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January 23, 2015

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Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Al-Oud cemetery in Riyadh following his death in the early hours of the morning. Foreign leaders gathered in the Saudi capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
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Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Al-Oud cemetery in Riyadh following his death in the early hours of the morning. Foreign leaders gathered in the Saudi capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

A conservative supporter shouts slogans during a campaign rally by Greek Prime Minister and leader of the conservative New Democracy party Antonis Samaras in Athens.
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A conservative supporter shouts slogans during a campaign rally by Greek Prime Minister and leader of the conservative New Democracy party Antonis Samaras in Athens.

Indian soldiers salute as they march down Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard that runs from the Indian president's palace to the war memorial India Gate, during a full-dress rehearsal ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
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Indian soldiers salute as they march down Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard that runs from the Indian president's palace to the war memorial India Gate, during a full-dress rehearsal ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

Siraj ul Haq, head of Pakistan's political and religious party Jama'at e Islami, speaks at a protest in Islamabad against satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which featured a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as the cover of its first edition since an attack by Islamist gunmen.
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Siraj ul Haq, head of Pakistan's political and religious party Jama'at e Islami, speaks at a protest in Islamabad against satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which featured a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as the cover of its first edition since an attack by Islamist gunmen.

An employee ties threads on a kite, with portraits of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama, ahead of Obama's visit, in Mumbai.
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An employee ties threads on a kite, with portraits of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama, ahead of Obama's visit, in Mumbai.

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wait for him during a rally to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the end of Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez's regime, in Caracas.
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wait for him during a rally to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the end of Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez's regime, in Caracas.

A photo made with a long exposure shows the glow from a Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom along the seashore in Hong Kong, Jan. 22, 2015. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries.
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A photo made with a long exposure shows the glow from a Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom along the seashore in Hong Kong, Jan. 22, 2015. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries.

Ghana fans cheer during the team's 2015 African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Algeria in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.
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Ghana fans cheer during the team's 2015 African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Algeria in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.

A cyclist rides on a foggy day in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, where temperatures dropped to a few degrees below the freezing point.
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A cyclist rides on a foggy day in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, where temperatures dropped to a few degrees below the freezing point.

A Tiwa tribal man laughs as he participates in the Jonbeel festival near Jagiroad, India. Tribal communities including the Tiwa, Karbi, Khasi, and Jaintia from nearby hills come down in large numbers to take part in the festival and exchange goods through barter rather than money.
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A Tiwa tribal man laughs as he participates in the Jonbeel festival near Jagiroad, India. Tribal communities including the Tiwa, Karbi, Khasi, and Jaintia from nearby hills come down in large numbers to take part in the festival and exchange goods through barter rather than money.

A general view shows the One Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket match between Australia and England as the sun sets at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania.
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A general view shows the One Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket match between Australia and England as the sun sets at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania.

A musher rides his dog sled during a stage of the Sedivackuv Long race in Destne v Orlickych horach, Czech Republic. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive at the village of Destne in the Orlicke mountains to take part in the race.
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A musher rides his dog sled during a stage of the Sedivackuv Long race in Destne v Orlickych horach, Czech Republic. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive at the village of Destne in the Orlicke mountains to take part in the race.

A Palestinian boy climbs a big stone wall, that was painted by local artists at the seaport in Gaza City in an attempt to bring more vibrant colors to the city.
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A Palestinian boy climbs a big stone wall, that was painted by local artists at the seaport in Gaza City in an attempt to bring more vibrant colors to the city.

A flamingo hides its head in its feathers on a cold day at the zoo in Cologne, Germany.
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A flamingo hides its head in its feathers on a cold day at the zoo in Cologne, Germany.

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