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In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther Walker, third from left, nine-year-old Liam Walker, eleven-year-old Matilda, second from right, and six-year-old Caleb Walker, right, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia.

Tim Holmes/AP

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A chimpanzee eats an ice cream during a hot summer day at Rio de Janeiro's zoo. Temperatures in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday rose up to 35 degrees Celsius.


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A man removes the snow in front of his shop in Aley, eastern Lebanon.


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An Israeli fireman throws a rope to his colleague after they rescued passengers who were swept away in their car during flash floods near Jerusalem.


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A doll covered with mud lies on the ground after a flood hit the village of Bat Hefer, central Israel. About 200 homes were flooded.

Ariel Schalit/AP

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Devotees carry the statue of the Black Nazarene during the annual procession in Manila. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.


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Family members and Indian army soldiers carry a coffin containing the body of their comrade Hemraj Singh before the cremation ceremony in Mathura district, northern India. India denounced Pakistan on Wednesday over a firefight in the disputed territory of Kashmir in which two Indian soldiers were killed, but the rivals both appeared determined to prevent the clash escalating into a full diplomatic crisis.


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A group of men perform exercises as the sun sets in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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Buddhist monks release paper lanterns into the sky in Suphan Buri province. The lanterns were released during a traditional pilgrimage to pay homage to Lord Buddha and bless Thailand as it enters the new year.


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A Haitian boy passes, with help from his father, around the locked gate on a bridge that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic, to attend school in Dajabon, Dominican Republic. About 1,000 undocumented Haitians who went home for the holidays, waited for the third day to reenter Dominican Republic after the Dominican Army increased border control.

Ricardo Rojas/REUTERS

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Victims of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident are aided by rescue personnel in New York. The ferry, rear, from New Jersey made a hard landing at the dock as it pulled up to lower Manhattan during Wednesday morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically.

Mark Lennihan/AP

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It took several pairs of hands to make sure that five-year old Amelia Fitzsimmons received her flu vaccine from RPN Laura Alston, at right, during a clinic conducted by Toronto Public Health at the Scarborough Civic Centre. Amelia's father, Jim, in yellow, and his wife, Darlene, bottom left, are assisted by RN Mala Ganesh.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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Edward Morris paints the blue line during the installation of the ice surface at Verizon Center, the home of the NHL Washington Capitals, in Washington.


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