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January 22 – 30, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 3

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A bride and groom pose for photographs on one of the lion statues in Trafalgar Square in London January 25, 2015. (Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

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January 22 – 30, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 2

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The frame of a car with a text that reads in Portuguese “Welcome to the desert of Cantareira”, written on its side, is revealed by the receding waters of the Atibainha reservoir, part of the Cantareira System that provides water to the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, in Nazare Paulista, Brazil, Thursday, January 29, 2015. The southeastern Brazil is suffering the worst drought in more than eight decades and authorities put Sao Paulo in a state of alarm when the water utility director said that rationing could be implemented in a dramatic five days-off, two days-on. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)

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January 22 – 30, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 1

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One of the crew of the Italian sailing team of Luca Dubbini and Roberto Dubbini, in the 49er class, hangs onto the hull after capsizing during the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Biscayne Bay, Monday, January 26, 2015, in Miami. Sailors from 63 countries are competing in the regatta featuring Olympic and Paralympic class racing. Sailors faced windy conditions as a cold front passed through the region. (Photo by Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

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Colorful Fans of the 2015 African Cup of Nations

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Ghana fans cheer during the team’s 2015 African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Algeria in Mongomo January 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters)

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Ice Bucket Challenge in China

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A woman wearing bikini takes part in an ice bucket challenge in Tianmenshan, Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, January 24, 2015. Around 30 people participated in the game during winter on top of Tianmenshan on Saturday, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Mermaid On Starbucks Coffee Sleeves Turned Into Popular Characters

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Art can be done anytime and anywhere. Take, for example, @Sleevebucks, an Instagram (and tumbr) about movie and pop-culture characters drawn on the sleeves that come with cups of Starbucks coffee.

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70 Years After their Liberation from Auschwitz Death Camp, the Survivors Share their Stories

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Auschwitz was the most infamous of Hitler’s concentration camps, so for the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation, Reuters sat down with the remaining survivors of the camp to record their memories and take their portraits. The result was a powerful and historically significant photo series.

Auschwitz-Birkenau was located in occupied Poland. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed there during its time of operation. Fittingly, it became one of the biggest monuments to the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust.

About 200,000 were saved when the camp was liberated by the advancing Red Army on January 27, 1945. Of the survivors, 300 still live.

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An Otter House In Japan Now Has A Roundabout – No More Underwater Traffic Jams

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Japan is always up for building something crazy – like, for example, an otter roundabout – which is exactly what Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura City did!

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Norwegian Man Saving a Duck

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This short story of a duck trapped under the surface of the ice could have ended badly, but thanks to this cheerful Norwegian man who didn’t mind getting cold and wet, this duck can live to swim for another day!

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Stunning Photos Showing NYC Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Ocean

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It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose of its subway cars, but before you jump to conclusions, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom, because this dumping has a secret purpose!

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1946 New York Subway Photographed by 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick

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Before Stanley Kubric knew he was going to make some of the best sci-fi and horror movies ever (like A Clockwork Orange and cult indie classic The Shining), his first claim to fame came as a 17-year-old photographer for LOOK magazine. He took these pictures in the New York subway system over two weeks in 1946.

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The Kingdom of Ice in Romania

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A group of priests of various congregations arrive for the inauguration of a church made entirely from ice at Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains January 29, 2015. (Photo by Radu Sigheti/Reuters)

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Shadow of US Air Force One

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The shadow of Air Force One is seen as it approaches Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, in this October 31, 2012 file photo. (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)

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Fantastic Pictures of Underwater Pole Dancing

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Photographer Brett Stanley captured the beauty and talent of underwater pole dancers as they gracefully danced in the water. (Photo by Brett Stanley/Caters News)

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Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on Earth

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A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist in the city of Yakutsk, Russia, considered to be the coldest city in the world, January 2014. (Photo by Amos Chapple/REX Features)

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