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A Russian woman walks during a snowfall near the Holy Trinity New-Golutvin Convent on the Cathedral Square inside the Kolomna Kremlin in Kolomna, Russia.
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An aerial view shows a densely populated area abuts the desert in the Palm Springs area of Calif.
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Alexander Os of Norway catches his breath after competing in 0-degree temperature in the 12.5 km pursuit competition during the World Cup Biathlon in Presque Isle, Maine.
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Jockeys compete in a camel race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan herithe festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse in Al-Ain, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts.
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A fire set by angry farmers silhouettes protester outside the parliament during a protest against planned pension reforms in Athens, Greece.
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Supporters of presidential candidate Faustin Archange Touadera rally during a sand storm in the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic. Two former prime ministers, Touadera and Anicet Georges Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections on Feb. 14 to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic.
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Murmurations of wading birds fly as a pair of swans land along the coastline of The Wash near Snettisham in east Britain. The spectacular display occurs when high tides force thousands of wading birds such as Knot and Oystercatcher off the mudflats and inland until the tide recedes.
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People cross a road in central Moscow, with the buildings of the Moscow International Business Center seen in the background.
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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis embrace in Havana, Cuba.
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A Palestinian man climbs over a section of Israel's controversial separation barrier between the West Bank and Jerusalem in Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem.