer in a skating program in the Christmas gig at the Ocean Park, Hong Kong Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 46

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M1A2 Abrams battle tank of the Hantan River crossing America in a joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States annually, in Yeoncheon , South of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 47

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Members of Syria's Red Crescent group accompanied the people of Syria and move articles relief from a rebel-controlled area to the area due to the control mode near the city of Aleppo in northern Syria through al- Hajz gate in the area of Bustan al-Qasr. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 48

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A work of art made of glass arrangements and LED lights to decorate in the Christmas season at the "garden of Light" in Hong Kong. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 49

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Singer Madonna (Center) sings alongside guitarist Monte Pittman and her son David Banda (left) in the Republic square in Paris at a temporary Memorial area for the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in the tron on November 13 in Paris. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 50

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri along first lady Juliana Awada and their daughter Antonia greet the crowd from the balcony of Government House in Buenos Aires. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 51

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Oxfam activists wearing masks of world leaders rally in COP21, climate change Conference of the United Nations in Le Bourget, North of Paris, France. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 52

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The lamps are fixed on the fountain in front of the old Opera House to decorate for Christmas in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 53

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Seth Hardwick competes in equestrian events, the third with a score of 81.0 in the cowboy skills performed in Las Vegas, on December 9, 2015. Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 54

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Photographer Kevin Lamarque Location WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Miyoshia Bailey of Chicago struggles to speak while holding a photo of her slain son Cortez, during a press conference on gun violence in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 10, 2015. Congressional leaders joined advocates from Newtown Action Alliance and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, as well as over 60 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence to demand congressional action to expand background checks and...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 55

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Photographer Jose Cabezas Location San Salvador, El Salvador Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Cosplayers dressed as characters from the Star Wars movie series interact with a child during a charity event organized by a Star Wars fan club, at the "Eugenia Duenas" Blind Rehabilitation Center in San Salvador, El Salvador, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 56

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Photographer Ilya Naymushin Location Krasnoyarsk, Russia Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Nikolai Vasilyev , 62, dressed as Father Frost, Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, water-skis along the Yenisei River outside Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 10, 2015. Vasilyev , a teacher of the Krasnoyarsk Aerospace Academy, constructed the self-made water skis to travel on the water surface. The skis are made of plastic foam and the sticks are designed to propel him forward. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 57

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Photographer Grigory Dukor Location St. Petersburg, Russia Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Ballet soloist Valeria Zapasnikova (L) and principal dancer Leonid Sarafanov perform in Nacho Duato's "The Nutcracker" at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia November 20, 2015. For theatergoers in St Petersburg, Nacho Duato's "The Nutcracker" demonstrates the global appeal of a Christmas classic. When the curtain rises at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, among the oldest opera and ballet houses in Russia, it's the...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 58

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Photographer POOL New Location Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 An aerial view of Nad Al Sheba Desert in Dubai December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Karim Sahib/Pool Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/news/picture/editors-choice?articleId=USRTX1Y2SP#Cg9hxZ9YUcZf7jrX.99 Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 59

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Photographer Amir Cohen Location RAHAT, Israel Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Uda Tarrabin (R) kisses his father Suliman after arriving home following 15 years in Egypt, in the Tarrabin tribe's village near Rahat in southern Israel, December 10, 2015. Egypt has freed Tarrabin , an Israeli-Arab held in its jails for 15 years on espionage charges, in exchange for the release of two Egyptians held in Israel, Egyptian and Israeli officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 60

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Photographer Danny Moloshok Location LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Actors America Ferrera , Chloe Grace Moretz and Angela Bassett (L-R) react as they look over notes before announcing the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California December 10, 2015. The awards will be presented on January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 61

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Photographer KCNA KCNA Location PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Phyongchon Revolutionary Site, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 10, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 62

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Photographer Grigory Dukor Location St. Petersburg, Russia Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A ballet dancer stretches backstage during Nacho Duato's "The Nutcracker" at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia November 21, 2015. REUTERS/ Grigory Dukor Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 63

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location FUZHOU, CHINA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 People look on as a car is stuck after falling into a stairs of an underpass, in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, December 9, 2015. The driver, surnamed Yang, in her 30s, backed the car into the underpass entrance on Wednesday by mistaking the accelerator as the brake. No one was injured during the accident, local media reported. Picture taken December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 64

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Civilians who left the Homs district of Waer under a local truce, arrive in buses at Idlib city, Syria December 10, 2015. Busloads of Syrians including rebel fighters left the last insurgent-held area of Homs under a rare local truce in Syria's nearly five-year conflict that will shore up government control over the city. The rebels and their families are being moved to insurgent-held areas of the northwest near the Turkish border...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 65

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Photographer Handout . Location Beirut, Lebanon Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Two Syrian refugee children pose while their family undergoes medical screening before the beginning of an airlift to Canada, in Beirut, Lebanon December 9, 2015. The first plane load of Syrian refugees departed from Beirut on Thursday, aboard a military aircraft bound for Toronto. The Liberal government plans to resettle 10,000 refugees from Syria's four-year-old civil war by the end of the year and a further 15,000 by the end of...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 66

