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A Burkina Faso soccer fan during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Zambia at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa,.

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Angry crowds shout at suspected Islamist extremists in the back of an army truck in Gao, northern Mali. Four suspects were arrested after being found by a youth militia calling themselves the "Gao Patrolmen". Malian soldiers prevented the mob from lynching them.

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A reveller wearing a demonic mask lifts a fox in the air as he takes part in carnival celebrations in Zubieta. Every year, villagers from Ituren parade to the neighboring town of Zubieta to join this traditional carnival, which is considered a festival to welcome the spring after a tough winter in the deep valleys of the northern Navarra region.

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man stands at a train station in Jerusalem.

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A man looks up as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Beijing. Beijing temporarily shut down 103 heavily polluting factories and took 30 percent of government vehicles off roads to combat dangerously high air pollution, state media reported on Tuesday, but the capital's air remained hazardous despite the measures.

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A boy is silhouetted while he climbs on a tree during sunset on the outskirts of Peshawar.

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January showers probably won't bring spring flowers but rain and warmer than normal winter temperatures continue to confuse Torontonians.

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Resident Ousmane Togo is reflected on a piece of broken mirror as he surveys the remains of a hotel hit by French air strikes in Douentza, Mali. The hotel was used as a base for Islamists and was hit by French air strikes over a week ago.

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Flames engulf a viking longboat as it is set on fire during the Up Helly Aa fire festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland. The Up Helly Aa festival, introduced by men returning from the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January.

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Young Jarl Squad vikings shout as they march through the streets on the morning of the Up Helly Aa fire festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland. The Up Helly Aa festival, introduced by men returning from the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January.

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Mock hangmen's nooses hang during a protest demanding the death penalty for six men accused of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month in New Delhi, India. Scores of protesters gathered near India's Parliament on Tuesday carrying placards saying: "Give us Justice, Hang the Rapists," and shouted slogans before conducting a mock hanging of the men who are facing trial in a special court in New Delhi.

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A protester standing on a fence overlooking the river Nile waves to police forces during clashes with protesters near Qasr el-Nil bridge, in Cairo. Egypt's army chief said political unrest was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year as Cairo's first freely elected leader struggles to curb bloody street violence.

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