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2015 Pictures of the month : DECEMBER Dec. 16 – Dec. 22:

2015 Pictures of the month : DECEMBER Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 vinhbinh January 9, 2016 1 2015 Pictures of the month : DECEMBER Dec. 16 - Dec. 22 http://www.slideshare.net/vinhbinh2010

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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 does embroidery at 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 name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, ran for...more Dec. 11 , 2015 January 9, 2016 2

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A photographer prepares to take pictures of the annual Geminid meteor shower on the Elva Hill, in Maira Valley, near Cuneo, northern Italy, on Dec. 12. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP - Getty Images Dec. 12 , 2015 January 9, 2016 3

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Men dressed as Santa Claus belly up to the bar during the annual SantaCon pub crawl on Dec. 12 in Brooklyn, New York. Hundreds of revelers take part in the annual holiday pub crawl, though some local bars and businesses have banned participants in an effort to avoid the typically rowdy SantaCon crowds. Stephanie Keith / Getty Images Dec. 12 , 2015 January 9, 2016 4

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Nghi Van Nguyen, left, grandmother of Tin Nguyen, weeps over her granddaughter's coffin at her funeral on Dec. 12 in Santa Ana, California. Tin Nguyen was killed in the shootings in San Bernardino on Dec. 2 . Gallery: San Bernardino Victim Yvette Velasco Mourned at First Funeral Ed Crisostomo / AP Dec. 12 , 2015 January 9, 2016 5

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Fishermen take advantage of unseasonably warm weather on the Delaware River on Dec. 13, near Yardley, Pennsylvania. Mel Evans / AP Dec. 13 , 2015 January 9, 2016 6

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Kyle Blessing hugs his fiancee , Petty Officer 2nd Class Sophie Mulkey , left, as Petty Officer 2nd Class Dan Ravo kisses his girlfriend, Kelly Rancier , alongside the guided-missile destroyer McFaul after returning to the naval station in Norfolk, Virginia, on Dec. 14, following an eight-month deployment. Bill Tiernan / The Virginian-Pilot via AP Dec. 14 , 2015 January 9, 2016 7

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An armed Kurdish militant walks in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul during a demonstration against recent curfews imposed on Kurdish towns on Dec.15. The Turkish government has been waging a relentless offensive aimed at crippling the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has staged a string of attacks against security forces in Turkey since a two-year-old ceasefire fell apart in late July. CAGDAS ERDOGAN / AFP - Getty Images Dec. 15 , 2015 January 9, 2016 8

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Piles of life jackets used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean sea from the Turkish coast remain stacked on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Dec. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say two people have drowned and 83 others have been rescued after a wooden boat crammed with refugees sank in the Aegean Sea off the eastern Greek island of Lesbos. Santi Palacios / AP- D ec 16 Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 10

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Photographer Alkis Konstantinidis Location ATHENS, GREECE Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A migrant boy runs while holding a balloon outside the Tae Kwon Do stadium at the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/ Alkis Konstantinidis Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 11

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Photographer Alexandre Meneghini Location HAVANA, CUBA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Baseball player Brayan Pena, (C), salutes children at the Latinoamericano stadium in Havana, December 16, 2015. Cuban baseball defectors joined a Major League Baseball goodwill tour offering clinics for children in an unprecedented act of baseball diplomacy. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 12

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally on Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin / AP-Dec 16 Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 13

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People walk on a bridge as Christmas lights illuminate the Darsena dei Navigli , the neighborhood named for the canals that run through this area of Milan, Italy on Wednesday. Antonio Calanni / AP- Dec 16 Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 14

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People exercise as the sun rises in Kandawgyi park in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday. The 150-acre Kandawgyi lake surrounded by a 110-acre park is a major recreation area for Yangon residence during the dry and relatively cool months of December to February. Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP- Dec 16 Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 15

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Men in ceremonial uniforms use ropes to pull a carriage transporting the royal urn containing the remains of Thailand's most senior Buddhist monk, the late Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara , in Bangkok on Wednesday. Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Bangkok on December 16 as the carriage transported the royal urn of the late Supreme Patriarch, who died in 2013 at the age of 100, ahead of the cremation ceremony. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP - Getty Images Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 16

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Photographer Tyrone Siu Location HONG KONG, China Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Private housing blocks are seen in Hong Kong, China December 15, 2015. Hong Kong is bracing for greater economic challenges as the prospect of a new cycle of interest rate rises drives fears of capital outflows that could put further pressure on the Asian financial hub. Hong Kong's property market, which has seen prices more than double since 2008, had already slowed in anticipation of a local rate hike, and analysts say a further...more Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 17

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Rain falls at the Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, on Dec. 16. FRANK RUMPENHORST / EPA Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 18

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Photographer Jason Reed Location SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Workers at a warehouse move a crate after the building's roof was torn off during a rare tornado in the Sydney suburb of Kurnell , December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 19

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Refining Islamic State oil Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Men work at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. The refinery site, owned by Yousef Ayoub , 34, has been active for 4 months. Ayoub says that he gets the crude oil from Islamic State-controlled areas in Deir al- Zor province and Iraq. The price for a barrel of crude oil varies and is controlled by the Islamic State, but it is currently at $44 dollars per barrel, he...more Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 20

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A youth works at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. Islamic State is looking at potentially vulnerable oil assets in Libya and elsewhere outside its Syria stronghold, where the militant group controls about roughly 80 percent of the oil and gas fields, a senior U.S. official said. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 21

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Yousef Ayoub (L), 34, works at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. The United States recently targeted fuel trucks, part of a broadening of its strikes on Islamic State's oil wealth that the U.S. official said had showed anecdotal signs of raising the costs of Islamic State's oil operations. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 22

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Men work at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. After Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had intelligence that large amounts of oil and petroleum products were moving across the border from Islamic State territories to Turkey. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 23

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Yousef Ayoub , 34, uncovers a container for the final fuel product at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. The son of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has denied Russian allegations that he and his family were profiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 24

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The final fuel product is pictured at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 25

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Yousef Ayoub (L), 34, works at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib , Syria December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 26

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Mali's Syrian refugees Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugee Ali Jaafar and his son Mohamed leave the room he shares with at least five other people in a house where dozens of Syrian refugees live in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. About 90 Syrian refugees live in Mali's capital Bamako, some for as long as two years, according to another refugee. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 27

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugee children walk in front of an auto garage in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. There are several dozen refugees living in one house, and some work at an auto garage run by a Lebanese family. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 28

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugees and their Malian colleague gather under a thatched roof tent in front of an auto garage in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. Many of the refugees have claimed asylum in Mali. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 29

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugee children wave to the camera in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 30

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugee Ali Jaafar (L), Mohamed Jaafar (baby) pose for a picture with Ali's Malian colleague at an auto garage, Mahmoud Dicko , in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 31

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugee Yaser Jaafar holds up his request for asylum in front of other refugees in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. Jaafar said they came to Bamako from Turkey and received a visa upon arrival at the airport. He said their trip was facilitated by a Lebanese man and that they would like to leave to go to Europe but don't have any money and have been refused entry at different Western embassies in Mali. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 32

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugees and their Malian colleague watch a video on a cell phone under a thatched roof tent in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 33

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Photographer Joe Penney Location BAMAKO, MALI Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Syrian refugees pose for a picture in Bamako, Mali, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 34

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Photographer Bryan Woolston Location BALTIMORE, UNITED STATES Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Deputies with Baltimore City Sheriff's Office arrest a protestor outside the courthouse in Baltimore, December 16, 2015. A Maryland judge declared a mistrial on Wednesday in the trial of the first of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, whose killing sparked riots and arson in the city in April. The jury had deliberated for 16 hours on whether the officer, William Porter, was guilty of involuntary...more Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 35

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Photographer Lucas Jackson Location NEW YORK, United States Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the announcement that the U.S. Federal Reserve had hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade in New York, December 16, 2015. The U.S. central bank's policy-setting committee raised the range of its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent, ending a lengthy debate about whether the...more Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 36

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Photographer Fredy Builes Location MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 People take pictures near illuminated Christmas decorations on a street in Medellin, Colombia December 16, 2015. REUTERS/ Fredy Builes Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 37

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Photographer Abhishek Chinnappa Location BENGALURU, India Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A worker with his face covered rests on a tarpaulin at a construction site of a residential complex in Bengaluru, India December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 38

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Photographer Benoit Tessier Location MARNE-LA-VALLEE, France Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Characters of Star Wars take part in an event held for the release of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 39

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Photographer Alaa Faqir Location DERAA, SYRIA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Muthanna Islamic Movement members inspect what they say is a Russian made military surveillance drone which they claimed to have shot down in Sheikh Meskeen near Deraa, Syria December 15, 2015. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Faqir Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 40

