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Wednesday, July 23: Walking on a highline

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Slackliner Andy Lewis balances on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Bangkok, Thailand.

Rex Features: Ian Bird
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Tuesday, July 22: Surf's up

Huge waves smash into the sea wall at Curl Curl Beach in Sydney, Australia.

AP Photo: Niranjan Shrestha
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Monday, July 21: Bagmati bliss

A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip in the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage in Sundarijaal on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.

AP Photo: Martin Smith-Rodden, The Virginian-Pilot
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Sunday, July 20: Joyful homecoming

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Williams, a Cryptologic Technician from Miami, Fla., hugs friends and family members on Pier 5 of Norfolk Naval Base, during the homecoming event following a six-month deployment of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Elrod, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Norfolk, Va.

Reuters: Kim Hong-Ji
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Saturday, July 19: A festival of mud

A tourist poses for photographs as he plays in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, South Korea on July 18, 2014. About 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual mud festival, according to the festival organizers.

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Friday, July 18: Reading Railway Station opening

Queen Elizabeth II talks to construction workers after the opening of Reading Railway Station in Reading, England.

AP Photo: Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent
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Thursday, July 17: Field of sunflowers

Bob Grutza rides on horseback through his field of sunflowers near Maysville, Ky.

AP Photo: Eric Gay
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Wednesday, July 16: Favorite summer destination

Anna Endsley jumps into the Guadalupe River in Gruene, Texas.

AP Photo: Nikita Dudnik
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Tuesday, July 15: Hailstorm at the beach

People run from a hailstorm at the Ob River beach in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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Monday, July 14: China on camels

Tourists riding on camels visit the scenic spot of the Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang City, northwest China's Gansu Province.

AP: Robert F. Bukaty
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Sunday, July 13: Swift River dive

Russell Norris, 15, of Tylertown, Miss., dives into the chilly Swift River at Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine.

Reuters: Stephane Mahe
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Saturday, July 12: Big bird at French art festival

A woman looks at a creation by French artist Claude Ponti during the "A journey to Nantes" art festival in Nantes, western France, July 10, 2014.
 

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Friday, July 11: Giant bat colony

Giant bat colony forces closure of Townsville Park, Queensland, Australia.

Reuters: Jason O'Brien
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Thursday, July 10: Whale recue

Marine rescue workers from Sea World attempt to help a juvenile humpback whale stranded at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

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Wednesday, July 9: Horsing around

President Obama shakes hands with a man wearing a horse-head mask on a street in Denver, Colorado.

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Tuesday, July 8: Rapa das Bestas

A reveler tries to dominate a wild horse during the Rapa Das Bestas traditional event in the Spanish village of Sabucedo.

Reuters: Kyle Massick
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Monday, July 7: Train derailment

Three Boeing 737 fuselages lie on an embankment on the Clark Fork River after a BNSF Railway Co train derailed Thursday near Rivulet, Montana, July 4, 2014.

Zuma Press: Jesus Diges
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Sunday, July 6: Sanfermines festival in Spain

Thousands celebrate the Sanfermines festival in Pamplona, Spain, in which locals and foreigners from all over the world enjoy a nine day-long fiesta with bull runs, wine and music.

AP Photo: Evan Vucci
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Saturday, July 5: Fireworks over D.C.

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington.

AP Photo: Michael Dwyer
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Friday, July 4: Boston Pops celebrates the Fourth

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, watch a reading by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.

Reuters: Lucas Jackson
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Thursday, July 3: Lightning in NYC

Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan after a summer storm.

Reuters: China Daily
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Wednesday, July 2: 'Transformers' replica

Workers assemble a homemade "Transformers" replica on the outskirts of Shanghai.

Reuters: Ashley Landis
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Tuesday, July 1: 'Rob the Original'

Rob Ferrel, left, cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of customer Vincent Hernandez.

Rex Features: Imaginechina
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Monday, June 30: The Xiaolangdi Dam discharges water

The Xiaolangdi Dam opens its gates to discharge water from the reservoir to clear up the sediment in the Yellow River, Chinas second-longest waterway.

Corbis: Xinhua Press
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Sunday, June 29: Flooding in India

Rickshaw pullers make their way through a flooded street near Gauhati, India, on Saturday, June 27, 2014. Several people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains in India's northeastern state of Assam, according to local reports.

Getty Images: Matt Cardy
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Saturday, June 28: Banksy at Glastonbury

A festival goer touches part of a sculpture by Banksy, titled "The Sirens of the Lambs" and depicting a truck full of shrieking cuddly animals being driven to slaughter, at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

AP Photo: Clay Jackson, The Advocate-Messenger
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Friday, June 27: Mutton Bustin'

Kayden Dunaway, 6, falls off a sheep during the Mutton Bustin' competition at the Garrard County Fair near Lancaster, Ky.

