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Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, on Thursday. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.
Revellers take part in the traditional “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany
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A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year
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A child climbs through a fence inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan.
Japan’s Kibo laboratory’s robotic arm successfully deploys two combined satellites built built by Texas A&M University students. Photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA aboard the International Space Station
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Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi “Birthday of Prophet Mohammad” in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province. Iraqi authorities have uncovered the mass grave in Ramadi containing at least 40 bodies, including women and children, apparently killed by Islamic State insurgents when they seized the city in May.
Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency shared this photograph with his social media followers writing, “Beautiful night pass over Italy, Alps and Mediterranean.”
An aurora photographed by ESA astronaut Tim Peake from on board the International Space Station
Children walk past election posters of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise of PHTK political party in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Beirut took a dip reaching 10 degrees Celsius at night.
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Gulls fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania
A Christian pilgrim is baptised as she takes part in a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday.
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An artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the “Makar Sankranti” festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India
A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday.
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Jan Patterson, centre left, hugs her friend Joni Scotter before the start of a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in Coralville, Iowa
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Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad