Image: People take part in the flour fight as part of the winter festival in Ibi, Alicante, eastern Spain

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Monday in Pictures: December 28

See the best news images from Monday.

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Image: Over 80 fires active in Cantabria

A horse is tethered in a field as flames are seen in the background as forest fires hit Viernoles, Cantabria, northern Spain,on December 28. Forest fires are raging across the regions of Asturia and Cantabria in northern Spain.

PEDRO PUENTE HOYOS / EPA
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Image: Sunset in Chardonne

A couple watches the sunset over a sea of fog covering the Geneva Lake from Chardonne, Switzerland.

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / EPA
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Image: An American flag placed by first responders is seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Rowlett, Texas.

An American flag placed by first responders is seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Rowlett, Texas. At least 11 people lost their lives as tornadoes tore through Texas, authorities said, as they searched home to home for possible more victims of the freak storms lashing the southern United States. The rare December twisters that flattened houses and caused chaos on highways raised the death toll from days of deadly weather across the South to at least 28.

LAURA BUCKMAN / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: A graduate of the Brazil's School of Santa Claus gets his beard trimmed by students in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A graduate of the Brazil's School of Santa Claus gets his beard trimmed by students in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 28. The school prepares men to represent Santa Claus in the Christmas season.

YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Pollution in Sarajevo

A general view of the hills surrounding the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a thick layer of fog, hanging in the valley on December 28. Due to high levels of NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) in the air over the city and certain meteorological condition, residents of Sarajevo were recommended to reduce their movement in the streets and to reduce car traffic.

FEHIM DEMIR / EPA
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Image: Wind blown waves from Lake Michigan break around the Shedd Aquarium as a winter storm moves across Illinois on Monday in Chicago

Wind blown waves from Lake Michigan break around the Shedd Aquarium as a winter storm moves across Illinois on Monday in Chicago, bringing high winds, icy precipitation and waves up to 20-feet high along the shores of the great lake. (

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
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Image: Switzerland weather

In a season traditionally associated with ice-skating, snowball fights and mulled wine in wintry Europe, birds are chirping, flowers blooming and fake snow covering Alpine ski slopes in one of the warmest Decembers on record.

FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: People take part in the flour fight as part of the winter festival in Ibi, Alicante, eastern Spain

People take part in the flour fight as part of the winter festival in Ibi, Alicante, eastern Spain, on December 28. Around one thousand people attended the feast during which some known as 'els enfarinats' (the floured ones) take part in a street fight, throwing flour, eggs and firecrackers at each other.

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Image: Flooding in York, England

Workers from a taxi firm enter their premises with a teapot and cups of tea, which they have got from a neighboring wine bar, through the floodwaters from the rivers Foss and Ouse, after they burst their banks in York, northern England, on December 28. British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the flood-hit historic city of York on Monday as cities, towns and villages across northern England battled to get back on their feet following devastating storms. Around 500 properties were flooded in York, one of Britain's top tourist attractions, on Sunday as two rivers burst their banks. Some residential streets became so inundated that cars were covered up to their roofs.

JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Flooding in York, England

A woman cleans the inside window of her wine bar, as the floodwaters rise from the rivers Foss and Ouse, after they burst their banks in York, British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the flood-hit historic city of York on Monday as cities, towns and villages across northern England battled to get back on their feet following devastating storms. Around 500 properties were flooded in York, one of Britain's top tourist attractions, on Sunday as two rivers burst their banks. Some residential streets became so inundated that cars were covered up to their roofs.

JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP - Getty Images
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