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People stop to look at the annual women's shoe memorial set up on the steps of the Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. The memorial, consisting of several hundred pairs of shoes in memory of all missing and murdered women in Canada, is displayed annually on the anniversary of the Montreal Ecole Polytechnique massacre that took place in 1989.

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A giant lighting snowman is displayed on the la Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, southeastern France.

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Migratory birds fly above men rowing a boat on the Yamuna river in the old quarters of Delhi.

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A woman dries her laundry next to her family's makeshift tent in Montevista town in Compostela Valley in southern Philippines. The head of the national disaster agency said 332 people were killed and 379 were missing after Typhoon Bopha triggered landslides and floods along the coast and in farming and mining towns inland in the southern Mindanao region.

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An elderly woman begs for alms while a boy runs past at Basilica's square in Mexico City. Millions of Mexican Catholics travel to Mexico City to attend celebrations for the Virgin of Guadalupe Day on December 12.

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An Egyptian army tank is seen behind barbed wire securing the perimeter of the presidential palace while protesters on the other side chant anti President Mohammed Morsi slogans, in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army deployed tanks and gave both supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi a deadline to leave the area outside the presidential palace Thursday following fierce street battles that left several people dead and hundreds injured in the worst outbreak of violence between the two sides since the Islamist leader’s election.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Children roast marshmallows during a Christmas light illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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View of Highlights installation by artist Skertzo during the rehearsal for the "Festival of Lights” in central Lyon late in the night. The Festival of Lights, with designers from all over the world, is one of Lyonís most famous Festivals to date and will run from December 6 to December 9, 2012.

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Haui-san, a 14-week-old clouded leopard is pictured in this handout photo at the San Diego Zoo. The male cub and his brother Riki-san (in background) arrived earlier this week from the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, where a very successful breeding program has helped to increase the population of this critically endangered species. According to zookeepers, 11.5-pound Haui-san is inquisitive, feisty and playful, enticing his larger brother to wrestle and play a game of chase.

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Hassan Mekki, a 32-year-old Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back in Athens. Mekki, who fled conflict in his country in hopes of a better life in Europe, said he was attacked by a group of men holding Greek flags and left with the deep wounds on his back, throat and neck in August 2012, about five months after he illegally entered Greece.

YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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