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Visitors walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge decorated in Christmas lights in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally built in 1889, the bridge stretches 135 metres across and 70 metres above the Capilano River.

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Syrian boy, Mohammed Alsaleh, 5, stands in a field next to his family's sheep in the village of Atmeh, Syria.

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A man brushes snow off the top of a monument at Mansudae in Pyongyang. North Korea has extended the window for a widely condemned long-range rocket launch by a week after discovering a "technical deficiency", the isolated state's news agency said on Monday.

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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo appears in New York State Supreme Court for a hearing where a settlement in her civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was expected to be announced, in the Bronx, New York. Strauss-Kahn and Diallo who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him. In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public.

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Soldiers stand guard on top a tank in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president made a partial concession overnight but refused its main demand he rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. 15.

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A man removes copper wiring from electrical cables outside a scrap shop in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai, India.

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Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions, close to a military base, near Azaz, Syria. The gains by rebel forces came as the European Union denounced the Syrian conflict, which activists say has killed more than 40,000 people.

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Indian police detain an activist of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) during a protest in Hyderabad, India. The protesters staged a demonstration in front of the district administrator’s office against the hike of electrical and water prices demanding the government to resolve the problems of the people immediately.

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Activists hold up flowers in front of police officers during a demonstration marking the International Human Rights Day in Asuncion, Paraguay. Demonstrators asked for clarification of the massacre of Curuguaty, a violent land eviction on June 15 that left 11 peasants and six police officers killed and prompted the Colorado Party and other leading parties to vote Paraguay's former President Fernado Lugo out of office for allegedly mismanaging the dispute.

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