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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

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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.

A snowboarding contestant takes a jump during a competition in Beijing

A snowboarding contestant takes a jump during a competition in Beijing, China

 This handout picture released by the the European Southern Observatory on January 14, 2016 shows 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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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.

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps ahead of Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island

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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

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A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday.

Jan Patterson, Joni Scotter...Jan Patterson, center left, hugs her friend Joni Scotter before the start of a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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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

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

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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

Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul...Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey January 12, 2016. Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion, a Reuters witness said, and the Dogan news agency reported several people were injured in the blast. REUTERS/OsmanOrsal

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Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion 

Belarus Orthodox Christmas

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Servicemen of the Belarus Interior Ministry’s special unit kiss an Orthodox cross after a service at a military base in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday

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

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

A campaigner for the Hong Kong

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A campaigner for the Hong Kong Vegetarian Society lies on a mock plate as a meat dish on a pavement in Hong Kong on Wednesday

The child of Kurdish migrants

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The child of Kurdish migrants stands outside a tent at the Grande Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France on Wednesday.

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Excavators are seen during rescue operations at an industrial estate hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China

Workers polish a snow sculpture ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin

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Workers polish a snow sculpture ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.

Cuban migrants rest at a border post with Panama in Paso Canoas

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Cuban migrants rest at a border post with Panama in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica. Hundreds of Cubans are stranded on the border between Costa Rica and Panama, after the government of Costa Rica decided not to give them more transit visas, according to local media.

Armed Forces of the Philippines 80th Anniversary celebration at Clark airbase

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Filipino soldiers conduct a military drill during the Armed Forces of the Philippines 80th Anniversary celebration at Clark airbase in Angeles City, Pampanga province, Philippines, on Monday 

A Muslim man prays while people shout slogans against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump outside of his office in Manhattan

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A Muslim man prays while people shout slogans against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside of his office in Manhattan, New York.

Indian labourers

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Indian labourers construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on Friday

 A senior official (R) of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force checks the line

A senior official (R) of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force checks the line of honour guards before a review by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Wednesday