Revellers take part in the traditional "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany

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Revellers take part in the traditional “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany

A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year

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A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year

Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany

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Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany

A shaft of light falls on to a mural of David Bowie in Sheffield, Britain

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A shaft of light falls on to a mural of David Bowie in Sheffield, Britain

Water birds fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania

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Gulls fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania

Indian villagers take part in a community fishing event during the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari

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Indian villagers take part in a community fishing event during the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari,

Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad

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Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad

Devotees raise their hands next to a replica of the Black Nazarene in Manila ahead of the annual religious procession, during which hundreds of thousands of barefoot Catholic devotees will honour an ebony statue of Jesus Christ, which they believe has miraculous powers

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Devotees raise their hands next to a replica of the Black Nazarene in Manila ahead of the annual religious procession, during which hundreds of thousands of barefoot Catholic devotees will honour an ebony statue of Jesus Christ, which they believe has miraculous powers

Smoke billows from chimneys of buildings as the sun rise in the early morning in Milan, Italy

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Smoke billows from chimneys of buildings as the sun rise in the early morning in Milan, Italy

Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year's ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

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Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year’s ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India

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Indian sailors take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India

An Emirati falconer prepares to train his birds during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi.

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An Emirati falconer prepares to train his birds during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi

Seagulls fly during sunset at Bang Pu seaside resort in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

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Seagulls fly during sunset at Bang Pu seaside resort in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster as the New Year's Day celebrations begin in London.

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Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster as the New Year’s Day celebrations begin in London. 

K.C. Jones competes in the steer wrestling event during the eighth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo

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K.C. Jones competes in the steer wrestling event during the eighth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo

A flight deck crew prepares to launch a F18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia

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A flight deck crew prepares to launch a F18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia

An Indonesian man dressed as a plant to increase peoples' awareness of the environment shows his inked finger after voting in the country's first nationwide regional elections, in Surabaya

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An Indonesian man dressed as a plant, to increase peoples’ awareness of the environment, shows his inked finger after voting in the country’s first nationwide regional elections, in Surabaya

Women covered with thermal blankets after their arrival with other migrants and refugees on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos.

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Women covered with thermal blankets after their arrival with other migrants and refugees on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos

Ushers empty ballot boxes during an election meeting of the Swiss Federal assembly at the House of Parliament in Bern. Swiss lawmakers are due to elect a new federal government, with the populist right-wing, anti-immigrant Swiss People's Party expected to secure a second post after triumphing in the parliamentary polls

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Ushers empty ballot boxes during an election meeting of the Swiss Federal assembly at the House of Parliament in Bern. Swiss lawmakers are due to elect a new federal government, with the populist right-wing, anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party expected to secure a second post after triumphing in the parliamentary polls