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The “Luminarias” – the Annual Religious Celebration in Spain

A man rides through the flames on a horse during the “Luminarias” annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony’s Day in the village of Alosno, southwest Spain, January 16, 2015. According to a tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. Saint Anthony is the patron of animals. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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Protests in Brazil

A demonstrator attends a protest against fare hikes for city buses in Rio de Janeiro January 16, 2015. Amid a marked economic downturn and high inflation, bus fares went up in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, from 3 to 3.50 reais, and in Rio, the former capital, from 3.0 to 3.40 reais. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel/Reuters)

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Clashes over Cartoons

A policeman uses his gun to disperse protesters during a protest against satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi January 16, 2015. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)

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Contestants Prepare for Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Hungary 2014 Henrietta Kelemen gets her hair done at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, Florida, in this January 5, 2015 handout photo provided by the Miss Universe Organizatio. (Photo by Reuters/Miss Universe Organization)

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Miss Universe Contestants Show off Swimsuits

Miss Universe contestants Laurien Angelista, of Curacao, left, Yasmin Verheijen, of the Netherlands, and Kaci Fennell, of Jamaica, walk in the pool during the Yamamay swimsuit runway show, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, in Doral, Fla. The Miss Universe pageant will be held January 25 in Miami. (Photo by Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

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Hippo is Scared of Birds

This is the hilarious moment a terrified baby hippo ran screaming for its mum when a flock of bird landed on its back in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The hippo was seen screaming, running and twisting from side to side in a desperate bid to shake off the red and yellow ox-pecker birds. Ox-peckers and hippos usually have a mutually beneficial relationship where the birds help free hippos of ticks and other parasites by feeding on them. (Photo by Marc Mol/Caters News/SIPA Press)

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Magical Fire and Ice Castle

A photographer has discovered a spectacular way of keeping warm during winter – using fire to heat up icy locations. Sam Scholes uses long-exposures to capture the movement of fire in front of ice-covered backdrops. After lighting steel wool his friend Scott Stringham swings the flaming object in order to make swirling patterns. The result of this technique – captured at Midway Ice Castles in Utah is a vibrant image with the warm light dancing across the cold scenes. (Photo by Sam Scholes/Caters News)

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January 10 – 16: Animals

Young and old elephants play with a Christmas trees before eating them at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, January 12, 2015. The animals at Prague Zoological Garden enjoy Christmas trees donated to the zoo by vendors who could not sell them before the holidays. (Photo by Vit Simanek/AP Photo/CTK)

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January 10 – 16: The Week in Photos, Part 3

A man walks along a newly-built tunnel, consisting of rainbow colours, in Zhengzhou, Henan province January 13, 2015. The 400-metre-long tunnel is the first of this kind in China, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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January 10 – 16: The Week in Photos, Part 2

A 14-storey building collapses as it is demolished to make way for a new business and residential complex, on a hazy day in Chengdu, Sichuan province January 11, 2015. China’s annual economic growth likely slowed to 7.2 percent in the fourth quarter, the weakest since the depths of the global crisis, a Reuters poll showed. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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January 10 – 16: The Week in Photos, Part 1

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless celebrates a touchdown with fans during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (Photo by Matt Ludtke/AP Photo)

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Condo to Loom over Samurai Graves in Japan, Spurring Protest

In this January 8, 2015 photo, Akane Yoshida, left, whose parents and grandparents run a sweet-sake shop by Sengakuji, and who leads the protests against the condominium construction and a temple priest Kenmyo Muta, right, walk near a protest banner against the construction at Sengakuji temple in Tokyo. The “47 ronin” samurai who inspired the long-loved saga of loyalty and honor eulogized in films, books and plays are fighting a new kind of battle in urban Japan. An apartment complex is going up next to the curved tile-roofed Sengakuji temple where the three-century-old graves of the ronin, or masterless samurai, lie. The banner reads: “We only hope to protect landscape of Sengakuji temple”. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)

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Social Network for Animals

A cat wears a “Tsunagaru Col” gadget next to a smart phone displaying the connected app, at the Anicall Corp booth during the Wearable Device Technology Expo in Tokyo January 14, 2015. The gadget (“Tsunagaru” means connection) for animals tracks information about pets, such as the location and other animals the pet might be interacting with, with the purpose of providing “social networking” for animals. The expo runs until January 16 as a part of Japan’s largest electronic exhibition expected to attract around 77,000 visitors, according to organisers. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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A Look at Life in Nepal

A girl plays badminton along the street outside the old houses of the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, January 2, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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“We Love Flamenco” Fashion Show in Spain

A model applies lipstick backstage during the “We Love Flamenco” fashion show in the Andalusian capital of Seville January 14, 2015. The show will run until January 18. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

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