Protesters demonstrate over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 4, 2020. Iran vowed "harsh retaliation" for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

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Quakes shake Puerto Rico, Iran protests air strike, ice castles in China and more.

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Wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a rescued koala at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Australia, on Jan. 7, 2020.

Koala rescue

Wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala in a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Australia, on Jan. 7, 2020.

Climate change deniers are blaming Australia’s wildfires on arson, but experts say that the exaggerated claims are part of a widespread disinformation campaign and that arson alone cannot explain the unprecedented blazes.

 

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Cars surround camels for sale during the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 7, 2020.

Camels for sale

Cars and visitors surround camels for sale during the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 7.

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A man carries a St. Jude statue from the Inmaculada Concepcion church that collapsed after an  earthquake hit the island in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Jan.  7, 2020.

Puerto Rico quake

A man carries a St. Jude statue from the Inmaculada Concepcion church that collapsed after an earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Jan. 7.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person and causing a power outage across the island, as well as structural damage to roads and bridges especially in the southwestern region.

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Protesters demonstrate over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 4, 2020. Iran vowed "harsh retaliation" for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

Anger in Iran

Protesters demonstrate in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 4 against the U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 

 

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Filling the streets

Mourners surround the coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others killed in Iraq by the U.S. drone strike during a funeral procession in Tehran on Jan. 6.

Dozens of people died in a stampede Tuesday during the funeral procession for  Soleimani in his hometown, Kerman.

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Faith leaders pray over President Donald Trump during an "Evangelicals for Trump" campaign event at the King Jesus International Ministry in Miami on Jan. 3, 2020.

Prayers for the president

Faith leaders pray over President Donald Trump during an "Evangelicals for Trump" campaign event at the King Jesus International Ministry in Miami on Jan. 3.

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Harvey Weinstein climbs the courthouse steps in New York City on Jan. 8, 2020. Weinstein  pleaded not-guilty on five counts of rape and sexual assault against two unnamed women and faces a possible life sentence in prison.

A weakened Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein climbs the courthouse steps in New York City on Jan. 8.

Weinstein is charged in New York with raping a woman in a hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting a woman in 2006. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

Weinstein, who has pleaded not guilty in the New York case, has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sexual activity.

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A police officer stands guard next to debris from an Ukrainian plane that crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran's main airport, killing all onboard.

Mysterious crash

A police officer stands guard next to debris from an Ukrainian plane that crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 8, 2020.

U.S. intelligence officials have evidence that suggests the Ukraine International Airlines jetliner that crashed in Iran on Wednesday, killing 176 people, was downed by an Iranian missile by mistake.

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Villagers celebrate Kalyady, is an ancient pagan holiday originally celebrated on winter solstice, in the village of Danilevichy, Belarus on Jan. 7, 2020. Kalyady. Dressed-up people walk from house to house singing, dancing, eating and drinking with their neighbors.

Pagan tradition

Villagers celebrate Kalyady, an ancient pagan holiday originally celebrated during the winter solstice, in the village of Danilevichy, Belarus on Jan. 7.

Neighbors walk from house to house singing and dancing and are rewarded with treats.

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A worker clears some snow before tourists arrive at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on Jan. 6, 2020. China's annual ice festival in Harbin kicked off late on Jan. 5 with couples lining up for a snow-themed mass wedding, swimmers braving frigid waters and frozen palaces rising from the ground.

Ice towers

A worker clears snow before tourists arrive at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on Jan. 6.

China's annual ice festival kicked off late on Jan. 5.

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Mini's Argentinian drivers Orlando Terranova and co-driver Bernardo Grue compete during the Stage 3 of the Dakar 2020 around Neom, Saudi Arabia, on Jan.  7, 2020.

Rugged rally

Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Grue, Mini's Argentinian drivers, compete during the Stage 3 of the Dakar 2020 around Neom, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 7.

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Nancy Allen stands outside a house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia on Jan. 4, 2020.

Australia fires

Nancy Allen stands outside a house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia on Jan. 4.

As of Jan. 7, approximately 32,400 square miles, an area of land a little smaller than Indiana, have burned since the blazes began.

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