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From circus poodles to freezing temperatures these are the best pictures of the week that was.

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Burkina Faso's soccer fan during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Ethiopia at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa, Friday Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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A man watches the religious service during the funeral of Romanian engineer TIberiu Costache who was killed during the hostage crisis in Algeria, in the village of Tatarani, Romania, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The standoff at Algeria's remote Ain Amenas natural gas plant, resulted in 37 hostages and 29 militants killed. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim compete in the senior pairs short program at the U.S. figure skating championships in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Arctic sea-smoke rises from Portland Harbor where the Bahama-based oil tanker, the Teesta Spirit, unloads it's fuel, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in South Portland, Maine. A stubborn cold front continues to grip the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 photo, young Indian children play in the fumes of a fumigant sprayer by Health Department at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to attend the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Miryam Teitelbaum, granddaughter of the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, arrives for her wedding ceremony in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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A circus artist performs with dogs during the opening concert in the new, 2013 season in Ukraine's National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan.24, 2013. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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In this Jan. 17, 2013 photo, professional dancer Georges Exantus sleeps as his prosthetic limb lays on the floor in his bedroom in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Exantus thought hed never dance again. He was lucky just to be alive. The earthquake three years ago in Haitis capital flattened the apartment where he was living, where he spent three days trapped under a heap of jagged rubble. After friends dug him out, doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee. Exantus says he has learned to ignore the long stares and quiet whispers, products of a longstanding stigma in Haiti for people with disabilities. Before the quake, few resources existed to accommodate Haitis disabled, and many regard people with disabilities as misfits. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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With the temperature at minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit, steam vapors from the Sappi paper mill dissipate into the early morning sky in Westrbook, Maine, Thursday morning, Jan. 24, 2013. An arctic cold front continues to grip the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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An Israeli man walk past a vandalized election campaign billboard of Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Burkina Faso's soccer fan during their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Ethiopia at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa, Friday Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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Steam from an electric power plant rises over Red Square with historical museum, left, St. Basil's cathedral, central, and Kremlin, right, in downtown Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. After two weeks of snowfall Moscow enjoyed a cold sunny day. The Lenin Mausoleum, bottom center, is seen covered for reconstruction. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Participants of the Five Lakes Skating Tour are being transported on a tractor to avoid a stretch of bad ice in Wanneperveen, near Giethoorn, northern Netherlands, Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Some 15,000 skating enthusiasts participated in the first tour on natural ice, but a stretch of rapidly deteriorating ice in Wanneperveen forced organizers to call off the tour after a few hours. Dutch police later stopped people from reaching the area. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Steam from a heating plant rises as at temperatures of -14 degrees Celsius (-6.8 degrees Fahrenheit) are recorded in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Pro-independence supporters wave their "estelada" flags as they celebrate the results of a symbolic declaration of sovereignty in front of Catalonia's Parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. The parliament of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia has approved a largely symbolic declaration stating the region is a sovereign entity, paving the way for a referendum on independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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A Nepalese woman carries a container filled with water from a well at Bhaktapur, Nepal, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Bhaktapur, also known as city of devotees, is an ancient city and part of the Katmandu valley, which holds the status of a World Heritage Site. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Umbrellas are displayed in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. This display symbolizes Seoul public officials' intention to be an umbrella for Seoul citizens.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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An Indian Army soldier in ceremonial dress stands guard as the India Gate monument is shrouded in heavy fog prior to a dress rehearsal for the annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. India celebrates Republic Day annually on Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Firefighters pour water on the smoldering remains of a warehouse in Chicago Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, after an overnight fire destroyed the building. Officials say it's one of the largest fires in the city in recent years. More than 170 firefighters responded to the five-alarm blaze that started at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are seen behind a curtain during a traditional Jewish wedding of the granddaughter of Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, Israel, early Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The gauze curtain is used to separate men and women during the wedding. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Egyptian protesters try to tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Egypts black-clad riot police fired tear gas in fierce dawn clashes with dozens of protesters. The violence which was soothed hours later in central Cairo comes on eve of the second anniversary of Egypts Jan. 25 uprising, which toppled longtime authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)
