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Today in Pictures: December 18

A kiss in Iraq, Protests in the Dominican Republic, 'Superman' takes a dip in Switzerland and more images from around the world.

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People take part in a march demanding Dominican President Danilo Medina reviews the penal code and not approve the criminalization of abortion, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Dec. 18, 2016.

ERIKA SANTELICES / AFP - Getty Images
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A swimmer disguised as Superman dives into the lake during the 78th "Coupe de Noel" (Christmas cup) swimming race in Lake Geneva, in Switzerland.

FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP - Getty Images
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A security member almost gets in the way of Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara (C) as he leaves after voting at a polling station in Cocody, a commune of Abidjan during legislative elections.

SIA KAMBOU / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Christmas market in Budapest

People stroll among stands of a Christmas market in front of St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary, on the fourth Sunday of Advent.
BALAZS MOHAI / EPA
Image: Storm in Torrevieja

An advertising post lies on the ground after it collapsed due to a windstorm in Elche city, in Alicante province, eastern Spain.

MANUEL LORENZO / EPA
Image: Hoarfrost near Pecs, Hungary

Hoarfrost covers plants near the frozen Malomvolgy Lake near Pecs, Hungary.

TAMAS SOKI / EPA
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A member of Iraqi special forces kisses a child in the neighborhood of al-Barid east of Mosul during their ongoing operation against ISIS to wrest back the city.

MAHMOUD AL-SAMARRAI / AFP - Getty Images
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The mascot of Nice soccer team before a match at Allianz Riviera stadium, Nice, France.

ERIC GAILLARD / Reuters
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Smoke rises as a government bus burn, in Idlib province, Syria. Activists said, militants burned at least five buses assigned to evacuate wounded and sick people from two villages in northern Syria.

Uncredited / AP
Image: Rescue teams and locals are seen at the crash site of Indonesian air force transport plane which killed all 13 people board, on Mount Lisuwa, near Wamena in the remote region of Papua, Indonesia

Rescue teams and locals at the crash site of an Indonesian air force transport plane which killed all 13 people aboard, on Mount Lisuwa, Indonesia.

ANTARA FOTO / Reuters
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