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With the New Year finally over here are some of the best pictures from the nascent 2013. 

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Fireworks explode behind the Opera House during the New Year celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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A young Bangladeshi boy walks past aluminum buckets displayed for sale on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The buckets are kept for use in case of fire at garment factories. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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An Indian walks surrounded by fog as the sun rises in Ajmer, India, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North India continues to face extreme weather conditions with dense fog affecting flights and trains. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)
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A youth uses a super market's chariot to carry various pieces of wood collected from recycling bins in Thessaloniki, Greece on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. A huge smog cloud over the major Greek cities is the result of a massive switch to wooden stoves and fireplaces for heating as many households, already hard hit by the economic crisis, cannot afford to buy heating oil after the cash-strapped government decided to harmonize taxes on heating oil and diesel fuel, leading to a 40% rise in the price of heating oil. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis Hill during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Sadia Mukhteya, 12, who was displaced with their family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, reads in front of the class during an English language lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Gunmen in northwest Pakistan killed several female teachers and aid workers on Tuesday in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center, officials said. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A muddy Bullfrog is inspected during a photo call for the annual stock take at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. More than 17,500 animals including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are counted in the annual stock take at the zoo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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A bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting, in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Chalk Hill School in Monroe was overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysee in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer soars through the air during his final jump to win the third stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port on the shore of the Gulf of Oman during an Iranian navy drill, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Iran says it has tested advanced anti-ship missiles in the final day of a naval drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world's oil supply. State TV says "Ghader", or "Capable", a missile with a range of 200 kilometers (120 miles), was among the weapons used Tuesday. It says the weapon can destroy warships. (AP Photo/Jamejam Online, Azin Haghighi)
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Rescuers work at the site where a plane careered off the runwaw at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people. (AP Photo/Alexander Usoltsev)
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A tree stands bare of leaves as a jogger passes the Midtown skyline in Piedmont Park, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, looks at a caroler, depicting one of the 'Three Kings' during a reception for carol singers from all over Germany at the chancellery in in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Surrounded by Israeli border police Jewish settlers from the Esh Kodesh settlement outpost sit in a field in an attempt to prevent Palestinians from farming land in the northern West Bank, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Both the settlers and Palestinians living in the area claim ownership of the disputed land. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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A girl sits on a Newtown bus leaving the new Sandy Hook Elementary School after the first day of classes in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The Sandy Hook students started today in a new school, formerly called Chalk Hill School in Monroe. It was renamed Sandy Hook Elementary and overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Pope Benedict XVI arrives in St. Peter square, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, for a meeting with the young people of the community of Taize'. Thousands of faithful from across Europe met in Rome to pray on occasion of the 35th European meeting of young people. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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The moon is seen in its waning gibbous stage over the glowing neon outline of a cross on top of the Maria Magdalena de Tepexpan Catholic Church, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in Tepexpan, Mexico. The church, which is in a small town north east of Mexico City, was built in 1542. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Fireworks explode in the sky above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year's celebrations in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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A boy fisherman casts his line as he tries to catch fish to sell and make a living, though the catches are small and sparse, on the shores of the river Ubangi in Bangui, Central African Republic Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. President Francois Bozize consolidated military power under his control Thursday after dismissing his own son as acting defense minister along with his army chief of staff and while outside the capital government forces are at a tense standoff with rebels, in Bangui itself many residents continue to go about their daily business despite the tense political and military situation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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A Chadian soldier fighting in support of Central African Republic president Francois Bozize, sits on a truck in a convoy of other Chadian soldiers near Damara, about 70km (44 miles) north of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. After troops under Bozize seized the capital in 2003 amid volleys of machine-gun and mortar fire, he dissolved the constitution and parliament, and now a decade later it is Bozize himself who could be ousted from power with rebels having seized more than half the country and made their way to the doorstep of the capital in less than a month. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Two passengers brave the frigid weather while riding outside on a ferry crossing Casco Bay in Portland, Maine, at sunrise, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The overnight low temperature dropped to 0 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland. The combination of cold air and warmer ocean water created the arctic sea smoke. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A Chadian soldier wearing reflective sunglasses observes the convoy ahead of him, as Chadian soldiers who are fighting in support of Central African Republic president Francois Bozize, ride on the road leading to Damara, about 70km (44 miles) north of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. More than 30 truckloads of troops from Chad line the two-lane highway just outside of Damara, supporting government forces who want to block a new rebel coalition from reaching the capital, and Gen. Jean Felix Akaga, who heads a 10-nation regional force, says the town is a "red line that the rebels cannot cross" or his forces will attack. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Yushin Okami of Japan takes a punch to the face by Alan Belcher of Biloxi, Miss. during their UFC 155 middleweight mixed martial arts match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec, 29, 2012 in Las Vegas. Okami won the bout by an unanimous decision. (AP Photo/David Becker)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather in the men's section for a traditional Jewish wedding of the great-grandson of the Rabbi of the Sanz Hasidic dynasty, in Netanya, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Thousands of people attended the wedding. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Afghan men ride horses in the snow on the shores of Lake Qargha in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan, 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)
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People skate on an ice rink in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Snow and cold have been lacking in Chicago recently and one of the city's winterless weather streaks has now tied an all-time record. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Greek presidential guards seen during the changing of the guards ceremony outside the Greek parliament at the t?mb of the unknown soldier in New Years Eve in central Athens, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. In austerity-weary Greece, New Years Eve festivities will be restrained, with Athens municipal officials saying their budget for this year has been contained to about a tenth of pre-crisis spending. In his televised New Years Eve message, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras promised Greeks that the worst of the crisis is past, and declared 2013 a year of hope that will see the beginning of the countrys rebirth. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
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Best Pix of the Week

With the New Year finally over here are some of the best pictures from the nascent 2013. 

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