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Visitors stand around a bronze statue of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela hours after it was unveiled as part of Day of Reconciliation celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria December 16, 2013.

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A protester lights candles during a candlelight vigil to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013.

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Pedestrians pass a homeless man begging in front of the Design Exchange on Bay Street in downtown Toronto on Dec. 16, 2013. The city has issued a severe cold weather warning aimed at getting the city's the most vulnerable off of the streets and into shelter.

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Members of Palestinian civil defence paddle a boat to evacuate people from their houses that are flooded with rainwater, in the northern Gaza Strip December 16, 2013. More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes in northern Gaza and at least one person killed in what the United Nations called "a disaster area".

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A Pro-European integration protester builds a new barricade in Independence Square in Kiev, December 16, 2013.

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North Korean girls carry firewood on their backs as they walk on the banks of Yalu River, some 100 kilometers from the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, December 16, 2013.

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Police officers clash with supporters of the native Indian community during a protest outside the Indian museum, next to the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, December 16, 2013. Police arrested more than 20 indigenous people who occupied the abandoned museum on Sunday as a protest agaisnt its demolition, as part of renovations ahead of Brazil's 2014 World Cup, according to local media.

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Visitors to the Voortrekker Monument watch as a ray of sunlight shines on the unmarked tomb in the basement of the monument during Day of Reconciliation celebrations in Pretoria, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Under apartheid, the day was known as Day of the Vow, in commemoration of a promise Voortrekkers made to God to build a church should they be granted victory against attacking Zulus, but under democracy the day is used to foster reconciliation and national unity.

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