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Cloud factory...epa05109046 An aerial view from a small plane on the steam emission of the brown coal power plant of Vattenfall AG in Janschwalde, Germany

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An aerial view from a small plane on the steam emission of the brown coal power plant of Vattenfall AG in Janschwalde, Germany 

Grape harvest for ice wine in Glottertal

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Helpers of the winemaker society harvest grapes in Glottertal, Germany. The frozen grapes are used to make traditional German ice wine.

A man walks in a makeshift camp known as...A man walks in a makeshift camp known as "the jungle", on January 18, 2016 in Calais.  The residents of the camp in the northern French port of Calais are in a desperate race to save their makeshift homes from the bulldozers. Local authorities warned them earlier this week that they had just a few days to clear hundreds of shanties made from wooden planks and tarpaulin from the edge of the road that borders the camp.  / AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

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A man walks in a makeshift camp known as “the jungle” in Calais. The residents of the camp in the northern French port of Calais are in a desperate race to save their makeshift homes from the bulldozers. Local authorities warned them earlier this week that they had just a few days to clear hundreds of shanties made from wooden planks and tarpaulin from the edge of the road that borders the camp. 

Peter Prevc of Slovenia competes during the first round of the Ski Flying World Championships at Kulm hill in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria January 15, 2016.

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Peter Prevc of Slovenia competes during the first round of the Ski Flying World Championships at Kulm hill in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria on Friday

A Swiss Guard is assisted after falling during Pope Francis' weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

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A Swiss Guard is assisted after falling during Pope Francis’ weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday

Five sperm-whales stranded in Netherlands...epaselect epa05099543 People take pictures of a sperm-whale on the island of Texel, The Netherlands, 13 January 2016. Five sperm-whales were beached on the island. The animals have all died.  EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

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People take pictures of a sperm whale. Five sperm-whales were beached on the island of Texel, The Netherlands but all the sperm-whales died

Starling murmuration...Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 11, 2016. The reason for the spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear 

A man with an umbrella walks alongside the river Spree on a rainy winter day in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.

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A man with an umbrella walks alongside the river Spree on a rainy winter day in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday

Migrants and refugees walk on Friday after crossing the Macedonian border in the Serbian village of Miratovac. Migrants and refugees are facing deteriorating weather conditions as they make their way to the EU via the Balkans. Despite cold and heavy rain, thousands of  migrants continue to arrive in Serbia. More than a million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 in the worst crisis of its kind to face the continent since World War II.

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Migrants and refugees walk on Friday after crossing the Macedonian border in the Serbian village of Miratovac. Migrants and refugees are facing deteriorating weather conditions as they make their way to the EU via the Balkans

Elisabeth Goergl, of Austria, speeds down the course during a training for an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Altenmarkt Zauchensee, Austria, Friday, Jan 8, 2016.

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Elisabeth Goergl, of Austria, speeds down the course during a training for an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill in Altenmarkt Zauchensee, Austria, Friday

Armed French police patrol near the Boulevard de Barbes in the north of Paris on Thursday in Paris, France. French police have shot dead a man as he attempted to gain access to a Paris police station whilst brandishing a knife. It is believed that the man was wearing a fake suicide vest and bomb disposal experts were brought in to investigate. The incident comes on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks

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Armed French police patrol near the Boulevard de Barbes in the north of Paris on Thursday in Paris, France. French police have shot dead a man as he attempted to gain access to a Paris police station whilst brandishing a knife. The incident comes on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks

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

Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

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Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

A child looks out of a bus window after walking from the Macedonian border into Serbia, in the village of Miratovac, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Hundreds of migrants continue to arrive daily into Serbia in order to register and continue their journey further north towards Western Europe

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A child looks out of a bus window after walking from the Macedonian border into Serbia, in the village of Miratovac, Serbia, Wednesday. Hundreds of migrants continue to arrive daily into Serbia in order to register and continue their journey further north towards Western Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a training session of the Night Hockey League at the Galaktika center in Krasnaya Polyana on Wednesday

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a training session of the Night Hockey League at the Galaktika center in Krasnaya Polyana on Wednesday

Men dance in the icy winter waters of th...Men dance in the icy winter waters of the Tundzha river in the town of Kalofer as part of the Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, 2016.  As a tradition, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross in the river and it is believed that the one who retrieves it will be healthy through the year as well as all those who dance in the icy waters.

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Men dance in the icy winter waters of the Tundzha river in the town of Kalofer as part of the Epiphany Day celebrations. As a tradition, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross in the river and it is believed that the one who retrieves it will be healthy through the year as well as all those who dance in the icy waters 

Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on January 5, 2016 before a drainage and cleaning operation

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Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on Tuesday before a drainage and cleaning operation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings ca...German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings carols with children dressed as the Three Kings at the Chancellery in Berlin during the Wise Men singing event on January 5, 2016. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings carols with children dressed as the Three Kings at the Chancellery in Berlin during the Wise Men singing event 

A man enjoys the sun, as the shadow of a street light is cast on the wall behind him, at the Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

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A man enjoys the sun, as the shadow of a street light is cast on the wall behind him, at the Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday

A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 4, 2016.

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A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece