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Best pix of 2015
From mud-puddle divers in Brazil to an aurora borealis display in northern England, here are the best pictures of the year.
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Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal. With three Sumatran tiger cubs adding vital numbers to the European conservation breeding programme, the birth of six critically-endangered Philippine crocodiles and the arrival of nine Humboldt penguin chicks, all of the new additions will be added to the records. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, a worker prepares to fit a wooden arm onto a Christ statue during preparations of the altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Plaza of the Revolution, in Havana, Cuba. When Francis arrives in Havana on Sept. 19, he'll find his church ministering to more Cubans than at any time since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: The moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor ahead of tomorrow's Blue Moon on July 30, 2015 in Somerset, England. The full moon appearing on July 31 will be what's called a Blue Moon, which refers to the second of two full moons appearing in the same calendar month. The last time this happened was in 2012 and there isn't due another until 2018. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Spanish bullfighter Pepe Moral aims his sword before killing a Jandilla ranch fighting bull with it during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in 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 woman wearing zombie makeup waits for the start of the eighth annual "la marcha zombie" or zombie march, in Mexico City, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hundreds dressed in rags and ghoulish makeup to look bloody and decaying gathered in the historic center of Mexico's capital for a zombie walk. Organizers asked participants to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the NGO Alimento para todos México or Food for all of Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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With a view of Brooklyn in the background, ice surrounds the Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in New York. A wide swath of the country is experiencing record-breaking temperatures while other areas are expecting more winter precipitation Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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ZHEZKAZGAN, KAZAKHSTAN - MARCH 12: In this handout provided by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of NASA, Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Elena Serova of Roscosmos March 12, 2015 near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Wilmore and Russian cosmonauts Samokutyaev and Serova are returning after nearly six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 41 and 42 crews. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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The remains of a mid-16th century church known as the Temple of Santiago, as well as the Temple of Quechula, is visible from the surface of the Grijalva River, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, due to the lack of rain near the town of Nueva Quechula, in Chiapas state, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The temple, built by Dominican friars in the region inhabited by the Zoque people, was submerged in 1966 when the Nezahualcoyotl dam was built. (AP Photo/David von Blohn)

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FILE- In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Australian cricket fans dance arm in arm as they watch the second innings on the third day of the first cricket Test match between Australia and West Indies in Roseau, Dominica. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

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The aurora borealis, or the northern lights as they are commonly known are photographed, over Dunstanburgh Castle, in Northumberland, England, Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE,

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A man dives into a puddle mud during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Revelers in the seaside colonial town threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared beneath the mud, which highlights both gym-pumped pectorals and beer-fed guts. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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A man, covered in oil and soot representing the devil, smokes a cigarette as he gets ready for the carnival in the small village of Luzon, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Preserved records from the 14th century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could be much older. Carnival festivals are celebrated in their own way around hundreds of villages in Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file photo, Jair Ortega, age three, poses for a street photographer next to police special forces and a life-size cut out figure of Pope Francis, after the departure of the pope from Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Jair's mother asked the officers to pose with her son, saying he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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Sheep jump through the snow near Castleside, England, as Britain was bracing itself for more snow as winds from the east sweep across the country, Friday, March 13, 2015. After a week of blue skies and sunshine, temperatures are turning markedly cooler because of a chilly blast from Scandinavia. (AP Photo / Owen Humphreys, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015, file photo, Marisa Ramirez Gutierrez, standing center, holds still on her throne dressed in the robe of the the "Iyawo," or bride, alongside a pregnant woman, right, who represents birth, and her mother, who represents a woman who has already given birth, inside her home as part of many initiation ceremonies marking the start of her one-year journey to become a Yoruba priestess in Havana, Cuba. Ramirez's other initiation rituals include a dip in a river, sitting for one day with a pregnant woman, private rituals with Yoruba priests, a celebratory dinner party with family and friends, praying to the Virgin of Charity and leaving herbal offerings at a local market. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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FILE - In Aug. 17, 2015, file photo, Mathieux Saint Fleur, wearing a bandage over his eye, is sandwiched between the driver and his sons Renald St. Fleur, far right, and Jackilo Joseph, as they take a motorcycle taxi home after his cataract surgery in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The 75-year-old had been virtually blind for two decades and was able to see again after surgery by volunteer eye doctors organized by the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

