Image: Firefighting helicopters battle a vegetation fire fanned by gale force winds raging in the Helderberg mountains around Somerset West, South Africa on Jan. 4.

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Today in Pictures: January 4

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Image: Bicycle riders wearing masks wait during heavy traffic on a smoggy day in Beijing, China on Jan. 4.

Bicycle riders wearing masks wait during heavy traffic on a smoggy day in Beijing, China on Jan. 4.

How Hwee Young / EPA
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Image: People visit ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival to celebrate the new year in Harbin, China on Jan. 4.

People visit ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival to celebrate the new year in Harbin, China on Jan. 4.

Nicolas Asfouri / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Firefighting helicopters battle a vegetation fire fanned by gale force winds raging in the Helderberg mountains around Somerset West, South Africa on Jan. 4.

Firefighting helicopters battle a vegetation fire fanned by gale force winds raging in the Helderberg mountains around Somerset West, South Africa on Jan. 4.

Nic Bothma / EPA
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Image: A Nepalese boy plays with a ball in front of a house damaged by the 2015 earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Jan. 4.

A Nepalese boy plays with a ball in front of a house damaged by the 2015 earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Jan. 4.

Niranjan Shrestha / AP
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Image: The walls of nearby buildings are reflected in a partially frozen fountain on Jan. 4 in Tacoma, Washington.

The walls of nearby buildings are reflected in a partially frozen fountain on Jan. 4 in Tacoma, Washington.

Ted S. Warren / AP
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Image: A fisherman pulls a fishing net from the Dojran lake in Djordan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Jan. 4.

A fisherman pulls a fishing net from the Dojran lake in Djordan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Jan. 4.

Georgi Licocski / EPA
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Image: A woman walks a dog on a snow-covered path beside the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Jan. 4.

A woman walks a dog on a snow-covered path beside the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Jan. 4.

Chris Wattie / Reuters
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Image: Rajaa and Yousri, the mother and father of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif (seen in the portrait), head out into the streets in the West Bank town of Hebron on Jan. 4 after watching on television the verdict of the trial of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who ki

Rajaa and Yousri, the mother and father of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif (seen in the portrait), head out into the streets in the West Bank town of Hebron on Jan. 4 after watching on television the verdict of the trial of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who killed their son.

Hazem Bader / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Young people play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon on Jan. 4.

Young people play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon on Jan. 4.

Ye Aung Thu / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Relatives attend the funeral of one of the inmates who died during a prison riot, at the cemetery of Taruma in Manaus, Brazil on Jan. 4.

Relatives attend the funeral of one of the inmates who died during a prison riot, at the cemetery of Taruma in Manaus, Brazil on Jan. 4.

Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
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