Christ the Redeemer, the giant monument on top of Mount Corcovado, is surrounded by clouds in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAFP
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Lake Superior captured by Nasa's Aqua satellite when 63.5% of the lake was covered in ice averaging 22.6cm (9in) thickReuters / Nasa
Tornadic vortex signature thunderstorm supercell passes over storm chaser Brad Mack in Graham, Texas; a precursor of what's forecast for this coming weekendReuters
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Israeli teenagers and Holocaust survivors take part in a dress rehearsal for an educational theatre project in Shoham near Tel AvivReuters
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A woman holds up a tiny recipe book by Sri Lankan chef Publis Silva. The book measures about 1cm by 1cmReuters
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Men dressed as French soldiers of the First World War look at names on graves during a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial in the northern French town of Villers-BretonneuxAFP
A couple embrace during a dawn remembrance service at Wellington ArchMatthew Lloyd/Getty Images
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Kate Middleton and her son Prince George prepare to board a plane in Canberra with Prince William at the end of their royal tourReuters
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A boy wears a headband that reads "shut down the fourth nuclear power plant" during an anti-nuclear demonstration in TaipeiAFP
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Firefighters try to rescue a pig from a well at a farm in Huanghua, Zhejiang province, China. Seven firefighters successfully pulled the the 300kg (661lb) animal out of the wellReuters
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A sheep with dyed pink wool grazes in a field near the village of Balintoy in Northern Ireland. It has been painted pink to welcome the arrival of the Giro d'Italia cycle race whose race leader wears a pink jerseyReuters
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Two glasses of champagne await swimmers in the rooftop pool of Hotel Unique in Sao PauloReuters
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is mobbed by crying women as he guides a rocket launching drillReuters
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Crew members of Colombian-registered sailing ship Gloria stand on the ship's masts during a welcome ceremony of the "Velas de America" in Callao, PeruReuters
African migrants are chased by Spanish Civil Guard officers over border fencing between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla. Around 100 people stormed the border and at least 12 of them reached European territoryReuters
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Firefighters fight a blaze at a cotton factory in the northern Indian city of AllahabadReuters
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A member of the Civil Defence and a resident flee after barrel bombs were dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar districtReuters
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An AH-64E Apache attack helicopter is seen crashed on top of an apartment in Taoyuan County, northern TaiwanReuters
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The wreckage of a school bus leans against a eucalyptus tree after it veered off the road in Anaheim, California. The bus driver and two of the students from El Rancho Charter School were listed in critical condition at a local hospitalReuters
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People mourn over the coffin of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva, whose body was discovered in the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, just blocks from Rio's Copacabana Beach. Protests and shootings broke out as a result after protesters alleged he was killed by policeGetty