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Photographer Denis Balibouse Location LAUSANNE, Switzerland Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A ferry crosses Lake Geneva near Lausanne, Switzerland December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 41

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Photographer Fabrizio Bensch Location BERLIN, Germany Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 42

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Photographer Dylan Martinez Location LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Enthusiasts, one wearing a Chewbacca costume, wait to spot members of the cast at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 43

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Photographer Ueslei Marcelino Location BRASILIA, Brazil Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A Brazilian indian attends a protest against the Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC 215), in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, December 16, 2015. PEC 215 proposes the transfer of power to demarcate indigenous lands to the Brazilian National Congress. REUTERS/ Ueslei Marcelino Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 44

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location YANTAI, China Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A man rides a bicycle along a street during a snowfall in Yantai, Shandong province, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 45

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Photographer Fayaz Aziz Location PESHAWAR, Pakistan Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The mother of Uzair , an Army Public School victim, touches his picture in a gallery of the victims at a ceremony on the anniversary of the Taliban attack on the school in Peshawar, Pakistan December 16, 2015. REUTERS/ Fayaz Aziz Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 46

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Photographer Alkis Konstantinidis Location ATHENS, GREECE Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The hands of temporarily detained migrants are seen through a police bus window as they leave the Tae Kwon Do stadium at the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/ Alkis Konstantinidis Dec. 16 , 2015 January 9, 2016 47

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Daffodils at the Olympic Park in London. The mild temperatures left the season are causing some flowers bloom early and some ice ceased operation. Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 49

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Farmers working on fields in the District of Van Thanh city, Zhejiang Province, China. Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 50

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A woman taking pictures with decorative Christmas lights in Chongye stream in downtown Seoul, South Korea. Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 51

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Lindor Kerby , a Radio reporter Tele Timoun , was helping protesters after the peacekeeping troops of the United Nations from Brazil spray during a demonstration protesting the country's Electoral Council, to mark the 25th anniversary of the first democratic elections in 1990 , in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 16 December, 2015. Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 52

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Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 53 A boy displaced leave Saada province, northwest of the capital Sana'a with his family, waiting to be found in food aid Sana'a, Yemen.

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Ancient temples of ancient Parthenon on Acropolis appears behind the rope Christmas lights in the center of Athens, Greece. Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 54

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Refugees and migrants on a dinghy approach the Greek island of Lesbos on Dec. 17 . According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 920,000 people have entered the EU so far this year. The influx has overwhelmed national border guards and reception capacities, notably in Greece, where some 770,000 migrants have arrived, most of them from Turkey. Santi Palacios / AP Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 55

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Photographer Rupak De Chowdhuri Location KOLKATA, India Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A performer balances himself on a set of knives during a special preview as part of Christmas celebrations at the Ajanta circus in Kolkata, India, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/ Rupak De Chowdhuri Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 56

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Photographer Mario Anzuoni Location HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Caroline Ritter from Australia arrives for her wedding ceremony escorted by a person dressed as the character of Darth Vader from Star Wars in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 57

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Photographer Shannon Stapleton Location Seattle, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Kadee Ingram, 28, holds her son Sean, 2, at SHARE/WHEEL Tent City 3 outside Seattle, Washington October 13, 2015. Ingram lost her job, and soon afterwards her partner Renee lost her job. "It got (to) the point where we couldn't get a job fast enough and we lost our apartment," Ingram said. "Coming here, we really like it, being outside especially, we feel safe. We wish we would have known about it sooner." REUTERS/Shannon...more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 58

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Photographer Antara Photo Agency Location BATAM, Indonesia Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 An Indonesia rescue team approaches the sunken Antigua and Barbuda flagged freighter MV Thorco Cloud which sank after colliding with a tanker the night before, in the Singapore Strait off the Indonesian island of Batam December 17, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto . REUTERS/M N Kanwa /Antara Foto Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 59

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Photographer Ruben Sprich Location ZURICH, Switzerland Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 60

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location CHENGDU, CHINA Reuters / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The interior of a room is pictured at a holding centre of the People's Procuratorate of Sichuan province for officials suspected of corruption, in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, December 10, 2015. Padded cells to prevent suicide and soft spoons that cannot be made into weapons await officials suspected of corruption in one holding centre in southwestern China, in unusual images of China's graft fight carried by a state-run...more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 61

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Photographer Bassam Khabieh Location DAMASCUS, SYRIA Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Medics treat injured people inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 13, 2015. Douma in Syria, an area controlled by rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, has been shelled continuously for the past three years. The injured are taken to basements and shelters transformed into field hospitals run by medical staff who have stayed...more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 62

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Photographer Jon Nazca Location TORREMOLINOS, Spain Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A woman is comforted by Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez, one of the four leading candidates for Spain's national election, as she cries at the end of an election campaign rally in Torremolinos , southern Spain, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Jon Nazca Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 63

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Photographer Jorge Lopez Location GUATEMALA, Guatemala Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A man dressed as a character from Star Wars enters the bathroom during an event held for the release of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at a movie theater in Guatemala City, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 64

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Photographer Yves Herman Location BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 British Prime Minister David Cameron (C) talks with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades (R) at the start of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, December 17, 2015. EU leaders are due to discuss on the migrant crisis and Cameron's demands for reform of the bloc ahead of a referendum he plans to hold by the end of 2017 on Britain's continued memebership . REUTERS/Yves Herman Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 65

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Photographer Stringer . Location ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Swimmers jump off a jetty to escape the summer heat at Henley Beach, west of Adelaide, December 17, 2015. Australia's Bureau of Meterology recorded a temperature of 42.9 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in the Adelaide area on Thursday. REUTERS/Ben Macmahon /AAP Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 66

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Photographer MAXIM ZMEYEV Location MOSCOW, Russia Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 67

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Photographer Kevin Lamarque Location WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A woman looks out from her umbrella as she walks pass a huge Christmas tree on a rainy afternoon in Washington, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 68

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Photographer Bassam Khabieh Location DAMASCUS, SYRIA Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A baby lies in a neonatal unit in a field hospital in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 8, 2015. Douma in Syria, an area controlled by rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, has been shelled continuously for the past three years. The injured are taken to basements and shelters transformed into field hospitals run by medical staff who have stayed in the battered neighbourhood of Damascus....more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 69

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Photographer Shannon Stapleton Location Seattle, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A general view is seen of the unsanctioned homeless tent encampment Nickelsville in Seattle, Washington October 8, 2015. At homeless encampments from Seattle, Washington state to Las Cruces, New Mexico, residents live away from the dangers of life on the streets, saying the stability helps them work towards their goals. Despite a shortage of affordable housing for the poor and budget constraints on social welfare programmes , many...more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 70

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Photographer Oswaldo Rivas Location MANAGUA, NICARAGUA Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 A man dressed as Santa Claus waits to have his photo taken with people at Lake Malecon in Managua, Nicaragua December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 71

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Photographer Lucy Nicholson Location TORRANCE, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Holiday lights are seen on a home in the Sleepy Hollow area of Torrance, California, United States, December 15, 2015. In many neighborhoods of Los Angeles, homeowners compete for the most lavish and creative holiday light displays. Torrance's Sleepy Hollow is one such neighborhood where every home outdoes the next: surfing Santas , life-size nativity scenes, ferris wheels, and giant inflatable snowmen line the lawns on every...more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 72

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Photographer Lucy Nicholson Location TORRANCE, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Christmas lights are seen on a home in the Sleepy Hollow area of Torrance, California, United States, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 73

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Photographer Lucy Nicholson Location TORRANCE, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Holiday lights are seen on a home in the Sleepy Hollow area of Torrance, California, United States, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 74

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Photographer Lucy Nicholson Location LOS ANGELES, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Christmas lights are seen on a home in Los Angeles, California, United States, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 75

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Photographer Lucy Nicholson Location TORRANCE, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Christmas lights are seen on a home in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of Torrance, California, United States, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 76

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Photographer Reuters Staff Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho celebrates with his medal after winning the Barclays Premier League May 24, 2015. Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien Livepic Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 77

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Photographer Lucas Jackson Location NEW YORK, United States Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Martin Shkreli (C), chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals and KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc , departs the U.S. Federal Court after an arraignment following him being charged in a federal indictment filed in Brooklyn relating to his management of hedge fund MSMB Capital Management and biopharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc. in New York December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 78

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Photographer Bassam Khabieh Location DAMASCUS, SYRIA Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 An injured boy who is undergoing surgery, after he was injured in what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, rests inside a field hospital in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria December 5, 2015. Douma in Syria, an area controlled by rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, has been shelled continuously for the past three years. The injured are taken to basements and...more Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 79