Reuters: Albert Gea
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Thursday, June 26: Sant Joan festival

Children ascend as Castellers Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls form a human tower called "castells."

Reuters: Alessandro Garofalo
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Wednesday, June 25: Hanging high

A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.

AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, Pool
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Tuesday, June 24: Selfie with the Queen

A local youth takes a selfie in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George's indoor market in Belfast.

Reuters: Eric Thayer
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Monday, June 23: Mermaid Parade

Participants in the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, New York.

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Sunday, June 22: The 'Willka Kuti'

Aymaran Indians participate in the 5,522th edition of the "Willka Kuti," the ceremony to mark the Amazonian Andean New Year, happening at the same time of the summer solstice, in Bolivia on June 21, 2014.

EPA: Will Oliver
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Saturday, June 21: Solstice at Stonehenge

Stonehenge is reflected in the glasses of a reveller as people gather at the Stonehenge ancient monument in Wiltshire, England, June 21, 2014, after witnessing the sunrise in celebration of the Summer Solstice. Tens of thousands of summer solstice revelers celebrated the beginning of the longest day of the year at Stonehenge.

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Friday, June 20: Senior Prom

Romelia Godinez, 87, left, and Fernando Pelier, right, 85, were crowned King and Queen at the white party-themed Senior Prom in Tampa, Fla.

Reuters: China Daily
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Thursday, June 19: 'The Seven Year Itch'

A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe at a dump site in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.

Reuters Photo: China Daily
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Wednesday, June 18: Equestrian competition

Tibetans perform during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

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Tuesday, June 17: US beats Ghana 2-1

Mark Syben celebrates at Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach after watching the United States score a goal in the World Cup match against Ghana.

Rex Features: Zuma
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Monday, June 16: Mud cow racing

The Sumatran sport of Pacu Jawi or 'Mud Cow Racing' is held at the end of each rice harvesting season by the Minangkabau people in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The activity sees farmers cling onto crude wooden frames attached to two cows, which they then encourage to race through a muddy paddy field.

AP Photo: The Commercial Appeal, Yalonda M. James
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Sunday, June 15: Legs for days

Daniel Robertson, with Scents By Alameen, of Greensboro, N.C., sets up his booth at the 21st annual Urban Music Festival at Robert R. Church Park in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, June 13, 2014. Robertson decided to do his business in Memphis this weekend because of the expectation of pleasant weather.

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Saturday, June 14: Spinning mill

A worker at a spinning mill in east China's Shandong Province.

AP Photo: Cindy Yamanaka, The Orange County Register
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Friday, June 13: High School graduation

Marissa Ogata finished third, Summa Cum Laude, in a graduating class of about 650 students at Huntington Beach High.

AP Photo: Channi Anand
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Thursday, June 12: World Cup

Aspiring young Indian soccer players practice during a dust storm in Jammu, India.

AP Photo: Andy Wong
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Wednesday, June 11: State visit

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier adjusts a hat of a member of a guard of honor.

AP Photo: Josh Newton
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Tuesday, June 10: Wildfire wedding photo

Newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture near Bend, Ore., as a wildfire burns in the background. Because of the approaching fire, the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was evacuated to a downtown Bend park for the reception.

 

Related: Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo in Oregon

AP Photo: Oded Balilty
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Monday, June 9: Israel's Midburn Festival

A wooden sculpture on fire at Israel's first Midburn festival.

AP Photo: Markus Schreiber
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Sunday, June 8: Oh my goth!

A participant arrives at the Wave Gothic Festival in Leipzig, central Germany, Friday, June 6, 2014.  About 20,000 members of  the gothic scene from all over the world were expected to attend  the 23rd edition of the festival.
 

Getty Images: Kena Betancur
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Saturday, June 7: Roses for lady Liberty.

Rose petals are dropped over the Statue of Liberty during the Commemorating 70th Anniversary of D-Day on June 06, 2014 in New York City. Three helicopters showered 1 million rose petals on the statue during an event by the organization called "The French Will Never Forget" to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II D-Day landings.

Getty Images: Dan Kitwood
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Friday, June 6: D-Day celebrations

The Red Arrows perform over Southsea Common in Portsmouth, England.

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Thursday, June 5: State Opening of UK Parliament

A soldier grimaces during the parade as the Queen is driven down The Mall in the new Diamond Jubilee State Coach to attend the State Opening of Parliament in London.

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Wednesday, June 4: The Tomatina

Hundreds of people participate in the Tomatina in Sutamarcha, north of Bogota, Colombia.

Reuters: Rafael C. Torres
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Tuesday, June 3: Lounging bear

A black bear lies on a hammock at a residential back yard in Daytona Beach, Florida early evening on May 30, 2014. The bear used the hammock for more than 15 minutes before being startled when the back yard lights were turned on according to the photographer.