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Photographer Handout . Location Beirut, Lebanon Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Syrian refugees check their baggage at the beginning of an airlift to Canada, at the Beirut International airport December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Corporal Darcy Lefebvre/Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Handout via Reuter Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 67

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Photographer Handout . Location Beirut, Lebanon Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Sharon Chomyn , director of operations for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, speaks with Syrian refugees waiting to pass through security at the beginning of an airlift to Canada, at the Beirut International airport December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Corporal Darcy Lefebvre/Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Handout via Reuter Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 68

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Photographer Handout . Location Beirut, Lebanon Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Canada's ambassador to Lebanon, Michelle Cameron, offers a teddy bear to a Syrian child at the beginning of an airlift of Syrian refugees to Canada, at the Beirut International airport December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Corporal Darcy Lefebvre/Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Handout via Reuters Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 69

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Photographer Alexandre Meneghini Location HAVANA, CUBA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Cuban security personnel detain a member of the Ladies in White dissident group during a protest on International Human Rights Day, Havana, Cuba December 10, 2015. Cuban police detained at least six protesters shouting "Freedom" and "Long live human rights" in Havana on Thursday and dissidents reported 100 arrests nationwide on U.N. Human Rights Day, when some Cubans seek to hold unauthorized demonstrations. REUTERS/Alexandre...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 70

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Photographer Umit Bektas Location Incirlik , Turkey Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 German air force Tornado jets and a cargo aircraft approach to land at an airbase in Incirlik , Turkey, December 10, 2015. The first the German air force Tornado reconnaissance jets will take off for Turkey's Incirlik air base on Thursday, to support the military campaign against Islamic State. REUTERS/ Umit Bektas Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 71

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Photographer Fabian Bimmer Location JAGEL, Germany Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A German air force Tornado jet takes off from the German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel , northern Germany December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 72

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Photographer Umit Bektas Location Incirlik , Turkey Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A German air force Tornado jet approaches to land at an airbase in Incirlik , Turkey, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/ Umit Bektas Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 73

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Photographer Fabian Bimmer Location JAGEL, Germany Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A German air force Tornado jet takes off from the German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel , northern Germany December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 74

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Photographer Fabian Bimmer Location JAGEL, Germany Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A German airforce Airbus A400M military refuelling aircraft taxis along the runway at German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel , northern Germany December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 75

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Photographer Umit Bektas Location Incirlik , Turkey Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A German air force Tornado jet lands at an airbase in Incirlik , Turkey, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/ Umit Bektas Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 76

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Photographer Fabian Bimmer Location JAGEL, Germany Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Army personnel board a German airforce Airbus A400M military aircraft at German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel , northern Germany December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 77

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Photographer Fabian Bimmer Location JAGEL, Germany Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Army personnel attend a roll call prior to boarding a German airforce Airbus A400M military aircraft at German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel , northern Germany December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 78

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Photographer Phil Noble Location CARLISLE, United Kingdom Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A man throws out flood ruined stock from a wedding clothing business in Carlisle, northern England, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 79

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Photographer Jim Urquhart Location SEATTLE, UNITED STATES Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Demonstrators march during an anti-Islamophobia rally in Seattle, Washington, December 10, 2015. Several hundred showed up to demonstrate after the recent death of Hamza Warsame . The 16-year-old's death is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 80

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Photographer Patrick Fallon Location SAN BERNARDINO, UNITED STATES Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 FBI agents pack up diving gear after searching in the water at Seccombe Lake Park, after last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 81

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Photographer Sertac Kayar Location DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Riot police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the curfew in Sur district in the Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, December 10, 2015. Seven Kurdish militants and a policeman have been killed in four days of fighting in a southeastern Turkish province that has been under curfew all week, security sources said. Nusaybin , a district of Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin ...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 82

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Photographer Andres Stapff Location BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Argentina's President Mauricio Macri waves after being sworn-in to office at the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Andres Stapff Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 83

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Photographer Phil Noble Location GLENRIDDING, United Kingdom Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Residents clear debris from their businesses as an excavator dredges the riverbed after it burst it's banks, flooding the village of Glenridding in North West England, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 84

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Photographer Kacper Pempel Location WARSAW, POLAND Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron looks on during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during his visit in Warsaw, Poland, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/ Kacper Pempel Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 85

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Photographer Mike Blake Location COVINA, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Parents of San Bernardino shooting victim Yvette Velasco, Marie and Robert Velasco release a white dove over her casket during memorial service in Covina, California, December 10, 2015. Velasco was one of the 14 killed in last week's shooting rampage in San Bernardino. REUTERS/Mike Blake Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 86

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Photographer David Mercado Location PATACAMAYA, BOLIVIA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Bolivian student Esteban Quispe , 17, walks on a rubbish dump as a replica of Wall-E character is seen in Patacamaya , south of La Paz, December 10, 2015. Quispe built the Wall-E robot using materials he obtained from a rubbish dump in the town located in the highland Andean region. He hopes to mechanize agriculture in Patacamaya by making use of robots that operate on solar energy, Quispe told Reuters. REUTERS/David Mercado Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 87

