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December 27 – January 2, 2015: Protests

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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