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A wildfire near Deans Gap, Australia, crosses the Princes Highway. Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires in southeastern Australia as authorities evacuate national parks and warned that hot, dry and windy conditions were combining to raise the threat to its highest alert level.

James Morris/NSW Rural Fire Service/AP

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A newborn Gray Titi (saginus leucopus) monkey hangs onto its mother at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Colombia. The baby monkey is 30 days old.


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Pigeons fly as children walk near the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan.


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Boys play in the courtyard of the Sultanahmet mosque, known as the Blue mosque, during a snowstorm in Istanbul, Turkey.


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Frost covers Wendelstein church, Germany's highest church, on the 1838 metres-high Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, Germany.


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A specially trained bailiff lowers a restrained demonstrator from a tree during a protest against the construction of a new road by-pass at Crowhurst, near Hastings, England.


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A Haitian worker, centre, waits as Dominican police officers check his passport at the northern border crossing with the Dominican Republic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Roughly 2,000 undocumented Haitian workers who returned to their homeland for the holidays were being prevented from reentering the Dominican Republic at this major border crossing because they did not have passports or permits.

Manuel Morel/AP

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A brown Pelican cruises the shoreline in La Jolla, California.


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Beachgoers and holidaymakers enjoy a day in Argentina's Atlantic seaside city of Mar del Plata.


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Winnipeg Jets staff lay down the Jet logo at centre ice in MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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R.A. Dickey, the Toronto Blue Jay's latest acquisition to the pitching roster, talks to reporters during a press conference at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Vancouver Canuck players Daniel Sedin, Alexander Edler and forward Chris Higgins wrestle for the puck at the boards during practice at the UBC Thunderbirds arena in Vancouver.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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