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People enjoy rides at the funfair " Jours de Fetes" inside the Grand Palais in Paris as part of holiday activities in the French capital on Dec. 17. 2015. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / Reuters Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 80

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A migrant or refugee enters the trailer of a truck after having cut the tarpaulin roof outside the Eurotunnel in Calais, France on Thursday. A growing number of migrants seeking to reach Britain are trying to leave from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge , prosecutors and police said on December 16, with people finding it increasingly hard to make the dangerous crossing from France's Calais. PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP - Getty Images- Dec 17 Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 81

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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian woman Samah Abdullah during her funeral in the village of Ammuriya on Thursday. Abdullah was wounded after she was shot by Israeli security forces about three weeks ago at the Hawara checkpoint in the northern West Bank and died Wednesday from her injuries. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP - Getty Images-Dec 17 Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 82

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Pope Francis, whose 79th birthday is today, blows out a candle on a cake during a special audience with members of Italian Catholic Action movement at the Vatican, on Thursday. Osservatore Romano via Reuters-Dec 17 Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 83

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is accompanied by commanding officers of the Korean People's Army visiting the Kumsusan Palace where his father Kim Jong-Il lies in state in Pyongyang on the memorial day of Kim Jong-Il in an image released on by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday. Korean Central News Agency via AFP - Getty Images-Dec 17 Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 84

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Members of Royal Saudi Hawks Air Force Aerobatic team perform with Hawk planes during the Al-Ain Air Championship at Al-Ain airport, United Arab Emirates on Thursday. The event runs from December 17 to 19. ALI HAIDER / EPA- dec 17 Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 85

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Martin Shkreli , the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is escorted by law enforcement agents in New York on Thursday, after being taken into custody following a securities probe. A seven-count indictment unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Thursday charged Shkreli with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud. - Dec 17 Craig Ruttle / AP Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 86

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Photographer Neil Hall Location LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 An aircraft comes in to land over a car park at Gatwick Airport in southern Britain, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall Dec. 17 , 2015 January 9, 2016 87

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Photographer David Mercado Location POOPO LAKE, BOLIVIA Reuters / Thursday, December 17, 2015 Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David...more January 9, 2016 88 Dec. 17 , 2015

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One woman Christmas decoration for shop Windows in the city of Kiev, Ukraine Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 90

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Christmas decorations on the streets of a medieval mountain village, North of the city of Nice, France. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 91

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Palestinians throw stones fled to find shelter after Israeli security forces smoke cay in the clashes following a protest next to the wall that separates the Israeli's controversial in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 92

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A picture of Mother Teresa on a candle placed on her Tomb in a special mass in the city of Kolkata, India. On Friday the Pope Francis recognized the second miracle was said by this nun brings, paving the way for her to be canonized. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 93

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An archive of the city examine a painting in the Paris Archives Center after being removed from an unofficial Memorial at one of the places attacked Islam in November in Paris. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 94

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Contestants in the opening maneuvers of browsing for the final round of contest of Miss world in Sanya city, Hainan Province, China. The Miss World Finals will start on Saturday. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 95

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Pictures of the Earth taken from a spaceship to fly in orbit around the Moon by NASA. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 96

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An older local woman standing on a beach on Lesbos island of Greece, next to a pile of jackets, after refugees and immigrants coming from the Turkish coast. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 97

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The miners left after the last shift at Kellingley Colliery mine in on the last activity in the North of the city of Yorkshire, England. Kellingley mine is the last deep coal mine closed in Britain, closing the centuries coal mining in Britain. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 98

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A protester with red paint hand indicates the anger in a rally demanding that the Turkish troops withdrew from northern Iraq, in the city of Basra, 550 km southeast of the capital, Baghdad, Iraq. Turkey has soldiers near the city of Mosul since last year, but the new soldiers are the next thing last week has caused outrage. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 99

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People walking on the beach in Biarritz, Southwest France, along the Atlantic ocean temperatures in France to rise up the extraordinary level of 20 degrees Celsius. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 100

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Bus drivers blocked traffic in a demonstration in the Port Maillot, one at the gateway to Paris, France. Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 101

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Photographer Stefan Wermuth Location LONDON, United Kingdom Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Lana Lecash , 21-months old, reacts during a visit to meet actor John Field, dressed as Santa Claus, at a Christmas grotto at the Wetland Centre in London, Britain, December 5, 2015. When Father Christmas is not at home with the reindeer preparing for his big sleigh-ride, he likes to play practical jokes on the children who visit him asking for presents. Field, 66, a former teacher turned actor, has taken on the role of Santa for...more Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 102

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Photographer Issei Kato Location Tokyo, Japan Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Moviegoers wait before the first showing of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" outside a movie theater in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/ Issei Kato Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 103

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Photographer Kim Kyung Hoon Location BEIJING, CHINA Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 A man riding a truck yawns in Beijing, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung- Hoon Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 104

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Photographer Kim Hong-Ji Location SEOUL, South Korea Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs during an event celebrating the upcoming Christmas holiday at Lotte World Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 105

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Photographer Naseem Mohammed Bny Huthil Location DOHA, Qatar Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Paratroopers from the Qatari armed forces take part in Qatar's National Day celebrations in Doha December 18, 2015. REUTERS/ Naseem Zeitoon Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 106

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Photographer Philippe Wojazer Location PARIS, France Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 A Paris city archivist holds a French flag with the message 'I am Paris' as he collects the notes, poems and drawings left by passers-by at an informal memorial in front of the"Casa Nostra" pizzeria, one of the sites of the November shooting attacks, in Paris, France, December 18, 2015, more than a month after the shooting attacks which killed 130 people in the French capital. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Forever remembering the Paris attacks Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 107

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Photographer Philippe Wojazer Location PARIS, France Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 A view shows an informal memorial before the arrival of Paris city archival teams to collect the notes, poems and drawings left by passers-by in front of the"Casa Nostra" pizzeria, one of the sites of the November shooting attacks, in Paris, France, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 108

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Photographer Philippe Wojazer Location PARIS, France Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Paris city archival team collect the notes, poems and drawings left by passers-by at an informal memorial in front of the"Casa Nostra" pizzeria, one of the sites of the November shooting attacks, in Paris, France, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 109

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Photographer Philippe Wojazer Location PARIS, France Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Paris city archival and sanitation teams collect the notes, poems and drawings left by passers-by at an informal memorial in front of the"Casa Nostra" pizzeria, one of the sites of the November shooting attacks, in Paris, France, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 110

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Britain's last deep coal mine Photographer POOL New Location KELLINGLEY, United Kingdom Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Miners leave after working the final shift at Kellingley Colliery on its last day of operation in north Yorkshire, England, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Oli Scarff /Pool Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 111

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Photographer Phil Noble Location KELLINGLEY, United Kingdom Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 A graffitied For Sale sits under the road sign for Kellingley Colliery on its last day of operation in north Yorkshire, England, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 112

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Photographer POOL New Location KELLINGLEY, United Kingdom Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Miners leave after working the final shift at Kellingley Colliery on its last day of operation in north Yorkshire, England, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Oli Scarff /Pool Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 113

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Moses' Mountain views Photographer Amr Dalsh Location Saint Catherine, Egypt Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 A tourist watches the sunrise and prays outside a church on the summit of Mount Moses, near the city of Saint Catherine, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Egypt, December 9, 2015. According to the Bible the mountain is where Moses received the ten commandments from God. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 114

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Photographer Amr Dalsh Location Saint Catherine, Egypt Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Tourists watch the sunrise and pray outside a church on the summit of Mount Moses, near the city of Saint Catherine, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Egypt, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 115

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Photographer Amr Dalsh Location Saint Catherine, Egypt Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 People walk in front of the tree which Moses was believed to have slept under, before he met God, inside Saint Catherine's monastery, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Egypt, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dals Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 116

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Photographer Amr Dalsh Location Saint Catherine, Egypt Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Bedouin mountain guides make their way down from the summit of Mount Moses, near the city of Saint Catherine, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Egypt, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 117

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Photographer Amr Dalsh Location Saint Catherine, Egypt Reuters / Friday, December 18, 2015 Tourists and worshipers warm themselves before climbing to the last stage at the summit of Mount Moses, near the city of Saint Catherine, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Egypt, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Dec. 18 , 2015 January 9, 2016 118

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Bostjan Kline of Slovenia competes in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Men's Super G on Friday in Val Gardena, northern Italy. OLIVIER MORIN / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 120 Dec. 19 , 2015

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A Palestinian protester hurls a rock at Israeli security forces during clashes near Shejaiya , an eastern district of Gaza City along the border with Israel on Friday. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 121 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Coal miners finish the final shift before closure at the Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, northern England, on Friday. The shutdown of the mine in Yorkshire in northern England closes a 200-year chapter of Britain's industrial history. JOHN GILES / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 122 Dec. 19 , 2015

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The Prince Felipe science museum is reflected as people queue to attend a campaign rally led by Spanish Prime Minister and People's Party (PP) leader Mariano Rajoy at the City of Arts and Sciences ahead of Spain's general election in Valencia, Spain, on Friday. MARCELO DEL POZO / Reuters January 9, 2016 123 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Israeli security forces fire tear gas and different kinds of bullets towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes following a demonstration next to the Israeli controversial separation wall in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday. THOMAS COEX / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 124 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Mireia Lalaguna Rozo of Spain reacts after winning the new title at the Miss World at the Grand Finale in Sanya , in southern China's Hainan province. Contestants from over 110 countries compete in the final of the 65th Miss World Competition. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 125 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Star Wars fans raise their lightsabers during Lightsaber Battle LA in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. (AFP) ROBYN BECK / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 126 Dec. 19 , 2015

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A man prepares decorations ahead of the birthday of Prophet Mohammed in Sidon, south Lebanon. ALI HASHISHO / Reuters January 9, 2016 127 Dec. 19 , 2015

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A Lebanese couple takes a selfie in front men and women wearing Santa Claus costumes during a parade for Christmas, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Hussein Malla / AP January 9, 2016 128 Dec. 19 , 2015

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People stand around the18th-century Baroque-style Trevi fountain before the start of a show to promote Rome's candidacy for the 2024 Olympic Games in Rome. The cities in the bid to host the 2024 Olympics are Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 129 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Iraqi mourners carry the body of one of the soldiers who were killed the previous day in a so-called friendly fire from a U.S. led coalition aircraft west of Baghdad, during a funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf. HAIDAR HAMDANI / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 130 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Search Crews work in the area where an avalanche hit several houses in Longyearbyen, Norway. It is unclear whether any people are trapped in the buildings or under the snow. EPA January 9, 2016 131 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Camels walk along sand dunes in the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed , west of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. KARIM SAHIB / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 132 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Swedish ski resort hosts refugees Photographer Ints Kalnins Location RIKSGRANSEN, SWEDEN Reuters / Saturday, December 19, 2015 Refugees use smartphones in the lobby of their camp December 15, 2015. REUTERS/ Ints Kalnins January 9, 2016 133 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Photographer Ints Kalnins Location RIKSGRANSEN, SWEDEN Reuters / Saturday, December 19, 2015 A refugee girl looks outside of her camp December 15, 2015. REUTERS/ Ints Kalnins January 9, 2016 134 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Photographer Ints Kalnins Location RIKSGRANSEN, SWEDEN Reuters / Saturday, December 19, 2015 A refugee takes a selfie at the front of his camp at a hotel touted as the world's most northerly ski resort in Riksgransen , Sweden, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/ Ints Kalnins January 9, 2016 135 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Photographer Rebecca Naden Location LANGLAND BAY, UNITED KINGDOM Reuters / Saturday, December 19, 2015 A member of the Langland Board Surfers group takes part in a Surfing Santa competition at Langland Bay in Gower, Wales, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden January 9, 2016 136 Dec. 19 , 2015

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Back to school in Benghazi Photographer Esam Al- Fetori Location BENGHAZI, Libya Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A schoolboy attends a lesson at a school that reopened after a gap of more than a year and a half because of clashes in Benghazi, Libya December 20, 2015. REUTERS/ Esam Omran Al- Fetori January 9, 2016 138 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Esam Al- Fetori Location BENGHAZI, Libya Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Students stand in a line at a school that reopened after a gap of more than a year and a half because of clashes in Benghazi December 20, 2015. REUTERS/ Esam Omran Al- Fetori January 9, 2016 139 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Esam Al- Fetori Location BENGHAZI, Libya Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Students stand in lines at a school that reopened after a gap of more than a year and a half because of clashes in Benghazi December 20, 2015. REUTERS/ Esam Omran Al- Fetori January 9, 2016 140 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Firefighters used flashlights to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, on 20-12-2015. January 9, 2016 141 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Firefighters look on as smoke rises in front of a damaged building at the site of the landslide . China's state broadcaster China Central Television, or CCTV, said that the buildings buried included two workers' dormitories. Tyrone Siu / Reuters January 9, 2016 142 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Firefighters search for survivors near a damaged building at the site of the landslide in Shenzhen, China on Dec. 20. At least 7 people were rescued, and an area 24,000 square yards was covered with soil, the Ministry of Public Security's firefighting bureau said in an online statement. Tyrone Siu / Reuters January 9, 2016 143 Dec. 20 , 2015

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A massive landslide buried 22 buildings in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China on Dec. 20, 2015. Three people were injured and at least 27 people remain missing as of 8:50 PM. local time, authorities said . Read: Huge China Landslide Buries Factories, Dorms: 27 Missing via AP January 9, 2016 144 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Rescuers approached a collapsed building following the landslide in Shenzhen, searching for survivors on Dec. 20. via AP January 9, 2016 145 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Rescuers and dogs search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings at night on Dec. 20. The state-controlled media Xinhua News Agency reported that "Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have ordered immediate rescue efforts" after the landslide. via AP January 9, 2016 146 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Excavators are deployed as firefighters and rescuers continue looking for survivors at night on Dec. 20. AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 147 Dec. 20 , 2015

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A destroyed building stands on the mud after the landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China on Dec. 20. AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 148 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Tyrone Siu Location SHENZHEN, CHINA Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Firefighters search for survivors among the debris of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, China, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu January 9, 2016 149 Dec. 20 , 2015

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A place is said to be of Russian planes raided the city of Idlib , Syria, on 20 December, 2015. January 9, 2016 150 Dec. 20 , 2015

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An Israeli paddle on the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv, on 20 December, 2015. January 9, 2016 151 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Adnan Abidi Location NEW DELHI, INDIA Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A policeman detains a demonstrator during a protest against the release of a juvenile rape convict, in New Delhi, India, December 20, 2015. The youngest of six people convicted of the 2012 gang rape of a woman, in a case that shocked India, was freed on Sunday, a lawyer said, after a court refused to extend his three-year sentence. The case turned a global spotlight on the treatment of women in India, where police say a rape is...more January 9, 2016 152 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Eduardo Munoz Location NEW YORK, United States Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A woman half-dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a banner to protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, outside of his office in Manhattan, New York, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz January 9, 2016 153 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Ammar Abdullah Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A rescue worker holds an injured boy after what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Idlib city, Syria December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah January 9, 2016 154 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Eric Gaillard Location NICE, France Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A man dressed as a Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas bath during an unusually warm winter day in Nice, southeastern France, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard January 9, 2016 155 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Norsk Telegrambyra AS Location Longyearbyen, Norway Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Lights are left on inside a car which was jammed between two houses pushed together by the force of Saturday's avalanche which hit the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, the biggest settlement on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, roughly midway between the North Pole and the northernmost tip of Europe, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix January 9, 2016 156 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Kim Kyung Hoon Location BEIJING, CHINA Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Models painted in camouflage colours to blend in with the background pose for Chinese artist Liu Bolin's artwork " Dongji ", or Winter Solstice, on the second day after China's capital Beijing issued its second ever "red alert" for air pollution, in Beijing, China, December 20, 2015. In this artwork, Liu wants to express his concerns about China and its people, including air pollution problem, Liu told Reuters. REUTERS/Kim Kyung- Hoon January 9, 2016 157 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Yves Herman Location BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Brussels' Grand Place is illuminated during a light show as part of "Winter Wonders" festivities in central Brussels, Belgium December 7, 2015. The humble Christmas tree has a rich history, from evergreen trees used to symbolise eternal life in Ancient Egypt to tree worship among pagan Europeans. The modern version has its origins in Germany, where the song "O Tannenbaum" is still a festive favourite . Today the traditional tree...more January 9, 2016 158 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi Location Valletta, Malta Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Drivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for charity in Ta' Qali , outside Valletta, Malta, December 20, 2015. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing.REUTERS /Darrin Zammit Lupi January 9, 2016 159 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Sergio Perez Location MADRID, Spain Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Podemos (We Can) party supporters react as party leader Pablo Iglesias and other members address the crowd after results were announced in Spain's general election in Madrid, Spain, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Perez January 9, 2016 160 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Dado Ruvic Location ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A woman walks on the Smetovi mountain range near Zenica , Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic January 9, 2016 161 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Marcelo del Pozo Location MADRID, Spain Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Spain's Prime Minister and People's Party (PP) candidate Mariano Rajoy gestures while addressing supporters from a balcony at the party headquarters next to his wife Elvira Fernandez after results were announced in Spain's general election in Madrid, Spain, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo January 9, 2016 162 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Reuters Staff Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 FC Barcelona celebrate winning the FIFA Club World Cup Final at International Stadium Yokohama, JapanSunday , December 20, 2015. Reuters / Thomas Peter Livepic January 9, 2016 163 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location SHENZHEN, China Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Firefighters stand next to collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer January 9, 2016 164 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Tyrone Siu Location SHENZHEN, China Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Firefighters search for survivors among the debris of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu January 9, 2016 165 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Steve Marcus Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L) stands by as Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vegas transfers the crown to winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 20, 2015. Miss Colombia was originally announced as the winner but the host Steve Harvey said he made a mistake when reading the card. REUTERS/Steve Marcus January 9, 2016 166 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Steve Marcus Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Host Steve Harvey (far L) speaks as Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L), Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (C) and Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach listen onstage during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 20, 2015. Miss Colombia was originally announced as the winner but Harvey said he made a mistake when reading the card. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the actual winner. REUTERS/Steve Marcus January 9, 2016 168 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Steve Marcus Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Host Steve Harvey (L) speaks to the audience after Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (R) was crowned Miss Universe December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus January 9, 2016 169 Dec. 20 , 2015

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The comforting contestants Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez (middle right) after she was mistakenly awarded the Miss Universe Crown in the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, on December 20, 2015. Comedian Steve Harvey had misread when announced the Runner a, Miss Colombia, the winner before the Crown was removed and put on top of Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach , left. January 9, 2016 170 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Steve Marcus Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A card showing Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as first runner-up and Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the winner is displayed on a video screen during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus January 9, 2016 171 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Steve Marcus Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R) reacts next to Miss USA Olivia Jordan after it was announced that she won the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus January 9, 2016 172 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Steve Marcus Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L) stands by as Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (C) transfers the crown to winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach , December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus January 9, 2016 173 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Fabrizio Bensch Location BERLIN, Germany Reuters / Sunday, December 13, 2015 A man dressed as a Santa Claus poses on top of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2015 REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch January 9, 2016 174 Dec. 13 , 2015 Santa Claus is coming to town

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Photographer Reuters Photographer Location MANAUS, BRAZIL Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Claudionor Jose de Deus, wearing a Santa Claus costume, waves to people on a boat in the Amazon River, in rural Manaus, Brazil, December 19, 2015. Jose de Deus is part of a volunteer group that distributes toys to children from poor neighborhoods and riverside communities that are distant from the city. REUTERS/Bruno Kell January 9, 2016 175 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Eric Gaillard Location NICE, France Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A man dressed as a Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas bath during an unusually warm winter day in Nice, southeastern France, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard January 9, 2016 176 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Alaa Al- Marjani Location NAJAF, Iraq Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A volunteer wearing a Santa Claus costume distributes presents to children at a poor community in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani January 9, 2016 177 Dec. 20 , 2015

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Photographer Alaa Al- Marjani Location NAJAF, Iraq Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A volunteer wearing Santa Claus costume distributes presents to children at a poor community in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani Dec. 20 , 2015 January 9, 2016 178

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Photographer Alaa Al- Marjani Location NAJAF, Iraq Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Volunteers wearing Santa Claus costumes distribute presents to children at a poor neighborhood in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani Dec. 20 , 2015 January 9, 2016 179

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Photographer Alaa Al- Marjani Location NAJAF, Iraq Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 Volunteers wearing Santa Claus costumes distribute presents to the poor in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq December 19, 2015. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani Dec. 20 , 2015 January 9, 2016 180

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Photographer Alaa Al- Marjani Location NAJAF, Iraq Reuters / Sunday, December 20, 2015 A volunteer wearing a Santa Claus costume distributes presents to children at a poor community in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq December 19, 2015. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani Dec. 20 , 2015 January 9, 2016 181

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Santa Claus is coming to town Photographer Ammar Awad Location JERUSALEM, Israel Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh wears a Santa Claus costume as he rides a camel and poses for the media during an annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background. December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad January 9, 2016 183 Dec. 21 , 2015

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A Christmas tree is lit in front of the St, Stephan Basilica in Budapest on Dec. 21, 2015. January 9, 2016 184 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location SHENZHEN, China Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Firefighters take a rest near collapsed buildings at the site of a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer January 9, 2016 185 Dec. 21 , 2015

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama danced with Stormtrooper character and robot R2-D2 in the movie ' Star Wars ' in the diplomatic reception Room of the White House on 18 December, 2015. January 9, 2016 186 Dec. 21 , 2015

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A faithful lit candles inside the Church before Christmas, Christmas in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank. January 9, 2016 187 Dec. 21 , 2015

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An orangutan named " Pacquiao " Santa hats taking a "Christmas party" animals at the Zoo in suburban Malabon , Malabon North of Manila, Philippines. January 9, 2016 188 Dec. 21 , 2015

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People walk on a street lamp decorated for Christmas and the new year in downtown Moscow, Russia. January 9, 2016 189 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Kevin Lamarque Location WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Security personnel keep watch as Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey attend the annual Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Memorial Service at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, December 21, 2015. On this day in 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was blown up by a bomb over Lockerbie, killing a total of 270 people. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque January 9, 2016 190 Dec. 21 , 2015

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A young girl stands outside a temporary shelter at a camp for the displaced in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to the United Nations, the number of internally displaced Afghans was 683,000 by mid-2014, a number expected to climb to 900,000 by the end of 2015, as unrest continues in the country after several offensives by the Taliban in various provinces leading to large Afghan army losses. HEDAYTULLAH AMID / EPA January 9, 2016 191 Dec. 21 , 2015

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An Indian fisherman arrested by the Pakistani authorities is held in a cell in Karachi, Pakistan. Some 66 Indian fishermen were arrested on Monday after the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) held eleven fishing boats for illegally entering the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police officials said. SHAHZAIB AKBER / EPA January 9, 2016 192 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Floodwaters cover an area of Pampanga, suburban Manila. The death toll from two storms which battered the Philippines rose to 45 on Sunday as several towns remained under water and rain kept falling in northern regions, disaster monitoring officials said. NOEL CELIS / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 193 Dec. 21 , 2015

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A thick layer of fog covers Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. FEHIIM DEMIR / EPA January 9, 2016 194 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Clouds glow red at sunrise over the eastern Alps, as viewed from Biessenhofen , Germany. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPA January 9, 2016 195 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a news conference to respond to the FIFA ethics committee's verdict in Zurich. FIFA's ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years from all soccer-related activities in verdicts announced Monday. PATRICK B. KRAEMER / EPA January 9, 2016 196 Dec. 21 , 2015

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A woman cries as she checks the passengers list of a capsized ferry at a crisis center in Siwa , South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The search restarted Monday for at least 74 people still missing after a boat sank off Indonesia's Sulawesi island over the weekend. At least 41 people have been found alive and three others died after the accident in Bone Bay on Dec. 19. The fiberglass ship was carrying 118 people, including 10 crew members. It departed Saturday morning from Kolaka in North Sulawesi for Siwa , on what should have been a six-hour journey. EPA January 9, 2016 197 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Children play in a park with decorative lights for Christmas and new year in Kiev, Ukraine. January 9, 2016 198 Dec. 21 , 2015

