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A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat in the old city of Aleppo, Syria.


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Syrian men leave the old city of Aleppo, Syria. The revolution against Syrian President Bashar Assad that began in March 2011, started with 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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French film star Gerard Depardieu, wearing a local costume, shows his passport during a ceremony in the town of Saransk, Russia. Depardieu received a hug from Russia's President Vladimir Putin and a new Russian passport on Sunday after abandoning his homeland to avoid a new tax rate for millionaires.


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A man smokes a cigarette as he chews qat, a mild stimulant, at a market place in the Old Sanaa city, Yemen. Qat dominates life in Yemen, where most men spend half the day chewing it, even at work, and experts say it is ravaging Yemen's frail economy and sucking up precious water.

Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

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Chile's Claudio Rodriguez rides his Honda motorcycle during the second stage of the Dakar Rally 2013, from Pisco to Pisco, Peru.


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People warm themselves by a fire on a cold winter morning in Chandigarh, India. The cold weather in northern India has killed more than 100 homeless people.


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A man dressed as Hindu goddess Kali, the goddess of power, performs with a burning camphor tablet on his tongue during a religious procession ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad, India.


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Burning Yule logs and fireworks are seen in front of a church on the eve of the Orthodox Christmas, in the central Bosnian town of Zenica.


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Four men ride their wooden sledge during a traditional Bavarian horn-sledge race in the Alpine resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.


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An actor portraying the Holly Man arrives at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames River, during Twelfth Night celebrations in London. A troupe of actors took part in Wassailing, an ancient English tradition with the purpose of waking the apple trees and scaring away evil spirits, in order to ensure there will be a good harvest the next autumn.


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A burnt-out car blocks Dee Street in east Belfast, Northern Ireland, after Loyalist protests over the removal of the British flag over Belfast City Hall.


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Vassilios Harding, 16, celebrates grabbing the cross during the 107th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Jim Damaske/AP

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Campbell Nixon goes for the puck during a game of shinny hockey with friends on an outdoor rink in Calgary, Alberta.

Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail

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