Hundreds Protest I-594 at Olympia Gun-Rights Rally

The best man in a wedding party, who all declined to be identified, stands near the bride and groom as he holds an AR-10 rifle he was handed while the party was having their pre-wedding portraits taken on the steps of the capitol before a rally nearby by gun-rights advocates to protest a new expanded gun background check law in Washington state Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The wedding party was not part of the protest, but posed for pictures with it after being handed it by gun activist Brandon Lyons, who said “we’ve all just broken the law”, by handing the gun over. Saturday’s protest was called the “I Will Not Comply” rally, and those attending said they will openly exchange firearms in opposition to the state’s new voter-approved universal background check law, Initiative 594. The law, which took effect on December 4, requires background checks on all sales and transfers, including private transactions and many loans and gifts. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

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A Face-Sitting Protest in London (NSFW)

Protesters sat on each other’s faces outside Parliament in direct defiance of new laws restricting the content of porn films made in the UK on December 12, 2014. An amendment to the 2003 Communities Act applies the same strict rules to porn bought online as those included in the guidelines set out by the British Board of Film Censors for DVDs. The new laws ban films that feature sex acts, such as spanking, caning, strangulation, aggressive whipping, humiliation, and face-sitting. Ministers say the rules have been brought in to protect sex workers. But campaigners say it is an attempt to censor and control the internet. Paid-for videos shot overseas and viewed online in the UK are not affected by the new rules, which were introduced on December 2, 2014. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/AAP Image/NewZulu)

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December 5 – 13, 2014: Protests

AnimaNaturalis activists protest against the usage of animal covering for clothing at La Plaza del Rey in central Barcelona December 7, 2014. The placard reads, “Animals need their fur. You don’t”. (Photo by Gustau Nacarino/Reuters)

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December 5 – 13, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 3

A dog stands next to water containers on an unpaved street at Nuevo Pachacutec shantytown on the outskirts of Lima’s port of Callao December 11, 2014. Water will become scarcer in sprawling settlements such as Nuevo Pachacutec on the Pacific coast as the population of Peru’s capital surges and global warming thaws Andean glaciers, reducing flows in coming decades as the ice disappears. The world’s environment ministers are meeting in Lima this week to work out ways to fight climate change but residents doubt a United Nations deal due in Paris next year will ease problems for 160,000 people in this area. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

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December 5 – 13, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 2

A competitor waits to get onstage during the 6th World Body Building and Physique Sports competition in Mumbai December 9, 2014. More than 400 competitors from 48 countries participated in the competition which was divided into 35 categories, according to a news release. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

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December 5 – 13, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 1

Hot air balloons fly over the sky in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand, December 6, 2014. The two-day International Balloon festival 2014 featuring balloon pilots from Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Britain, and Czech Republic is held on December 06-07 2014 to celebrate Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 87th birthday and also aimed to promote the tourism industry in Chiang Mai northern city. (Photo by Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA)

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Christmas Zombies

A Zombie Santa is pictured Death Yard Haunted Attraction in Hendersonville, Tennessee December 10, 2014. The Nashville-area haunted house is getting into the Christmas spirit this weekend, with Zombie Santa, his undead elves and a demonic reindeer going on the attack for fun and charity. Picture taken with slow shutter speed and panning motion. (Photo by Harrison McClary/Reuters)

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This Could Possibly Be The Best Santa Claus Ever!

Vitor Martins puts forward his fist, that has the word “God” tattooed on it, in front of his Santa Claus outfit inside his house, before a performance with children in Sao Caetano do Sul’s town square, near Sao Paulo, December 7, 2014. Martins has dressed as Santa Claus, working at shopping centres and various events, for fifteen years, and has 94 percent of his body covered in tattoos, with several in reference to Christmas. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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In Expectation of Christmas Around the World, Part 2

Thousands of runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the annual Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England December 7, 2014. Over 8000 people were expected to compete in the annual event which is run over a 5km course. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)

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Some Commuters Have a Really Tough Life

These photos show cities from around the world where commuting is not a simple or easy task.

Thousands of people commute to work in Bangladesh by boat. Here, residents of Dhaka take out their umbrellas.

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In Expectation of Christmas Around the World

Participants dressed as Santa Claus sing during the annual SantaCon event in London December 6, 2014. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)

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November 29 – December 5, 2014: Protests

Police officers walk past a Louis Vuitton ad as protesters demonstrate against the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown in San Francisco, California November 28, 2014. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)

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November 29 – December 5, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 2

An Afghan woman carries a sack of grass on her head along a road in Nangarhar province, December 2, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Parwiz)

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November 29 – December 5, 2014: The Week in Photos, Part 1

In this November 29, 2014 photo, Murshida, 12, shows a necklace found while segregating trash outside her rented shanty on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Murshida lives with her mother, a rag picker, and spends the day along with her 7-year-old brother at a landfill picking through other people’s garbage to find salvageable bits to resell or recycle. The children counted themselves lucky if they find a discarded toy or plastic jewelry to play with. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)

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Hong Kong Protesters Scuffle with Police

Secondary school students perform a barefoot “pilgrimage of suffering” to support the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement at the Admiralty protest site in Hong Kong November 30, 2014. It has been two months since police first fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators from the main protest site in the Admiralty district next to government offices in the heart of the Asian financial centre. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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