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Monday, June 2: Comic Con

A boy dressed as Captain America strikes a pose.

Reuters: Carlo Allegri
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Sunday, June 1: New York 'Trashion'

A model takes part in the "Trashion" fashion show on the roof of a building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 31, 2014. The show featured designers who used recycled items such as coffee filters, tissue paper, grain sacks and window screens.

Reuters: China Daily
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Saturday, May 31: Desert biker

Wang Yirong of Hebei province rides his motorcycle in a desert during the China Taklimakan Rally and CCR Xinjiang Station in Shanshan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on May 31, 2014.

AP Photo: M. Spencer Green
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Friday, May 30: Cracks on glass bay at Willis Tower

Glaziers replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago.

Getty Images: Spencer Platt
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Thursday, May 29: Graduation at West Point

Cadets throw their hats in the air at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

AP Photo: Jill Helmuth
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Wednesday, May 28: Tornado near Watford City, N.D.

A twister tore through a camp where oil field workers stay.

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Tuesday, May 27: Cheese Rolling competition

Competitors chasing a 9lbs Double Gloucester Cheese down a steep hill.

Getty Images: Alex Wong
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Monday, May 26: Remembering a friend

Mike Sunderhaus of Belair, Md., becomes emotional as he visits the grave of a friend, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jeremiah E. Savage, who was killed in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Americans across the nation observed Memorial Day.

AP Photo: Michael Dwyer
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Sunday, May 25: Honoring our veterans

Volunteers place flags on grave markers at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Hundreds of people planted about 57,000 flags in the cemetery Saturday to honor the country's military veterans.

AP Photo: Dar Yasin
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Saturday, May 24: 'Well of Death'

A stuntman performs in a car at the "Well of Death" at an exhibition in Srinagar, India on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Rex Features: The Sentinel
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Friday, May 23: Baby macaque

A New-born baby macaque at the Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

Getty Images: Dan Kitwood
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Thursday, May 22: Elections in Ukraine

'Darth Vader,' Kiev's mayoral candidate, arriving at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine.

Rex Features: Action Press
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Wednesday, May 21: Giant fish

A diver is dwarfed by an enormous green humphead parrotfish on the Layany Atoll in Malaysia.

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Tuesday, May 20: Play ball!

President Obama greets players at a little league game at the Friendship Park in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, May 19: WWII bomb detonation

Beach goers watch the detonation of a 500 pound British bomb in Wassenaar, Netherlands.

Reuters: Wong Campion
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Sunday, May 18: Body-painted buffalo

A woman leads her painted buffalo onto a stage during a buffalo bodypainting competition in Jiangcheng county, Yunnan province, China on May 18, 2014. Artists from eight countries painted on buffalos to compete for a 100,000 yuan ($16,042) prize reward during the competition Sunday, according to local media.

AP Photo: Patrick Semansky
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Saturday, May 17: Preakness day

Rain runs down a pane of glass as a woman aboard a pony waits to guide a horse off the track during a workout session at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 16, 2014.

Reuters: Eric Gaillard
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Friday May 16, 2014: Walk on the beach

A man dressed as Charlie Chaplin walks on the beach during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2014.

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Thursday, May 15: San Diego burning

Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles amid a heat wave and dry conditions in San Diego County.

AP Photo
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Wednesday, May 14: Stone of remembrance

A stone of remembrance sits on the gravestone of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at the cemetery, marking the beginning of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

MCT: Jose Luis Villegas: Sacramento
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Tuesday, May 13: Cooling down the horse

Tracy Blum of Roseville swims with her quarter horse, Gambler as they cool off in Folsom Lake on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Folsom, Calif. Temperature in the Sacramento region is expected to hit triple digits this week.

EPA: Patrick Pleul
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Monday, May 12: Barn visitor

A raccoon looks through an opening in a barn in Sieversdorf, Germany.

Red Bull Cliff Diving: Dean Treml
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Sunday, May 11: Cliff dive

Artem Silchenko of Russia dives from the 27-meter platform on Morro Castle during the first stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Havana, Cuba on May 10, 2014.

AP Photo: Charles Sykes, Invision
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Saturday, May 10: Double Hamm

Jon Hamm, right, takes a selfie at the unveiling of his wax figure at Madame Tussauds on Friday, May 9, 2014 in New York.

Landov: Janae Copelin, Barcroft Media
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Friday, May 9: "Firenado"

A "firenado" tears through a field on May 3, 2014 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Part fire, part tornado, this blazing twister was spotted by Missouri native Janae Copelin while out driving.

REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Thursday, May 8: Lone house

A lone house is seen at a construction site of an urban transformation project in Fikirtepe, an Istanbul neighborhood, in the Asian part of the city, May 7, 2014.

