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People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 34th Cochin Carnival which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 34th Cochin Carnival which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 34th Cochin Carnival which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A young devotee grasps water while offering prayers on the bank of the Hanumante River during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A young devotee grasps water while offering prayers on the bank of the Hanumante River during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A young devotee grasps water while offering prayers on the bank of the Hanumante River during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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The numbers "2018" are written in the air with a sparkler on a roadside while cars drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the Siberian Taiga district outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Picture taken with long exposure. 

REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

The numbers "2018" are written in the air with a sparkler on a roadside while cars drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the Siberian Taiga district outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

The numbers "2018" are written in the air with a sparkler on a roadside while cars drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the Siberian Taiga district outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Activists of Ukrainian nationalist parties hold flares as they take part in a rally to mark the 109th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, one of the founders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), in Kiev, Ukraine. 


REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Activists of Ukrainian nationalist parties hold flares as they take part in a rally to mark the 109th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, one of the founders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), in Kiev, Ukraine....more

Activists of Ukrainian nationalist parties hold flares as they take part in a rally to mark the 109th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, one of the founders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (R) enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. 


REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (R) enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (R) enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A 'supermoon' full moon is seen rising in Pieta, Malta. 


REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A 'supermoon' full moon is seen rising in Pieta, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A 'supermoon' full moon is seen rising in Pieta, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Burnt cars are seen in what remains of the multi-storey car park, where a large fire destroyed many cars on Sunday, in King's Dock, Liverpool, Britain. 


Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service/via REUTERS

Burnt cars are seen in what remains of the multi-storey car park, where a large fire destroyed many cars on Sunday, in King's Dock, Liverpool, Britain. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service/via REUTERS

Burnt cars are seen in what remains of the multi-storey car park, where a large fire destroyed many cars on Sunday, in King's Dock, Liverpool, Britain. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service/via REUTERS
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People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Dunkirk, France. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Dunkirk, France. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Dunkirk, France. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A devotee lights a cigaret to a figure of Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death during the first prayer of the New Year at Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City. 

REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A devotee lights a cigaret to a figure of Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death during the first prayer of the New Year at Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A devotee lights a cigaret to a figure of Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death during the first prayer of the New Year at Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Members of a marching band take a break before performing during the New Year's Day parade in London, Britain. 

REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Members of a marching band take a break before performing during the New Year's Day parade in London, Britain. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Members of a marching band take a break before performing during the New Year's Day parade in London, Britain. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Fireworks are seen above the Taedong River during New Year celebrations as visitors pose for a photo in front of an ice sculpture of an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. 


Kyodo/via REUTERS

Fireworks are seen above the Taedong River during New Year celebrations as visitors pose for a photo in front of an ice sculpture of an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang,...more

Fireworks are seen above the Taedong River during New Year celebrations as visitors pose for a photo in front of an ice sculpture of an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Members of the Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) ice swimmers club take a dip in lake Orankesee during their traditional New Year's swimming event in Berlin, Germany. 


REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Members of the Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) ice swimmers club take a dip in lake Orankesee during their traditional New Year's swimming event in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Members of the Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) ice swimmers club take a dip in lake Orankesee during their traditional New Year's swimming event in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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A woman prays during a New Year's Day service inside a church in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman prays during a New Year's Day service inside a church in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman prays during a New Year's Day service inside a church in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. 

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with their son Barron, arrive for a New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Students react as water from earthen pitchers is poured on them to take a holy bath during a ceremony organised to resemble the annual month-long Hindu religious festival of Magh Mela, held during the Hindu month of Magh, in Ahmedabad, India. 


REUTERS/Amit Dave

Students react as water from earthen pitchers is poured on them to take a holy bath during a ceremony organised to resemble the annual month-long Hindu religious festival of Magh Mela, held during the Hindu month of Magh, in Ahmedabad, India....more

Students react as water from earthen pitchers is poured on them to take a holy bath during a ceremony organised to resemble the annual month-long Hindu religious festival of Magh Mela, held during the Hindu month of Magh, in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goal against Huddersfield Town. 


Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goal against Huddersfield Town. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goal against Huddersfield Town. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
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Revelers brace freezing cold temperatures in Times Square ahead of New Year's celebrations in Manhattan. 


REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Revelers brace freezing cold temperatures in Times Square ahead of New Year's celebrations in Manhattan. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Revelers brace freezing cold temperatures in Times Square ahead of New Year's celebrations in Manhattan. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
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Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle to mark the first day of the new year in Prague. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle to mark the first day of the new year in Prague. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle to mark the first day of the new year in Prague. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A conservator shows a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem and was unearthed in excavations in the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem's Old City. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A conservator shows a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem and was unearthed in excavations in the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem's Old City....more

A conservator shows a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem and was unearthed in excavations in the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem's Old City. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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A seagull stands on a fountain in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A seagull stands on a fountain in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A seagull stands on a fountain in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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The first sun of the New Year rises behind the 62 storey Bharia Icon Tower, which is still under construction, in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

The first sun of the New Year rises behind the 62 storey Bharia Icon Tower, which is still under construction, in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

The first sun of the New Year rises behind the 62 storey Bharia Icon Tower, which is still under construction, in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a New Year's Day speech. KCNA / via REUTERS

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a New Year's Day speech. KCNA / via REUTERS

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a New Year's Day speech. KCNA / via REUTERS
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A high wave crashes on the protecting wall at the fishing harbour in Pornic, France as Carmen storm hits the French Atlantic coast. 

REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A high wave crashes on the protecting wall at the fishing harbour in Pornic, France as Carmen storm hits the French Atlantic coast. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A high wave crashes on the protecting wall at the fishing harbour in Pornic, France as Carmen storm hits the French Atlantic coast. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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