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A surfer rides a wave during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in Punta Galea, northern Spain, December 22, 2013. The best big wave riders in the world battled on Sunday against six local wildcards from Spain's Basque Country region at Punta Galea, located 15 kilometres from Bilbao. American surfer Grant Baker won the competition.

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A woman still holds her umbrella after just arriving at a bus shelter in the freezing rain in Hamilton on December 22, 2013. Freezing rain and sub-zero temperature have caused power outages and dangerous conditions across across Ontario.

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Ice covered remnants of the fall in Hamilton on December 22, 2013. Freezing rain and sub-zero temperature have caused power outages and dangerous conditions across across Ontario.

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An unidentified LS3 team member shoves an LS 3 (Legged Squad Support System) robot that was galloping off course, back on track during a high-speed demonstration in Homestead, Florida December 20, 2013. The device is designed to accompany soldiers and Marines any place they go on foot, helping to carry their gear.

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Pedestrians walk under a large tree that fell on Chester Street in Toronto on Dec. 22, 2013 early Sunday morning the ice storm. Approximately 250,000 people were without power after the storm.

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Belgium's Seppe Smits flies off a jump during the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle snowboarding finals, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Frisco, Colo.

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A Kashmiri man walks over snow covered parked boats during the season's first snowfall on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 22, 2013. In Srinagar the temperature dipped to minus 3 degrees Celsius (26.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and witnessed the first snowfall of winter, local media reported on Sunday.

DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS

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Gas station workers and clients celebrate after winning the second prize of the Christmas lottery ìEl Gordoî (ìThe Fat Oneî) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain, Sunday Dec. 22, 2013. Millions of Spaniards are glued to televisions as the country's cherished Christmas lottery, the world's richest, distributes a bounty of 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in prize money to winning ticket owners.

Andres Gutierrez/AP

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John Cannon struggles (and succeeds) in getting a huge inflatable Santa, back upright in front of his Inglewood Dr. home on Dec. 22 2013. A severe storm covered a number of Santas on Inglewood, in a thick layer of ice forcing most of them over and some homes lost power leaving the Santas to deflate. Trees branches caked in thick layers of ice fell down all over Toronto after a severe weather system moved through southern and eastern Ontario making roads and sidewalks slick and slippery on Dec. 22 2013.

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A car that was hit by a fallen frozen tree limb hanging on a power line during an ice storm is pictured in Toronto, December 22, 2013.

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A man walks after an ice storm hit Toronto, December 22, 2013.

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Residents look at the large icicles on their front window on a street closed by downed branches and power lines in downtown Brampton, December 22, 2013.

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A driver scrapes ice from his windshield in Brampton, December 22, 2013.

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Pakistani Christians take part in a candle-lit Christmas service at the Cathedral Church in Lahore December 22, 2013.

MOHSIN RAZA/REUTERS

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A man rides through smoke from burning rice straw, in preparation for the next harvest, in Wuhan, Hubei province, December 21, 2013. Picture taken December 21, 2013.

DARLEY SHEN/REUTERS

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A boy looks out the broken window of a plane serving as shelter, in a makeshift camp housing more than 40,000 people displaced by recent violence, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Fresh violence on Friday led to new arrivals in the densely crowded camp, where residents where already clearing brush for new settlements.

Rebecca Blackwell/AP

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Nora Yara, a victim of super typhoon Haiyan, decorates a Christmas tree along a devastated area of Sagkahan town, Tacloban city, central Philippines December 22, 2013. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines on November 8, killing at least 6,069 people, leaving 1,779 missing and 4 million either homeless or with damaged homes.

ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS

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Sweden's Maria Pietilae-Holmner skis during the Women's World Cup Giant Slalom skiing race in Val d'Isere, French Alps, December 22, 2013.

CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS

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A surfer struggles as he is caught in white water during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in Punta Galea, Getxo December 22, 2013. The best big wave riders in the world battled on Sunday against six local wildcards from the Basque Country at Punta Galea, located 15 kilometres from Bilbao. American surfer Grant Baker won the competition.

VINCENT WEST/Reuters

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Penn State's Micha Hancock (12) reacts after she blocked a shot by Wisconsin in an NCAA women's volleyball tournament championship final, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Seattle. Penn State won in four games.

Elaine Thompson/AP

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