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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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’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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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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New Year’s Eve Around the World

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A woman receives a shower of flower petals by shamans performing a ritual, as they offer predictions for the new year at Agua Dulce beach in Lima December 29, 2014. The ritual is an end-of-the-year tradition and the shamans used the chance to ask for world peace and better relations between the U.S. and Cuba for 2015. (Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)

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Rose Parade in Pasadena

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People view the Zappos.com Rose Parade float as it undergoes its finishing touches in Pasadena, California December 30, 2014. The 126th Rose Parade will take place on New Years Day in Pasadena. (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

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New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 2

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A man looks at the television as Italian President Giorgio Napolitano delivers his speech to Italians in Rome December 31, 2014. Napolitano said on Wednesday he planned to step down soon, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi facing his most difficult political challenge since he took power about 10 months ago. (Photo by Tony Gentile/Reuters)

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New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 1

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Images of Terra Cotta Warriors are projected on a building during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration rehearsal on The Bund in Shanghai, December 30, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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December 20 – 27, 2014: Protests

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An anti-fur activist from the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT) who is dressed in a Santa costume, stands next to a Dalmatian as she participates in a demonstration on a beach in Nice December 20, 2014. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

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December 20 – 27, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 3

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Hundreds of stolen women’s underwear are placed on the ground after being found hidden in the ceiling of a apartment building, in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, December 19, 2014. A Chinese man who stole hundreds of pieces of ladies’ underwear had his secret exposed after an emergency exit ceiling where he had been storing his hoard collapsed, state media reported. The man, surnamed Tang and in his 30s, admitted to having mental problems since he was young and that he did not know how long he had been obsessed with women’s undergarments, reports said. Police in the city of Yulin said they found more than 2,000 pieces of panties and bras in the roof where he had stuffed his collection. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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December 20 – 27, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 2

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Dog Xiaoniu dressed in clothes walks across a street with its owner (not pictured) in Shanghai, December 19, 2014. According to local media, Xiaoniu accompanies its owner to the food market everyday and is able to walk with its hind legs for up to about an hour. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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December 20 – 27, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 1

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A man dressed as Santa Claus drives his old Fiat 500 in the Piazza Venezia in central on December 23, 2014, as people prepare for Christmas. (Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP Photo)

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Beautiful Christmas Around the World

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A Hindu devotee wearing a Santa Claus costume walks after cleaning a part of the banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad December 23, 2014. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)

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Jesus of Philadelphia

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Michael Grant, 28, “Philly Jesus”, carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 20, 2014. As many as a half dozen others joined him for numerous miles as he trekked southward down Broad Street. Some shouted “Praise Jesus!” and “Thank you for doing this!” at the sight. Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Grant has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of Philadelphia to share the Christian gospel by example. He quickly acquired the nickname of “Philly Jesus”, which he has gone by ever since. (Photo by Mark Makela/Reuters)

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