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New Year Devotees Feast the Saint of Death

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A follower shows a ring of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, near at the saint’s altar at Tepito neighborhood, in Mexico City January 1, 2015. Followers gather at the saint’s altar at the start of the new year to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank the saint for favours that have been granted and to ask for new ones in the new year. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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The Annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in England

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Amateur contestants (L-R) Phil Bailey, John Hindle and Eren Emir pose in telephone booths during the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Convention in Birmingham, central England January 2, 2015. (Photo by Darren Staples/Reuters)

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New Year’s Day Swims Around the World

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A swimmer falls into the water after he stood on ice cubes, at subzero temperature in Shenyang, Liaoning province January 1, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Great Britain

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Revellers from London dance as they wait for fireworks to start at the London Eye on the River Thames during New Year celebrations in London December 31, 2014. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Spain

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A reveller dressed up as Austrian drag queen and 2014 Eurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst takes part in New Year’s celebrations in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain, early January 1, 2015. Villagers and revellers dressed up in funny costumes to take part in the New Year’s celebration. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Japan

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An elderly couple arrives at the Shinto Meiji Shrine to pray on the first day of the new year in Tokyo January 1, 2015. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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New Year Celebrations Around the World: USA

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A boy (L) wears 2015 glasses as a group of family members use a selfie-stick to photograph themselves during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Zoran Milich/Reuters)

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The 14th Solar Balloon Festival in Colombia

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A view of balloon depicting an Alebrije, is seen at the 14th Solar Balloon Festival in Envidago December 31, 2014. According to the festival organizers, the Alebrije balloon will be largest replica of an Alebrije. This year features a theme on Mexican history and culture, organizers added. (Photo by Fredy Builes/Reuters)

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Umbrella Revolution Occupation Experience

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A painting of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding an umbrella is seen on the toilet wall in a guesthouse in Hong Kong December 30, 2014. Set up in a small apartment in the Causeway Bay shopping district, the guesthouse that gives what it calls “Umbrella Revolution Occupation Experience” charges guest HK$100 (US$13) a night to stay in a tent surrounded by pro-democracy banners, a cardboard cutout of President Xi Jinping holding a yellow umbrella, and serve toilet paper printed with the face of embattled leader of Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Christmas Day Expedition to Marum Volcano in Vanuatu

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Descending into the Marum Volcano in Vanuatu, Intrepid explorers found an unusual way of staying warm this winter by spending Christmas day on an active volcano. British climber Chris Horsley, 22, and his friends Gareth Hawken, 30, Geoff Mackley, 50, and Bradley Ambrose, 36, from Auckland, New Zealand, hiked up the Marum Volcano, Vanuatu, on the morning of the 25th. Instead of passing the day with their families, the team climbed down a 1200ft cliff to get close to a flowing lake of lava. (Photo by Bradley Ambrose/Caters News)

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New Year’s Eve Around the World

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A woman receives a shower of flower petals by shamans performing a ritual, as they offer predictions for the new year at Agua Dulce beach in Lima December 29, 2014. The ritual is an end-of-the-year tradition and the shamans used the chance to ask for world peace and better relations between the U.S. and Cuba for 2015. (Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)

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Year 2014 from Space

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Image of the Clouds taken in August 2014 by astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). A year from space photographs of hurricanes, typhoons and meteorite craters show an astronauts-eye view of our planet from hundreds of miles above the earth. The illuminating images were taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) over the course of 2014. The space-based snappers captured everything from phenomenal weather to the Northern Lights from their orbit at around 220 miles above the earth. Astronauts have lived on the ISS every day since October 2000 – and the floating home and science lab provides a unique opportunity to capture out-of-this-world photographs. (Photo by NASA/SPL/Barcroft Media)

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Rose Parade in Pasadena

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People view the Zappos.com Rose Parade float as it undergoes its finishing touches in Pasadena, California December 30, 2014. The 126th Rose Parade will take place on New Years Day in Pasadena. (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

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New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 2

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A man looks at the television as Italian President Giorgio Napolitano delivers his speech to Italians in Rome December 31, 2014. Napolitano said on Wednesday he planned to step down soon, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi facing his most difficult political challenge since he took power about 10 months ago. (Photo by Tony Gentile/Reuters)

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New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 1

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Images of Terra Cotta Warriors are projected on a building during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration rehearsal on The Bund in Shanghai, December 30, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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