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A person walks past a giant figure of famous Lucha Libre wrestler El Santo in Mazatlan, Mexico. The municipality set up eight giant figures made by Mexican artist Jorge Gonzalez Neri for the upcoming carnival celebrations.


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Women scuffle with a soldier during a protest near the National Congress in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A group of women, activists and relatives of women who were killed or abused, demanded more action against femicide and called for more respect and justice for women. According to a study of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), an average of 41 women are killed each month in Honduras.


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A Kashmiri Muslim raises his cap as he looks at a relic of Prophet Mohammad being displayed to devotees during the festival of Eid-e-Milad at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Friday thronged to the shrine of Hazratbal, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, to celebrate Eid-e-Milad or the Prophet's birth anniversary.


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People jump from concrete elements of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Germany marks the Holocaust memorial day on January 27.


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An anti-Mursi demonstrator tries to escape from a tent set on fire by riot police at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Mursi's opponents head to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak with protests against the new head of state Mohamed Mursi and his Islamist allies. The demonstrator escaped and was later beaten by riot police.


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Palestinian protesters throw rocks at an Israeli border police vehicle during clashes at a weekly protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Kdumim, in the West Bank village of Kfar Kadum, near Nablus.


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In this long time-exposure photo, Maxime Laheurte of France soars through the air during the provisional competition round at the Nordic Combined FIS World Cup in Klingenthal, Germany. Laheurte placed 12th. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Police detain a gay rights activist during a protest near the State Duma, Russia's lower parliament chamber, in Moscow, Russia. A controversial bill banning "homosexual propaganda" has been submitted to Russia's lower house of parliament for the first of three hearings on Friday. Twenty people were detained according to a police report.

Mikhail Metzel/AP

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People look on around a demolition site of a recreation centre built over a spillway at Meixi village of Wenling, Zhejiang province. According to local reports, the three-floor recreation centre for elderly villagers was built on a bridge over a spillway in 2010 costing around one million yuan ($160,000), in order to economize on the use of limited land in the village. The local water conservancy bureau suggested the relocation after local media featured the centre's location as a potential safety hazard.


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Police arrest a young man during a protest in support of Mapuche Indians, after protesters tried to block an avenue in Santiago, Chile,. The Mapuches' demands for the return of their lands and autonomy date back centuries. They resisted Spanish and Chilean domination for more than 300 years before they were forced south to Araucania, Chile in 1881.

Victor R. Caivano/AP

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Some 60 workers raise a section of the Cirque du Soleil "Big Top" at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash.. Redmond is the first U.S. city to showcase Cirque du Soleil's latest show, "Amaluna. The show opens at Merrymoor park on Jan. 31 and runs through March 24.

Greg Gilbert/AP/The Seattle Times

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