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From a Hindu pilgrimage in India to a raging fire in New Jersey, here are the most arresting images taken in the past seven days  
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A flamingo hides its head in its feathers on a cold Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at the zoo in Cologne, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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TOMINTOUL, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19: A car is abandoned on the A939 road between Cockbridge and Tomintoul, on January 19, 2015 in Tomintoul, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as -12C during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Police, fire and rescue workers respond to an overpass collapse on I-75 just north of the new Hopple Street bridge Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. A construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati, fire and emergency medical officials said.(AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cameron Knight)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: A pair of deer in the early morning light look on in Richmond Park on January 17, 2015 in London, England. A forecasted cold weather front is due to bring sleet and snow to parts of the capital by tomorrow. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
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KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 19: An Orthodox Christian man bathes in the Dnieper River for Epiphany on January 19, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. The holiday celebrates the baptism of Jesus for Orthodox Christians, who themselves plunge into the icy water to symbolically wash away their sins on a day when it is believed that all water becomes holy. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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TONGI, BANGLADESH - JANUARY 18: Muslim devotees arrive to Tongi on the last day of the annual Bishwa Ijtema on January 18, 2015 in Tongi, Bangladesh. The Bishwa Ijtema is the second largest gathering of Muslims in the world, after the Hajj, and is organized by World Tablig Council, which preaches teachings of Islam and prophet Mohammad. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 17: People cool off at a cooling station on Copacabana beach on January 17, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. U.S. government scientists reported that 2014 was the hottest year on record, with temperatures globally measuring 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average, (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 20: Sheep are pictured in the dry conditions at Ambury Farm on January 20, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Soil-moisture levels across the country are lower than average for this time of year and New Zealand faces a potential drought if rain does not fall soon. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 19: A model poses backstage ahead of the It's Showtime - Maybelline New York 100th Anniversary show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Brandenburg Gate on January 19, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 21: Greek Presidential Guard soldiers perform their duties in front of the the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Hellenic Parliament which is home to the Greek parliament ahead of this weekend general election on January 21, 2015 in Athens, Greece. According to the latest opinion polls, the left-wing Syriza party are poised to defeat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservative New Democracy party in the election, which will take place on Sunday. European leaders fear that Greece could abandon the Euro, write off some of its national debt and put an end to the country's austerity by renogotiating the terms of its bailout if the radical Syriza party comes to power. Greece's potential withdrawal from the eurozone has become known as the 'Grexit'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 21: A model walks the runway at Sadie Clayton show during the Lavera showfloor at Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz on January 21, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for lavera Showfloor)
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HONG KONG - JANUARY 20: A model showcases the i.t. collections on the runway during the i.t. 2015 Spring/Summer Light Me Up Fashion Show on day 2 of Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 20, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: A model poses at the Thomas Hanisch show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Brandenburg Gate on January 22, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for IMG)
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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JANUARY 22: A wild horse makes its way across snow covered fields on Divis mountain on January 22, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Freezing fog and snow have made driving conditions in the province difficult as the low temperatures continue. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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A model wears a creation of Rebekka Ruetz's Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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A man photographs the setting sun in Toronto, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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Smoke billows from a multi-alarm fire burning in Edgewater, N.J., as seen in New York from across the Hudson River, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. No injuries have been reported in the blaze that broke out around 5 p.m. on Russell Avenue in Edgewater, N.J. Authorities say it appears that everyone in the building was able to get out safely. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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An Indian Hindu devotee takes holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A Zanzibari man cycles through an alleyway in the historical city of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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A young boy jumps over a puddle by the Tagus riverbank, in Lisbon, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. At the background is the April 25th bridge, whose name was given after the Carnations revolution that restored the democracy in Portugal in April 1974. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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A car drives slowly in the rain on an icy rural road Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, near Newtown, Pa. Rain "flash-freezing" on roads, sidewalks and commuter train platforms has made travel hazardous in the Northeast, leading to several highway closures and accidents that claimed at least four lives. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Filipinos raise their image of the Santo Nino (Holy Child) during the final papal mass of Pope Francis at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Millions filled Manila's main park and surrounding areas for Pope Francis' final Mass in the Philippines on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff's message of hope and consolation for the Southeast Asian country's most downtrodden and destitute. (AP Photo/Ron Soliman)

