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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

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.

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

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 Swiss guard helps a collegue to adjust his helmet at St Peter's square before the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Vatican.

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A Swiss guard helps a colleague to adjust his helmet at St Peter’s square before the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Vatican

People look at the devastation caused by fire that broke out at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders laboured to reach the source in the heavily congested area.

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People look at the devastation caused by a fire that broke out at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders laboured to reach the source in the heavily congested area.

Pakistani women walk along a street on a foggy day in Lahore.

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A crow accompanies a group of Pakistani women as they walk along a street on a foggy day in Lahore

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

Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar.

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Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar

Larry Roberts, 60, a veteran from South Shields who served with the Royal Green Jackets, looks at the sculpture Eleven 'O' One in Seaham, County Durham, ahead of playing the bugle at a ceremony to mark Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War.

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Larry Roberts, a veteran from South Shields who served with the Royal Green Jackets, looks at the sculpture Eleven ‘O’ One in Seaham, County Durham, ahead of playing the bugle at a ceremony to mark Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War. 

A tree stands in the morning fog in Dresden, Germany

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A tree stands in the morning fog in Dresden, Germany