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Photographer Ivan Alvarado Location SANTIAGO, CHILE Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A demonstrator is detained by riot policemen during a protest against the private system of pension fund administrators in Santiago, Chile, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 88

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Rebel fighters and civilians who left the Homs district of Waer under a local truce, arrive in buses at Idlib city, Syria, December 10, 2015. Busloads of Syrians including rebel fighters left the last insurgent-held area of Homs on Wednesday under a rare local truce in Syria's nearly five-year conflict that will shore up government control over the city. The rebels and their families are being moved to insurgent-held areas of the...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 89

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Photographer Norsk Telegrambyra AS Location OSLO, Norway Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), Mr. Houcine Abassi , with the diploma and medallion at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2015. The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. REUTERS/Cornelius Poppe /NTB...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 90

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Photographer TT News Agency Location STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Nobel medicine or physiology laureate Professor Tu Youyou (L) of China receives her award from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during the award ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jonas Ekstromer /TT News Agency Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 91

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Photographer TT News Agency Location STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 General view of the Blue Hall, with the Table of Honour (C), during the banquet in Stockholm City Hall December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jonas Ekstromer /TT News Agency Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 92

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Photographer Norsk Telegrambyra AS Location OSLO, Norway Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Nobel Peace Prize laureates of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, President of the National Order of Tunisian Lawyers Fadhel Mahfoudh , the Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union Houcine Abbassi , the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) Abdessatar Ben Moussa and the President of the Tunisian employers union (UTICA) Wided Bouchamaoui , salute participants in a torch parade from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 93

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Photographer Grigory Dukor Location St. Petersburg, Russia Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Ballet soloist Valeria Zapasnikova blows into one of her pointe shoes to warm it up before a rehearsal of "The Nutcracker" choreographed by Nacho Duato at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia November 20, 2015. For theatregoers in St Petersburg, Nacho Duato's "The Nutcracker" demonstrates the global appeal of a Christmas classic. When the curtain rises at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, among the oldest opera and ballet...more Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 94

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Photographer Damir Sagolj Location BEIJING, CHINA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A migrant worker steps out of his accommodation in an area next to a coal power plant in Beijing during a smog-free and also the last day of the city's first "red alert" for air pollution, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/ Damir Sago Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 95

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A woman wearing a mask walked beneath the skyscrapers of the financial district season smoke between Pudong , Shanghai, China. Pollution alert in red, the first ever by China for the effect from the beginning of this week. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 97

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Residents travel in their damaged houses in the area of Sur in Diyarbakir, Turkey. This area has suffered military curfew for eight days. Turkey has waged a successful non-stop against the stronghold of the PKK rebels in the Southeast and in northern Iraq, after a two-year ceasefire with the rebels broke down in July. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 98

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The main locomotive of a Union Pacific freight train on the tracks before sunrise, in Sahuarita , Arizona, USA. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 99

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A Swiss customs officer armed with more weapons to stand guard at the Bardonnex customs handles of Switzerland-France near the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva has raised the alarm on Thursday and said they were looking for the suspects who can contact with terrorists. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 100

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The slogan "No Plan B" (no plan B) is shown on the Eiffel Tower during the climate change conference in the world by 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 101

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A giant Santa Claus statue are lighted side path Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 102

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People watching the fireworks in the event lit giant Christmas tree at the Christmas season opening 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 103

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A Saudi man teach his sons horseback riding in a desert near the city of Tabuk , Saudi-Arabia. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 104

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Many participants cycling in an event honoring King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the city of Narathiwat , southern Thailand. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Maha led events ' bike ride because the iconic ' Father in Bangkok while people cycling around the country to celebrate the 88th birthday of the King Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 105

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The Commission mounted on the fence in an area of the temporary memorial for the victims of the shooting on December 2, near the Inland regional center in San Bernardino, California, United States of America. Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 106

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Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 107 Robot BB-8 photographed actors and directors in a press conference for their latest movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at a city hotel in Urayasu , near Tokyo.

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Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 108 The tangerines are present in fruit and vegetable stall at Rungis International Food Market as buyers prepare for the Christmas season in Rungis , south of Paris.

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location Mississauga, CANADA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses with airport staff as they await Syrian refugees to arrive at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, December 10, 2015. After months of promises and weeks of preparation, the first planeload of Syrian refugees was headed to Canada on Thursday, aboard a military plane to be met at Toronto's airport by Trudeau. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 109

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Photographer Valentyn Ogirenko Location ODESSA, UKRAINE Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the 'Star Wars' character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he dries his mask and helmet with a hairdryer in the bathroom of his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. Darth Vader was bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits: local politics, walking the family dog and a spot of embroidery. The Ukrainian citizen, who has changed his...more Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 110

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Photographer Valentyn Ogirenko Location Kiev, Ukraine Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Rada deputy Oleg Barna removes Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk from the tribune, after presenting him a bouquet of roses, during the parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/ Valentyn Ogirenko Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 111

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Photographer Reuters Photographer Location TEHRAN, Iran Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A car drivers past an anti-U.S. poster in Vali- Asr Square in Tehran, Iran December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi /TIMA Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 112

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Photographer Reuters Photographer Location TEHRAN, Iran Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A woman walks past a painting of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi /TIMA Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 113

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Photographer Reuters Photographer Location TEHRAN, Iran Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Iranian artist Movahhed Beyranvand puts final touches on his mural in Tehran December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi /TIMA Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 114

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location TORONTO, CANADA Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Hagop Manushian , a Syrian refugee who arrived earlier in the morning, is reunited with his granddaughter Rita at the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto in Toronto, Canada December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 115

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location MISSISSAUGA, Canada Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Syrian refugees are greeted by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on their arrival from Beirut at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 116

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location Mississauga, Canada Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses with airport staff as they await Syrian refugees to arrive at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 117

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location MISSISSAUGA, Canada Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Syrian refugees are greeted by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on their arrival from Beirut at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 118

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Photographer Handout . Location UNKNOWN, Iraq Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A still image from an Italian Air Force Predator drone video, released December 10, 2015 via Italian magazine L'Espresso , shows images used to pinpoint targets in Islamic State territory in Iraq. The weekly magazine released video filmed by the Italian airforce during operations between December 5 and 8 in the skies above Iraq. Italian Predator drones were patrolling the skies above areas of Iraq controlled by the Islamic State,...more Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 119

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Photographer Handout . Location UNKNOWN, Iraq Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A still image from an Italian Air Force Predator drone video shows images used to pinpoint targets in Islamic State territory in Iraq. REUTERS/Italian Air Force/courtesy L'Espresso magazine Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 120

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Photographer Handout . Location UNKNOWN, Iraq Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A still image from an Italian Air Force Predator drone video shows images used to pinpoint targets in Islamic State territory in Iraq. REUTERS/Italian Air Force/courtesy L'Espresso magazine Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 121

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Photographer Stephane Mahe Location LE BOURGET, France Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 122

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location BEIJING, CHINA Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 Members of the Moranbong Band from North Korea carry their instruments as they leave a hotel in central Beijing, China, December 11, 2015. North Korea's State Merited Chorus and the Moranbong Band will perform at the National Grand Theatre in Beijing from Saturday to Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 123

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location BEIJING, CHINA Reuters / Thursday, December 10, 2015 A member of the Moranbong Band from North Korea speaks to the press outside a hotel in central Beijing December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 10 , 2015 December 23, 2015 124

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location BEIJING, CHINA Reuters / Friday, December 11, 2015 A member of the Moranbong Band from North Korea gets on a bus as she leaves a hotel in central Beijing December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 11 , 2015 December 23, 2015 125

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At night in Aleppo Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 127

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 A damaged mosque is pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 128

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 A graveyard is pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 129

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 130

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 131

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 132

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location ALEPPO, SYRIA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 A graveyard is pictured at night in Aleppo, Syria December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 133

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Photographer Alexandre Meneghini Location HAVANA, CUBA Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 A girl watches a concert by Puerto Rican singer Olga Tanon in Havana December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 134

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Photographer XXSTRINGERXX xxxxx Location RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Reuters / Saturday, December 12, 2015 Women rest after casting their votes at a polling station during municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser Dec. 12 , 2015 December 23, 2015 135

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Photographer Michael Dalder Location MUNICH, Germany Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Men dressed as ' Krampuss ' prepare to parade at Munich's Christmas market, December 13, 2015. Young single men will wear the traditional attires known as ' Krampusse ', consisting of animal skins and masks, with large cow-bells to make loud and frightening noises and parade through the city. They follow 'Saint Nicholas' from house to house in December each year to bring luck to the good and punish the idle. REUTERS/Michael Dalder Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 137

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Photographer Christinne Muschi Location MONTREAL, CANADA Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Anas Francis is reunited with his cousin Syrian refugee Laila Beylouneh , 13, at the Welcome Centre in Montreal, Quebec, December 12, 2015. The second military airlift of refugees arrived in Montreal on Saturday, and will see a total of 10,000 resettled by year-end and an additional 15,000 by the end of February, fulfilling the Canadian government's pledge to accept 25,000. REUTERS/ Christinne Muschi Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 138

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location ZUNYI, CHINA Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 An aerial view shows visitors walking in a maze, at a tourist resort in Zunyi , Guizhou province, China, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 139

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Photographer STRINGER Venezuela Location CARACAS, VENEZUELA Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Supporters of the opposition Democratic Unity coalition stand on the roof of a building as they participate in a concert to celebrate their victory in the election last Sunday, in Caracas, Venezuela, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 140

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Photographer Suhaib Salem Location GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A Palestinian man stands atop the roof of his house, that was damaged by what witnesses said was Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in the summer of 2014, on a rainy day, east of Gaza City December 13, 2015. REUTERS/ Suhaib Salem Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 141

