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Kashmiri Muslims react as they offer prayers as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic of Islam's Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine, the week after the Prophet's birth anniversary in Srinagar, India. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims thronged the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad.

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Seven-year-old Aleshanee Weaver plays in bubbles outside a shop in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL championship Super Bowl football game February 3.


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Protesters throw stones at security forces inside the presidential palace during clashes between protesters and police in front of the palace in Cairo. Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi hurled petrol bombs at his palace on Friday as protesters returned to the streets of Egypt demanding his overthrow after the deadliest violence of his seven months in power.


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People react as the coroner's vehicle, carrying the body of a relative, a Pemex employee who died in an explosion at the company's headquarters, drives past outside the morgue in Mexico City. The death toll from an explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of Pemex has risen to 32, but the cause of the incident is still unclear, the company said on Friday. Scenes of confusion and chaos after the explosion at the downtown tower, which also injured more than 100, dealt another blow to Pemex's image as Mexico's new president courts outside investment for the 75-year-old monopoly.


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A man in traditional costume takes part in a funeral procession for Cambodia's late former King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Sihanouk died at age 89 of heart failure on October 15, 2012 and his body will be cremated on February 4, 2013.


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A pedestrian jumps over running water from a broken water main in New York.


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Boys walk in a house destroyed by an air strike last year that was targeting al Qaeda-linked militants, in the southern Yemeni town of Jaar. U.S. drones have launched almost daily raids on suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen during the past two weeks, and air strikes have aggravated discontent among Yemenis, who say the strikes pose a threat to civilians.

Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

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Employees sort logs on a bank of the Yenisei River at the Novoyeniseisk wood processing plant, in the town of Lesosibirsk, some 300 km north of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The plant exports timber to Europe, Northern Africa and Asia. The taiga, also known as the boreal forest, on the coast of the Angara River is one of the main areas for the industrial cutting of wood thanks to the high quality of the Angara pine. Open air work continues all year around regardless to temperatures which can drop to minus 45 degrees Celsius.


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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pauses as she bids farewell on her last day in office at the State Department in Washington.


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