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Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a posed bronze BAFTA mask, as he grinds and polishes partially finished mask for the BAFTA awards at a foundry in west London.

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Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a bronze mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished award for the BAFTA ceremony at a foundry in west London.

A customer browses through used items at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A customer browses through used items at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia

Benjamin Becker of Germany signs autographs after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in their men's singles second round match at the Australian Open.

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Benjamin Becker of Germany signs autographs after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in their second round singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne

Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

Bangladeshi children travel at the back of a moving train at a railway station during the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi children on a moving train at a railway station during the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A man offers his fish for sale at a central fish market in Athens.

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A man offers his fish for sale at a central fish market in Athens.

Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7  highway near Valence, in southeastern France

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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France

Workers climb as they prepare to install new high-voltage electric power transmission line on an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur

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Workers climb an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur to install a high-voltage electric power transmission line. Currently 16% of electricity generation in Malaysia is hydroelectric, the remaining 84% being thermal.

Hairdresser Lisandra works on a woman's extensions as others wait their turn in Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Lisandra attends her clients on the sidewalk outside her home. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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On the street outside her home, hairdresser Lisandra works on a woman’s extensions as others await their turn in Old Havana, Cuba.

People walk on a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Japan's Cabinet approved a record 96.3 trillion yen ($814 billion) government budget for the coming fiscal year Wednesday after a tax hike to accommodate rising outlays for social security and defense. Rising revenues following the sales tax increase last April enabled Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to raise spending without increasing the proportion financed by new government bonds, though the total national debt is still about twice the size of the economy

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People walk across a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo. 

Parisians queue at a newspaper kiosk to get their copies of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine on January 14, 2015 in Paris, France. Three million copies of the controversial magazine have been printed  in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks.

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Parisians wait outside a newspaper kiosk to buy the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France. The magazine publisher has increased its print run of the satirical weekly after newsagents across France sold out of the issue within minutes.

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks after taking a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 14, 2015. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season.

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during the Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Makar Sankranti is celebrated by Hindus across the country and marks the start of the harvest season.

Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.

Brick factory workers warm themselves on a fire during a winter morning at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal.

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Brick factory workers warm themselves on a fire during a winter morning at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal

Two commercial planes cross in the sky on above Payerne airport, France.

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Two commercial planes cross in the sky on above Payerne airport, France. 

A Spanish recortador jumps over a bull during a show in Cali

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A Spanish recortador jumps over a bull during a show in Cali, Colombia.

A rickshaw puller wrapped up in a blanket waits for customers on a cold morning at Allahabad, India Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cold wave conditions intensified across northern India as temperatures dipped along with thick blankets of fog cutting out sunlight.

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A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.

Female Pakistani police commandos during an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the last six months. But a series of fresh strikes after the December 16 Peshawar attack, which left 149 people dead -- most of them children, suggest the military is stepping up its campaign. As the Peshawar tragedy unfolded, army chief General Raheel Sharif said the attack had renewed the forces' determination to push for the militants' "final elimination".

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Female Pakistani police commandos take part in an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the past six months

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.