Reuters: Luke MacGregor
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Wednesday, May 7: Brighton art festival

Reuters: Saul Loeb, Pool
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Tuesday, May 6: Kick it like Kerry

Reuters: Samantha Sais
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Monday, May 5: Cinco De Mayo

A Chihuahua struts in a Mexican-themed festive outfit.

Getty Images: Matt Cardy
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Sunday, May 4: Street waterslide

A participant slides down a giant water slide that has been installed down Park Street in Bristol, England on May 4, 2014. The 295-foot slide was made from plastic sheets, hay bales, water and washing-up liquid and was the brainchild of artist Luke Jerram. The 300 ticket holders who were picked from nearly 100,000 applicants took turns hurtling down the slide watched by hundreds of spectators lining the street, which was closed to traffic.

Getty Images: Andy Lyons
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Saturday, May 3: Ready for the Derby

A race fan watches the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2014 in Louisville, Ky.

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Friday, May 2: May Day

An airshow above the Danube in Budapest, Hungary.

Reuters: Thomas Peter
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Thursday, May 1: Walpurgisnacht Festival

Man with devil make-up travels through the Harz Mountains in Germany.

Reuters: Carlo Allegri
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Wednesday, April 30: Tornadoes aftermath

An electrical line technician works on restoring power after a tornado in Vilonia, Arkansas.

Reuters: Mohammad Ismail
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Tuesday, April 29: Fun on Lake Qargha

Afghans play on a trampoline along Lake Qargha, on the outskirts of Kabul.

EPA: Rungroj Yongrit
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Monday, April 28: Star Wars Day in Thailand

Thai Star Wars fans donate blood to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars Day with good deeds.

Reuters: Stringer
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Sunday, April 27: A balloon masterpiece

A security guard stands next to a balloon art piece depicting the painting Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci at a balloon-themed carnival in Hefei, Anhui province, China on April 26, 2014. The carnival kicked off Saturday and will last until June 8, local media reported.

Reuters: Mike Blake
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Saturday, April 26: Country kissin'

Country music fan Cody Buijnink gives his girlfriend Kristen Dillon a kiss under the ferris wheel on the first day of the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, Calif., April 25, 2014.

AP Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky
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Friday, April 25: Moon over St. Petersburg

The moon rises above the domes of the Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 25, 2014. One of St. Petersburg's landmarks, the Smolny convent's main church was built between 1748 and 1764 by Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

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Thursday, April 24: Sunrise on Santa Ana River Lakes

Wednesday at dawn, an egret lands on Santa Ana River Lake in Anaheim.

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Wednesday, April 23: Homage to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Residents catch butterfly papercuts in front of the Primary Cathedral in Bogota, Colombia.

AP Photo: J. David Ake
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Tuesday, April 22: DC in bloom

Tulips bloom in front of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The annual burst of color around the Nation's Capital is a sure sign that spring has finally arrived.

Reuters: Ilya Naymushin
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Monday, April 21: End of ski season

A skier tries to cross a 26-metre long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at the Bobrovy Log ski resort near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 20, 2014.

AP Photo: Alvaro Barrientos
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Sunday, April 20: 'Descent of the Angel'

Eight-year-old Asier Jimenez stands dressed as an angel in the Easter Sunday ceremony ''Descent of the Angel'' during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

AP Photo: Steve Helber
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Saturday, April 19: Father-son reunion

Six-week-old Ewan Bingham takes a look at his dad, Lt. Chris Bingham of Cranford, N.J., after Chris disembarked from the nuclear aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Friday, April 18, 2014. The carrier strike group is returning from a 9-month deployment. There were 171 babies born to sailors aboard the ship during the deployment, according to the Navy.

Reuters: Andres Stapff
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Friday, April 18: Best rider competition

A gaucho rides a wild horse during the annual celebration of Criolla Week in Montevideo.

Reuter: Baz Ratner
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Thursday, April 17: Holy Week

Christian worshippers pray inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City.

Getty images: Matej Divizna
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Wednesday, April 16: Rabbit Steeple Chase

A rabbit, a symbol of Easter, pauses during Rabbit Steeple Chase at the Old Town Square's Easter market in Prague, Czech Republic.

AP Photo: Nick Ut
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Tuesday, April 15: Before the lunar eclipse

An airliner crosses the moon's path above Whittier, Calif.

Reuters: Phil Noble
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Monday, April 14: Royal visit to New Zealand

Britain's Prince William hits a ball at a promotional event for the upcoming Cricket World Cup in Christchurch.

