New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Christmas Surfing in Sao Paulo

Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, talks with boys at the Maresias beach, in the state of Sao Paulo December 9, 2014. In the Southern Hemisphere summer starts on December 1, so while countries in the north are experiencing a white Christmas with grey skies, those in the south are busy surfing and sunbathing in temperatures just shy of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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Christmastime in New York City Through the Ages

An estimated 4000 people line both sides of 51st St. waiting to see the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, December 27, 1945. (Photo by Tony Camerano/AP Photo)

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December 13 – 20, 2014: Protests

A woman pleads to be released by the police after she was surrounded during an evening demonstration against police violence in Oakland, California December 13, 2014. Decisions by grand juries to return no indictments against the officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York have put police treatment of minorities back on the national agenda. Police in Oakland, California, ordered hundreds of demonstrators to disperse on Saturday night after a grocery store was looted. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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December 13 – 20, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 3

A man looks at a Sport Sedan Concept car by automobile maker Nissan at a showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, December 18, 2014. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co is faring better than peers in Russia as domestic production via an alliance with the country’s biggest auto firm shields it against the rouble’s plunge, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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December 13 – 20, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 2

A Sierra Leonean man in costume poses on a street in Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 16, 2014. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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December 13 – 20, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 1

Bangladeshi children, covered in mud to look like freedom fighters, attend a rally during the Victory Day celebration in Gazipur, Bangladesh, December 16, 2014. Bangladesh marks 43rd Victory Day across the country remembering the war heroes. Bangladesh became a free nation after a nine-month bloody war against Pakistan on December 16, 1971. (Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA)

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Financial Crisis in Russia

People walk past boards showing currency exchange rates in Moscow, December 17, 2014. The dramatic fall in Russia’s rouble slowed on Wednesday, with the government selling foreign currency to prop it up after a 50 percent fall against the dollar this year. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)

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Abandoned Indonesian Tanker Found in Thailand

Locals watch from the beach as waves hit an Indonesian tanker that ran aground near Narathiwat in southern Thailand December 19, 2014. The tanker loaded with palm oil, previously hijacked by its crew members and then seized by Thai authorities, was anchored some 400 meters from the beach but strong wind and waves broke it free, according to local media. (Photo by Surapan Boonthanom/Reuters)

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