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A woman walks along the beach while mist rises from a lake, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in the east end of Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file aerial photo shows a white heron taking flight over revealed fish nests, normally inches below the waterline in La Plata reservoir in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Thanks to El Nino, a warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean that affects global weather, less rain fell to help refill Puerto Ricos La Plata reservoir, as well as La Plata river in the central island community of Naranjito. A tropical disturbance that hit the U.S. territory on Monday did not fill up those reservoirs as officials had anticipated. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, the Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and vapor, as seen from El Pedregal, Ecuador. Cotopaxi began showing renewed activity in April and its last major eruption was in 1877. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)

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FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, a monkey dips its hand into a water receptacle at the Amazon Animal Orphanage in the Pilpintuwasi rainforest, near Iquitos, Peru. The monkey was among dozens of animals that Animal Defenders International, with the assistance of the Peru's air force and navy, airlifted Saturday to the animal refuge in Peru's amazon rainforest from Lima, where they were held after being rescued from animal traffickers and circus programs. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, a competitor races past Cactus Island along the Uyuni salt flats during the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally 2015 between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Iquique, Chile. The race will finish on Jan. 17, passing through Bolivia and Chile before returning to Argentina where it started. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, Mary Jose Cristerna, a Mexican known as The Vampire Woman, poses for the public to take portraits of her during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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FILE- In this April 22, 2015, file photo, Sebastian Martinez of Chile's Universidad de Chile tosses his jersey to fans at the Banco del Pacifico stadium after his team lost a Copa Libertadores soccer match to Ecuador's Emelec in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Wednesday. Emelec won 2-0. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, competitors race across the Uyuni salt flats at the start of the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally 2015 between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Iquique, Chile, Monday. The race will finish on Jan. 17, passing through Bolivia and Chile before returning to Argentina where it started. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, candles illuminate children's tombs in the San Gregorio cemetery during Day of the Dead festivities on the outskirts of Mexico City. In a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2, families decorate the graves of departed relatives with marigolds and candles, and spend the night in the cemetery, eating and drinking as they keep company with their deceased loved ones. At this cemetery, families pay a special tribute to children who have died, on the night of Oct. 31 into the morning of Nov. 1. The following night, families keep vigil at the tombs of adults. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

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FILE - In this July 14, 2015, file photo, Venezuela's Jessica Lopez performs during the women's artistic gymnastics uneven bars competition in the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Lopez won the silver medal in the event. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

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FILE - In this July 4, 2015, file photo, Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty kick against Argentina during the Copa America final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile. Chile became Copa America champions for the first time after it defeated Argentina in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, Brazils Kamayura indigenous people take part in a ball game with hands during the World Indigenous Games in Palmas, Brazil. Organizers billed the nine-day-long event as a sort of indigenous Olympics. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

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FILE- In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Magno Neves dives with his board at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Neves, a 23-year-old from the Cantagalo slum, surfs nearly every day at the nearby Arpoador beach. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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A gull flips a herring in order to swallow it whole while flying away with a meal robbed from a delivery truck, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Rockland, Maine. Herring is primarily used for lobster bait, with a small percentage of it going to the sardine industry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a girl looks out from the newly opened U.S. Embassy, overlooking the staging area, at the end of the flag raising ceremony in Havana, Cuba. Cuba and U.S. officially restored diplomatic relations July 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies' employees watch from a distance the Momotombo volcano's eruption and lava flow, in the rural community of Papalonal, in Leon, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Dec, 2, 2015. Quiet for many years, the volcano emitted some glowing rock on Wednesday, after gas and ash emissions began Tuesday. In 1610, the city of Leon was destroyed during an eruption of the Momotombo and was relocated west, where it is currently located. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 06: The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen on Corcovado mountain on February 6, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is gearing up to host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A woman carries the days-catch from a fishing boat at Ngwe Saung beach, in eastern Ayeyarwaddy division, Myanmar, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Grass is frozen after a lawn irrigation system was left running, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Surfside Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Charles Slate)

