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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds up a piece of clothing worn by an Islamic State fighter in Kesarej village, south of Zumar, Nineveh province. Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighter. The assault, backed by U.S. air strikes, ended the months-long ordeal of hundreds of people from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, who had been besieged on the mountain since Islamic State stormed Sinjar and other Kurdish-controlled parts of northern Iraq in August.

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds up a piece of clothing worn by an Islamic State fighter in Kesarej village, south of Zumar, Nineveh province. Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq’s Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighter. The assault, backed by U.S. air strikes, ended the months-long ordeal of hundreds of people from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority, who had been besieged on the mountain since Islamic State stormed Sinjar and other Kurdish-controlled parts of northern Iraq in August

A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The cable car company surprised tourists with a visit from Santa to celebrate Christmas.

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A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. The cable car company surprised tourists with a visit from Santa to celebrate Christmas

Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, 17 October 2014. In total seven dead bodies of trekkers including from Poland, Israel, China and Nepal have been brought to Kathmamdu over the past 24 hours, however the search operation continues for trekkers who went missing in a snowstorm, triggered by Cyclone Hudhud which brought heavy snowfall, which has so far claimed to lives of 29 people, though dozens remain unaccounted for.

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Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday

A Tengger tribesman prays at Mount Bromo during the annual Kasada ceremony in East Java onTuesday. The Kasada ceremony is a festival held every 14th day of the Kasada month in the traditional Hindu lunar calender to honour Sang Hyang Widhi (God Almighty) and is based on the legend of Roro Anteng and Joko Seger from the Majapahit Kingdom, from which their Tengger tribe name originates

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A Tengger tribesman prays at Mount Bromo during the annual Kasada ceremony in East Java on Tuesday. The Kasada ceremony is a festival held every 14th day of the Kasada month in the traditional Hindu lunar calender to honour Sang Hyang Widhi and is based on the legend of Roro Anteng and Joko Seger from the Majapahit Kingdom, from which their Tengger tribe name originates

A parachute glides down the Brevent mountain giving a view of the Mont-Blanc mountain, in the French Alps.

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A parachute glides down between the Brevent mountain and Mont-Blanc mountain range in the French Alps on Wednesday

People visit the "Step into the Void" glass skywalk overlooking the French Alps on top of a 3842-metre peak in Chamonix on December 23, 2013. The installation, which opened to the public after three years of development, is made of three layers of glass and can withstand winds of up to 200kmph.

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People visit the Step into the Void glass skywalk overlooking the French Alps on top of a 3,842m peak in Chamonix on Monday. The installation, which opened to the public after three years of development, is made of three layers of glass and can withstand winds of up to 200kmph.

The sun sets on the Mont Saint-Michel, a Unesco world heritage site, western France.

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The sun sets over Mont Saint-Michel, a Unesco world heritage site in western France

Mount Fuji Climbing Season Begins...FUJINOMIYA, JAPAN - JULY 01:  Japanese school students attend a purification ritual as they pray during the annual ceremony of opening Mount Fuji for the public at Murayama Sengen Shrine on July 1, 2013 in Fujinomiya, Japan. The newly world heritage listed Japanese icon, Mount Fuji, opened to the public today for two months. According to officials, approximately 300,000 climbers visit the mountain in the months of July and August with expectations numbers will reach as high as 350,000.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

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Japanese school students attend a purification ritual as they pray during the annual opening ceremony for Mount Fuji at Murayama Sengen Shrine in Fujinomiya, Japan on Monday.