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An immigrant to come across a picture of graffiti artist Banksy, in the entrance to the refugee camp Calais in Calais, France. January 9, 2016 199 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Kalaniopua Young, 32, originally from Hawaii, poses outside her tent at Tent City 3 on Oct. 12, 2015. "This is a choice I made to live here. I was lonely and depressed living in an apartment. I feel much better here with the social interaction and friendships. There is a direct democracy here with immediate results that differ from traditional bureaucracy." SHANNON STAPLETON / Reuters January 9, 2016 200 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Lucy Nicholson Location LOS ANGELES, United States Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Stacie McDonough, 51, poses for a portrait by her tent at a homeless motorhome and tent encampment near LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States, October 26, 2015. McDonough is an army veteran with a college degree who was recently made homeless. Los Angeles is grappling with a massive homelessness problem, as forecasted El Nino downpours threaten to add to the misery of thousands of people who sleep on the streets....more January 9, 2016 201 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer David Becker Location LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Las Vegas police investigate along the Las Vegas Strip following a traffic accident in front of the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, near the hotel and casino where the Miss Universe pageant was being held, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker January 9, 2016 202 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location SHENZHEN, CHINA Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 An aerial view shows the site of a landslide which hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer January 9, 2016 203 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Jason Lee Location BEIJING, China Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Two-year-old Pengpeng receives nebulizer therapy on the third day after China's capital Beijing issued its second ever "red alert" for air pollution, at the New Century International Children�s Hospital, in Beijing, China December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee January 9, 2016 204 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Thomas Peter Location TOKYO, JAPAN Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 A TV technician talks with his newsroom about the signal strength a device is transmitting from the news conference room on 39th floor of the Toshiba head office as the sun sets over Tokyo, Japan, December 21, 2015. Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Monday it will cut nearly 7,000 consumer electronics jobs after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, in an overhaul that will streamline the sprawling conglomerate into a company focused on...more January 9, 2016 205 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Joe Skipper Location Cape Canaveral, United States Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 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, December 21, 2015. The rocket carried a payload of eleven satellites owned by Orbcomm , a New Jersey-based communications company. REUTERS/Joe Skipper January 9, 2016 206 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Arnd Wiegmann Location ZURICH, Switzerland Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 FIFA's suspended president Sepp Blatter holds a news conference in Zurich, Switzerland, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann January 9, 2016 207 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Kim Kyung Hoon Location SHENZEN, CHINA Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 An evacuee rests in a shelter set up at a gymnasium near the industrial park hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung- Hoon January 9, 2016 208 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Mohamad Torokman Location RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 A man decorates a tree with spent tear gas canisters that Palestinians said were fired by Israeli troops during clashes with Palestinian protesters, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman January 9, 2016 209 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Kevork Djansezian Location HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (L) sings happy birthday to actor and event emcee Samuel L. Jackson before the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/ Kevork Djansezian January 9, 2016 210 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Ismail Zetouni Location TRIPOLI, LIBYA Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Bags containing a body of two migrants, who died after a boat sank off the coast, lay in a navy base in Tripoli, Libya, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny January 9, 2016 211 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer David Mdzinarishvili Location GORI, Georgia Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 A man carries a portrait of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin while marching during a rally to mark Stalin's birthday anniversary at his hometown in Gori, Georgia, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili January 9, 2016 212 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Mark Blinch Location Toronto, CANADA Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 Revelers take part in the 26th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade as they burn a giant hand structure in Toronto, Canada December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch January 9, 2016 213 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Photographer Jonathan Ernst Location KAILUA, UNITED STATES Reuters / Monday, December 21, 2015 President Barack Obama celebrates after chipping in on the 18th green to end his round of golf with friends at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst January 9, 2016 214 Dec. 21 , 2015

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Iraqi soldiers occupied the positions in Northern Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) West of Baghdad, Iraq, on December 21, 2015. Dec. 21 , 2015 January 9, 2016 215

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Rescue workers search for survivors at the scene after a RAID in Idlib , Syria. Dec 21 Dec. 21 , 2015 January 9, 2016 216

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See How Germany Welcomes Thousands of Refugees January 9, 2016 217 DEC. 2015

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Refugees and migrants waiting to be registered as asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. Each day at the State Office for Health and Social Affairs, known locally as Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales , or LAGeSo , hundreds of new refugees and migrants arrive to get registered and receive legal documentation to remain in the country. Germany is expecting to receive over 1,000,000 people by the end of the year. January 9, 2016 218 Dec. , 2015

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Noor Haidar from Aleppo, Syria, with her son Mohamed (right), daughter Rahaf Haidar (left) and Iraqi friend Saif Jassim (center) waiting to be registered as asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 219 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees and migrants waiting to be registered at a Berlin government office as asylum seekers. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 220 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees and migrants waiting to be registered as asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 221 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees stay at a new emergency shelter in a sports hall in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, a locality in northeaster Berlin, and one of many shelters in Berlin run by People's Solidarity ( Volkssolidarität ) a charitable association founded in 1945. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 222 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees play football with the locals near a new emergency shelter in a sports hall in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, one of many shelters in Berlin run by People's Solidarity. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 223 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees stay at a new emergency shelter in a sports hall in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 224 Dec. , 2015

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Children of refugees and asylum seekers at the kindergarden of the emergency shelter at a former administrative building in the district of Marzahn , one of many shelters in Berlin run by People's Solidarity. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 225 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees stay at the emergency shelter in a sports hall, in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 226 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees stay at the emergency shelter in a sports hall, in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 227 Dec. , 2015

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Empty emergency shelter in the district of Moabit , ready to accommodate refugees arriving over the weekend when the State Office for Public Health is closed. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015 January 9, 2016 228 Dec. , 2015

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A Syrian family from Aleppo stay at an emergency shelter at a former administrative building in the districts of Marzahn , one of many shelters in Berlin run by People's Solidarity. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 229 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees in the new emergency shelter in a sports hall in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 230 Dec. , 2015

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An asylum seeker prays on the floor of a shelter in Prenzlauer Berg. Some 200 refugees were housed in less than two hours by German volunteers. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 231 Dec. , 2015

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Cabins and tents are set up inside hangers of the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, now to be used as temporary shelter for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin. Germany, Dec. 2015. Used by the Nazis and once one of the world's largest buildings, today the Berlin Tempelhof Airport has been transformed into a major shelter for refugees and asylum seekers. January 9, 2016 232 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers found shelter in the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 233 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers found shelter in the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 234 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers found shelter in the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 235 Dec. , 2015

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Refugees and migrants waiting to be registered as asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2015. January 9, 2016 236 Dec. , 2015

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Photographer Kieran Doherty Location SALISBURY, United Kingdom Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Revelers celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England December 22, 2015. Stonehenge is a celebrated venue of festivities during the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere - and it attracts thousands of revelers, spiritualists and tourists. Druids, a pagan religious order dating back to Celtic Britain, believe Stonehenge was a center of spiritualism more than...more January 9, 2016 238 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Hannibal Hanschke Location Berlin, Germany Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Blooming cherry trees are seen during winter time in Berlin, Germany, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke January 9, 2016 239 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Aziz Taher Location BEIRUT, LEBANON Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Students dressed up as Christmas gifts take part in a Christmas parade in Beirut, Lebanon, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Aziz Taher January 9, 2016 240 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Location RAFAH, Palestinian Territories Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A Palestinian boy looks through the gate of Rafah border crossing during a rally calling on Egyptian authorities to open the crossing, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 22, 2015. Egypt has kept its Rafah crossing largely shut since Cairo's Islamist president was toppled by the army in 2013. Since then, it opened the crossing partially and on a few occasions to allow thousands of Palestinians to travel in and out of the...more January 9, 2016 241 Dec. 22 , 2015

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launch spacecraft (left) from the launch pad which then returns a response (right) in continuous shooting photos from time to time at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on December 21, 2015. Dec 22 January 9, 2016 242 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Joe Skipper Location CAPE CANAVERAL, UNITED STATES Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A remodeled version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper January 9, 2016 243 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Joe Skipper Location CAPE CANAVERAL, UNITED STATES Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A remodeled version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper January 9, 2016 244 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A parade participant winter solstice the 26th Annual Kensington Market in Toronto, Canada, on December 21, 2015. January 9, 2016 245 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A motor boat sails along the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Tuesday. January 9, 2016 246 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Sunrise behind the Temple of Karnak in the winter solstice at Luxor in southern Egypt. Dec 22 January 9, 2016 247 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A people dressed with the words calling for oan write up that goes on a road in Beijing, China. Dec 22 January 9, 2016 248 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Suburbs of the city of Ahmedabad, India. Dec 22 January 9, 2016 249 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Susie Ro Prater leads the Shakti Sings choir as druids, pagans and revelers gather in the center of Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in a winter solstice ceremony at the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge near Amesbury on Tuesday in Wiltshire, England. Despite a forecast for rain, a large crowd gathered at the famous historic stone circle - a UNESCO listed ancient monument - to celebrate the sunrise closest to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year - the event is claimed to be more important in the pagan calendar than the summer solstice, because it marks the 're-birth' of the Sun for the New Year . Matt Cardy / Getty Images January 9, 2016 250 Dec. 22 , 2015

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U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bergdahl leaves the courthouse on Tuesday, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl , who disappeared in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, was scheduled to appear Tuesday before a military judge on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy . Andrew Craft / The Fayetteville Observer via AP January 9, 2016 251 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A man takes a picture of fog covering Lake Geneva in the Swiss-French Alps as the sun sets at Jongny above Vevey , Switzerland on Tuesday. CYRIL ZINGARO / EPA January 9, 2016 252 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A Bosnian woman walks on the street during fog in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Tuesday. Local authorities in Sarajevo have advised people to reduce movement in the mornings and evenings due of air pollution. Amel Emric / AP January 9, 2016 253 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A general view shows a garbage-filled area in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday. Lebanon's cabinet on Monday agreed to export the country's waste in a move that could end a crisis that led to a wave of protests and threatened the downfall of the government. AZIZ TAHER / Reuters January 9, 2016 254 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Vendors wait for customers to buy Christmas lanterns, known locally as ' parol ,' on display along a street in Manila on Tuesday. Parol are star-shaped Christmas lanterns patterned to resemble the Star of Bethlehem, and are made from bamboo covered with paper. They are displayed in houses, offices, buildings, and streets, and according to Filipino tradition and beliefs, also represent the victory of light over darkness. NOEL CELIS / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 255 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A person watches the sunrise along Diablo beach on the first day of summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday. MARCELO SAYAO / EPA January 9, 2016 256 Dec. 22 , 2015

