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Skating enthusiasts brave the cold winds coming off of Hamilton Harbour to enjoy the outdoor Harbour Front Ice Rink as the sun sets in Hamilton. WHY WE PICKED IT: Take a moment before you push the button to survey the scene on how best to compose the image. Using a low angle here to include a lot of sky made for a dramatic shot of the people skating.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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An Indian man washes himself at an outdoor basin on a cold morning in New Delhi, India. North India continues to face below average weather conditions with dense fog affecting flights and trains. More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.

Kevin Frayer/AP

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A participant from New Zealand flies a large heart shaped kite at the International Kite Festival in Mumbai, India. Kite-flyers from different countries are participating in the day-long festival.

Rafiq Maqbool/AP

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Portugal's Helder Rodrigues rides his Honda during the 3rd stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Pisco to Nazca, Peru.


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A man rests on his motorcycle in Old Sanaa city, Yemen.

Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

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Early morning spectators dawn playfull face masks as they brave sub zero temperatures to watch the flag-raising Ceremony at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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Hundreds of Muslim refugees follow Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, front row second left, being escorted by Myanmar Border Affair Minister Lt. General Thein Htay, front row second right, as he visits a refugee camp in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Rakhine is the state where sectarian violence between Muslim Rohingya and Rakhine Buddhists killed about 200 people and left at least 110,000 displaced, the vast majority of them Muslims late last year.

Khin Maung Win/AP

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Students practice defending themselves with brooms as a soldier observes during an anti-violence exercise at a primary school in Rugao, Jiangsu province, China. According to local media, around 700 students and their teachers took part in the exercise with some soldiers today.


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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds up a football helmet with the State Department logo on it, presented by Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides (C), who joked that "Washington is a contact sport," in this handout photograph taken and released by the State Department. Clinton resumed her official duties on Monday, five days after being released from a hospital for treatment of a blood clot.


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