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A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany.

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A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany

Two cyclists are reflected in a puddle shortly after a storm on the banks of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Two cyclists are reflected in a puddle shortly after a storm on the banks of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Frost covers the mask and part of the hat of a soldier of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as he stand guard near the border of China and Russia in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.

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Frost covers the mask and part of the hat of a soldier of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as he stand guard near the border of China and Russia in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.

U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Men sell firewood on a rainy day in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus December 9, 2014. The graffiti on the wall reads, "For the liberation of the humans".

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Men sell firewood on a rainy day in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria on Tuesday. The graffiti on the wall reads: “For the liberation of the humans.”

A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore due to Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila December 9, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines, while rescue workers struggled in its aftermath to reach towns in central provinces where thousands of homes were wrecked and at least 27 people killed

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A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore by Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila in the Philippines. The typhoon weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines.

Legoland model maker Katrina James (R) poses with a 3kg Lego star as she places it onto the top of a 8m tall Lego christmas tree at Legoland Windsor Resort, west of London. The tree is comprised of 300,000 lego bricks and took 4 weeks to build.

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Legoland model maker Katrina James (R) poses with a 3kg Lego star as she places it on top of a 8m tall Lego christmas tree at Legoland Windsor Resort, west of London. The tree is comprised of 300,000 Lego bricks and took four weeks to build.

A woman and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh...A woman and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A mother and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley

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Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to buy items on “Black Friday” at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London on Friday.

Dr. Joe Wallace, right, uses a pressure washer to cut years of algae growth off the Eye Spy statues at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida.

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Dr. Joe Wallace, right, uses a pressure washer to cut years of algae growth off the Eye Spy statues at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida.