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People supporting an EU integration attend a rally at Independence Square in Kiev December 4, 2013. Ukraine's government faced a tightening blockade of key buildings by protesters in the capital Kiev on Wednesday amid a crisis over its rejection of closer ties with the European Union that has piled pressure on the creaking economy.


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A marksman in a helicopter hits a wild elephant with a pink-tipped tranquilizer-loaded dart during an elephant-collaring operation near Kajiado, in southern Kenya Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Teams from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) took part in the operation of fitted them with a GPS-tracking collar enabling the teams to monitor their migration routes and to help prevent poaching.

Ben Curtis/AP

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Anti-government protesters knock down part of a wall that was built by police over the bridge near Government House in Bangkok December 3, 2013. Thailand's government ordered police to stand down and allow protesters into state buildings on Tuesday, removing a flashpoint for clashes and effectively bringing an end to days of violence.


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An Afghan man selling balloons rides on his bicycle in Kabul December 3, 2013.


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Syrian refugee women stand in line to receive their families share of winter aid kits at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

Mohammad Hannon/AP

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People walk over drawings depicting chalk outlines of bodies during a protest at Carioca square in downtown Rio de Janeiro December 3, 2013. The drawings represent the 4,000 victims of violence who died in Rio de Janeiro state in 2012, according to the group JMV - "Juventude Marcada para Viver" (Youth Tagged for Living).


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A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen through a hole in a wall in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha district December 3, 2013.


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