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A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, reflected on a mirror, ties his turban after taking a holy dip in the River Ganges during preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh fair in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the largest religious congregation on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the festival in January 2013, which falls every twelfth year.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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Residents walk past damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria.

Narciso Contreras/AP

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A boy somersaults at Marina beach in Chennai, India.


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A boy dances to celebrate government army FARDC soldiers return to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.


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Children play on the broken remains of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk, in the Queens Borough of New York.


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A surfer walks out into the ocean at Rockaway Beach in the Queens Borough of New York.


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A workman walks on the the roof of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, on the eve of the inauguration of the museum in Lens, northern France.

PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/Architects Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/Reuters

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A Congolese FARDC government soldier looks out of the window of the clubhouse of the base, after they arrived in Goma, eastern Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo. Several hundred Congo army soldiers returned to the key eastern city of Goma, as rebels remained poised nearby and a possible fight loomed for the city of 1 million.

Jerome Delay/AP

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