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Paulo Goncalves of Portugal reacts in front of his Honda on fire during the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally 2014 from Chilecito to Tucuman, January 9, 2014.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. Christie announced on Thursday he had fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score.

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Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2014. India celebrates its annual Republic Day on January 26.

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An Indian underprivileged girl looks at the camera as she studies under a tree on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. Poor people, particularly those living on the streets, are the worst hit.

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A family stands while watching Mount Sinabung volcano spew ash at Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, January 9, 2014. About 20,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for Sinabung to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Monday.

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In this picture taken with a long time exposure Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic competes during the men's 4x7.5 km relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, Thursday, Jan, 9, 2014.

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Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly tours the damage left by the ice storm at Thompson Memorial Park in Scarborough, Ontario January 09 2014.

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Tauana, 18, holds her three-month-old baby Kemilly Yasmin, as they pose at the window of their home, at the "New Palestine" camp, which houses an estimated 8,000 families of Brazil's Roofless Workers Movement, who last year occupied a 100 hectare (246 acres) plot to demand for affordable low-income housing from the government, in Sao Paulo January 9, 2014. Sao Paulo state has a deficit of 1.11 million homes, according to the Institute of Applied Economic Research.

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Nicole Goizueta, 9,(left) and her twin sister Naomi, 9,(right), students from the University Highlands Elementary School, build a molecule structure from marshmallows during the unveiling of the plans of the new observatory at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Thursday, January 09, 2014. The $4.4 million astronomical observatory will be capable of tracking distant galaxies and wil be completed by August 2014.

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In this Sept. 24, 2013 photo, Quranic students known as talibes sleep together in the crowded room that serves as their classroom and living quarters, at a daara, or Quranic school, in the Medina Gounass suburb of Dakar, Senegal. The students rise before dawn to study, and then spend hours begging for money and food to bring back to their religious teacher, or marabout. At many schools, talibes who don't bring back the daily quota are beaten.

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Devotees struggle to hold the Black Nazarene during a grand procession in Manila January 9, 2014. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

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In this photo released by the Australian Bat Clinic, fifteen heat-stressed baby Flying Foxes (bats) are lined up ready to feed at the Australia Bat Clinic near the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Thousands of bats near Brisbane and the Gold Coast have succumbed to the extreme heat falling out of trees and dying during a heat wave in which heat records are being set in Australia after the hottest year ever.

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The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic released January 9, 2014. The Hubble photograph captures thousands of star clusters, hundreds of thousands of individual stars, and "ghosts" of dead stars called supernova remnants.

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Barefoot Filipino Catholic devotees take a break as they wait for the carriage of the Black Nazarene during an annual procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday Jan. 9, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipino Catholics began a raucous religious procession in Manila Thursday to honor a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in an annual event that organizers say was being held partly to pray for the victims of a monster typhoon that devastated the central Philippines last year.

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