January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 4

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Quelonios turtle hatchlings before being released, by members of the Pe-de-Pincha project, into a lake of the Momari community in the Amazon municipality Careiro, February 4, 2015. According to the project, which is part of the Federal University of Amazonas, they are releasing 1,230 hatchlings into the wild. Picture taken February 4, 2015. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 3

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Two men walk past the Crown Fountain in blizzard conditions in Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 2

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An artificially triggered avalanche thunders down a mountain side at the Vallee de la Sionne in Anzere near Sion, February 3, 2015. The full-scale avalanche dynamics test site is providing scientists and engineers of the Swiss Institute of Research of Snow and Avalanches with essential data to understand and model avalanche motion, according to the Institute website. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 1

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In this photo taken Thursday, January 29, 2015, Princess Leia’s slave bikini, right, and her Boushh disguise are displayed as part of an exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars at Seattle’s EMP Museum. The creators of the new exhibit, with 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies, are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene. The exhibit, “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume”, will be in Seattle through early October and then travel across the United States through 2020. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

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Roller-Skating Culture in USA

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Roller skaters dance to the music under a banner of U.S. President Barack Obama at “The Rink” during an evening session in Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2015. A handful of decades-old skating venues put Chicago at the center of a vibrant African-American subculture of urban roller skate dancing that stretches from Atlanta to Detroit and from Los Angeles to New York. While mainstream roller skating has been on a long decline, a new generation of skaters travel a circuit of rinks around the country to compete and show off their moves. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

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A Day In The Life Of Cuban Flower Vendor

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In this Thursday, January 29, 2015 photo, the backseat of a rented 1957 Buick is packed to the brim with flowers, to be transported to Havana from San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. Every Monday and Thursday morning, self-employed flower vendor Yaima Gonzalez Matos leaves her home to visit a dozen farmers who sell her sunflowers, roses, lilies and other blooms. She loads the flowers into the rented American classic and delivers to customers in the capital. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

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Scavengers of the Burning Wasteland

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“In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day – on a good day – for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for smelting). Some 5,000 tons of waste is created each day in the Port-au-Prince area.

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Children of the Night

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French twins Thomas and Vincent (L) Seris take the tram in Bordeaux, November 12, 2014. Born with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), the twins cannot be exposed to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) light, which could provoke precocious cancers due to an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair. Colloquially referred to as Children of the Night (Les Enfants de la Lune) the Seris twins are among 70 to 80 people in France who suffer from the genetic defect. The French association “Les Enfants de la Lune” reports that there are between five and ten thousand such cases in the world. Thomas and Vincent have been testing a new protective mask for the last year which is transparent and ventilated and developed by several hospitals in France. (Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters)

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January 22 – 30, 2015: Protests

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A protester holds a bat puppet with the number 43 during a march marking the fourth month since the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers’ college, in Mexico City, Monday, January 26, 2015. Prosecutors have said police kidnapped the students on Sept. 26 in the southern state of Guerrero and handed them over to drug gang members, who killed them and burned the bodies, but protesters said Monday the government has failed to clear up doubts. (Photo by Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo)

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January 22 – 30, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 5

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A woman walks past children playing on the beach at Camps Bay, near the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, January 24, 2015. Camps Bay is a affluent suburb forming a integral part of the Western Cape tourist root in South Africa. (Photo by Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo)

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January 22 – 30, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 4

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A baby is seen suspended in a cloth hammock at a food stall at Sungai Arut market in Pangkalan Bun, January 28, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)

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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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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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