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January 3 – 10: Protests

A demonstrator dressed as a nun holds a sign in front of News Corporation’s New York office in Manhattan January 2, 2015. Protesters said that its companies, specifically the daily newspaper New York Post and cable news channel Fox News Network, had biased coverage of the recent anti-police brutality rallies. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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January 3 – 10: Animals

In this January 3, 2015 photo, a monkey carries her cub inside Machia Park in Villa Tunari in Bolivia’s department of Cochabamba. Machia Park is a state park that serves as a refuge for wildlife, and is the beginning of Bolivia’s section of the Amazon rainforest. (Photo by Juan Karita/AP Photo)

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Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein Spring 2015 Ad Campaign

It amuses us to see the pop culture audience collectively lose their shit over these pics. BELIEBE us, we’re not here to defend this little shit, but darlings, it’s a Calvin Klein campaign. Photographing the vapid and the douchey is kind of their thing.

Justin Bieber and Lara Stone for Calvin Klein Spring 2015 ad campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

“I have been wearing Calvin Klein underwear for years in hopes of getting to model for the brand one day,” Bieber told WWD. “It’s always been a dream. Last spring, I posted a picture on Instagram in my underwear, using the #mycalvins tag. Thankfully the brand saw it and liked the reaction it was getting, and a relationship started from there.”

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

People take part in a traditional Roman Catholic Three Kings Day procession in Gdansk January 6, 2015. (Photo by Lukasz Glowala/Reuters/Agencja Gazeta)

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January 3 – 10: The Week in Photos, Part 2

A woman lifts a dog on a leash along the seafront in Panama City January 6, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

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January 3 – 10: The Week in Photos, Part 1

An Indian family on a scooter make their way through a flock of sheep on their way into Allahabad on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

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The Traditional Epiphany Parade in Spain

A rider rears up on his horse during the traditional Epiphany parade in Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2015. Traditionally, children in Spain receive their presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6 during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

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Selfie Sticks

Huang Hsin, left, and Lu Yz-che, right, from Taiwan take a photo with selfie stick at the gate of Sensoji temple in Asakusa District in Tokyo Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Selfie sticks have become popular among tourists because you don’t have to ask strangers to take your picture, and you can capture a wide view in a selfie without showing your arm. But some people find selfie sticks obnoxious, arguing that they detract from the travel experience. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)

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The Tsukiji Fish Market

The fin of a tuna is seen on display in the outer part of the Tsukiji fish market, the Jogai Shijo, in Tokyo January 4, 2015. The famous Tsukiji wholesale fish and seafood market, is scheduled to leave its fabled 80-year-old halls to move into bigger, more modern facilities next year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The outer part of the market, the Jogai Shijo, that caters to the public will stay in its old place, but critics wonder about its chances for survival without the world’s biggest fish trading place at its doorsteps. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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Traditional Cage Fighting in Bali

Most of people who have visited Bali have seen the cockfighting popular among the locals. A little-known but no less ardent hobby among Bali’s farming community is cricket fighting, or mejangkrikang. The insects face off inside bamboo tubes known as bumbung, and bets are placed on the bouts, which typically last two minutes. Indonesia, as well as other countries in the Southeast Asia region. In China, cricket fighting even has a very long history, dating back almost 1,000 years to the famous Tang Dynasty in the 12th century. The fights have quite strict rules: The fighters must be of similar body size and in a healthy condition, meaning that all the body organs were complete. When all the fight requirements are met, the two competing crickets face off against each other in a fierce fight on bamboo tubes called Bumbung. Two men must stand by to increase crickets fighting drive on Bumbung used steams of grass during the tournament. The cricket that survives and can make the opponent surrender that is marked by the cricket run to the glass of bombing is declared as the champion. Meanwhile, the game will not be fun if there is no betting. Bets depend of the owners. But, for this small miniature blood sport, the owners usually place bets of between Rp 100,000 and Rp 200,000 ($7.86-15.71) per 2 minutes game. Here: two Balinese men used steams of grass to increase crickets fighting drive on Bumbung during the tournament. (Photo by A. A. Gde Agung/JG Photo)

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Nepal’s Women-Only Buses

A woman rides a women-only bus as she returns from her college in Kathmandu January 6, 2015. Nepal’s capital Kathmandu has introduced women-only buses in an attempt to reduce sexual harassment and groping on public transport, a senior government official said on Monday. The initiative will start with four 16-seater buses which will ply a popular east-west route across the city during peak morning and evening hours. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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“I am Charlie”: A World’s Tribute to Paris Shooting Victims

A woman holds a placard that reads, “I am Charlie”, during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, at Trafalgar Square in London January 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)

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The Swasthani Brata Katha Festival in Nepal

A devotee takes a holy bath in River Saali in Sankhu on the first day of Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu January 5, 2015. During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family’s well-being or in getting them a good husband. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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The London Zoo’s Annual Stocktake of Animals

Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo in London, January 5, 2015. The annual stock take and animal count, a requirement of London Zoo’s license, included additions to the international conservation breeding programme such as the three tiger cubs and Philippine crocodiles. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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The Harbin Ice Swimming Competition

A swimmer reacts after finishing his competition in a pool carved into thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 5, 2015. The swimming competition was held on the official launch day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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