Mars impact crater
A recent impact crater on Mars, spanning approximately 100 feet in diameter, is surrounded by a large, rayed blast zone. Because the terrain where the crater formed is dusty, the fresh crater appears blue in the enhanced colour of the image, due to removal of the reddish dust in that areaReuters
A statue by Tony Matelli titled "Sleepwalker" stands in the snow on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. More than 100 signatures were collected in an online petition to remove the "inappropriate" statue from the all-women's collegeReuters
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A man chips ice from a car with a hammer in Postojna, Slovenia. A severe ice storm left cars entombed in a crystal-like casing near the deserted railway station in Postojna. Trees and electricity pylons were felled by the sheer weight of ice enveloping themReuters
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Alexander Klyukin and Vladimir Korabelnikov, members of a local winter swimming club, swim in the Yenisei River, at a temperature of around minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, 38 km south of Russia's Siberian city of KrasnoyarskReuters
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Icicle bicycle: A bicycle seat is seen in Central Park after freezing rain in New YorkReuters
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Workers inspect the main Exeter to Plymouth railway line after parts of it were washed away into the sea by huge wave at Dawlish in DevonGetty
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Emergency services work at the scene of a suspected gas explosion at a residential property in Clacton-on-Sea, EssexGetty
A Spanish cargo ship, broken in two, is seen stranded off the beach in Anglet on the Atlantic Coast of France. The ship carrying fertiliser broke in two after hitting a sea wall in high winds. Two helicopters lifted a dozen crew members to safetyReuters
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Vintage cars and motorbikes are displayed during an exhibition by Bonhams auction house at Le Grand Palais in ParisGetty
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Prince Charles meets Mehmet and Burcin Akbasak and their twin daughters Kayla and Lara. The family's flat above the Carpetright building in Tottenham was destroyed in the London riotsGetty
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his general audience in Saint Peter's square at the VaticanReuters
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Ukrainian anti-government protesters Bogdan, 21, and Yulia, 25, get married during their wedding ceremony in a municipal building in Kiev occupied by demonstratorsReuters
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Human rights activist Peter Tatchell takes part in a protest against Russia's anti-gay stance outside Downing StreetReuters
Madonna Pussy Riot
Madonna introduces Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova during the Amnesty International benefit concert in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkReuters
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Canada's John Fairbairn speeds down during an unofficial men's skeleton training session at the Sanki sliding centre in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsReuters
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Mao Asada of Japan practises during a figure skating training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
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A participant climbs a flight of stairs during the 37th Empire State Building Run-Up in New York. Competitors run up 1,576 steps from the ground floor to the 86th floorReuters