An old locomotive train that was used for transporting coal is preserved as a monument at Ny-Alesund, in Svalbard, Norway

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An old locomotive train that was used for transporting coal is preserved as a monument at Ny-Alesund, in Svalbard, Norway

A man holding incense sticks as he prays  at a temple in Taipei

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A man holding incense sticks as he prays at a temple in Taipei

A Kashmiri fisherman rows his boat on Dal lake during dense fog in Srinaga

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A Kashmiri fisherman rows his boat on Dal lake during dense fog in Srinagar

People play ice hockey on the frozen Liangmahe River in Beijing

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People play ice hockey on the frozen Liangmahe River in Beijing 

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano spews lava and ash

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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano spews lava and ash during an eruption as it is seen from Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra province

A U.S. Air Force F15 fighter jet takes off from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan

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A U.S. Air Force F15 fighter jet takes off from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan

apanese traditional female dancers, maikos, and performers, geikos attend the new year's ceremony at the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

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Japanese traditional female dancers, maikos, and performers, geikos attend the new year’s ceremony at the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

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Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Manila

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Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Manila

A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing

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A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing

Crowds Flock To Dyker Heights, Brooklyn For Annual Christmas Lights Display

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Christmas lights and other ornaments decorate a home on December in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York

People interact with the "invigorated" room at the Museum of Feeling

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People interact with the “invigorated” room at the Museum of Feelings, a pop-up installation in New York 

Soldiers from South Korea (L) and the US (R) gesture as they set up a floating bridge during a US-South Korea joint river crossing exercise

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Soldiers from South Korea (L) and the US (R) gesture as they set up a floating bridge during a US-South Korea joint river crossing exercise in the border county of Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul

A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon

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A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Migrants run as police fired tear gas into the entrance to the camp known as the 'New Jungle' on December 2, 2015 in Calais, France.

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Migrants run as police fired tear gas into the entrance to the camp known as the ‘New Jungle’ in Calais, France

A man walks on a street between buildings at a business district in Tokyo

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A man walks on a street between buildings at a business district in Tokyo, Japan

Migrants and refugees enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija

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Migrants and refugees enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija

Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus

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Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus

Filipino activists clash with riot police officers during a protest rally near the venue of the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila

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Filipino activists clash with riot police officers during a protest rally near the venue of the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila