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Nicoline Nielsen of Denmark, left, and Margot Tresal Mauroz of France compete during the ladies’ Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross event at the Hafjell Freepark heats during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer, Norway.
Afghan boys play on a Soviet-era tank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Soviet troops occupied the country for ten years between 1979 and 1989.
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Steel workers protest to demand urgent action against cheap Chinese imports, in front of the European Commission in Brussels on Monday.
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A child plays beneath lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Carnival revellers dressed as “Peliqueiros” run along a street in Spain’s northwestern village of Laza. “Peliqueiros”, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks.
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Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, on Thursday. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.
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A child climbs through a fence inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz kisses his wife Heidi Cruz after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa
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Rescue workers control the cable on the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship”Modern Express”as it is towed while it drifted off the coast of France. Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days in southwest France
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An Indian police officer baton charges Kashmiri residents who were blocking a road to stop authorities from pulling down illegally built structures around the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar.
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Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi “Birthday of Prophet Mohammad” in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Indian youths exercise near the sea front during a hazy morning in Mumbai on Friday
Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province. Iraqi authorities have uncovered the mass grave in Ramadi containing at least 40 bodies, including women and children, apparently killed by Islamic State insurgents when they seized the city in May.
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France’s Gael Monfils hits a shot on his knees during his quarter-final match against Canada’s Milos Raonic at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia
Common buzzards (Buteo buteo) fighting over food in Pacsmagi-tavak Nature Reserve near Tamasi, Hungary.
Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Beirut took a dip reaching 10 degrees Celsius at night.
A Christian pilgrim is baptised as she takes part in a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday.
Helpers of the winemaker society harvest grapes in Glottertal, Germany. The frozen grapes are used to make traditional German ice wine.
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the “Makar Sankranti” festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India