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Best pictures from December 9

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A train on a narrow-gauge railway line, makes its way through the winter landscape near Wernigerode, northern Germany, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Parts of Europe were hit hard by heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

Jens Schlueter/AP

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People take part in a half naked "Santa run" in downtown Budapest, December 9, 2012.

BERNADETT SZABO/REUTERS

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A pro-government activist (L) attacks an activist of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), suspected of vandalising a bus, as police try to save him during a nationwide blockade in Kachpur near Dhaka December 9, 2012.

ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

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Children walk as the sun sets in Kabul city December 9, 2012.

MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS

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A pretzel vendor waits for customers during heavy snowfall near the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Timur Emek/AP

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Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus start to run, at the annual St. Nicholas Run, in Michendorf about 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Markus Schreiber/AP

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Kitesurfer Aleksey Desyatkov takes advantage of windy weather conditions at Cherry Beach in Toronto just ahead of Environment Canada's warning of freezing rain on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Michelle Siu/The Globe and Mail

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Referee Kenny Bayless, left, calls the fight as Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, celebrates after he knocked out Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, lower left, in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Eric Jamison/AP

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St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) breaks up a pass intended for Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham (11) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Rams won 15-12.

Gary Wiepert/AP

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Manchester City's Joe Hart misses a free kick by Manchester United's Robin van Persie during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England December 9, 2012.

PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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An activist holds a dead rabbit during International Animal Rights Day in downtown Rome December 9, 2012.

STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS

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Mao Asada of Japan performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi December 9, 2012.

GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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