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Sikhs sit near the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, in Amritsar, India.

Prabhjot Gill/AP

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People carry the coffins of victims as thousands of mourners gathered in Gulyazi village, southeast Turkey for the funerals of 35 Kurdish civilians who were killed in a botched raid by Turkish military jets that mistook the group for Kurdish rebels based in Iraq.


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Parvin Ahmadinejad (C), sister of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaks to the media as she registers as a candidate for Iran's 2012 parliamentary election at the Interior Ministry building in Tehran.

Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters

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Amulets known in the Andean world as Ekekos and used to bring luck, are displayed at the Market of Wishes in Lima, Peru.

Karel Navarro/AP

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A pedestrian is soaked while walking through the financial district of Montevideo where workers throw water at each other to celebrate the end of the year.

Pablo La Rosa/Reuters

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People relax in a public swimming pool as snow falls in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Norway's Tom Hilde crashes during the final of the first event of the 60th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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Up Helly Aa vikings from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands participate in the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland.

David Moir/Reuters

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A helicopter flies over balloons released by members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association to celebrate the New Year in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Andre Penner/AP

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Team Canada captain Jaden Schwartz, left, signs his autograph for a fan before a practice at the IIHF World Junior Championships tournament in Edmonton.

Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

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