AP Photo: Alvaro Barrientos
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Sunday, April 13: Dance Day in Spain

A group of young classic dancers are seen prior to performing on the street during Dance Day in Pamplona, Spain on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

AP Photo: Chris Pizzello, Invision
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Saturday, April 12: Coachella moonman

The "Escape Velocity" moving sculpture by artist group Poetic Kinetics looms over Coachella festivalgoers on the Empire Polo Field on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

Reuters: Carlos Campana
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Friday, April 11: 'Throat of Fire'

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews molten rocks and large clouds of gas and ashes near Banos, south of Quito.

AP Photo: Bruce Lipsky, Florida Times-Union
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Thursday, April 10: One Spark

Stacy Schroer rides his father's creation, the Boneshakered Bigwheel, down Adams Street in Jacksonville, Fla.

Reuters Photo: Chaiwat Subprasom
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Wednesday, April 9: Songkran Festival

An elephant sprays a tourist with water during the Songkran Festival in Thailand.

Reuters Photo: Philimon Bulawayo
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Tuesday, April 8: Crocodile farm in Zimbabwe

Baby crocodiles swim at Nyanyana Crocodile Farm in Kariba, Zimbabwe.

AP Photo: Altaf Qadri
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Monday, April 7: Elections in India

An elderly woman stands in line to cast her vote during the first phase of elections in India.

Reuters: Noor Khamis
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Sunday, April 6: Rwandan genocide anniversary

Worshippers attend a service at the Saint-Famille Catholic Church, one day ahead of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the genocide in the Rwandan capital Kigali, April 6, 2014. An estimated 800,000 people were killed in 100 days during the genocide.

Reuters: Lucy Nicholson
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Saturday, April 5: 'Cupid's Span'

Newlyweds Flor Perez, right, and Jose Ramirez, both 27 and from Reno, Nev., kiss in front of "Cupid's Span," a sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, April 4, 2014.

AP Photo: John Minchillo
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Friday, April 4: 'Runyon Up'

Firefighters from departments outside New York support each other before a climb towards the 72nd floor of 4 World Trade Center.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull
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Thursday, April 3: Flower fields

Emily Herren takes a picture with her phone as she visits the Flower Fields, Wednesday, April 2, in Carlsbad, Calif.

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images
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Wednesday, April 2: Blooming Sakura trees

Women are reflected in a window as they view cherry blossom trees in full bloom on Meguro River in Tokyo, Japan.

Getty Images: Leon Halip
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Tuesday, April 1: Opening Day

A fan at the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Getty Images: Noorullah Shirzada, AFP
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Monday, March 31: Literacy rate in Afghanistan

An Afghan child plays with a tire in a village on the outskirts of Jalalabad.

Reuters: Gene Blevins
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Sunday, March 30: Tough Mudders

People hit muddy waters at full speed during the "Tough Mudder" obstacle course event in San Bernardino, Calif., on March 29, 2014. The event is part of a worldwide tour of extreme obstacle challenges before finishing with the annual "World's Toughest Mudder" competition.

Getty Images: Agung Parameswara
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Saturday, March 29: Trance state

A Balinese woman cries while in a state of trance during Melasti Ceremony at a beach on March 28, 2014 in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence, a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Reuters: Sheng Li
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Friday, March 28: Tea pickers in China

Ethnic Dong women working at a tea leaf processing factory in Liping county, Guizhou province, China.

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Thursday, March 27: Surfing in SF

Surfers catch waves under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

AP Photos: George Walsh, Abseilon USA, AZ Photos
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Wednesday, March 26: Spring cleaning at the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Workers dangling from ropes 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon clean under the glass walkway at the Skywalk.

EPA: Kim Ludbrook
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Tuesday, March 25: ABSA Cape Epic

Riders cross a river after heavy overnight rain turned the trail into mud during stage 2 of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race near Cape Town, South Africa.

Reuters: Mohammad Ismail
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Monday, March 24: Funeral for a journalist

An Afghan man holds a picture of Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad of Agence France-Presse, during his funeral ceremony in Kabul March 23, 2014.

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Sunday, March 23: Superheroes for a day

Runners dressed as superheroes participate in Warrior Dash, an ostacle race in Smithville, Texas, on March 22.

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Saturday, March 22: First Lady in China

Michelle Obama plays table tennis at Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad.

AP Photo: Anupam Nath
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Friday, March 21: World water day

An Indian woman carries a bucket to collect drinking water as she walks on dry mud against blowing sand, along the Brahmaputra river on the eve of World Water Day in Gauhati, India, Friday, March 21, 2014.

Reuters: Jim Young
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Thursday, March 20: Spider-Man audition

Peter Norbot, left, and Kris Hamilton wait to audition for a promotional campaign for the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in Chicago.

AP Photo: Vahid Salemi
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Wednesday, March 19: Wednesday Feast

An Iranian man releases a lit lantern during a celebration marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year in Tehran, Iran.

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Tuesday, March 18: The search goes on

A girl looks through a window at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

AP Photo: Susan Walsh
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Monday, March 17: More snow

A jogger on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C.

