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January 16 – 22, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 3

Carnival masks are seen at a costume factory in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro January 22, 2015. A total of 250,000 masks will be made for the upcoming “Brazil Carnival” festival from February 14 to 17, according to the manufacturer. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)

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January 16 – 22, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 2

Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm rests on her racquet during a training session at Melbourne Park January 18, 2015. The Australian Open tennis tournament begins on January 19. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)

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January 16 – 22, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 1

A general view of the Dam Square, where locals can pick the flowers for free in a specially created garden during the official opening of the tulip season, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Koen van Weel/EPA)

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Photo of the Day: Hyundai Car Parking from Above

Hyundai Motor Co. vehicles sit parked at a delivery center at the company’s factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan, South Korea, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Hyundai, South Korea’s largest automaker, is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter earnings on Jan 22. (Photo by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

“Red Tide”: The Natural Luminescence Phenomenon

Glow-in-the-dark blue waves caused by the phenomenon known as harmful algal bloom or “red tide”, are seen at night near Sam Mun Tsai beach in Hong Kong January 22, 2015. Algal blooms occur when there is a sharp growth in algae population in a water system, and are considered harmful when resulting in negative impacts on other organisms. Picture taken using long exposure. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Humanoid Robots at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology

Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, left, talks with new talking robot Sota, right, Android robot Otonaroid, second left, and another talking robots CommU, center and second right, during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Ishiguro, the scientist behind the new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations. Ishiguro’s 28-centimer (11-inch) tall button-eyed Sota, which stands for “social talker”, is programmed to mainly talk with a fellow robot, and won’t be trying too hard to understand human speech – the major, and often frustrating, drawback of companion robots. (Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Photo)

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Emojiple – Emoji People

Moscow based High School of Art and Design (BHSAD) strikes again. Having a talented tutor like Dmitry Karpov can be fun but requires a lot of potentials to fulfill the daily challenges he gives to his students. The recent one was an 8 hrs workshop with the aim to imagine people using Emoji smile icons in real life. Check the quick results below. Surely it was inspired by French Rosapark’s “Innocence et Danger” campaign but goes a little bit crazy.

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Diving with Manatees in Florida

Snorkelers interact with a Florida Manatee inside of the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida January 15, 2015. On winter days, Florida manatees flock by the hundreds to the balmy waters of Three Sisters Springs, drawing crowds of snorkelers and kayakers to the U.S. sanctuary, where people may swim with the endangered species. But as tolerant as the gentle, whiskered sea giants can be of the accidental kicks and splashes of delighted tourists, wild life regulators want to ban most canoes and paddle boards and create people-free zones to protect the wintering “sea cow”. Proposed limitations for this winter are awaiting approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Photo by Scott Audette/Reuters)

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The International Bird Rescue in California

A bird is cleaned at the International Bird Rescue in Fairfield, California January 20, 2015. A gooey, unknown material discovered on the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay is clinging to the feathers of birds, and more than 100 birds, mostly species of oceangoing, diving ducks, have died after their feathers were fouled by the viscous substance now undergoing testing at state labs in Sacramento. (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

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The Road to K-Pop Stardom

Members of South Korean girl group Gfriend rehearse in Seoul December 23, 2014. Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

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The Jarramplas Traditional Festival in Spain

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

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Pakistan: the Double Life

This combination of two images taken on Thursday, January 15, 2015, shows Pakistani Riasat Hussain, 19, posing for a picture at a friend’s place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, male cross-dressers and the transgendered face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing their identity from neighbors and co-workers. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)

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Robi, the Humanoid Robot

A humanoid robot named “Robi” sits during a promotional event for the launch of a weekly Robi Magazine in Tokyo, Japan, 20 January 2015. Created by roboticist Tomotaka Takahashi, the 34-centimeter tall humanoid robot can recognize and respond to more than 200 words and phrases, walk and dance. Parts of the robot will be put on sale in a weekly magazine to be fully assembled with 70 issues. (Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA)

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The Week in Fashion

A model showcases designs by Andy Ho on the runway during the Brand Collections’ Show on day 1 of Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 19, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

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Egypt Enters Guinness Record with the World’s Largest Koshary Plate

Workers prepare Koshary, a popular Egyptian dish, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest plate of Koshary, at a general garden in Zamalek, Cairo, January 17, 2015. Koshary is a traditional Egyptian dish dating to the 19th century in which rice, pasta and lentils are mixed together in one plate with a topping of spicey tomato sauce and some crispy fried onions. With a huge plate of koshary measuring 10 metres long and in width and of 1.2 metres in height, the plate weighed 7 tonnes, or about 7,000 kg. About 6,000 attendees turned up to the festival, earning it a place in the world record books. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

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