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FILE - In this April 21, 2015, file photo, England's bowler Ben Stokes fields a shot played by Marlon Samuels during day one of their second Test match at the National Stadium in St. George's, Grenada. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

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FILE - In this April 10, 2015, file photo, a child reads a sign in favor of the U.S. repealing sanctions against Venezuela, before the arrival of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to a monument honoring the victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion, in the Chorrillo neighborhood which saw the heaviest fighting during the invasion, in Panama City. Maduro said he planned to hand over about 10 million signatures to President Barack Obama during the Summit of the Americas, asking him to the repeal an order that froze the assets of seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations and corruption. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, farmers walk with their donkeys on a snow covered road in La Cumbre mountain on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)

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FILE - In this July 12, 2015, file photo, Venezuela's Genesis Rodriguez Gomez collapses during a lift attempt in the women's 53kg weightlifting at the Pan Am Games in Oshawa, Ontario. Rodriguez took silver in the event. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

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This photo shows the shower area and opening to a tunnel, where authorities claim drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, slipped into the tunnel to escape from his prison cell, at the Altiplano maximum security prison, in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Experts have said the tunnel would have been more than a year in planning and building. The digging would have caused noise. The entrance was in a place beyond the view of security cameras at Mexico's toughest prison. They also said it was clear the escape by Mexico's most powerful drug lord must have involved inside help on a grand scale. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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A cyclist maneuvers his bike through a skateboard park, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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FILE - This is an 84-photo composite of people, each holding an image of their missing relative. The photographs of the 84 were shot between April and August of 2015 in the city of Iguala and surrounding towns. The world, and even most of Mexico, paid little attention to Iguala until 43 students from a rural teachers' college disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014. Two months after the students disappeared many other families in the area began coming forward to tell their stories, emboldened by the international attention focused on the missing students. Their message was simple: there are many more missing. They called them the other disappeared. The AP interviewed the relatives of 158 of those missing. Only 84 agreed to be photographed because they are still very fearful. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2011 file photo, two Japanese soldiers stop to look at a ship blocking a road in the tsunami destroyed town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan marks four years since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster on Wednesday, March 11. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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Ice forms on an depiction of Skip Baumhower standing behind a camera on a tripod on the front lawn of Baumhower's home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. This winter's coldest weather yet plunged Alabama into a deep freeze and broke records early Thursday, with temperatures dropping into the single digits before dawn across the northern third of the state. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter)

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A military band performs prior to the start of a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A river gull flies over reflection of a Gazela (Gazelle) bridge on the Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Weather forecasts predict good weather conditions in Serbia for upcoming days. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Spectators watch as a diver jumps from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, 100 kms south of Kosovo capital Pristina, Sunday, July 26, 2015. A total of 27 divers from Kosovo competed diving from a 22 meters high bridge into the Drini i Bardh river. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

