December 16, 2013

Published December 16, 2013

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French President Francois Hollande pays his respect at the coffin of one of the two soldiers that died on Dec. 9 in Central African Republic, at the Invalides in Paris.

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Egyptian protesters hold portraits of people killed last year, as they march in downtown Cairo towards the cabinet offices to commemorate the second anniversary of the 2011 clashes with security forces.

3

Bangladeshis flip colored cards to form the national flag during Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka.

4

Palestinian rescue volunteers ride a boat with residents in Gaza City. Rescue workers evacuated thousands of Gaza Strip residents from homes flooded by heavy rain, using fishing boats and heavy construction equipment to pluck some of those trapped on upper floors.

5

San Francisco 49ers' Kendall Hunter (32) dives into the end zone to score after picking up a fumble by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Russell Shepard during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Florida, USA, Dec. 15, 2013.

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Police officers clash with supporters of the native Indian community during a protest outside the Indian museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police arrested more than 20 indigenous people who occupied the abandoned museum as a protest against its demolition, as part of renovations ahead of Brazil's 2014 World Cup, according to local media.

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Visitors watch as a ray of sunlight shines on the cenotaph of the Voortrekker Monument during Day of Reconciliation celebrations in Pretoria, South Africa. The cenotaph is the symbolic tomb of Piet Retief and his delegation, who were murdered in 1838.

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Burma riot police stand guard near Thuwunna stadium in Rangoon, after hundreds of angry football fans destroyed and burnt posters and flags after Burma lost 1-0 to Indonesia in the 27th Southeast Asian Games.

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Indian electricians adjust electric cables set up temporarily on the banks of the river Ganga in preparation for the annual Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad.

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U.S. President Barack Obama laughs as children dressed like elves gathered around a Christmas tree, look at their presents presented to them by the first family at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2013.

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Members of a dance ensemble "Momix Botanica" pose in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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A girl poses for a photograph next to a 3D painting of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong at an exhibition in Binzhou, Shandong province, Dec. 15, 2013.

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A salesclerk displays a high-heeled shoe-shaped chocolate decorated with gold leaves at the Seibu Department Store in Tokyo, Japan.

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