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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

A Syrian refugee girl covers herself with a blanket as she stands outside tents at a makeshift settlement in Bar Elias in the Bekaa valley January 5, 2015. Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour. (Photo by Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

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New Year’s Celebration in Tokyo

A Japanese girl participates in a calligraphy contest to the celebrate the New Year in Tokyo January 5, 2015. Over 3,000 calligraphers, having qualified in country wide competitions throughout Japan, took part in the annual contest to celebrate the new year. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)

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Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Britain

People look out towards the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka as it lies on its side after running aground on Saturday evening in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England, January 4, 2015. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

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Adorable Knitted Hats for Winter Fall

These fashionable knit hats will keep you warm this winter – or make great gifts.

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The 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Visitors walk past a train-shaped ice sculpture ahead of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 4, 2015. The winter festival will be officially opened on January 5, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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The Fantastic Mechanical Creatures of the Isle of Nantes


Due to the influence of Sci-Fi movies, many of us have an obsession with giant robots. How cool would it be to ride a gigantic robotic dinosaur or elephant? It would be even cooler to control one!

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Photo of the Day: Follow the Light

A silhouetted employee carries a tray of massage oils at the Banyan Tree Macau’s spa at the Galaxy Macau casino resort, operated by Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., in Macau, China, on Thursday, May 8, 2014. (Photo by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

Riding a Snail

Frog legs it! Indonesian flying frog tries to hitch a ride on snail’s back before realising it would be quicker to hop it alone. A tiny frog struck up an unlikely friendship with a giant African land snail after clambering onto its shell to catch a ride. The bright green Wallace’s flying frog was spotted giving the snail a quick kiss before it hopped onto its back where it sat for a few minutes. Photographer Hendy Mp, 25, captured the unusual antics in the woods near his home in Sambas, Indonesia, and sat just 30cm away from the friendly pair while they played. “I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw them, it was very funny. I haven’t seen anything else like it”, he said. (Photos by Hendy Mp/SOLENT/Visual Press Agency)

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Sunny Butterflies of Winter California

A monarch butterfly rests on a visitor’s hand at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California December 30, 2014. Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp declines in cross-country migrations of the orange-and-black insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)

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Witches Market in Bolivia

Aymara witchdoctor Ricardo Quispe, also called “Lord of the Lake”, throws coca leaves during a ritual to predict the future, at the witches market of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, December 31, 2014. Dozens of witch doctors tend to a warren of stalls in El Alto, making offerings to give thanks, to promise luck at work or in love, or to call up spirits and banish curses at the end of the year. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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December 27 – January 2, 2015: Protests

Bangladesh Natinonalist Party (BNP) supported lawyers are hit by a police water cannon in front of the main gate of the Supreme Court during the March For Democracy protest rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 29, 2013. (Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA)

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Guy Fawkes Image Connects People Around the World

Bosnia and Herzegovina: People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with Guy Fawkes aka Anonymus masks and binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. (Photo by Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

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December 27 – January 2, 2015: Animals

An injured hippo lies on the street after jumping off from a truck in Miaoli county, December 26, 2014. One witness said she rushed outside after hearing a loud commotion as she was watching TV at home and saw the hippo butting its head furiously against a parked car. The hippo was eventually overcome with exhaustion and lay down on the ground, appearing to be suffering from injuries including broken teeth and a broken leg. Witnesses said the hippo had tear-like watery secretions coming from its eyes. Staff at the farm said it was one of two hippos that was being transported from a temporary shelter to their renovated home at the farm. Staff members suggested that the hippo must have been startled at some point in the trip, leading it to jump through a ventilation window in their container and collide with a parked car. As the owner could not provide legal import documents for the hippo, an internationally protected wild animal, Miaoli police decided to turn him in to prosecutors for breaching the Wildlife Conservation Act. The Miaoli County government will also slap a fine of NT$15,000 (US$472.45) -NT$75,000 (U$2,365) on the owner for his failure to protect the animal. New transportation arrangements have been made to return the two hippos back to their habitat in Taichung, this time under sedation by veterinarians, according to a farm official. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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December 27 – January 2: The Week in Photos, Part 2

A Kathakali dancer attends the 31st Cochin Carnival at Fort Kochi in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 1, 2015. The Carnival is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year. (Photo by Sivaram V/Reuters)

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December 27 – January 2: The Week in Photos, Part 1

A woman wearing water wings inflatable arm floats welcomes the new year as she leaps from the government wharf into the frigid North Atlantic in the annual New Year’s Day polar bear swim in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Thursday, January 1, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

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