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The Moscow GUM State Department is decorated with New Year and Christmas lights and is reflected in a wall of a skating rink at Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Tuesday. It's usually the cold that's bitter in Moscow in December, but this year in an unusual warm spell, temperatures have climbed as high as 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Russian capital in recent days, a joke began circulating on the Internet: This was nature's compensation for Russians being unable to take vacations in Egypt and Turkey this year — two top destinations for Russian winter holidays. Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP January 9, 2016 257 Dec. 22 , 2015

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An art installation made from the lifeboat with three life jackets-name is ' Flight ' by artist Arabella Dorman-hanging in between St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London. Dec 22 January 9, 2016 258 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Stringer . Location BEKAA, LEBANON Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Aisha, 15, (L, who asked to withhold her last name), a Syrian refugee from Raqqa, waits with a fellow refugee while harvesting cannabis in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon October 19, 2015. Syrian refugees work to harvest and process spiky-leafed cannabis plants in neighboring Lebanon�s Bekaa Valley. Often farmers of cotton and wheat back home in Raqqa province - now the de facto capital of Islamic State - the conflict in Syria drove them...more January 9, 2016 259 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer Wolfgang Rattay Location WINTERBERG, Germany Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Visitors ski on a piste made with artificial snow by a snow cannon during warm weather in the western German ski resort of Winterberg some 80km southeast of Dortmund, Germany December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay January 9, 2016 260 Dec. 22 , 2015

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Photographer China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC Location HARBIN, CHINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 People work on a snow sculpture at the International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China December 22, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily January 9, 2016 261 Dec. 22 , 2015

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A worshiper prays inside the cave, where Virgin Mary is believed to have given birth to Jesus, under the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Yesterday in Pictures: December 22 AMMAR AWAD / Reuters- Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 262

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Photographer Navesh Chitrakar Location KATHMANDU, NEPAL Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Cotton is seen on the hair of a migrant worker from India as he makes a blanket from recycled cotton in Kathmandu, Nepal December 22, 2015. REUTERS/ Navesh Chitrakar Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 263

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Photographer Ricardo Moraes Location RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A woman gets into the waters on Leblon beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 22, 2015. With the arrival of summer in the southern hemisphere, average daytime temperatures in Rio have reached into the mid-to-upper 38's Celsius (upper 100's Fahrenheit), local media reported. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 264

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Photographer Khalil Ashawi Location IDLIB, SYRIA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A man adjusts plastic strings, used to produce mats, inside a mat factory in the rebel-controlled area of Maarshureen town in Idlib province, Syria, December 22, 2015. The town is known for the significant number of mat factories which exports its production mainly to nearby Iraq through checkpoints controlled by insurgents. But in the past months the business has declined due to heavy airstrikes against insurgents, vendors said....more Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 265

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Photographer David W Cerny Location PRAGUE, Czech Republic Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 People take part in a four minute flash mob pillow fight at the Old Town Square in Prague, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/David W Cerny Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 266

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Photographer Jon Nazca Location VILLANUEVA DE LA CONCEPCION, Spain Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Winners hold a lottery ticket showing the first prize winning number, 79140, of Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" (The Fat One) as they celebrate in Villanueva de la Concepcion, near Malaga, Spain, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jon Nazca Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 267

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Photographer Marcos Brindicci Location BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A man crosses the street as demonstrators march towards Plaza de Mayo square during a protest against economic policies implemented by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 268

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Photographer Thomas Peter Location TOKYO, JAPAN Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Japan's Emperor Akihito (3rd L), flanked by other members of the royal family, waves to well-wishers who gathered to celebrate his 82nd birthday in Tokyo, Japan, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 269

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Photographer Marco Bello Location CARACAS, Venezuela Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Women talk while seated under images of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, national hero Simon Bolivar (2nd R) and Venezuela's current President Nicolas Maduro (R), close to the National Assembly building that was in session in Caracas December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 270

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Photographer NASA NASA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Expedition 46 Flight Engineer Tim Kopra performs a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in this December 21, 2015 NASA handout photo. Kopra and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly successfully moved the International Space Station's mobile transporter rail car ahead of the December 23, 2015 docking of a Russian cargo supply spacecraft. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 271

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Photographer Ivan Alvarado Location SANTIAGO, CHILE Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A student dressed as a character from the movie Star Wars holds up a representation of Chile's constitution during a protest against the government to demand universal free education and changes in the education system in Santiago, Chile, December 22, 2015. The words on the book read "Chile's Imperial Constitution". REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 272

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Photographer Russell Boyce Location BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A woman walks her dog in driving rain past the remains of the West Pier on Brighton beach, Britain December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Boyce Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 273

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Photographer Kim Kyung Hoon Location SHENZEN, CHINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Excavators are seen during rescue operations at an industrial estate hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung- Hoon Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 274

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location SHENZHEN, CHINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Rescuers carry a 19-year-old survivor on a stretcher after he was found under a collapsed building at the site of a landslide which hit an industrial park on Sunday, in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 275

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Photographer China Stringer Network Location SHENZHEN, CHINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A woman (3rd L), who is a relative of several missing people, cries at the site of a landslide which hit an industrial park on Sunday in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 276

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Photographer Kim Kyung Hoon Location SHENZEN, CHINA Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 An evacuee takes a rest in a shelter set up at a gymnasium near the industrial park hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung- Hoon Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 277

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Photographer Kieran Doherty Location SALISBURY, United Kingdom Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Revellers carry their duvet as they celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England December 22, 2015. Stonehenge is a celebrated venue of festivities during the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere - and it attracts thousands of revellers , spiritualists and tourists. Druids, a pagan religious order dating back to Celtic Britain, believe Stonehenge was a centre ...more Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 278

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Photographer Juan Carlos Ulate Location PASO CANOAS, Costa Rica Reuters / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 A Cuban migrant looks at his mobile phone at a border post with Panama in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, December 22, 2015. Hundreds of Cubans are stranded on the border between Costa Rica and Panama, after the government of Costa Rica decided not to give them more transit visas, according to local media. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate Dec. 22 , 2015 January 9, 2016 279

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New York City Holiday lights shine on the 83rd Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Dec. 2. The humble Christmas tree has a rich history, from evergreen trees used to symbolize eternal life in Ancient Egypt to tree worship among pagan Europeans. The modern version has its origins in Germany, where the song "O Tannenbaum" is still a festive favorite. January 9, 2016 281 Dec. 02 , 2015

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London Shoppers walk along South Molton Street on Dec. 8 . Ben Pruchnie / Getty Images January 9, 2016 282 Dec. 08 , 2015

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London A giant bauble and stars hang over Carnaby Street on Dec. 8. British retailers are hoping for a rise in sales over the Christmas period after November's Black Friday sales failed to boost turnover. Ben Pruchnie / Getty Images January 9, 2016 283 Dec. 08 , 2015

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Beirut Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab is lit in front of the Al-Amin Mosque in Lebanon's capital on Dec. 11 . ANWAR AMRO / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 284 Dec. 11 , 2015

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Colorado Springs Menorahs of all shapes and sizes are lit by those attending a Hanukkah service at the Temple Beit Torah on Dec. 11. The annual tradition by the local temple was held on the 6th night of Hanukkah. Jerilee Bennett / AP January 9, 2016 285 Dec. 11 , 2015

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Brussels A light show decorates the Grand Place in Brussels on Dec. 12. Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP January 9, 2016 286 Dec. 12 , 2015

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Nice, France A giant Santa Claus stands on the "Promenade des Anglais " on Dec. 12. VALERY HACHE / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 287 Dec. 12 , 2015

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Brussels Visitors tour the Christmas market on Dec. 12 . Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP January 9, 2016 288 Dec. 12 , 2015

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Hamburg, Germany Streams of people visit the Christmas market in front of the town hall on Dec. 12 . DANIEL BOCKWOLDT / EPA January 9, 2016 289 Dec. 12 , 2015

