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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal clips a gate during the men's World Cup downhill skiing event, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Beaver Creek, Colo. Svindal logged the fastest time to take first place in the race.

Alessandro Trovati/AP

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Police officers line the beach where five houses fell into the sea during a storm surge in Hemsby, eastern England, December 6, 2013.

DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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A man is reflected in a window outside the Apollo Theatre as the marquee displays a memoriam to the late Nelson Mandela in the Harlem area of New York December 6, 2013.

CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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People walk with their luggage during heavy snowfalls next to Berlin's central railway station, December 6, 2013.

MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A man wears a face mask while walking on the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong during a hazy day in downtown Shanghai December 6, 2013.

ALY SONG/REUTERS

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Visitors from around KwaZulu-Natal pay their respects to former President Nelson Mandela at the Mandela Capture Site outside Howick December 6, 2013.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds up an ammunition belt as his fellow fighter fires on a helicopter belonging to the Syrian regime in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha district December 6, 2013.

MOLHEM BARAKAT/REUTERS

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Christian Niccum, right, and Jayson Terdiman, of the United States, race to a 12th place finish during a Luge World Cup doubles event in Whistler, B.C., on Friday December 6, 2013.

DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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