People take part in the annual Penguin Plunge to celebrate the New Year at Deep Cove in Vancouver, Jan. 1, 2015.
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A member of the Indonesia Red Cross prepares coffins for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 at the main hospital in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 2, 2015.
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Afghani youths play soccer on a field in Herat, Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2015. Soccer is a popular sport in the war-torn country with the Afghan national team winning last years South Asian Football Championship.
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A Shinto priest looks behind a cover during ceremonies bidding farewell to 2014, ahead of New Year's Day at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Masks are displayed for sale for the New Year's Eve celebration on a street in Quito, Ecuador, Dec. 31, 2014. The masks are sold to revelers for about $2, as they ready for the night's celebrations.
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Residents save their pet dog as a huge fire rages along a creek in the suburban Quezon city north of Manila, Philippines, on New Year's day, Jan. 1, 2015. A huge fire, believed to have been ignited by firecrackers, razed hundreds of shanties in the slum Jan. 1, 2015 in one of more than a dozen fires reported across the country as Filipinos welcomed the New Year.
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Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars during his first jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a New Year mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Vatican City, Jan. 1, 2015.
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People gather at the Sydney Opera House to welcome in the new year on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2014, in Sydney.
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Runners in fancy dress cross the Pennine hills near Haworth, England in the traditional Auld Lang Syne Fell race which attracts hundreds of runners, many in costumes, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Sergei Selekh plays with his 6-month-old tamed wolves on the outskirts of the village of Gaina, Belarus, Dec. 31, 2014. Selekh owns a farmstead where sheep, wolves and an ethnographic museum serve as entertainment for guests.
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Indonesian soldiers carry coffins containing victims of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash at the Indonesian Air Force Military Base Operation Airport, Dec. 31, 2014, in Surabaya, Indonesia.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the New York Police Department graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden, Dec. 29, 2014, in New York City. The Mayor's relationship with the city's police force has been strained recently after the deaths of two police officers.
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A shepherd takes out grass on a raft over Kaz Lake in Kalkandelen village, Turkey, Dec. 27, 2014. Shepherds sail the lake with hand made rafts to supply feed for their livestock under harsh weather conditions.
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Bahraini women attend a protest against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman (portrait), the head of the banned Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, Dec. 30, 2014, in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain’s opposition leader was remanded in custody on Dec. 23 on charges including seeking regime change and prompting his group to decry "tyrannical rule.”
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Firefighters work to put out the fire of a storage oil tank at the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf, Libya, Dec. 29, 2014. Oil tanks at Es Sider have been on fire for days after a rocket hit one of them destroying more than two days of Libyan production.
A snowman made by children is backdropped by trees covered in snow in a park in Bucharest, Romania, Dec. 29, 2014.
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A man walks past a cardboard cutout of Father Christmas and Snow Maiden at a Christmas market in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 27, 2014. A statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin can be seen in the right hole.
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A young family enjoy a brisk early morning walk at the National Trust's Dunham Massey Park, Dec. 28, 2014, in Altrincham, United Kingdom.
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Members of the "Cryophil" winter swimming club walk along the Yenisei River, ahead of New Year's celebrations, outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Dec. 28, 2014.
A man dressed in white stands on the shores of Havana Bay as he performs a Santeria ritual in the town of Regla, Cuba, Dec. 27, 2014.
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Passengers and crew of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea disembark from a ship in Bari harbor, Italy, Dec. 29, 2014. The ferry carrying nearly 500 people caught fire trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation.
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Maritza Ramos, center, widow of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos, holds a flag while standing with her two sons, Justin, left, and Jaden, following funeral services for Officer Ramos, Dec. 27, 2014, in Queens, New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street.
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NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers attend a ceremony marking the end of ISAF's combat mission in Afghanistan at ISAF headquarters in Kabul on Dec. 28, 2014. NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan, holding a low-key ceremony after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence. The event was arranged in secret due to the threat of Taliban strikes in the Afghan capital, which has been hit by repeated suicide bombings and gun attacks over recent years.
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