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Carnival in Brazil 2015, Part 2

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A reveller from the Mangueira samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, February 15, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)

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Carnival in Brazil 2015, Part 1

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A reveller from the Alegria da Zona Sul samba school takes part in the Group A category of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, February 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

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Mexican Chefs In An Attempt To Break The Guinness Record For The World’s Longest Taco

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Chefs prepare tacos of Cochinita Pibil, a popular dish from Yucatan, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest taco in Guadalajara February 15, 2015. Guadalajara broke the Guinness record for the longest taco of cochinita pibil, with a length of 2.5 kilometers, as part of the COME gastronomy festival, local media reported. For the preparation of the traditional dish, the chefs used 4 tons of pork, 36,000 tortillas and spices for 325 taco servings. (Photo by Alejandro Acosta/Reuters)

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PETA – Go Bananas in the Bedroom: Go Vegan!

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Animal rights activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hand out bananas at an intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, 12 February 2015. According to the organization, the cholesterol in meat is responsible for hardening arteries, slowing blood flow to all organs. (Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA)

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The Annual Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago

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Ryan Sooknanan portraying “Phoenix” performs in the Junior Carnival King competition put on by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, February 13, 2015. Picture taken February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Tattoo Convention in Spain

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Lucia Moreno, 28, participates in a Miss Tattoo contest during a tattoo convention in the Andalusian capital of Seville February 14, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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“Bloco da Lama” – A Traditional Mud Carnival Party in Brazil

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A woman, covered in mud, dances during the traditional “Bloco da Lama” or “Mud Block” carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Revelers in the seaside colonial town threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared beneath the mud, which highlights both gym-pumped pectorals and beer-fed guts. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

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Dogs Know How To Live Better Than We Do

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A dog wearing sunglasses sits in a stroller before a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York February 12, 2015. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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Valentine’s Day in Thailand

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Couples (L-R) Chaiyut Phuangphoeksuk and Prontathourn Pronnapatthun, and Nichapatr Koomsombut and Pirat Rungthongoran run from sheep during their wedding ceremony at a resort in Ratchaburi province February 13, 2015. Three Thai couples took part in the wedding ceremony arranged by a resort themed around fun activities ahead of Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Winners of the World Press Photo Contest 2015

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Mads Nissen, a Danish staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and represented by Panos Pictures, won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 contest with this image of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia, in this picture released by the World Press Photo on February 12, 2015. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2015, the world’s largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 12, 2015. Jury chair Michele McNally, said: “It is an historic time for the image’ the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity”. (Photo by Mad Nissen/Reuters/Politiken/Panos Pictures/Scanpix/World Press Photo)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: Protests

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Nigeria troops patrol the city of Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Civil rights groups staged a small protest Saturday against they proposed postponement of the Nigerian elections. (Photo by Olamikan Gbemiga/AP Photo)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: Animals

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An emaciated young sea lion that was probably looking for food was rescued along a major boulevard in San Francisco, more than 1,000 feet from the ocean is seen in a cage at the the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups and yearlings are turning up on California beaches. What’s separating the animals, who should be nursing, from their mothers remains unclear. (Photo by AP Photo/National Park Service)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 6

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Revelers wearing monkey masks celebrate carnival at the Alter Markt (Old Market square) in Cologne, Germany, February 12, 2015. Cologne celebrates the “fifth season” from 11 to 17 February. (Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 5

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A worker for the Managua mayor’s office cleans a monument in honour of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Managua, Nicaragua February 12, 2015. The Sandinista National Liberation Front prepares to commemorate of the second anniversary of the death of Chavez. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 4

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An employee works on a final assembly line for CRH380B, a high speed train model, at China CNR’s Tangshan Railway Vehicle’s factory in Tangshan, Hebei province, February 11, 2015. China CNR, one of the country’s top trainmakers, said it was interested in buying foreign rail-linked technologies as China seeks to export its high-speed trains and rail expertise. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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