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Japanese women in kimonos walk to attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day in heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo. Youths across Japan are honoured with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of 20.


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An Indian Hindu holy man, or Naga Sadhu, swings his head as he bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. Maha Kumbh Mela, which lasts more than 50 days, falls every 12th year.

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A group of boys stand on top of an excavator as they try to fly kites during the Makar Sankranti festival in Mumbai, India. Makar Sankranti marks the start of the harvest season.


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A light installation by artist Wolfgang Flammersfeld is part of the exhibition Winterlicht (winter light) in Frankfurt, Germany.


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The dried remains of flowers are covered in snow in Hamm, Germany.


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A witch doctor conducts a ritual with coca leaves in La Paz, as indigenous people from the Quecha and Aymara celebrate Bolivia's re-admittance to the U.N. anti-narcotics convention. Bolivia on Friday said it had been re-admitted to the U.N. anti-narcotics convention after persuading member states to recognize the right of its indigenous people to chew raw coca leaf, which is used in making cocaine.


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Peru's Carlo Vellutino rides his KTM motorcycle in the 9th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from San Miguel de Tucuman to Cordoba, Argentina.


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Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene as he holds a portrait of their daughter, shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene at a news conference at in Newtown, Connecticut. One month after the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents joined a grassroots initiative called Sandy Hook Promise to support solutions for a safer community.

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