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People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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People are silhouetted against a rising full moon as they ride an attraction at Worlds of Fun amusement park Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. When the full moon appears at 6:43 a.m. EDT (1043 GMT) in the U.S. Friday, it will become the second full moon of July. Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory said the traditional definition of a blue moon is two full moons in a month. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne and hits the catch fence as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, performs a ritual inside his tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival will cleanse them of their sins. The festival is held four times every 12 years. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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Vapour flows across the wings of an Airbus A380 as it performs its demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Some 300,000 aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this weeks Paris Air Show, coming from around the world to make business deals and see dramatic displays of aeronautic prowess and the latest air and space technology. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 10: A brand new Volkswagen Passat and a Golf 7 car are stored in a tower at the Volkswagen Autostadt complex near the Volkswagen factory on March 10, 2015 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is Germany's biggest car maker and is scheduled to announce financial results for 2014 later this week. Customers who buy a new Volkswagen in Germany have the option of coming to the Autostadt customer service center in person to pick up their new car. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
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Spanish bullfighter Juan del Alamo is performs with a Pedraza de Yelte's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Jermain Perry, a member of 'The Tramps,' the oldest unit of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, a historic New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe, participates in King's Day festivities in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. King's Day is a tradition marking the 12th night after Christmas and the official start of the Mardi season. Carnival is celebrated along the Gulf Coast with parties, balls and parades culminating on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, a final day of celebration before Lent. It is a major tourist draw in New Orleans. Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 17 this year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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The moon starts to block the sun during a solar eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, newlyweds pose for photos during their photo session at the fortress of the Morro in Santiago. While Cuban cities are seeing stagnant visitor numbers, cruise ships provide a promising new potential source of visitors, although dockings remain relatively rare. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, Gleison Tibau, from Brazil, back, chokes Abel Trujillo, from the United States, during their UFC lightweight mixed martial arts bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner,File)

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In this picture taken with a longtime exposure, France's Anne Kuhm performs during her beam routine as she takes part in the women's qualification competition at the World Artistic Gymnastics championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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A flaming fake bull known as a "Toro de fuego" runs after revelers during San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 13, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Sarajevo's TV tower is seen surrounded with fog, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Traffic pollution and burning low quality coal for heating due to high price of natural gas in country causes clouds of air pollution during days with low air pressure in unusually warm weather. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

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FILE - In this June 20, 2015, file photo, Roberto Viga, 50, takes a bite from a chunk of cooked yucca, during his break from harvesting coca leaves in Samugari, Peru. Nearly all the coca picked ends up being processed into cocaine, and many worry that the government will finally begin destroying the crop, as it has elsewhere. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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Spanish bullfighter Alejandro Talavante aims his sword on his way to killing a bull during a bullfight in San Sebastian De Los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Bullfight is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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The moon rises as people sit on rides at the State Fair Meadowlands, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The fair closes on Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubais rapid transformation from a desert outpost into one of the worlds most architecturally stunning cities is mapped out in the Marina. Where just 15 years ago there was empty, flat land, today a bustling neighborhood thrives centered around a canal and an impressive skyline that pierces through the clouds. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Feb. 4, 2015 photo, a worker sprays a horse with water after a training session at the state-run Azucarero horse ranch in Artemisa, Cuba. By importing colts and fillies from the Netherlands, Cuban trainers are creating prized competitors capable of fetching buyers at private auctions, with much of the proceeds going back to the government-led equine enterprise. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this 30-minute exposure, the streak of four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King's headlight shows his path as he mushes from theYukon River to Kaltag, Alaska, in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)

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A small ship is lit by a ray of sunshine as it sails up the Tagus river, in Lisbon, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Everyday boats, ferries and cargo ships sail up and down the river on their way to dock or leave the ports of the Portuguese capital. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Afghan refugee children chase a balloon on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, Guatemala's former president Otto Perez Molina, photographed through a window, sits in court for a third hearing on corruption allegations that led him to resign, in Guatemala City. The court is considering allegations that Perez Molina was involved in a scheme in which businesspeople paid bribes to avoid import duties through Guatemala's customs agency. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

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Ottawa Redblacks fan Jimmy Fata looks on during a CFL football game between the Redblacks and Saskatchewan Roughriders, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, a protester injured in a scuffle with police shouts out his name as he and a woman are detained in Mexico City. The pair, and other protesters who had taken part in a march marking the fifth month of the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college, clashed with police after they were prevented from entering the subway. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Boca Juniors fans cheer their team before a Copa Libertadores round of sixteen soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)

Best pix of 2015

From mud-puddle divers in Brazil to an aurora borealis display in northern England, here are the best pictures of the year.

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