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Adam Gillan of Lawrencetown, N.S., rides in a wave while spending the afternoon surfing off Flag Pond Coastal Access Park near Cow Bay, N.S.

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Children hold plastic bags to receive food donation at the Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mausoleum in Karachi. Hundreds of devotees pay their respects daily at the tomb of Ghazi, a ninth-century Sufi saint.

ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS

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An activist dressed as orangutan takes part in a protest demanding that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take immediate action to save orangutan outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatera island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching.

Dita Alangkara/AP

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Christian worshippers visit the Church of the Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus' birth, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Israeli and Palestinian officials welcomed the appointment of the new Pope, on Thursday wishing him success in leading the Catholic Church.

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Grooms hold up swords during a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa. Local charities organized the mass marriage for 250 couples to help people who are unable to afford expensive wedding ceremonies.

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A policewoman rides a motorized vehicle in front of portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen Square ahead of the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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North Korea's artillery sub-units, whose mission is to strike Daeyeonpyeong island and Baengnyeong island of South Korea, conduct a live shell firing drill to examine war fighting capabilities in the western sector of the front line, in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and military officers attended the live shell firing drill.

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Japan's Akiko Suzuki competes in the ladies short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 in London, ON..

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A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames when a shot fired by riot police hit the petrol bomb in his hand that he was preparing to throw during clashes in Sanabis, Bahrain. Protests and clashes erupted in opposition areas nationwide Thursday with government opponents observing a "Dignity Strike" blocking roads, closing shops, protesting and staying home from work and school called by the more radical February 14 youth group.

Hasan Jamali/AP

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