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Mumbai, India A Rabbi lights a Menorah to celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah on Dec. 13. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, celebrates the revolt of the Maccabees in 165 BCE against the Syrian-Greek forces that had been occupying the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPA January 9, 2016 290 Dec. 13 , 2015

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Medford, New Jersey People gather to see the annual holiday lights display at the home of Amber Merefield on Dec. 13. Started by her parents, the annual tradition has dazzled crowds in southern New Jersey for years, but could be coming to an end. Merefield says she will be leaving the state soon for her job . Mel Evans / AP January 9, 2016 291 Dec. 13 , 2015

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Muslim women take a selfie in front of a Christmas tree at a mall Dec. 13. The spirit of Christmas is felt very much in Muslim-dominated Malaysia, as shopping malls in Malaysia have decorated their premises with Christmas trees, lights, and Santa Clauses as a chance to boost year-end sales. Joshua Paul / AP January 9, 2016 292 Dec. 13 , 2015

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Zagreb, Croatia Ban Jelacic Square is lit up with Christmas lights on Dec. 13. With an ice sculpture festival, brass band fanfares and a huge skating rink, Croatia's capital is pulling in growing numbers of winter tourists in the hope of cheering its struggling economy. STR / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 293 Dec. 13 , 2015

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Paris Christmas decorations illuminate the Champs Elysees in front of the Arc de Triomphe on Dec. 14 . Christophe Ena / AP January 9, 2016 294 Dec. 14 , 2015

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Burnham-on-Sea, England People admire Christmas lights on a house Dec. 14. The neighborhood's annual display raises tens of thousands of pounds for various charities, including a local cancer hospital. Matt Cardy / Getty Images January 9, 2016 295 Dec. 14 , 2015

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Bad Vilbel , Germany A chain of lights hangs around a sales booth to illuminate Christmas trees for sale in a field in the early morning of Dec. 15. FRANK RUMPENHORST / AFP - Getty Images January 9, 2016 296 Dec. 15 , 2015

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National Harbor, Maryland Children stand in front of a nativity scene made entirely of ice, part of the ICE! event just outside of Washington, on Dec. 15. The walk-through holiday attraction is kept at a chilly 9 degrees and contains two million pounds of hand-carved holiday themed ice sculptures and five ice slides . KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters January 9, 2016 297 Dec. 15 , 2015

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Las Pinas , Philippines Catholics attend the traditional Misa de Gallo (Dawn Mass) during a downpour from typhoon Melor in front of a church on Dec. 16. The Dawn Mass is held for nine consecutive days prior to Christmas Day. MARK R. CRISTINO / EPA January 9, 2016 298 Dec. 16 , 2015

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Milan People cross a bridge as Christmas lights illuminate the Darsena dei Navigli , the neighborhood named for the canals, on Dec. 16. Antonio Calanni / AP January 9, 2016 299 Dec. 16 , 2015

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Hildesheim, Germany Lights illuminate the Christmas market in the historic town square on Dec. 16 . JULIAN SCHRATENSCHULTE / EPA January 9, 2016 300 Dec. 16 , 2015

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Medellin, Colombia People take pictures in front of Christmas decorations on Dec. 16. FREDY BUILES / Reuters January 9, 2016 301 Dec. 16 , 2015

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Minsk, Belarus A couple embraces in Oktyabrskaya Square on Dec. 17. VASILY FEDOSENKO / Reuters January 9, 2016 302 Dec. 17 , 2015

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Monaco Decorated Christmas trees stand in front of the Monte Carlo Casino on Dec. 17. Lionel Cironneau / AP January 9, 2016 303 Dec. 17 , 2015

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Moscow A couple walks past decorations on Dec. 18. SERGEI KARPUKHIN / Reuters January 9, 2016 304 Dec. 18 , 2015

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Durham, North Carolina Santa welcomes passengers on the Santa Train at the Museum of Life and Science campus on Dec. 20. Bernard Thomas / The Herald-Sun via AP Dec. 20 , 2015 January 9, 2016 305

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Moscow Manezhnaya Square is illuminated to celebrate the holiday on Dec. 20 . Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP January 9, 2016 306 Dec. 20 , 2015

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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2015 January 9, 2016 307

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James Nachtwey : "The Nepalese mountain people were stoic and accepting when dealing with the destruction of their villages. But when faced with the loss of a loved one, such as Bishnu Gurung's infant daughter, Rejina Gurung , the expressions of grief were so intense and primal, it felt as if the mountains themselves were weeping." This photo was taken in the village of Gumda in the Gorkha district on May 8, 2015. January 9, 2016 308 1

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Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress hits another supporter with a motorbike during celebrations in Kano March 31, 2015. Nigeria's opposition APC declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic January 9, 2016 309 2

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Properties surrounded by desert in Rancho Mirage, Calif., April 3, 2015. The state?s history as a frontier of prosperity and glamour faces an uncertain future as the fourth year of severe water shortages has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to mandate a 25 percent reduction in non-agricultural water use. (Damon Winter/The New York Times) January 9, 2016 310 3

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FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - A paramilitary police officer investigates the scene before carrying the lifeless body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi from the sea shore, near the beach resort of Bodrum , Turkey, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A number of migrants are known to have died and some are still reported missing, after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized. (AP Photo/DHA, File) TURKEY OUT January 9, 2016 311 4

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Children cry as migrants waiting on the Greek side of the border break through a cordon of Macedonian special police forces to cross into Macedonia, near the southern city of Gevgelija , The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 21 August 2015. Macedonian police clashed with thousands of migrants attempting to break into the country after being stranded in no-man's land overnight, marking an escalation of the European refugee crisis for the Balkan country. EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI January 9, 2016 312 5

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ARTEMIVSK, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 15: Ukrainian soldiers conduct operations along the road leading to the embattled town of Debaltseve on February 15, 2015. A ceasefire began at midnight between Pro-Russian Separatists and the Ukrainian forces brokered by the EU, Russia and Ukraine. Debaltseve has become the focal point with reportedly 8000 Ukrainian forces trapped in a bottleneck inside the city. January 9, 2016 313 6

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CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 01: A large plume of smoke rises from the Rocky Fire on August 1, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) January 9, 2016 314 7

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A man carries two children after panic broke out among mourners who payed their respect at the attack sites at restaurant Le Petit Cambodge (Little Cambodia) and the Carillon Hotel in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Thousands of French troops deployed around Paris on Sunday and tourist sites stood shuttered in one of the most visited cities on Earth while investigators questioned the relatives of a suspected suicide bomber involved in the country's deadliest violence since World War II. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong ) January 9, 2016 315 8

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13 Jul 2015 --- Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14. The color image has been combined with lower-resolution color information from the Ralph instrument that was acquired earlier on July 13. This view is dominated by the large, bright feature informally named the "heart," which measures approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) across. The heart borders darker equatorial terrains, and the mottled terrain to its east (right) are complex. However, even at this resolution, much of the heart's interior appears remarkably featurelessópossibly a sign of ongoing geologic proce --- Image by © NASA/APL/ SwRI /Corbis January 9, 2016 316 9

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In this image from video, Walter Scott is shot by police officer Michael Thomas Slager in Charleston, S.C., on April 4, 2015. ( Feidin Santana via AP Images) January 9, 2016 317 10

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See the World’s Most Spectacular Christmas Trees January 9, 2016 318

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An artificial Christmas tree illuminates Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, on Nov. 29, 2015. January 9, 2016 319 Nov. 29 , 2015

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The Old Town Square and Christmas tree are illuminated at the Christmas market in Prague on Nov. 30, 2015. January 9, 2016 320 Nov. 30 , 2015

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 2, 2015 in New York. January 9, 2016 321 Dec. 02 , 2015

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Fireworks explode over the floating Christmas tree at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 12, 2015. January 9, 2016 322 Dec. 12 , 2015

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A Christmas tree is illuminated in front of the al-Amin Mosque on Martyrs' Square in Beirut on Dec. 11, 2015. January 9, 2016 323 Dec. 11 , 2015

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A light installation shaped as a christmas tree is displayed on Piazza Castello in Turin on Dec. 12, 2015. January 9, 2016 324 Dec. 12 , 2015

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A Christmas tree in Piazza Duomo on Dec. 13, 2015 in Milan. January 9, 2016 325 Dec. 13 , 2015

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A Christmas tree at Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Dec. 15, 2015. January 9, 2016 326 Dec. 15 , 2015

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A Christmas tree on display at a Paris department store on Dec. 22, 2015. January 9, 2016 327 Dec. 22 , 2015

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People walking under the lights decorating for Christmas and the new year in the Centre of Moscow, Russia, Dec. 22. January 9, 2016 328 Dec. 22 , 2015 THE END Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 2015

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