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An Accomack County firefighter is engulfed in smoke as he battles a blaze at Adams United Methodist Church near Parksley, Va.. The fire consumed the church's 135 year-old sanctuary.

Jay Diem/Eastern Shore News/AP

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds forcefully to intense questioniing on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.


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Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Charley De Jesus walks around an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night in Chicago. Fire department officials said it is the biggest fire the department has had to battle in years and one-third of all Chicago firefighters were on the scene at one point or another trying to put out the flames. An Arctic blast continues to gripped the U.S. Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, with at least three deaths linked to the frigid weather, and fierce winds made some locations feel as cold as minus 46 degrees Celsius.


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A man grills kebabs in front of a kebab shop in Ain Tarma neighbourhood, Damascus.


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Shadows are cast over tomatoes for sale in the central market in Diabaly, Mali.


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Huskies pant during a training session at Feshiebridge, in Aviemore, Scotland. The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain will hold its annual sled dog rally this weekend.


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A polar bear in the newly inaugurated Arctic Circle, in Copenhagen Zoo. The area will be open to the public from Feb 5.


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Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney winks at the start of a news conference upon the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa.


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An Indian Army soldier in ceremonial dress stands guard as the India Gate monument is shrouded in heavy fog prior to a dress rehearsal for the annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India. India celebrates Republic Day annually on Jan. 26.

Kevin Frayer/AP

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Two skaters make their way along the Rideau canal braving temperatures which felt like -40C with windchill in Ottawa.


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