Astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in
the second of two spacewalks which took place on Dec. 24, 2013, released
on Dec. 27, 2013.
A South Korean protester burns an anti-Japan banner after police officers sprays fire extinguishers during a rally denouncing about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 27, 2013.
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A reveler floats while watching fireworks explode minutes after midnight along Copacabana Beach during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2014.
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Snowflakes collect on a car window during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Waltham, Mass., Jan. 2, 2014.
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A Nepalese mahout guides his elephant across the Rapati river at Sauraha
in Chitwan, during the Chitwan Elephant Festival, Dec. 29, 2013.
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Nuns hold an image of John Paul II and Jesus Christ as they wait for Archbishop Antonio Rouco Varela to arrive during a mass honoring the family in Madrid, Spain, Dec. 29, 2013.
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A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch
water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in
the southern Indian city of Chennai, Dec. 30, 2013.
A boy stands next to a camel in the desert of Ghat, during the 19th Ghat
Festival of Culture and Tourism, in the Libyan desert, Dec. 28, 2013.
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A tattered flag flies by a flooded yard along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014.
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Russian soldiers patrol the Battle of Stalingrad memorial in Volgograd, Russia, Dec. 31, 2013.
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A pro-European demonstrator holds a mirror which reflects a group of
riot police officers standing guard in Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 30, 2013.
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A novice Tibetan monk gestures to the camera as he listens to the spiritual leader the Dalai Lama deliver the Jangchup Lamrim teachings at the Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, India, Dec. 29, 2013.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plane casts a shadow on fields as
it approaches Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 2, 2014.
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Vacationers walk along a mountain range leading a group of Lamas in the Bavarian Alps, near Oberstdorf, Germany, Dec. 28, 2013.
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A Nepalese Gurung community woman in traditional attire smiles as she
dances during Tamu Loshar as the other man watches in Katmandu, Nepal,
Dec. 30, 2013.
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Central African Republic
A relative of Yanguere Richard, 21, mourns after viewing his remains at
the family home in Bangui, Central African Republic, Dec. 27, 2013.
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A train passes along the coast at Saltcoats in Scotland, Jan. 2014, as
Britain is braced for the worst as a combination of high tides, heavy
rains and strong winds are expected to bring yet more severe flooding to
many parts of the country.
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United States Marines support a 100 yard American flag during pre-game
ceremonies at the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game in in San
Diego, Dec. 30, 2013.
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People carry a wounded woman on a stretcher at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, Jan. 2, 2014.
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A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment, in Casselton, N.D., Dec. 30, 2013.
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A displaced boy mimics the photographer taking a picture of him, using a
fake plastic jewel, at a United Nations compound which has become home
to thousands of people displaced by the recent fighting, in the capital
Juba, South Sudan, Dec. 29, 2013.
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Switzerland's tournament overall leader Simon Ammann soars through the
air to take the third place in the second jumping of the four-hills
tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Jan. 1, 2014.
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An activist of the Ukrainian nationalist parties burns a flare as he
takes part in a rally to mark the 105th year since the birth of Stepan
Bandera, one of the founders of the Organization of Ukrainian
Nationalists (OUN), in Kiev, Jan. 1, 2014.
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A man jumps into a hole cut in the ice on the Ottawa River during the
annual Great Canadian Chill polar bear dip in Ottawa, Jan. 1, 2014.
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Pallbearers carry the coffin during the funeral honors of Russian police
senior sergeant Dmitry Makovkin, who was killed by a suicide bomb blast
in the city main railway station in Volgograd, Jan. 2, 2014.
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A villager pours pesticide from a bucket as Mount Sinabung spews ash at
Kebayaken village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province,
Dec. 4, 2013.
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A Palestinian man covers his face to avoid inhaling tear gas fired by
Israeli soldiers during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian
protesters after the funeral of Saeed Jaser Ali, 85, in the West Bank
village of Kufr Kadum near Nablus, Jan. 2, 2014.
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A Palestinians rides a horse on Gaza beach as the sun sets in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
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