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Best Pix Of The Year
Here are some of the most stunning and iconic images from around the world during the last year. 
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EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk identified as Bowatte Indrarathane walks after self immolating outside the sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 24, 2013. Sri Lankan police said the Buddhist monk has suffered serious injuries after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle. He reportedly had told other monks that he was burning himself to protest the killing of cattle for meat. (AP Photo)
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Christie's scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house's premises in London, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The egg, which is estimated to fetch 20,000 to 30,000 pounds ($30,210 to $45,315 and 23,645 to 35,467 euro) in the forthcoming Travel, Science and Natural History sale on April 24, measures over 100 times the average size of a chicken egg, and stands at 21cm in diameter and 30cm in height. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known birds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A street vendor, right, looks at a disguised reveler during celebrations marking the 9th International Poetry Festival honoring Nicaraguan poet, priest and former Nicaragua's Culture Minister, Ernesto Cardenal, not in picture, in Granada, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013. The festival is attended by more than 300 poets from some 60 countries. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Many hands wave through clouds of colored dust during celebrations after the Swiss Color Run at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The Color Run is a 5K feel good, happy event where participants run through a color station every kilometer and are covered with colored powder. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara sect participate in rituals that is believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a 'Naga' or naked holy men, after taking dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna River during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, early Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The significance of nakedness is that they will not have any worldly ties to material belongings, even something as simple as clothes. This ritual that transforms selected holy men to Naga can only be done at the Kumbh festival. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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A Russian Soyuz TMA-07M space capsule lands about 150 km (90 miles) south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. A Soyuz space capsule with a three-man crew returning from a five-month mission to the International Space Station landed safely Tuesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, Pool)
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A baby gorilla plays with a puddle inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Carmelo Flores Laura, a native Aymara, speaks during an interview outside his home in the village of Frasquia, Bolivia, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. If Bolivias public records are correct, Flores is the oldest living person ever documented. They say he turned 123 a month ago. To what does the cattle and sheepherder owe his longevity? I walk a lot, thats all. I go out with the animals, he said. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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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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Cliff diver Hector Adrian Estrada, 38, dives into the Pacific Ocean in Mazatlan, Mexico, Monday, June 10, 2013. Estrada has been making a living in Mazatlan for the last 26 years as a cliff diver by collecting gratuities from tourists who stop to watch Estrada and other divers peform. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Sunbathers walk on rocks as the Costa Concordia cruiser is visible in background, in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. Salvage crews are working against time to right and remove the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, which is steadily compressing down on itself from sheer weight onto its granite seabed perch off the Tuscan island of Giglio. Salvage master Nick Sloane said Monday that the Concordia has compressed some 3 meters (10 feet) since it came to rest on the rocks Jan. 13, 2012 after ramming a jagged reef during a stunt ordered by the captain that cost the lives of 32 people. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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People look at an anchored cargo ship as pigeons fly past the waterfront of in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Greece has entered a sixth year of economic recession, and faces record high unemployment and homelessness rates as it struggles to tackle an acute financial crisis that has forced drastic cuts in state spending. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
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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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Israelis and tourists participate in the annual Gay Pride parade on the beach of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, June 7, 2013. Colorful floats with scantily dressed revelers drove through the streets as tens of thousands cheered, waved flags and gyrated to loud music. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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People watch a fountain light show in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, May 3, 2013. Thousands of spectators came to a Old Town park to see the first show in this year's season. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
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The Long March 2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou 10 capsule blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The Shenzhou 10 capsule carrying three astronauts lifted off on a 15-day mission to dock with a space lab and to educate young people about science. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Lions performs during a show in Ukraine's National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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A leopard skin burns as Indian officials and activists burn wildlife contraband including tiger and leopard skins, and bones as part of a campaign to save the tiger in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Despite conservation efforts, tiger numbers in India have declined due to rampant poaching of the cats for their valuable pelts and body parts that are highly prized in traditional Chinese medicine. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A sailing ship makes it past Chicago Harbor Light during a rain storm in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A group of Tall Ships as well as racing sailboats are in Chicago through August 11th. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
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A DC-10 tanker drops fire retardant on a wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains in Azusa, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The fire burned hundreds of acres after breaking out Monday night, spreading smoke over foothill suburbs east of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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A flock of 150 geese is about to cross a street in Duisburg, Germany, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The geese enjoy an outdoor enclosure during the day to feed on fresh grass and move back to their night accommodation in the evening. The young geese, hatched out in May, will be slaughtered for the traditional Christmas dinner.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Spanish bullfighter Rafael Cerro is tossed by a Lozano's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid Sunday, June 23, 2013. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Pilgrims and residents set up tents and sleeping bags on Copacabana beach in preparation for a night vigil service with Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Pope Francis on Saturday will preside over an evening vigil service on Copacabana beach that is expected to draw more than 1 million young people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. The pilot at the controls of airliner had just 43 hours of flight time in the Boeing 777 and was landing one for the first time at San Francisco International. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Zach Miller, 10, of Livonia, wipes his face with mud in Westland, Mich., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Hundreds of kids enjoyed the annual Mud Fest event in the 7-by-150-foot mud pit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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U.S. President Back Obama peers out from Section B, prison cell No. 5, on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. This was Former South African president Nelson Mandela's cell, where spent 18-years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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South Korean soldiers play their roles as North Koreans as they re-enact the battle of Chuncheon in Chuncheon, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 22, 2013. South Korean Defense Ministry hosted the event to re-enact one of major battle campaigns fought in the 1950-53 Korean War. The country marks the 63rd anniversary of the beginning of the war on June 25. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A man walks past partially clothed anti-bullfighting women activists covered with fake blood as they pose for photographs, during an event condemning bullfighting in the country, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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President Barack Obama looks to see if it is still raining as a Marine holds an umbrella for him during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not pictured, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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A South Korean Air Force F-16 fighter jet fires flare shells past the moon during the media day for the 65th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at Seoul military airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. South Korean Armed Forces was found in 1948 and Armed Forces Day is observed on Oct. 1, the day that South Korean forces broke through the 38th parallel in 1950 during the Korean War. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A worker hangs a banner on a building in central Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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A demonstrator with the Brazilian flag painted on his face, shouts slogans during a march towards the Mineirao stadium as they protest before the soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Uruguay in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A worker rows a boat past a giant yellow rubber duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman as an art piece floating in an enclosed branch of the Yongding river in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The 18-meter tall inflatable duck resembling a popular yellow rubber toy made its debut in Beijing on Friday after attracting wide attention in previous appearances in eight major cities around the world. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A wasp hovers over a tulip on a warm spring day in Washington Park on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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French Breitling Jet Team comprising of 7 Aero L-39 Albatross planes perform stunts during their Southeast Asian Tour aerobatics showcase on Saturday March 9, 2013 in Singapore. This is the first stop of their tour and the team will be showcasing their aerobatics performances in other countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Defendant Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)
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A Great Blue Heron prepares to swallow a fish at a wetland preserve near Delray Beach, Fla., Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a bird-watcherís paradise where, for the past three months, itís been nesting and baby season. Wakodahatchee, an oasis of wildlife in suburbia, means "created waters" in the Seminole Indian language. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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A South Korean Marine takes position during the joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States called Ssangyong 2013 as a part of annual Foal Eagle military exercises in Pohang, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Still Life, 2009" by Australian artist Ron Mueck during the opening day for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris, Tuesday April 16, 2013. The exhibition will run from April 16 to September 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Members of the Castellers "Vila de Gracia" form their famous human tower called "castell" in the Barcelona neighborhood of Gracia, Catalonia, Spain on Sunday May 19, 2013. A "castell" is a human tower traditionally built during festivals in many places in Catalonia. At these festivals, several "colles" or teams compete to build the most impressive towers they can. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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In this Monday, May 20, 2013 photo, South Korean Army's first produced military helicopters, the Surion, fire flare shells during the rehearsal for the ceremony to celebrate its deployment, at the Army Aviation School in Nonsan, South Korea. South Korea will deploy 200 military Surion helicopters by 2020 to replace its aging fleet of choppers, the Army said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A Su-27 jet of aerobatics team Russkiye Vityasy, Russian Knights, performs aerial demonstrations during the International Maritime Defense show in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Lightning from a thunderstorm strikes amid the wreckage of twisted cars and structures at Plaza Elementary School, where seven children were killed earlier in the week when a tornado hit Moore, Okla., Thursday, May 23, 2013. The huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying the elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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A performer spits fire during a carnival celebration in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The carnival, which takes place across Spain just before Lent, is believed to owe its origins to pagan festivals. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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In this Jan. 27, 2013 photo, snake handler Saintilus Resilus, with his face painted red, talks to his assistants as they get ready to perform during pre-Lenten Carnival season in Petionville, Haiti. Resilus sees himself as something of a performance artist, showing off with snakes and other animals that Haitians don't see every day, earning tips from impromptu audiences. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A Hindu devotee, face smeared with colored powder, leaves the Banke Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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A white tiger cub growls at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina, Thursday, March 21, 2013. The cub's mother, Cleo, a captive Bengal white tiger, gave birth to two females and two males on Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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One World Trade Center emerges from the clouds in the night sky in a photo made from a passing airplane, Monday, March 11, 2013 in New York. Construction continues on the office complex going up on the site of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Matthew Ziegler)
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A model displays a Spring/Summer design by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A man rides a horse through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, hundreds ride their horses trough the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the "Luminarias", a traditional festival that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires, and protect them for the year to come. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A woman reads a newspaper as she stands by a wall covered with posters showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez pictured with his daughters Maria Gabriela, and Rosa Virginia, outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A brief statement read on national television by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas late Monday carried the sobering news about the charismatic 58-year-old leader's deteriorating health. Villegas said Chavez is suffering from "a new, severe infection." The state news agency identified it as respiratory. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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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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A farmer of the "400 Pueblos" organization, wearing a diaper and an image of the capital's former Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, faces two cars during the group's annual march, in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The group protest in their underwear and sometimes naked because they say it is the only way to get attention. The mostly poor farmers of Mexico's southern states, who fight for land rights, aimed this year's march at the former mayor and police chief, alleging they suffered repression and discrimination in last year's march. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Mary Jose Cristerna known as The Vampire Woman poses for a photo at the 3rd annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. As many as 300 tattoo artists from a variety of countries are expected to attend the 4-day event, sharing their skills including under the skin implants and body piercings. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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A Thai Airways passenger plane takes off over a damaged Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The plane carrying more than 280 people skidded off the runway while landing at the airport Sunday, injuring 14 passengers. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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In this photo made Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, lightning strikes north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine. There were more than 1,000 lightning strikes per hour at the height of the storm, according to the National Weather Service. Trees and power lines were knocked down across the region, and an electric substation was damaged. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Nick Vujicic, right, is accompanied by a life guard as he treads water in an acrylic enclosure keeping safe while diving among sharks, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in Singapore. Vujicic, a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs, is in the city-state to give a motivational talk and was visiting "The Shark Encounter at Marine Life Park" at one of Singapore's main tourist attractions in Resorts World Sentosa. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub named "Bandar" shows his displeasure after being dunked in the tiger exhibit moat for a swim reliability test at the National Zoo in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. All cubs born at the zoo must take a swim test before being allowed to roam in the exhibit. Bandar passed his test. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Clouds lift briefly and allow the sun to highlight Mount Hood wearing a fresh coat of snow near Government Camp, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Heavy, winter-like storms passed through the state over the last several days, dressing up one of Oregon's most iconic mountains. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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A lone boater skims across the surface of the Potomac River at sunset in Washington Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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In this Sept. 5, 2013 photo, Claudio Alva, 8, carries the cross that will adorn his younger brother's grave as relatives carry the coffin that contain the remains to the burial site at the "Nueva Esperanza" cemetery in Lima, Peru. The baby brother, Max, 4-month-old died of complications from pneumonia. Access to quality health care and education is little more than a dream in dusty settlements that ring Lima and carry such hopeful names as Villa Rica or Rich Town, Nueva Esperanza or New Hope and Manantial or Water Spring. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A merry-go-round rotates at the 180th Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 2013 will attract more than six million guests from around the world. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Four caracal cubs sit in a basket as they are presented to media for the first time at the Animal Park zoo in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The caracals, also known as desert lynxes, were born in the zoo on July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Mary Goore of the Swedish heavy metal band Ghost B.C., performs during the Rock in Rio music festival, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. The week long festival will feature a list of headliners including, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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An Indian Tamil Hindu devotee, cheeks pierced with a metal spear, participates in a religious procession during "Panguni Uthiram" festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday April 25, 2013. During the festival, devotees perform acts of self- affliction to seek blessings of Hindu God Murugan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Fog obscures the lagoon of Messolongi, in western Greece, on Monday Oct 14, 2013, as fishing boats are anchored along the boardwalk. Autumn fogs are a common occurrence in this part of the country. (AP Photo/ Dimitri Messinis)
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The sunrise colors the sky above Calais, Vt., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Rain and colder weather is expected to return later in the week to Vermont. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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A skull with dental mutilations from the recently discovered Xaloctan site is displayed at the National Institute of Anthropological Studies at Mexico's National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Archaeologists say they have turned up about 150 skulls of human sacrifice victims at a field in Xaloctan, central Mexico near the Teotihuacan pyramids. Experts are puzzled by the unexpected find of such a large number of skulls at what appears to have been a small, unremarkable shrine. The heads were carefully deposited in rows or in small mounds, mostly facing east toward the rising sun, sometime between 660 and 860 A.D. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Women bathe in mud in a presentation for the inauguration of the National Meeting of Rural Women, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The four-day event aims to discuss the issues of violence against women and exploitation of women in rural areas. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Smoke billows during an eruption of Mount Etna volcano as seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Etna's eruptions are not infrequent, although the last major one occurred in 1992. Catania airport said the eruption Saturday forced closure of nearby air space before dawn, but authorities lifted the closure in early morning. Several inhabited villages dot the mountain's slopes, but evacuations weren't necessary despite the lava flow. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)
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Metal-sculpted flowers up to 40-feet tall frame the 605-foot Space Needle as it become obscured by fog Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Seattle. Forecasters say a mostly dry, high pressure system that has been sitting over the Northwest for a couple of weeks is causing dense fog in many parts of Washington. The National Weather Service said visibility early Wednesday morning in the central Puget Sound area was a quarter-mile or less. The high pressure has created a condition where the coast and mountains are sometimes more likely to see sunshine than lowlands and valleys. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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A tree is back dropped by the setting sun outside Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Romanian is enjoying a hotter than usual weather for the month of October with temperatures above 20 degrees centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit) . (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A flower blossoms from vegetation covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Mardingding, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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Residents walk on a damaged highway in Loboc township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013, a day after a 7.2-magnitude quake hit Bohol and Cebu provinces. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A woman swims in the sea as the sun sets in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi reached 34 degrees Celsius, or 93 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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In this late Sunday, Nov.3, 2013 photograph, a man watches Diwali fireworks light up the night sky above Ajmer town in Rajasthan state, India. Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/ Deepak Sharma)
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A woman, with her face covered with colored powders, dances during the Holi Festival of Colors in Lisbon, Sunday, Sept. 15 2013. The festival, which is mainly celebrated during the Hindu spring festival Holi in some regions of India and Nepal, has become popular among people in other communities. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Filipino Marines and US Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit BOXER Amphibious Ready Group based in Okinawa, Japan drop off from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during a joint military exercise called Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) in Ternate, Cavite province, southern Philippines on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Philippine officials recently said they will soon begin negotiations with the United States on a larger American military presence to help deter what they say is increasing Chinese aggression in Philippine-claimed waters in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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In this March 3, 2013 photo, Karina Alvarado and David Enriquez pose for a picture with their daughter at Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru. For five Peruvian soles or about two U.S. dollars beachgoers can pose for a photo to record their day at the beach, in front of backdrops of their choice that include forest landscapes, exotic beach scenes or atop horses. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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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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An opponent of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez wears a message over his mouth that reads in Spanish; "In Venezuela there is a dictatorship," during an outdoor gathering in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Venezuelan opposition politicians say they're preparing to present a case before a regional human rights court to challenge a Supreme Court decision that permits the indefinite postponement of the ailing president's inauguration. The 58-year-old president is fighting a severe respiratory infection a month after he underwent cancer surgery in Havana. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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In this aerial photo, a person, lower right, stand in front of a home demolished home by Monday's tornado, in Moore, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Pedestrians protect themselves from a steady evening rain as they walk or pause near colorful holiday lights Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in downtown Seattle. Rain is expected to continue into Tuesday, ahead of clearing skies but considerably cooler temperatures, with highs only in the mid-40s. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Stacy Crain and Al Giannini, both from Rockford, Ill., walk under Anish Kapoor's stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Forecasters expect the storm to leave behind three to six inches of snow in the greater Chicago area. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Britney Francis, of Atlanta, walks through Walker Stalker Con, a convention based off the cable TV show "The Walking Dead," Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Atlanta. The convention, which ran through the weekend, was expected to draw about 10,000 participants says co-creator Eric Nordhoff. "The Walking Dead" characters battle zombies known as "walkers" in the streets of downtown Atlanta and in forests, small towns and a prison south of the city. The convention featured appearances by some of the show's actors as well as games, toys, comic and other memorabilia for fans of zombie, horror and science fiction. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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A performer spits fire during a carnival celebration in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The carnival, which takes place across Spain just before Lent, is believed to owe its origins to pagan festivals. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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South Korean rapper PSY performs before President Park Geun-hye's presidential inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Park became South Korea's first female president Monday, returning to the presidential mansion where she grew up with her dictator father. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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People enjoy a swing ride in front of the St. Pauls church at the opening day of the Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 2013 will attract more than six million guests from around the world. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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In this May 25, 2013 photo, Gino, who did not give his last name, wears a costume that mimics the character "Pain" from a Japanese comic, during a K-pop music party held at a school that was rented for the occasion in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Palestinians and Israelis enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr, is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, runs with Batman after saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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A thunderstorm with heavy rains approaches downtown Chicago, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
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People paddle their boat during the sunset near the village of Toroni, northern Greece, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Weather forecasters predict hot weather across the country over the next few days. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is lifted to the top of the building in New York, Thursday, May 2, 2013. When it's fully installed, at a later date, it will top the building at a symbolic 1,776 feet. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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A dog looks at Pakistani Kushti wrestlers, right, reflected on a mirror, attend their daily training session in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Antonio Lopez Chaj, a 43-year-old house painter, appears with his attorneys at a news conference in Los Angeles Monday, July 1, 2013. Lopez Chaj is so badly brain damaged for a beating in a bar that left him with half his skull permanently bashed in that he cannot speak. His lawyers announced he has been awarded a $58 million by a jury in Torrance Superior Court. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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RETRANSMISSION OF OSS101 TO PROVIDE DIFFERENT CROP -- In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis as he returns at the Vatican from the pontifical summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, 35 km South-Est from Rome, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home on Thursday to a new house and a new pope, as an unprecedented era begins of a retired pontiff living side-by-side with a reigning one inside the Vatican gardens. In background is archbishop George Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)
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This Saturday, May 19, 2013 photo shows a Fennec fox, the smallest species of fox, and a native to the Sahara desert in Africa, in the White desert, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Cairo, Egypt. The area, with its white and cream color and massive chalk rock formations, was a popular excursion for visitors to Egypt. The 2011 uprising that toppled Egypt's longtime autocratic ruler, Hosni Mubarak, dealt a blow to tourism with tourists still scared away by unrest and political turmoil. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
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An Indian child, face smeared with colored powder, celebrates Holi festival in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, March. 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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A model displays a creation by fashion designer Dmitry Sholokhov for O.Jen during Belarus Fashion Week in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A police officer is engulfed in flames after being hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters marking the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City, Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013. Mexico commemorated the 45th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest, killed by men with guns and soldiers ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its flagship animal, the Orang Utan, and exhibits both the endangered Bornean and critically endangered Sumatran sub-species in a social setting. It is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of these endangered species. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A circus performer belonging to the "Los Zoyacapoteros", part of the "Indigenous Laboratory of Acrobatics" performs at the Takilhsukut park as part of the Cumbre Tajin 2013 music festival celebrations in Papantla, Mexico, Monday March 25, 2013. The Laboratory is a collaboration between circus performers and acrobats belonging to several indigenous communities from the Gulf state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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An Iranian mourner covers his head with mud during Ashoura rituals, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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An indigenous man wearing face paint and a headdress stands inside the abandoned old Indian museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Brazilian Federal Court ruled that indigenous people who have been occupying the building since 2006 have to leave the area because it is next to the Maracana stadium, which will be the site of the final match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic games. Authorities say the compound must go as the area around the stadium is being transformed into a shopping and sports entertainment hub. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames when a shot fired by riot police hit the petrol bomb in his hand that he was preparing to throw during clashes in Sanabis, Bahrain, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Protests and clashes erupted in opposition areas nationwide Thursday with government opponents observing a "Dignity Strike" _ blocking roads, closing shops, protesting and staying home from work and school _ called by the more radical February 14 youth group. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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A bald eagle catches a fish in the Des Moines River, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa's cold, icy winters drive the birds to rivers to forage for food when inland waters freeze over. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Cardinals attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix the many problems. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the 'Feed the Beast extreme cake shop' in London, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on Oct. 26 and 27. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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With temperatures around 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit), a man plays in the surf, with some thousands celebrating the New Year by jumping into the North Sea during the traditional New Year's Dive in Ostend, Belgium, Saturday Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Funtown Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The private owners of the amusement pier that collapsed in Seaside Heightsare working with insurers to devise a plan to dismantle the ride and get it out of the ocean. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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In this June 13, 2013 photo, Aquilina Cardenas, right, and her sister Luciana look into the coffin containing the remains of their father in a forensic laboratory in Ayacucho, Peru. Their father is one of the Chaca residents tortured and killed on Jan. 8,1988 by Shining Path militants in retaliation for forming a self-defense committee. The remains of the victims were exhumed in 2012 from a mass grave and released to family members on June 13, 2013. A mass burial was held in Chaca two days later. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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An election campaign posters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is photographed through a car window covered with rain drops in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. General elections will take place in Germany on Sept. 22, 2013 where Chancellor Angela Merkel will run for her third term. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police, seen behind, enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday, killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan)
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A passenger aboard the Staten Island Ferry snaps a cell phone photo of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as the twin beams shine beside and above the city's skyline, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Quebec rower Mylene Paquette celebrates as she arrives in Lorient, western France, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, after a solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Paquette is the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. She left Halifax just over four months ago in a specially designed 7.3-metre boat propelled only by Paquette and the currents. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
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Bahraini youths masked and wearing headbands with Arabic that reads "Al-Mehdi Soldiers" participate in a funeral procession for an anti-government activist in Sehla, Bahrain, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Clashes erupted after the funeral for Sadeq Sabt, 22, who died Sunday of injuries sustained a month ago when he was struck by a vehicle during a protest. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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A polar bear is fed from a zookeeper at zoo of the Everland amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The National Weather Service issued a cold wave watch and the temperature reached minus 11 degrees Celsius (51 degrees Fehrenheit) in the morning. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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In this Oct. 22, 2013 photo, Saw Min lies still on a bed with weights on her eyes after receiving local anesthesia ahead of a cataract operation at a government hospital in Bago, Myanmar. Saw Min waited with hundreds of Myanmar's poorest villagers to be prepped for the simple, free surgery she hopes will restore her sight. "My heart is racing," said the 38-year-old mother of five, who lost all vision in her left eye one year ago and, in the months that followed, all but 20 percent in her right. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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Lebanese activists wear masks as they protest against corrupt governments and corporations, in support of the anonymous activist moment, at the Martyrs square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, as part of a Million Mask March of similar rallies around the world on Guy Fawkes Day. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, a street monkey wears a baby doll mask as it performs in a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Security forces are fanning out across Jakarta conducting raids to rescue macaques used in popular street masked monkey performances in a move aimed at improving public order and preventing diseases carried by the monkeys. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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A boy hops from a cluster of crypts to another which are spruced up for the observance of All Saints' Day at a public cemetery at Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines Thursday Oct. 31, 2013. Traditionally, Christians visit cemeteries and memorial parks to offer prayers every Nov. 1 to pay tribute to their departed loved ones. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Balloons take off over the Palote dam during the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Leon, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. More than 200 balloons from different countries participated in this year's festival. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)
