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Kashmiris transport their belongings to a safer place after their houses were destroyed by a fire at Dhobi Ghat, on the outskirts of Srinagar December 30, 2013. At least 14 residential houses were gutted in the fire on Sunday night, according to residents.


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A dancer from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova performs the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year, during a traditional parade in Comanesti, 300 km northeast of Bucharest December 30, 2013.


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A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in the southern Indian city of Chennai December 30, 2013.


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Fishermen cast their lines as steam rises from Powerton Lake, near Pekin Ill., on a frigid Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Water warmed from nearby power plants is a favorite for fishermen during the winter months.

Ron Johnson/Peoria Journal Star/AP

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A pro-European integration supporter stands holding a mirror opposite a police line blocking the government quarter in Kiev December 30, 2013.


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A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment Monday, Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. The train carrying crude oil derailed near Casselton Monday afternoon. Several explosions were reported as some cars on the mile-long train caught fire.

Bruce Crummy/AP

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Workers test the ball that will drop at midnight in Times Square, ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in New York, December 30, 2013.


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Craftsmen make a snow castle at a park in Changchun, Jilin province, December 30, 2013.


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Taiga the polar bear grabs a tree branch at the Quebec Aquarium in Quebec City, December 30, 2013.


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Workers walk along a floating platform while arranging "wishing spheres" along Marina Bay in Singapore, December 30, 2013. People penned their wishes for the new year onto the spheres before placing them into the river.


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The MV Akademik Shokalskiy is pictured stranded in ice in Antarctica, December 29, 2013. An Antarctic blizzard has halted an Australian icebreaker's bid to reach a Russian ship trapped for a week with 74 people onboard, rescuers said on Monday.

Andrew Peacock/REUTERS

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