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Sunday, March 16: Festival of Colors

People celebrate during Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Kathmandu, March 16, 2014. Holi marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over Nepal.

Reuters: Jim Young
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Saturday, March 15: Chicago River runs green

The Chicago River is dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, March 15, 2014.

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Friday, March 14: National Elephant Day in Thailand

Elephants feast on watermelon, bananas, and sugarcane in Mae Rim, Thailand.

AP Photo: Gregory Bull
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Thursday, March 13: Sunny day in San Diego

Dogs and their owners play under sunny skies at Ocean Beach.

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Wednesday, March 12: Third anniversary of war in Syria

Virginia Leavell, an activist with D.C. Action Lab, arranges candles to spell out ''#With Syria'' in front of the White House.

Reuters: Danish Siddiqui
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Tuesday, March 11: India's industrial output falls

A limestone powder factory in an industrial area in Mumbai, India.

Reuters
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Monday, March 10: 'Miracles do Happen'

A sand sculpture in a beach in Puri, India, wishes for the well-being of the passengers of a missing Malaysian Airlines flight.

AP Photo: Charlie Riedel
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Sunday, March 9: Springing forward.

Custodian Ray Keen inspects a clock face before changing the time on the 100-year-old clock atop the Clay County Courthouse for daylight saving time Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Clay Center, Kan.

AP photo: Ilnar Salakhiev
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Saturday, March 8: Polar bear cub and mom

A polar bear cub plays with its mother Gerda at the zoo in the Siberian city of  Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers east of Moscow, on Friday, March 7, 2014. The first cub of polar bear couple Kai and Gerda was born at Novosibirsk Zoo in early December.

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Friday, March 7: A chilly, dreary day

A pedestrian passes by a boarded up window on West Washington Street in downtown Orlando, Fla.

AP Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis
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Thursday, March 6: USS George H.W. Bush in Greece

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush arrived in Piraeus, Greece, for a scheduled port visit.

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Wednesday, March 5: Jumping through a ring of fire

A frontier soldier from the People's Liberation Army trains in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, China.

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Tuesday, March 4: 'Chanel Shopping Center'

Karl Lagerfeld transforms the Grand Palais into a shopping center for Chanel’s 2014 F/W ready-to-wear collection runway show.

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Monday, March 3: Carnival in Basque Country

Girls dressed as Lamia take part in Aratustes in the town of Mundaka.

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Sunday, March 2: Fallon's polar plunge

"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon emerges from the waters of Lake Michigan as he takes part in the Annual Polar Plunge in Chicago, March 2, 2014.

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Saturday, March 1: Warming up for the Iditarod

Saki is ready to go as Iditarod musher Michelle Phillips of Tagish, Yukon Territory, takes her dogs out for a run on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Tozier Track in Anchorage, "We're just doing a little stretching-out run," she said. "They've been in the truck a long time." Several mushers visited the track Friday in preparation for Saturday's ceremonial start to the Iditarod.
 

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Friday, February 28: Dry weather

Children cool off at a park during a warm day in Singapore.

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Thursday, February 27: Exhibition game

Cleveland Indians right fielder Carlos Moncrief catches a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Kristopher Negron.

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Wednesday, February 26: Air pollution in China

A girl puts a mask on her dog in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China.

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Tuesday, February 25: Rio de Janeiro Carnival

A worker puts the final touch on a carnival float at the Portela Samba School in Rio de Janeiro.

AP Photo: Gerald Herbert
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Monday, February 24: Oil leak on Mississippi River

River traffic was halted along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Vacherie, La., due to a barge leaking oil.

Reuters: Phil Noble
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Sunday, February 23: Suspended over Sochi

A performer suspended in mid-air takes part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

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Saturday, February 22: Shock wave in space

The red arc in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a giant shock wave created by a speeding star known as Kappa Cassiopeiae.

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Friday, February 21: Global steel production falls slightly

A man jumps on piles of steel coils in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.

AP Photo: Mel Evans
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Thursday, February 20: Practice makes perfect

Rich Lukasik hits practice golf shots in the snow in Cream Ridge, N.J.  

Reuters: Arnd Wiegmann
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Wednesday, February 19: Moon over Sochi

The moon is pictured above the mountains in Rosa Khutor during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 19, 2014. 

Reuters: Mohammed Salem
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Tuesday, February 18: Training in Gaza

Palestinian Hamas militants march during a training exercise in Gaza.

Reuters
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Monday, February 16: Fire in China

A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire which broke out on piles of reed at a paper factory in Changde, China in the Hunan Province.

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Sunday, February 16: London Fashion Week

A model wears a design created by John Rocha during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, at Somerset House in central London, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. AP Photo: Jonathan Short, Invision

Reuters: Dylan Martinez
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Saturday, February 15: Freestyle jump

Kazakhstan's Zhibek Arapbayeva performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, Russia, February 14, 2014.