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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic material as it erupts as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Two volcanoes, Sinabung and Mount Merapi, erupted Monday in the country, prompting warnings for flights and evacuation preparations, official said. (AP Photo/Mafa Yuli Ramadani)
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A statue of the Angel Moroni on top of a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising full moon, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Ary Borges feeds his tiger named Dan at his home in Maringa, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Borges is in a legal battle with federal wildlife officials to keep his endangered animals from undergoing vasectomies and being taken away from him. He defends his right to breed the animals and says he gives them a better home than they might find elsewhere in Brazil. (AP Photo/Renata Brito) ITALY OUT
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Bear runs through the cool waters of the Guadalupe River as he returns a ball to his owner, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in New Braunfels, Texas. With temperatures topping the 100 degree mark, people are still gravitating to the the recreational area to keep cool. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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An 'El Pilar' fighting bull gores a reveler during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Friday, July 12, 2013. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A Nihang or a traditional Sikh religious warrior wearing an oversized turban, rides a motorcycle at an event organized to celebrate Fateh Divas in Amritsar, India, Monday, Nov.4, 2013. Fateh Divas marks the day when Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh was welcomed in Amritsar with thousands of lamps upon his return from a prison. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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South Korean Marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores in a smoke screen during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises called Ssangyong 2013 as part of their two-month-long Foal Eagle military exercises in Pohang, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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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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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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The MSC Divina cruise ship arrives at the Port of Miami escorted by a fleet of Fiat 500 watercrafts, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Miami. This is the ship's North American debut since departing Venice, Italy Nov. 2. The Divina will offer year-round Caribbean sailings from its home port of Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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A Southwest Airlines jet is silhouetted against the rising full moon as it takes of from Sky Harbor Airport Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Cars are buried by snow near Hamden, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in the aftermath of a storm that hit Connecticut and much of the New England states. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Children react as a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator dinosaur walks through crowds along the Southbank, in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The dinosaur is one of many that can be visited at the Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo, visiting from Australia, the creatures can be touched and fed at the Southbank Centre. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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A man wearing a spiderman outfit performs for money as tourists look at the main square in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Financial markets around the world were roiled Thursday after Japanese stocks suffered their biggest reverse since the tsunami that hit the country over two years ago. Spain has had to pay higher interest rates on selling euros 4 billion euros ($5.2 billion) in a bond auction that coincided with a sharp drop in global financial markets on worries over Chinas economy. Spains Ibex 35 stock index was down 2 percent. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Matt Gone who is known as The Checkered Man poses for a photo at the 3rd annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. As many as 300 tattoo artists from a variety of countries are expected to attend the 4-day event, sharing their skills including under the skin implants and body piercings. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honor of Nelson Mandela, poses for well-wishers in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Sunday, July 14, 2013. South Africa's radio broadcaster Eyewitness News reported on Sunday that former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday that he expects Nelson Mandela to soon be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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AP10ThingsToSee - The sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine, Thursday, May 2, 2013. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park's seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5 percent funding cut of it's roughly $7.8 million budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Services share of federal sequestration. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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Performers present the Bodies in Urban Spaces project from Austrian artist Willi Dorner, not seen, at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2013. "Party at Serralves" it's a contemporary art festival that hosts over 200 events simultaneously on a non-stop 40-hour period, in the Gardens and in the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
