Devotees occupy Jones bridge as they take part in the annual procession of the Black Nazarene in metro Manila

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Devotees occupy Jones bridge as they take part in the annual procession of the Black Nazarene in metro Manila, Philippines. Photo Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Sumo grand champion Hakuho

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Sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia performs his ring entry forms at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The Shinto ritual is part of the annual New Year’s celebrations at the shrine. Photo AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

Workers gather ducks to be culled in Latrille

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Workers gather ducks to be culled in Latrille, France, after authorities ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe outbreak of bird flu. Photo Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Child monks in the Indian Himalayas

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Young monks stand at their school inside Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India. Photo Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad

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Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India. Picture Amit Dave/Reuters

France Centenarian Cyclist

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French cyclist Robert Marchand, 105, cycles in a bid to beat his record for distance cycled in one hour, at the velodrome of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, outside Paris. Photo AP/Thibault Camus

Austria Ski Jumping Four Hills

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Norway’s Anders Fannemel soars through the air during his trial jump at the third stage of the 65th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria. Photo AP/Matthias Schrader

South Korean navy soldiers disinfect in Changwon

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South Korean soldiers disinfect in Changwon, South Korea. Photo Kim Dong-min/Yonhap via Reuters

Samah,11, helps her father by salvaging their belongings from their damaged house in Doudyan village in northern Aleppo Governorate

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Samah, 11, helps her father by collecting their belongings from their damaged house in Doudyan village, Aleppo. Photo Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

People exercise among heavy smog in Hefei

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People exercise among heavy smog in Hefei, Anhui province China. Photo Reuters

Canary Wharf and the fog around London as seen from the Shard

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Fog over Canary Wharf in London. Photo Charlie Bibby/FT

A member of the Santo Tomas brotherhood

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A member of the Santo Tomas brotherhood takes part in the procession in honour of the saint in Chichicastenango municipality, Quiche department, 150 kilometres west of Guatemala City. Photo Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Russia Turkey Russian Ambassador

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Andrei Karlov is carried out of the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Karlov was fatally shot by a Turkish policeman Monday in a gathering in Ankara, Turkey. Photo Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool photo via AP

Japan Santa Claus Window Cleaner

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Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer clean windows at a shopping mall in Tokyo’s Daiba bay area Photo AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Firefighters work amid the debris

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Firefighters work amid the debris left by a huge blast that occured in a fireworks market in Mexico City, killing at least nine people and injuring 70. Photo AFP/Getty Images

An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks, in the outskirts of Kabul

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An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks, in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Kashmiri fishermen cover their heads and part of their boats with blankets and straw as they wait to catch fish in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold day in Srinagar

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Kashmiri fishermen cover their heads and part of their boats with blankets and straw as they wait to catch fish in the waters of the Anchar Lake in Srinagar. Photo Danish Ismail/Reuters

A man screams as people gather to protest

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A man screams as people gather to protest in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa. Gunfire was heard in DR Congo’s two largest cities as the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired on Tuesday. Photo Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Japan Daily Life

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Worshippers gather around a huge incense burner as they offer their prayers at the Sensoji Buddhist temple in Asakusa district of Tokyo. Asakusa annually draws many tourists from around the world. Photo AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

A boy waits with a relative outside a hospital

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A boy waits with a relative outside a hospital in Beijing. Heavy smog suffocated northeast China for a fifth day on December 20th, with hundreds of flights cancelled with road and rail transport grinding to a halt due to low visibility conditions.Photo Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images