Reuters: Sara Farid
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Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day gift

A girl gives a stuffed toy with a heart-shaped ribbon to her friend in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

Reuters: Amir Cohen
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Thursday, February 13: Migrating starlings

A flock of migrating starlings fly over an agricultural field near the southern Israeli city of Netivot.

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Wednesday, February 12: Grabbing a ride

Commuters hang on to a crowded local passenger train in the eastern Indian city of Patna.

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Tuesday, February 11: A common sight

An osprey, also known as a fish eagle or sea hawk, flies over Burris Basin in Anaheim, Calif.

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Monday, February 10: Taking a break at Sochi

Ukraine's Oleksandr Obolonchyk and Roman Zakharkiv speed down the track as a staff member rests during a men's doubles luge training session at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 10, 2014.                    

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Sunday, February 9: Floods strand cattle

An aerial view shows stranded cattle in the flooded Bolivian region of Ballivian province in the Beni department Feb. 8, 2014. Torrential rain and floods in Bolivia have killed 38 people and left many homeless, the government said Thursday as forecasters predicted more heavy rainfall with the north of the Andean country again likely to be the worst affected. The Ministry of Defense said it had flown in food aid and the army was evacuating families from the worst affected regions, such as the Amazonian and cattle-rearing department of Beni, northeast of the capital La Paz.

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Saturday, February 8: Luge training

Birgit Platzer of Austria in action during a Women's Singles Luge training session on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on Feb. 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Friday, February 7: Olympic ring fails to open

Performers sing as only four out of five Olympic rings are seen lit up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014.

AP Photo: Rob Griffith
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Thursday, February 6: Vulnerable to extinction

A wildlife worker releases a Grey Headed Flying Fox in Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.

AP Photo: Bob Edme
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Wednesday, February 5: Rough waters

A military helicopter flies over a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off Anglet, southwestern France.

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Tuesday, February 4: Snow day

Franklin D. Roosevelt's statue at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, New York, N.Y.

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Monday, February 3: UK floods

Children play in flood water blocking Burrow Bridge near Langport in Somerset, England. With high tides, combined with gale force winds and further heavy rain, some parts of the UK are bracing themselves for more flooding.

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Sunday, February 2: A spelling struggle

Dogwood Elementary School's Elliott Frankel struggles during the 10th round of the 2014 Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

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Saturday, February 1: The 'Prix de Lausanne' competition

Young dancers practice at a training session during the Contemporary Classes at the 42th International Ballet Competition "Prix de Lausanne" on Feb. 1, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition open to young dancers aged 15 to 18 who are not yet professionals. The best finalists win scholarships granting free tuition in a world renowned dance school or dance company.

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Friday, January 31: Solar eclipse from space

The moon moves between NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, and the sun, giving the observatory a view of a partial solar eclipse from space. Twice a year during a new phase, the moon moves in front of the sun from the observatory's perspective. The lunar transit lasted 2.5 hours - the longest ever recorded.

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Thursday, January 30: Out of hibernation

Swedish brown bears Fred and Frode romp in their enclosure in the NUP nature and environmental park, in Guestrow, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Despite the icy temperatures and snow, the two brothers came out of hibernation.

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Wednesday, January 29: Snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold

Brent LaForte, front, and Brian Bartlett kayak down a hill in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Getty Images: Jeff J Mitchell
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Festival of fire

The Guizer Jarl, Ivor Cluness and his Jarl Squad march through the streets of Lerwick, Scotland in the Shetland Islands. The traditional festival of fire is known as 'Up Helly Aa'. The spectacular event takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January.

Reuters: Darren Staples
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Monday, January 27: Tough Guy

A competitor falls into muddy water during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central England.

Reuters: Andrew Kelly
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Sunday, January 26: Watching the 'Idiotarod'

Competitors watch snow fall at a checkpoint during the Idiotarod race in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 25, 2014. Idiotarod race organizers received a cease-and-desist letter from organizers of the similarly named Iditarod multi-day sled dog race in Alaska, due to the likeness of the name. The New York based race consists of costumed participants pushing modified shopping trolleys through the streets of New York.

Getty Images: Mary Turner
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Saturday, January 25: 'Sunflowers' reunited

Twins Ella and Eva pose in front of two versions of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" which are on display in a new exhibition at the National Gallery in London. The iconic works, two of four paintings of sunflowers created by Van Gogh in Arles in 1888, are being reunited in London for the first time in 65 years in the exhibition which runs from Jan. 25 - April 27, 2014.

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Friday, January 24: Protests in Ukraine

A demonstrator stands in front of riot police during clashes in Kiev.