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This picture made with slow shutter speed shows Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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Elephants at Utah's Hogle Zoo are cooled off with a water hose Friday, June 28, 2013, in Salt lake City. The heat wave that is gripping the western U.S. is one of the worst in years, with desert locations in the Southwest seeing temperatures approach 120 degrees. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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South Korean Air Force aerial demonstration team, the Black Eagles, performs during a ceremony for a re-enactment of the battle of Chuncheon in Chuncheon, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 22, 2013. South Korean Defense Ministry hosted the re-enactment of one of major battles fought in the 1950-53 Korean War as part of commemoration events for the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Eric the new born Rothschild giraffe stands in front the mother Lotti during its first presentation for public at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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A chicken is kept in a cage waiting to be inspected by health workers in Hong Kong Thursday, April 11, 2013. The Hong Kong government started enhanced measures to prevent a new strain of bird flu from entering the city. Starting from Thursday, the authority is taking samples of live poultry from mainland China to test for the H7N9 virus. Thirty samples are taken in every 1,000 chickens. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Traffic disappears into the fog shrouding the Gay Street bridge over Fort Loudoun Lake on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)

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Three 2-month old Oriental Pied Hornbills are displayed at the Jurong Bird Park's Breeding and Research Center in Singapore, Friday March 8, 2013. These three birds were hatched after successful artificial incubation at the bird park when their eggs were rescued on an off-shore island in Singapore. This is all part of the park's efforts in preserving and educating the public about its wildlife and wildlife reserves.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Bangladeshi Hindu children smeared in colors stand at a doorway as they watch Holi festival celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Hindus celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by painting each other in bright pigments, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The white smoke indicates that the new pope has been elected. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Fashion from the Vera Wang Spring 2014 collection is modeled on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds up a banner bearing the image of the South American leader at a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Hundreds of supporters gathered outside his presidential palace in an alternative inauguration, showing their support for the ailing leader and wearing T-shirts with the slogan "I am Chavez." The government organized the rally for the cancer-stricken leader on the streets outside Miraflores Palace on what was supposed to be his inauguration day. A swearing-in ceremony has been indefinitely postponed, despite opposition complaints. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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A decorated elephant stands at the Nandankanan Zoological park on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Wild life week is celebrated in India from October 2 to 8. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo, two dolphins perform in a tank at Okichan Theater of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, on the southern island of Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture and more than 300,000 foreign tourists visit to Okinawa every year.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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A model displays a creation designed by Yasutaka Funakoshi of Japan during the 2014 Spring/Summer collection of the Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo, Saturday, Oct 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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A model displays a creation designed by Yasutaka Funakoshi of Japan during the 2014 Spring/Summer collection of the Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo,Saturday, Oct 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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A demonstrator wears a gas mask over a batman costume during a march in support of striking teachers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Teachers have been on strike demanding better pay for almost two months. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Cameramen film as the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-11M space ship carrying new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The rocket carrying the Olympic flame successfully blasted off Thursday from earth ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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A Palestinian youth plays with a ball, as they sun sets in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption as seen from Acireale, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)
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French pilot and migratory bird protector Christian Moulec accompanied by Lesser White-fronted Geese performs an ultra light flight during the 40th Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding, paragliding and acrobatic sailplaneing. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Culema Nevarez adds balloons to a growing tribute outside the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland, Friday, May 10, 2013. DeJesus was freed Monday from the home of Ariel Castro where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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Shadows of people are cast on the side of a hot air balloon being filled at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Leon, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. More than 200 balloons from different countries participated in this year's festival. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)
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People paddle their boat during the sunset near the village of Toroni, northern Greece, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Weather forecasters predict hot weather across the country over the next few days. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Ice covers an orange at an orange grove in Redlands, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A cold snap that has California farmers struggling to protect a $1.5 billion citrus crop has slowly started to ease, though frigid temperatures were still the norm Tuesday morning throughout the state and across other parts of the West. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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An art piece by US artist Nancy Fouts is seen at the both of the Pertwee Anderson and Gold gallery at the Art 13 London art fair in London, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Art 13 London, the new art fair to launch in the city in a decade will un from March 1-3, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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