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Photographer Hannibal Hanschke Location Berlin, Germany Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 The name tags of volonteers stick on a locker in a refugee shelter of Germany's charity organisation Arbeiter Samariter Bund ASB in Berlin, Germany, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 142

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Photographer Kacper Pempel Location WARSAW, POLAND Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A protester flashes a victory sign as he holds Polish and EU flags during an anti-government demonstration in front of PiS (Law and Justice) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski's house in Warsaw, Poland December 13, 2015. Anti-government protesters gathered outside Kaczynski's house on the anniversary of the imposition of a 1981 martial law, imitating an annual anti-communist gathering that had taken place outside the house of General...more Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 143

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Photographer Paulo Whitaker Location SAO PAULO, BRAZIL Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Demonstrators attend a protest calling for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 144

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Photographer Daniel Becerril Location MONTERREY, Mexico Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A cosplayer dressed as Chewbacca, a character from the Star Wars movie series, enters the bathroom during an event organised by Star Wars fan club Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 145

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Photographer Mark Kauzlarich Location Mount Vernon, United States Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Supporters hold signs and cheer as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 146

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Photographer Baz Ratner Location JERUSALEM, Israel Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles on the eighth and last night of the holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 147

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Photographer Ali Hashisho Location SIDON, LEBANON Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A Lebanon's Hezbollah member reacts as he carries with others the coffin of his comrade, Mohamad Sfawi , who was killed fighting alongside Syrian army forces in Syria, during his funeral in Qnarit village, southern Lebanon, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 148

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Photographer Nacho Doce Location SAO PAULO, BRAZIL Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A demonstrator wears a mask depicting Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva while covered with the Brazilian flag in front of riot police as he takes a picture of them during a protest calling for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 149

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Photographer Yves Herman Location HENIN-BEAUMONT, France Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the National Front in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, waves from her car as she leaves the polling station after casting her ballot in the second-round regional elections in Henin -Beaumont, France, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 150

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Photographer Jean-Paul Pelissier Location MARSEILLE, France Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Marion Marechal -Le Pen, French National Front political party member and candidate for National Front in the Provence- Alpes -Cote d'Azur (PACA) region, delivers a speech after results in the second-round regional elections in Marseille, France, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 151

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Photographer Bassam Khabieh Location DAMASCUS, SYRIA Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 Men search for belongings at a site hit by missiles in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 152

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Photographer Neil Hall Location LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A participant peeks from his costume before the start of the the annual London Pantomime Horse Race in Greenwich, Britain December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 153

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Photographer Gonzalo Fuentes Location PARIS, France Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 The Eiffel Tower is engulfed in fog early morning in Paris, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Dec. 13 , 2015 December 23, 2015 154

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Mr. Abu Mohammed went back in the House after the RAID for Syrian forces is in the town of al- Nashabiyah in the Ghouta region in the East, the stronghold of the rebels in the East of the capital, Damascus, Syria. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 156

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A cast of Cirque Mechanics used props to advertising for the new concert "Pedal Punks" on Times Square, New York City, and lasted until January 2016. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 157

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National Assembly of Kosovo security forces wearing masks after the opposition lawmakers break cay interrupt a session of Parliament in the capital Pristina. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 159

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The Houthi people belonging to Shia Muslim, sat on a truck going on patrol while they slogans during a gathering of the tribe expressed his support for the Houthi movement in the capital, Sana'a, Yemen. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 160

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A the people passing by the huge waves tore through the wall on a coastal road in the city of Legaspi in Albay province, South of Manila, while the storm Melor approached the city. More than 700,000 people have left the central part of the Philippines amid warnings about the threat of big waves, flooding and mudslides, authorities said. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 161

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An Orthodox priest blessing for those members of the media at the launch of the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. Soyuz spacecraft are scheduled to be launched on December 15. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 162

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Photographer Mario Anzuoni Location HOLLYWOOD, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Actor Mark Hamill arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 163

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Photographer Ammar Awad Location JERUSALEM, Israel Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 An Israeli man stands next to the scene where a motorist rammed into a bus stop, injuring at least nine people before he was shot dead, according to Israeli police, in Jerusalem December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 164

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Photographer Toby Melville Location LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A city worker walks through the City of London with St. Andrew Undershaft church surrounded by business skyscrapers, December 16, 2014. The architectural landscape of London never stands still. The City of London, as the largest financial services and banking centre in Europe, is no exception. Silhouettes of cranes pepper the horizon and buildings shoot skywards. Amid all this change there appears to be one constant: over 50...more Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 165

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Photographer Lucas Jackson Location NEW YORK, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A man exercises in a park during a bout of unseasonably warm weather in the Manhattan borough of New York December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 166