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A man fishes from the banks of the Moscow River in Kolomenskoye park, Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Moscow temperatures on Sunday dropped to -14 degrees Celsius (6.8 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, places his hand on the Biden Family Bible held by his wife Jill Biden, center, as he takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, right, during and official ceremony at the Naval Observatory, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Riders pass a mural as they take part in a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in San Antonio. The nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, the same day as it celebrates the inauguration of the first black president to his second term. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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A Pakistani boy, holds on into his donkey after loosing control, while he and others walk in a field toward the main road on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A tear runs down the cheek of Katie Bottoms of Pittsburgh who lost two sons to gun violence, during CeaseFirePa rally in the Pennsylvania Capital building Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Harrisburg, Pa. As a boycott continued to grow over a ban on assault weapons at next month's Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, gun rights supporters and gun control supporters held rallies at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A French soldier waits for a French Puma transport helicopter to land on the soccer stadium to test the field in the center of Niono, some 400 kms (300 miles) North of the capital Bamako Sunday Jan. 20, 2013. French troops encircled a key Malian town on Friday, trying to stop radical Islamists from striking against communities closer to the capital and cutting off their supply line, a French official said. The move around Diabaly came as French and Malian authorities said that the city whose capture prompted the French military intervention in the first place was no longer in the hands of the extremists.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Participants of the Five Lakes Skating Tour skate on one of the lakes near Giethoorn, northern Netherlands, Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Some 15,000 skating enthusiasts participated in the first tour on natural ice, but a stretch of rapidly deteriorating ice forced organizers to call off the tour after a few hours. Dutch police later stopped people from reaching the area. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Erin Leighton sips a coffee while seated next to a frost-covered window at a coffee shop, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Portland, Maine. An arctic cold front with sub-zero temperatures continues to grip the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Children and adults alike play soccer on a dusty field in Segou, central Mali, some 240 km (140 miles) from Bamako Monday Jan. 21, 2013. French troops in armored personnel carriers rolled through the streets of Diabaly on Monday, winning praise from residents of this besieged town after Malian forces retook control of it with French help a week after radical Islamists invaded. The Islamists also have deserted the town of Douentza, which they had held since September, according to a local official who said French and Malian forces arrived there on Monday as well. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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People walk past high risers in the financial district of Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders gathering for this weekends economic summit will likely see only one side of Chile _ the polished, upscale country where tourists and investors stay in five-star hotels in a sparklingly clean financial district nicknamed Sanhattan, well away from Santiago's slums. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Bystanders stand by a French APC as a French Puma transport helicopter lands to test the field in the center of Niono, some 400 kms (300 miles) North of the capital Bamako Sunday Jan. 20, 2013. French troops encircled a key Malian town on Friday, trying to stop radical Islamists from striking against communities closer to the capital and cutting off their supply line, a French official said. The move around Diabaly came as French and Malian authorities said that the city whose capture prompted the French military intervention in the first place was no longer in the hands of the extremists. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Striking metro workers hold a plastic sheet to protect them from the rain at the central depot in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Greeces conservative prime minister is holding emergency meeting after a deadline for striking public transport workers expired, leaving Athens subway system closed for an eighth day. Strikers protesting pay cuts refused to return to work Thursday despite a court decision declaring their protest illegal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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A train sits beneath the carriage of another train after a train crash at a station in Alfarelos, Portugal Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013. Emergency services say a high-speed intercity train rear-ended a local train waiting to enter a station in central Portugal, derailing several carriages leaving a pile of wreckage on Portugals main north-south line, slightly injuring 21 people. Officials said the local train was waiting to pull into a station near Coimbra, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of the capital, Lisbon, when the northbound intercity train slammed into it from behind at 9.15 p. m. (2100 GMT) on Monday. (AP Photo/Miguel Teixeira)
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A boy who fled northern Mali is seen at a camp for internally displaced persons, in the city of Sevare, Mali, some 620 kilometers (385 miles) north of Bamako, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The U.S. airlift of French forces to Mali to fight Islamic extremists is expected to go on for another two weeks, Pentagon officials said, as hundreds of African troops from Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso and Senegal are now joining the French-led intervention. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Egyptian protesters hide for cover during clashes with riot police, not seen, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Youth activists and opposition groups have called for large rallies to mark the second anniversary of Egypt's Jan. 25, 2011 uprising that toppled long-time authoritarian leader President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Best Pix of the Week

From circus poodles to freezing temperatures these are the best pictures of the week that was.

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