Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016
The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario. The colorful cosmic display of the northern lights is rarely seen in Ontario.
Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York
Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro‘s Sambadrome
Indigenous musicians from Curahuara de Carangas play their “Tarkas”, a native instrument, during the Anata Andina (Andean carnival) parade in Oruro. Hundreds of ethnic groups from Oruro province participated in the carnival on Thursday.
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A Paramin Blue Devil parades before judges during a competition held by the National Carnival Commission at Victoria Square, in the Trinidad and Tobago capital Port of Spain.
People wait for the unveiling of a statue of the late reggae legend Bob Marley in Kingston. Jamaicans celebrated the 70th anniversary of Marley’s birth on Friday with a jamming session at his former home and a string of free concerts as the Caribbean island continues to wrestle over his place in its pantheon of heroes.
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Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts as seen from a trekking camp, near Venezuela’s border with Brazil. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now thousands of trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela’s savannah to reach the summit
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Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week’s worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana
A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged.
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A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A pedicab (bicitaxi in Cuba) with a US flag on a street in Havana. The US is to ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties since announcing a historic rapprochement
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A truck from the Alabama Department of Transportation, followed by traffic, spreads sand and grit on the northbound lanes of the Hudson Memorial Bridge spanning the Tennessee River on Thursday in Decatur, Alabama
On the street outside her home, hairdresser Lisandra works on a woman’s extensions as others await their turn in Old Havana, Cuba.
New York State Police Troopers stand outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church during the funeral service for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo in the Manhattan borough of New York. Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on January 1 at his home in Manhattan.
Ixil Indians wait outside the courtroom in Guatemala City where Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala’s former dictator, is facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Mr Rios Montt was convicted for massacring thousands of people during his 1982-83 regime, in what was considered an historic 2013 ruling. But his 80-year sentence was later overturned and a retrial ordered
A Spanish recortador jumps over a bull during a show in Cali, Colombia.
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A bicycle is parked under pictures of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and Cuba’s president, and revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in an office in Havana on Friday. Washington has agreed to restore full diplomatic ties that were cut in the early 1960s, with its old Cold War nemesis
A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. The cable car company surprised tourists with a visit from Santa to celebrate Christmas