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Tony Hamaliuk a foreman with the Vancouver Park Board makes a Christmas Tree out of stings of Christmas lights November 26, 2013 as staff and volunteers set up for Bright Nights in Stanley Park.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A car passes a sign with a picture of camel warning of an upcoming deer crossing area in North Vancouver, British Columbia November 26, 2013. The signs were put up to attract drivers' attention and to be aware of possible deer on the road.


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Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities.

Mohammed Asad/AP

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An anti-government protester protects herself from the rain with a national flag as she faces security forces behind the gates of the Interior Ministry in Bangkok November 26, 2013. Nearly 3,000 flag-waving anti-government protesters massed in front of Thailand's Interior Ministry on Tuesday, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a day after they stormed compounds of two other ministries.


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Nikolay Petshak carries the Olympic torch as he leads a group of members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, November 26, 2013. Thirty members of winter swimming clubs took part in the relay, with the water temperature at about 5 degrees Celsius.


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A car drives past as a woman standing amidst thick steam after hot water leaked from a heating pipeline onto a street in Taiyuan, Shanxi province November 25, 2013. Water as hot as 70 degrees Celsius leaked onto the street on Tuesday afternoon, injuring several pedestrians, local media reported.


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A man sweeps burning charcoal as he participates in the traditional ritual called "Lianhuo", or "fire walking", in Pan'an county, Zhejiang province November 25, 2013. Lianhuo usually requires dozens of men to walk past burning charcoal or firewood barefooted, as a way to ward off evil and pray for good fortune.


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Typhoon survivors cross a row of school chairs to avoid a muddy portion of an evacuation center Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 after being ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan more than two weeks ago at Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.

Bullit Marquez/AP

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