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Photographer Handout . Location VIRGINIA, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 An artist's rendering of what the next generation U.S. fighter jet might look like is seen in this handout photo provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation, December 12, 2015. The Pentagon's fiscal 2017 budget request will include $12 billion to $15 billion to fund war gaming, experimentation and the demonstration of new technologies aimed at ensuring a continued military edge over China and Russia, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert...more Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 167

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Photographer Jonathan Ernst Location FAIRFAX, UNITED STATES Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Activists hold a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 168

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Photographer Reuters Photographer Location SALTA, Argentina Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Aerial view of the overturned bus which crashed in Argentina's northern province of Salta, December 14, 2015. A bus carrying Argentine border patrol officers crashed into a ravine in Salta on Monday, killing at least 43 people, while nine were being treated for injuries, provincial emergency official Francisco Marinaro told local television. REUTERS/Javier Corbalan Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 169

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Photographer Stringer . Location SHIMLA, INDIA Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Activists from India's main opposition Congress party try to flee after their clothes caught fire while they were trying to burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest in Shimla, India, December 14, 2015. Local media reported Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu , chief of Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee, saying that at least five Congress activists suffered burns on Monday during the protest against the central...more Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 170

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Photographer Amit Dave Location AHMEDABAD, India Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad, India, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 171

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Photographer Tony Gentile Location VATICAN CITY, VATICAN Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Pope Francis arrives to attend a special audience with members of Italian episcopal conference (CEI) in Paul VI hall at the Vatican December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 172

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Photographer Mario Anzuoni Location HOLLYWOOD, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Stormtroopers march in at the world premiere of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 173

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Photographer Mario Anzuoni Location HOLLYWOOD, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Harrison Ford poses for a selfie with a fan. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 174

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Photographer POOL New Location Beijing, CHINA Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Chinese Paramilitary guards stand on the stairs after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al- Nahyan (R), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and UAE's deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces leaves the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 14, 2015. REUTERS/FRED DUFOUR/Pool Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 175

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Fog covered the Benjamin Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River in Philadelphia, United States of America. Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 176

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Photographer Toby Melville Location LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 St Paul's Cathedral is seen refracted in raindrops on a metal plaque following heavy rainfall in the City of London, Britain December 15, 2014. The architectural landscape of London never stands still. The City of London, as the largest financial services and banking centre in Europe, is no exception. Silhouettes of cranes pepper the horizon and buildings shoot skywards. Amid all this change there appears to be one constant: over...more Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 177

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Photographer Carlos Barria Location WASHINGTON, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 President Barack Obama leaves with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) after delivering a statement on the counter-Islamic State campaign at the Pentagon in Washington, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 178

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Photographer Aly Song Location SHANGHAI, CHINA Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A woman wearing a face mask stands on a bridge in front of the financial district of Pudong amid heavy smog in Shanghai, China, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 179

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Photographer Ralph Orlowski Location KARLSRUHE, Germany Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) secretary general Peter Tauber and German Chancellor and leader of the CDU Angela Merkel vote on a resolution about refugees at the CDU party congress in Karlsruhe, Germany December 14, 2015. Merkel promised at a congress of her conservative party on Monday to reduce substantially the number of migrants entering Germany, responding to rank-and-file concerns about the influx of a million...more Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 180

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Photographer Alkis Konstantinidis Location ATHENS, GREECE Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Migrants, who were stranded between Greece and Macedonia, rest next to placards hung on a metal fence, outside the Tae Kwon Do stadium at the southern suburb of Faliro , in Athens, Greece, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/ Alkis Konstantinidis Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 181

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Photographer William Hong Location NANZHUANG, CHINA Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A worker holds the head of a fox while killing it with electricity for its fur at a fox farm in Nanzhuang village, Shandong province, China, December 11, 2015. There are over 60 households in the village still raising foxes, raccoon dogs and other animals for the fur trade. China is the world's largest fur producer and exporter, according to state media. REUTERS/William Hong Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 182

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Photographer Jose Cabezas Location San Salvador, El Salvador Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Cosplayers dressed as characters from the Star Wars movie series joke with an elevator operator during a charity event organised by the El Salvador Star Wars fan club at the Benjamin Bloom National Children's Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 183

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Photographer Rupak De Chowdhuri Location KOLKATA, India Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, December 14, 2015. India's wholesale prices fell for a 13th straight month in November, but a sharp pickup in food prices and a pending wage hike for millions of government employees are likely to keep policymakers worried about potential inflationary risks. REUTERS/ Rupak De Chowdhuri Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 184

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Photographer Suhaib Salem Location GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A masked Palestinian boy wearing the headband of Hamas's armed wing takes part in a rally marking the 28th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2015. REUTERS/ Suhaib Salem Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 185

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Photographer Mike Segar Location NEW YORK, UNITED STATES Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands beneath a banner as she is introduced before addressing the 2015 National Immigrant Integration Conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 186

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Photographer Khuram Parvez Location PESHAWAR, Pakistan Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 A man carries buckets to fill water from Sardaryab River to wash his fish shop near by in Charsadda , near Peshawar, Pakistan, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/ Khuram Parvez Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 187

