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Snow falls as a group of ultra-orthodox Jews pose for a snapshot next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. Stormy weather conditions continued on Thursday with snow, torrential rains and strong winds across the region.

Bernat Armangue/AP

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Seagulls sit on a street lamp in front of the sun hidden by the clouds in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Native protesters from the Idle No More movement drum during a flash mob round dance demonstration blocking an intersection in downtown London, Ontario. Approximately 300 demonstrators took over the major intersection for about an hour.


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Lars Andrews of Whitecap Alpine flys through the air as he takes advantage of fresh powder near McGillivray Pass Lodge located in the southern Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia.


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A girl hawks past a car, which is covered with woven raffia palm cane, in front of an artisan workshop in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria.


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Giant Panda cub Xiao Liwi is shown for the first time on public display after the section of the exhibit frequented by the five-month old bear was opened to the public at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California. The bear was born on July 29, 2012 from mother Bai Yun.


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Residents of the Jean-Marie Vincent camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, wait for customers outside their tent where they have set up a stand to sell rice, oil and canned goods, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Saturday marks the third anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed an estimated 100,000 homes across the capital and southern Haiti, including some of the country's most iconic structures. There are nearly 360,000 people still living in the encampments that sprouted throughout the city after the earthquake.

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

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Thousands of Whooper swans gather to feed at the Martin Mere wetlands centre near Burscough, northern England. The centre, run by the Wildfowl and Wetland's Trust, plays host to thousands of geese and swans that have migrated to Britain to spend the winter months.


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Commuters walk on an installation of a musical staircase designed like a piano at a train station in Osasco, 28 km west of Sao Paulo. Out of 42 steps, 34 have been fitted with "piano keys" that activate when stepped on at the station's flight of stairs.


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The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is surrounded by cranes during a salvage operation in front of Giglio harbour. January 13 will mark the first anniversary of the Costa Concordia shipwreck which 32 people died.


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Argentine co-driver Bernardo Graue, left, and driver Lucio Alvarez, inside the vehicle, try to free their pick-up stuck on a dune during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20.

Victor R. Caivano/AP

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Palestinians play in the snow next to a section of Israel's separation barrier in Qalandia between Jerusalem and the West bank city of Ramallah. Stormy weather conditions continued on Thursday with snow, torrential rains and strong winds across the region.

Majdi Mohammed/AP

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