ZUMAPRESS.com: Jason O'Brien, Action Images
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Thursday, January 23: Australian Open

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova throws her racquet in the air as she celebrates winning her semifinal match.

Reuters: Mike Segar
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Wednesday, January 22: Winter snowstorm

A Northern Cardinal on a tree branch in Nyack, New York.

Getty Images: The Asahi Shimbun
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Tuesday, January 21: 'Daikan'

People pray in ice-cold water to purify their soul and wish for their good health at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan.

Reuters: Benoit Tessier
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Haute Couture in Paris

Models present creations by designers Yassen Samouilov and Livia Stoianova as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show for On Aura Tout Vu in Paris.

AP Photo: Gabe Hernandez, The Monitor
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Sunday, January 19: Run or Dye

A participant gets blasted with blue dye during the Run or Dye 5k on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Participants ran 3.1 miles and had the chance to get painted with different color of dyes made out of corn starch.

AP Photo: Pavel Golovkin
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Saturday: January 18: Upside-Down House

A dog clad against the cold runs in front of the Upside-Down House at the All-Russia Exhibition Center in in Moscow. Its creators say the interior can cause dizziness.

AP Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Friday, January 17: The Hippie Tree

Claudia Hoffmann, from Aachen, Germany, swings from the Hippie Tree, a popular visitor's spot overlooking the San Francisco bay.

Reuters: Franck Fife
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Thursday, January 16: Dakar Rally

Spain's Jordi Viladoms races in the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally on the Chilean coast.

Ringo Chiu: ZUMAPRESS.com
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Wednesday, January 15: Moon over L.A.

An airplane approaches Los Angeles International Airport and flies past the backdrop of the moon. 

Reuters: Toby Melville
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Tuesday, January 14: Underwater homes

Swans swim near riverside properties partially submerged in floodwaters at Henley-on-Thames in southern England.

Getty Images: Daniel Kalisz
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Monday, January 13: Australia heatwave

A teenager cools off on a waterslide during a heat wave in Adelaide, Australia. Temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees in Down Under this week.

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Sunday, January 12: A Spirit Xplosion

Members of the Spirit Xplosion Blasters, of Covington, La., compete during the Worldwide Spirit Association's Crescent City Cup cheer and dance competition at the Northshore Harbor Center near Slidell, La., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. More than 40 teams competed during the event.

Reuters: Ivan Alvarado
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Saturday, January 11: 'They found heaven'

Sculptures of dogs on display in an exhibition called "Encontraron el cielo" ("They found heaven") at the Fine Arts Museum in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 10, 2014. The exhibition examines national identity through images of stray dogs and runs from Jan. 7 to March 30.

NASA: JPL, Caltech-McGill
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Friday, January 10: 'Hand of God'

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has imaged a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded in high-energy X-rays for the first time, shown in blue.

ZUMAPRESS.com: Marla Brose, Albuquerque Journal
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Thursday, January 9: All shook up

Harry Shahoian, an Elvis impersonator, performs at The Downs Racetrack & Casino in Albuquerque, NM, in honor of Elvis Presley's 79th birthday.

Reuters: Danish Siddiqui
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Wednesday, January 8: International Kite Festival

A participant flies a tiger-shaped kite in Mumbai on January 8, 2014.

AP Photo: Charles Dharapak
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Tuesday, January 7: Giant panda cub

Bao Bao, the four and a half month old giant panda cub, looks at a plastic ball as she trains with animal keepers inside her habitat at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

Reuters: Stoyan Nenov
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Monday, January 6: Epiphany Day

Bulgarian men dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha River on Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer on January 6, 2014.

AP Photo: Johnny Hanson, Houston Chronicle
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Sunday, January 5: Charity Cat Show

A Maine Coon cat named Phoenix waits in its cage to be shown at the Houston Cat Club's 61st Annual Charity Cat Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Houston. The cat show runs through Sunday. About 200 cats and 150 vendors participated in the show. More than 3,000 visitors are expected to attend the event.

AP Photo: Michael Dwyer
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Saturday, January 4: Homes covered in ice

Michael Stanton walks between houses covered in ice from sea spray along the shore in Scituate, Mass.

Getty Images: Jewel Samad, AFP
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Friday, January 3: A bird in the hand

A girl poses with a man's parrots in exchange for a small donation in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan. 2. Tourism has contributed $1.4 billion in tax revenue for the state through November 2013, up $40 million from the same period last year.

Reuters: Kai Pfaffenbach
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Thursday, January 2: Prestigious tournament

Switzerland's Simon Ammann took the third place in the second jumping of the Four Hills Tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on January 1, 2014.

Getty Images: Jeff J. Mitchell
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Wednesday, January 1: New Year swim

About 1,000 New Year swimmers, many in costume, joined the annual Loony Dook Swim in the River Forth on Jan. 1 in South Queensferry, Scotland.

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