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A man stands in the middle of a burnt forest following a bushfire near the Basque town of Berango, near Bilbao, northern Spain, December 29.
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A cyclist rides through Primrose Hill in the early evening in London, Britain.
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A view of a West African crowned crane at the Pata Zoo located on the top floor of a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 29. Native of wetlands and grasslands of the equatorial West Africa the West African crowned crane is listed as vulnerable by the Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as their numbers in decline mainly due to habitat loss and destruction, as well as over-collection for the pet trade.
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Against a gray winter sky, volunteers use shovels atop a pile of sand as they help fill sandbags Tuesday, December 29, in St. Louis. Flooding across Missouri has forced the closure of hundreds of roads and threatened homes.
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Wooden pallets are piled up for the traditional bonfire on New Year's eve at the North Sea beach of Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on December 29.
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Relatives of one of the victims killed in a suicide attack on a National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) office, react outside a hospital in Mardan, Pakistan, on December 29. At least 22 civilians were killed and more than 37 injured when a man on a motorbike blew himself up outside the office of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), an agency responsible for issuing citizen identity cards in Mardan. A faction claiming affiliation to the Pakistan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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People run away from tear gas and water cannon as they protest against curfews on December 29, in Diyarbakir. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused today the leader of the main Kurdish party Selahattin Demirtas of "treason" over his call for autonomy for the country's Kurdish minority.
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A Yemeni child sits on the frame of a window in the capital Sanaa on December 29. More than 500 children have been killed since the upsurge in violence in Yemen in March, while some 1.7 million youths are at risk of malnutrition, the United Nations said.
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Andreas Wank of Germany soars through the air during his training jump on Day 1 of the 64th Four Hills Tournament ski jumping event in Oberstdorf, Germany.
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Maria Rosario Corrales , right, hugs her mother, Juana Hernandez, who is 101 years old and originally from Honduras, after she had been sworn in as a naturalized U.S. citizen, at the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services office on December 29, in Miami, Florida. Juana Hernandez was part of the citizenship ceremony that included 140 others and is the last swearing in service of the year for the Miami office.