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Photographer Mario Anzuoni Location HOLLYWOOD, United States Reuters / Monday, December 14, 2015 Droid BB-8 arrives at the world premiere of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Dec. 14 , 2015 December 23, 2015 188

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Immigrant sitting under a banner outside a home in Olympic Stadium in Faliro , South of the city of Athens, Greece. Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 190

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Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, involved "music therapy" by the drums when she attended the Christmas party family school in Anna Freud Centre, in London, England. Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 191

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A House is decorated as a Christmas gift in Scholar Green, Northern England. Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 192

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Workers drag a floating structure to do a temporary bridge for Magh Mela Festival on the Ganges in Allahabad, India. Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 193

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British astronaut Tim Peake, a member of the crew boarded the international space station (ISS), waving Hello from the bus before the spaceship Soyuz TMA-19 m launch from Russia's Baikonur space Center hired back in Kazakhstan. Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 194

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Lindt Cafe building is lit to celebrate a year of service held hostage in this cafe in the city of Sydney, Australia, by a person claiming to be a Muslim cleric performed, two of the hostages were killed. Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 195

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The miniature models of many different types of cars Land Rover Defender is on display in an exhibition to promote the charity auctions car Land Rover Defender Monday million coming in at Bonhams auction house in London, England Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 196

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Photographer Khaled Abdullah Location Sanaa, Yemen Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement hold their weapons at a gathering to show their support for the group, in Yemen's capital Sanaa December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 197

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Photographer Stringer .. Location LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 An ice covered entrance door to the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway, October 20, 2015. Two consignments of crop seeds will be deposited next year in a "doomsday vault" built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global supplies. The vault, which opened on the Svalbard archipelago in 2008, is designed to protect crop seeds, such as beans, rice and wheat against the...more Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 198

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Another Srebrenica mass grave unearthed Photographer Dado Ruvic Location KOZLUK, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Women from Srebrenica cry during the exhumation of a mass grave believed to hold the bodies of massacre victims from the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, in the village of Kozluk , near the eastern town of Zvornik , Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 199

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Photographer Dado Ruvic Location KOZLUK, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) forensic experts search for human remains during the exhumation of a mass grave believed to hold bodies of massacre victims from the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, in the village of Kozluk , near the eastern town of Zvornik , Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 200

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Photographer Dado Ruvic Location KOZLUK, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A forensic expert from the International Commission on Missing Persons uncovers human remains during the exhumation of a mass grave believed to hold the bodies of massacre victims from the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, in the village of Kozluk , near the eastern town of Zvornik , Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 201

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Photographer Dado Ruvic Location KOZLUK, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Forensic experts from the International Commission on Missing Persons stand near human remains during the exhumation of a mass grave believed to hold the bodies of massacre victims from the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, in the village of Kozluk , near the eastern town of Zvornik , Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 202

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Push for peace in Yemen Photographer Khaled Abdullah Location Sanaa, Yemen Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A Houthi militant holds a machine gun mounted on a patrol truck while securing the site of a gathering held by tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement to show their support for the group, in Yemen's capital Sanaa December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 203

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Photographer Khaled Abdullah Location Sanaa, Yemen Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement perform the traditional Baraa dance at a gathering held to show their support for the group, in Yemen's capital Sanaa December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 204

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Photographer Shamil Zhumatov Location BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the crew of Timothy Peake of Britain, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Timothy Kopra of the U.S. as it blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome , Kazakhstan, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 205

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Photographer Paul Hackett Location London, UNITED KINGDOM Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Star Wars collector James Burns, 44, poses for a photograph with some of his collection in London December 2, 2015. He said "I've met so many wonderful people, all over the world. It's a wonderful community of likeminded people with an interest in Star Wars. There's nothing else like it". REUTERS/Paul Hackett Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 206

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Photographer POOL New Location Sydney, Australia Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Lindt Cafe siege survivor Marcia Mikhael is embraced during a memorial ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the Sydney cafe siege, in Martin Place, Australia, December 15, 2015. Australia marks one year since 18 people were taken hostage and two killed by lone gunman, Man Horan Monis , who was shot and killed by police, during a siege at the cafe in Sydney's Martin Place on December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lisa Maree...more Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 207

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Photographer Eric Gaillard Location NICE, France Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A dog is reflected in the water of a fountain as it runs by a Ferris wheel on the place Massena as part of Christmas holiday season illuminations in Nice, France, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 208

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Photographer Tony Gentile Location ROME, Italy Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A flock of starlings flies in the dusk sky over Rome, Italy December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 209

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Photographer Phil Noble Location BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai wipes her eyes as she listens to a speech at a Poppies for Peace in Peshawar event to mark the 2014 Taliban attack on the Peshawar Army Public School, in Birmingham Britain, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 210

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Photographer Stringer Philippines Location LEGAZPI, Philippines Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A view of a coastal Pigcale village hit by Typhoon Melor , in Legazpi city, Albay province in the Philippines December 15, 2015. Wide areas of the central Philippines were plunged into darkness on Tuesday as powerful typhoon Melor barreled into the coconut-growing region, causing flooding, storm surges and forcing almost 800,000 people to evacuate their homes, officials said. REUTERS/ Rhaydz Barcia Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 211

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Photographer Handout . Location CERRO LAS CAMPANAS, Chile Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 The Gemini Observatory projects a laser as the night sky and artificial light of the city are seen at the Cerro Las Campanas , on the outskirts of La Serena, Chile, November 13, 2011 in this handout photo provided by Gemini Observatory/AURA, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Gemini Observatory/AURA/Manuel Paredes/Handout via Reuters Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 212

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Photographer Mike Blake Location RANCHO CUCAMONGA, United States Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Star Wars fans Chris Pellitteri , 45, (Scout Trooper) with his wife Christine, 36, (Royal Guard) son Jay, 8, (Stormtrooper) and daughter Lily, 6, (Ewok) pose for a photo at their home in Rancho Cucamonga, California December 10, 2015. Chris saw Star Wars in 1977 at a drive-in when he was 7 years old. He said that friends and family think they were "a little crazy for dressing up in Star Wars costumes, but since they know most of...more Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 213

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Photographer Ilya Naymushin Location Krasnoyarsk, Russia Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A member of the " Sibspas " Siberian search and rescue group dressed as Santa Claus (L), shakes hands with his teammate, dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, as they climb to the rock named "The Fourth Stolb " (the Fourth Pillar) at the Stolby National Nature Reserve during a training session of the Russian Emergencies Ministry outside Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Ilya...more Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 214

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Photographer Chris Wattie Location OTTAWA, CANADA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wipes his eyes after speaking during the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa, Canada, December 15, 2015. Trudeau pledged to work toward full reconciliation with Canadian Aboriginals on Tuesday as he accepted a final report on the abuses of the government's now-defunct system of residential schools for indigenous children. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 215

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Photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins Location CARACAS, Venezuela Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A Hypsiboas crepitans frog is pictured at a terrarium in Caracas, Venezuela November 30, 2015. Venezuelan frogs and toads are in critical danger due to climate change as rising temperatures complicate reproduction and spread a deadly fungus, say scientists, who liken the species to canaries in a coalmine warning of imminent danger. The survival of a group of nearly 20 frog and toad species, which top Venezuela's list of endangered...more Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 216

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Photographer Stephanie Keith Location NEW YORK, USA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 People interact with the "joyful" room at the Museum of Feelings, a pop-up installation in New York, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 217

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Photographer Alexandre Meneghini Location HAVANA, CUBA Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Baseball player Alexei Ramirez poses for photos in Havana, Cuba December 15, 2015. Cuban baseball defectors joined a Major League Baseball goodwill tour that arrived in Havana on Tuesday in an unprecedented act of baseball diplomacy. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 218

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Photographer Mike Blake Location LAS VEGAS, United States Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Chris Christie, former Governor Jeb Bush and businessman Donald Trump mix and chat at the end of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 219

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Illegal jade mining in Myanmar Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A view of a jade mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 25, 2015. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 220

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Miners search for jade stones at a mine dump at a Hpakant REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 221

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Miners search for jade stones at a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 25, 2015. Using heavy earth-excavators and explosives, miners have been tearing into Myanmar's northern hills in recent months, in a rush to excavate more jade from the world's richest deposits of the gemstone before a new government takes office next year. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 222

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location HPAKANT, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A miner injects heroin at a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 29, 2015. Narcotics addiction is rife among the gem scavengers or " handpickers " who flock to the northern township of Hpakant , producer of some of the world's highest quality jade, in hopes of finding lumps of the precious stone overlooked by big miners. Picture taken November 29, 2015. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 223

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location HPAKANT, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A miner collects used syringes which miners used to inject heroin. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 224

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location HPAKANT, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Miners take a look at a jade stone while one of them injects himself heroin. Narcotics addiction is rife among the gem scavengers or " handpickers " who flock to the northern township of Hpakant , producer of some of the world's highest quality jade, in hopes of finding lumps of the precious stone overlooked by big miners. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 225

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Miners search for jade stones at a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 28, 2015. The National League for Democracy has said it will bring in rules and competition and crack down on rampant smuggling that deprives the government of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue, but skeptics doubt it will be able to do much in the remote, rebel-infested region. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 226

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Trucks are seen at a jade stone mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 25, 2015. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 227

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A buyer checks a jade stone near a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 29, 2015. China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was unaware of any allegations of Chinese companies' involvement in jade smuggling, but added the country was opposed to such illegal activities. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 228

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Photographer Soe Zeya Tun Location YANGON, Myanmar Reuters / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 A buyer checks a jade stone near a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 29, 2015. Much of the jade is being smuggled into China each year, locals say. Jade is a status symbol in China widely believed to bring fortune, wealth and longevity. REUTERS/ Soe Zeya Tun Dec. 15 , 2015 December 23, 2015 229 THE END Dec.09 – Dec.15 2015

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