December 30, 2013

Published December 30, 2013




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Divers dressed in penguin costumes perform with a school of fish as part of the New Year and winter vacation season's events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.

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Students stand to form "Happy 2014" to welcome the upcoming New Year at a middle school in Ma'anshan, Anhui province, China.

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Ambulances line up at the site of a trolleybus explosion, background, in Volgograd, Russia. A bomb blast tore through the trolleybus, killing at least 10 people a day after a suicide bombing that killed at 17 at the city’s main railway station.

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Children stand in the snow outside their shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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An aerial shot of a pirogue packed with passengers arriving at a dock after crossing a waterway near the town of Malakal, South Sudan.

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The MV Akademik Shokalskiy is seen stranded in ice in Antarctica, Dec. 29, 2013. An Antarctic blizzard has halted an Australian icebreaker's bid to reach the Russian ship trapped for a week with 74 people onboard, rescuers said.

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Rosslyn in Northern Virginia, USA, is seen before the storm, Dec. 29, 2013 (Photo taken by Dimitris Manis/VOA Greek service)

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A worker takes a break while arranging "wishing spheres" along Marina Bay in Singapore. People penned their wishes for the New Year onto the spheres before placing them into the river.

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Lava spews from the Southeast Crater of Mt. Etna in Sicily, southern Italy.

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Kashmiris transport their belongings to a safer place after their houses were destroyed by a fire at Dhobi Ghat, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. At least 14 residential houses were gutted in the fire, according to residents.

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Craftsmen make a snow castle at a park in Changchun, Jilin province, China.

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Members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association release thousands of balloons with the color of the Brazilian flag to celebrate the end of the year in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A man dressed up as Spiderman poses for photos as he takes part in the annual "air worthiness" test of confetti in Times Square in New York, Dec. 29, 2013.

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