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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians.

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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013. Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.


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Members of the welcoming ceremony band play as British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring arrives at a port area of Huangpu River in Shanghai December 10, 2013. The HMS Daring has returned from the Philippines after delivering aid after Typhoon Haiyan hit the region.


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A ferris wheel is reflected in a permanent water installation near a plaza decorated for Christmas in Nice, southeastern France, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Several Christmas decorations are displayed in the centre of Nice city.

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Mathieu Lacroix (R ) and Francois Dupuis kayak in Lasalle, a suburb of Montreal, December 10, 2013.

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Mayor Rob Ford and his budget chief, Councillor DiGeorgio, reacting at right, spoke briefly at a press conference at Toronto City Hall on Dec. 10, 2013. Mayor Ford expressed his intent to cut the land transfer tax, despite his frustration at the current political climate and the unwillingness of council to eliminate the land transfer tax. He also responded to questions about his comments on television to Conrad Black saying that he stands by what he said, but would not elaborate.

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A vendor selling drinking water waits for customers on a foggy morning in Kolkata December 10, 2013.


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Two swimmers walk along a beach next to the Amazon River at sunrise in Manaus December 10, 2013. Manaus will play host to four FIFA World Cup soccer matches next summer.


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Low lying clouds from a snowstorm obscure the skyline of New York December 10, 2013.


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A group of Canada Geese fly over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. They were clustered near a tiny patch of open water on the river. Weather permitting, many Canada geese stay in Minnesota throughout the winter months although most migrate south. Single-digit lows and below-zero wind chills are predicted to persist through Wednesday in Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service.

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A woman lights fire to heat water for soaking clothes at a laundry in Mumbai December 10, 2013.


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Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa (R) is challenged by Shakhtar Donetsk's Yaroslav Rakitskiy during their Champions League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, December 10, 2013.


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In Nov. 29, 2013 photo taken from video, Ava Moser, 2, touches "Santa" Cliff Snider's mustache as her brother Landon, 5, looks on in Raleigh, N.C. Snider began studying how to be Santa in 1996 and thinks children deserve as authentic an experience as he can give them.

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Arturo Vidal of Juventus (L) runs for the ball past Selcuk Inan of Galatasaray (bottom) during their Champions League soccer match in Istanbul December 10, 2013. The match has been postponed due adverse weather conditions and the state of the pitch.


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Police are reflected in the window of a shop displaying traditional nesting dolls with images of Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) and French President Francois Hollande at the sea port in St. Petersburg September 3, 2013. Russia's second city will host the G20 summit this week.


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A couple sits under umbrellas in the rain and clean a poster of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela with a towel before the memorial service for Mandela at the FNB Stadium in the Johannesburg, South Africa township of Soweto, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013.

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REFILE - CORRECTING GRAMMAR South Africans brave the rain as they listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speak during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa December 10, 2013. World leaders from Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honour Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial celebrating his gift for uniting enemies across political and racial divides.


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