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, front, walks down the steps of the state Capitol with staff members following his budget address, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Atlanta. Deal spoke Thursday afternoon to lawmakers charged with reviewing his $45 billion spending plan. Deal says Georgia should use charter schools to help its prison inmates earn high school diplomas. Deal limited his comments Thursday to criminal justice, which has become a signature issue for the Republican. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A person walk near the remains of a man lying near a bus stop that was damaged in shelling by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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A dancer waits to perform in a pre-feast presentation in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria's upcoming feast day celebrations, at the Ministry of Culture in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. A 15-day festival takes place annually in the patron saint's honor in Puno, over 800 miles southeast of Lima. The cultural event, which begins Feb. 1, is recognized as one of the most popular and significant in South America. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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COMBO - This combination of two images taken between Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, shows Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, posing for a picture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro hugs a supporter upon his arrival to the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Maduro returned home from a two-week fundraising trip Saturday. Mobs of supporters cheered as the South American leader arrived at the presidential palace, driving himself from the airport in a bus, heading a motorcade. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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EDS NOTE - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN Cecilia Paredes's baby, Dilan, born less than two months ago, sleeps in a room empty of furniture as the family prepares to leave during their eviction in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Paredes, 43, and her unemployed electrician husband Wilson Ruilova, 35, both from Ecuador, have three children: Dilan, a baby born less than two months ago; Andres, 16, and Miguel, seven. They have been unable to pay their rent after she lost her job as an elderly care assistant two years ago. The government company that owned the apartment sold it last year to an investor group along with more than 1,800 other apartments built for the needy and the new owner sought the familys eviction. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Christian Orthodox believers swim towards a cross into the cold water of the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia, marking Orthodox Epiphany, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Orthodox Serbs celebrate Epiphany on January 19 , following old Julian calendar, following the traditional of retrieving crosses from rivers and lakes. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Steam rises from a power plant behind the Moskva River as tourists walk along the Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral, at left, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2014. The structure at right is the Spassky Tower, which is currently being renovated. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Sergio Torres, with the Miami Homeless Assistance Program, makes note of a homeless person sleeping on a sidewalk during the Point In Time Homeless Census, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Miami. As part of a federal push, Miami-Dade County is aiming to end veteran homelessness by 2015, and chronic homelessness by 2016. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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A woman walks in a snow covered park after snowfall in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Belarus capital was hit by a heavy snowfall on Friday morning, as temperatures remained below 0 degrees Celsius ( 32 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, lion cubs rest in Serengeti National Park, west of Arusha, northern Tanzania. The park is the oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania and is known for its annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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Wearing a yellow raincoat, Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to the faithful as he arrives in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. A rain-drenched but lively crowd wearing yellow and white raincoats welcomed Pope Francis in the typhoon-ravage central Philippine city of Tacloban early Saturday, chanting "Papa Francesco, Viva il Papa!" (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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A young swan is about to start flying as it practices on the calm flooded area on the banks of the river Rhine in Duisburg, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Temperatures in Germany got stuck around the freezing point. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Members of the Air Force Reserve 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron signal as a truck backs up to unload supplies for a training fight on a C-17 cargo plane out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Most medical evacuations of wounded military members are performed by Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Vehicle impoundment notices are taped to the car of the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman, parked at Le Parc Tower, where Nisman lived on the 13th floor of the luxury condo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez made an about-face Thursday, saying she now is convinced that Nismans death was not a suicide just days after she suggested the man who accused her of a cover-up in the nations worst terrorist attack had killed himself. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Texas state troopers hold a meeting outside the Texas Capitol prior to the inauguration for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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DR Congos soccer fan painted in his national colors gestures during the African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match between DR Congo and Zambia in Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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Models wear creations from Augustin Teboul's Fall - Winter 2015-2016 collection, as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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A masked demonstrator takes part in a protest to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations demanding Martelly leave office before his term expires next year. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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Official game balls for NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX sit in a bin before being laced and inflated at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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A Zanzibari child poses for the camera after a swim in the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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EDS NOTE : SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN. ''Tamborilleros'' wearing their uniforms march in the traditional ' La Tamborrada', during 'El Dia Grande', the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. From midnight to midnight companies of perfectly uniformed marchers parade through the streets of San Sebastian playing drums and barrels in honor of their patron saint. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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People hide behind a tree while others throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Anti-abortion demonstrators march past the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators are gathering in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Rose McGowan arrives at the Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards held at Sunset Towers Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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A model wears a creation for Irene Luft's Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in Berlin, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Wearing Minnie Mouse headbands, Chrissy Mut, from left, Megan Greenhouse and Nicky Mut, all of Sacramento, Calif., are silhouetted against the sunset as they walk toward their car on the parking structure of Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: A man rides a horse through a bonfire during 'Las Luminarias' Festival on January 16, 2015 in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. In honor of Saint Antony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals, horses are riden through the bonfires on the night before the official day of honoring animals in Spain. The tradition which is hundreds of years old is meant to purify and protect the animal along the year. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 19: A model poses backstage ahead of the It's Showtime - Maybelline New York 100th Anniversary show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Brandenburg Gate on January 19, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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SELMA, AL - JANUARY 18: Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge along with members of the cast of the movie "Selma" in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. In 1965, King led thousands of nonviolent protestors on a march through Selma to the state capitol in a historic Civil Rights demonstration. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 20: Model Anna Ermakova walks the runway at the Riani show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Brandenburg Gate on January 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Riani)
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Yulia Kozyreva, a circus artist, performs with a lion during a show in Ukraine's National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Baboons roam the Ngorongoro Crater, west of Arusha, northern Tanzania, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. According to Tanzanian officials, the crater was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption and collapse three millions years ago and is now one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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An ancient Torah scroll is seen during a dedication ceremony at the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The scroll that Israeli experts said was written 200 years ago has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony Thursday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, mourners carry one of the coffins to bury the entire family of Khalil Abdullah during their funeral procession in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Nearly six months ago Islamic State extremists kidnapped Khalil Abdullah and all his family members after the occupation of Jalula, a town in the restive Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. Recently, Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control of Jalula and found Khalil Abdullah, his wife and their four children killed. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

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Amulla, 35, a victim of a recent bomb attack in a bus, receives treatment at a medical college hospital during the ongoing nationwide blockade called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He is one of the victims of more than two weeks of attacks sparked by the latest clash between Bangladesh's two main, long-feuding political factions since Jan. 5, the one-year anniversary of the last election. Supporters of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who boycotted the last vote, demand that the government resign and hold new elections immediately, but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says her government will remain in office until her term ends in 2019. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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A woman talks on her cell phone during heavy snow fall prior to the men's 10 km sprint at the Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Men get out of the ice cold water after plunging into it to mark Epiphany in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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Trucks and cars drive slowly on an icy rural road Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, near Newtown, Pa. Rain "flash-freezing" on roads, sidewalks and commuter train platforms has made travel hazardous in the Northeast, leading to several highway closures and accidents that claimed at least four lives. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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A Hindu pilgrim performs evening rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the annual Magh Mela traditional fair in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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The Egyptian Theatre is lit up on Main Street during the first night of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Best pix of the week

From a Hindu pilgrimage in India to a raging fire in New Jersey, here are the most arresting images taken in the past seven days  

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