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''Tamborilleros'' wearing their uniform shelter from the rain, march in the traditional ' La Tamborrada', during 'El Dia Grande', the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain. From midnight to midnight companies of perfectly uniformed marchers parade through the streets of San Sebastian playing drums and barrels in honor of their patron saint.

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Free Syrian Army fighters hold their weapons during heavy clashes with government forces in Aleppo, Syria. The revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011with peaceful protests but morphed into a civil war that has killed more than 60,000 people, according to a recent United Nations recent estimate.

Andoni Lubaki/AP

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A flood victim holds up an umbrella while waiting for potable water to be delivered, at Pluit district in Jakarta. Severe floods in Jakarta eased on Friday, a day after unusually heavy monsoon rains swamped parts of the Indonesian capital in waist-deep water and left more than 18,000 people homeless.


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People walk through the snow covered Greenwich Park in London.


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Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslim pilgrims try to get on a crowded train as they head to their homes after attending the annual Islamic congregation on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The second and final phase of the three-day long annual Islamic congregation ended Sunday.

Pavel Rahman/AP

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People dry clothes on the bank of the Niger river in Bamako, Mali. French troops in armoured vehicles advanced on Sunday towards a central Malian town abandoned by Islamist rebels after days of air strikes, moving cautiously for fear of guerrilla-style counterattacks by the al Qaeda-linked fighters.


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Brandon Smith poses with his AR-15 rifle during a pro-gun and Second Amendment protest outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona. Pro-gun activists held "high noon" rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms that they say is being threatened by U.S. President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals.


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Germany's Johannes Rydzek rests after the individual Gundersen competition at the Nordic Combined World Cup in Seefeld, Austria.

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A swimmer dives into the men's pond as snow falls on Hampstead Heath in north London.


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Ultra Orthodox Jewish boys looks out from a window during a preparation of protest calling not to vote in the upcoming election, the Ultra Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Jan. 22, 2013.

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