December 11, 2013

Published December 11, 2013




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Students hold fireworks as they perform during the opening ceremony of 27th SEA Games in Naypyitaw. Myanmar is hosting the SEA Games for the first time in over 40 years.

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Peul women sit in a house across the Nour Islam mosque where they found refuge in Bangui, Central African Republic. More than 500 people have been killed over the past week in sectarian fighting, aid officials said.

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Women and police dodge tear gas during a protest at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2013. (Hamada Elrasam/VOA)

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A Syrian refugee boy stands outside his tent in a camp for Syrians who fled their country’s civil war, in the Bekaa valley, eastern Lebanon, as a heavy snowstorm batters the region.

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Mourners gather behind police cordons after being denied entry to the site where former South African President Nelson Mandela was lying in state in Pretoria.

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Pedestrians cross the Millennium Footbridge in front of London's St. Paul's Cathedral, shrouded in fog.

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Anti-Yanukovych protesters defend their barricades against riot police on Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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A woman carries bundles of firewood on her back to be delivered for use as fuel for cooking for people displaced as a result of flooding in areas around the town of Jowhar, north of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, Dec. 10, 2013.

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Torch bearer Mikhail Fateyev dogsleds with an Olympic torch on the embankment of the Tura River during the Olympic torch relay in Tyumen, western Siberia, Russia. (Photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com)

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Members of U.S. dance company Momix perform during a rehearsal of the company's latest show "Alchemy" in Madrid, Spain.

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People walk on a snow covered square in Istanbul,Turkey, as heavy snowfall over the city disrupts air traffic and land transports.

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