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Nancy Allen and Brian Allen stand outside the house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, January 4. Twenty-seven people have been killed this fire season, according to the federal government, as the monster fires have scorched through more than 25.5 million acres of land, an area the size of South Korea.  REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Nancy Allen and Brian Allen stand outside the house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, January 4. Twenty-seven people have been killed this fire season, according to the federal...more

Nancy Allen and Brian Allen stand outside the house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, January 4. Twenty-seven people have been killed this fire season, according to the federal government, as the monster fires have scorched through more than 25.5 million acres of land, an area the size of South Korea. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
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A view of the funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, January 6. Iran's supreme leader wept in grief with hundreds of thousands of mourners thronging Tehran's streets for the military commander's funeral procession. Soleimani was a national hero in Iran - even to many who do not consider themselves supporters of Iran's clerical rulers. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS

A view of the funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, January 6. Iran's supreme leader wept in grief with...more

A view of the funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, January 6. Iran's supreme leader wept in grief with hundreds of thousands of mourners thronging Tehran's streets for the military commander's funeral procession. Soleimani was a national hero in Iran - even to many who do not consider themselves supporters of Iran's clerical rulers. Official Khamenei website/via REUTERS
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Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court on the first day of his sexual assault trial in Manhattan, January 6. The 67-year old has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women in New York, and faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court on the first day of his sexual assault trial in Manhattan, January 6. The 67-year old has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women in New York, and faces life in prison if convicted...more

Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court on the first day of his sexual assault trial in Manhattan, January 6. The 67-year old has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women in New York, and faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A man visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin, January 4.   REUTERS/Aly Song

A man visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin, January 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin, January 4. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Scarlett Johansson, nominated for best actress in a drama for her role in "Marriage Story," arrives at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, January 5.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Scarlett Johansson, nominated for best actress in a drama for her role in "Marriage Story," arrives at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, January 5. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Scarlett Johansson, nominated for best actress in a drama for her role in "Marriage Story," arrives at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, January 5. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walk toward an awaiting aircraft prior to departing from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 5. "We're going to war, bro," one soldier cheered, holding two thumbs up and sporting a grin under close-shorn red hair. He was one of some 3,500 U.S. paratroopers headed for the Middle East, days after President Donald Trump ordered the drone killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walk toward an awaiting aircraft prior to departing from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 5. "We're going to war, bro," one soldier cheered, holding two thumbs...more

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walk toward an awaiting aircraft prior to departing from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 5. "We're going to war, bro," one soldier cheered, holding two thumbs up and sporting a grin under close-shorn red hair. He was one of some 3,500 U.S. paratroopers headed for the Middle East, days after President Donald Trump ordered the drone killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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A surfer takes some air off a wave while surfing after sunset in Cardiff, California, January 7.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

A surfer takes some air off a wave while surfing after sunset in Cardiff, California, January 7. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A surfer takes some air off a wave while surfing after sunset in Cardiff, California, January 7. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The car of team RD Limited driven by France's Romain Dumas and Alexandre Winocq is seen on fire during Stage 1 of the Dakar Rally, in Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia, January 5.     REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The car of team RD Limited driven by France's Romain Dumas and Alexandre Winocq is seen on fire during Stage 1 of the Dakar Rally, in Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia, January 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The car of team RD Limited driven by France's Romain Dumas and Alexandre Winocq is seen on fire during Stage 1 of the Dakar Rally, in Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia, January 5. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Riot police pour water on the face of an anti-government protester who was pepper-sprayed while being detained after an anti-parallel trading protest at Sheung Shui, a border town in Hong Kong, January 5. The demonstrators took aim at so-called "parallel traders" from China who buy vast amounts of duty free goods in Hong Kong and take them back to the mainland to sell at a profit. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Riot police pour water on the face of an anti-government protester who was pepper-sprayed while being detained after an anti-parallel trading protest at Sheung Shui, a border town in Hong Kong, January 5. The demonstrators took aim at so-called...more

Riot police pour water on the face of an anti-government protester who was pepper-sprayed while being detained after an anti-parallel trading protest at Sheung Shui, a border town in Hong Kong, January 5. The demonstrators took aim at so-called "parallel traders" from China who buy vast amounts of duty free goods in Hong Kong and take them back to the mainland to sell at a profit. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Relatives of the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed in Iran mourn at a memorial at the Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine, January 8. The Boeing 737-800, flying to Kiev and carrying mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport, killing all 176 people on board.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Relatives of the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed in Iran mourn at a memorial at the Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine, January 8. The Boeing 737-800, flying to Kiev and carrying mostly...more

Relatives of the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed in Iran mourn at a memorial at the Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine, January 8. The Boeing 737-800, flying to Kiev and carrying mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport, killing all 176 people on board. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Kids hold stars on sticks as they mark the day before Christmas at St Kliment Orthodox church in Skopje, North Macedonia, January 6.   REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Kids hold stars on sticks as they mark the day before Christmas at St Kliment Orthodox church in Skopje, North Macedonia, January 6. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Kids hold stars on sticks as they mark the day before Christmas at St Kliment Orthodox church in Skopje, North Macedonia, January 6. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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Iranian women react as they gather to mourn General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, January 4.   Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA

Iranian women react as they gather to mourn General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, January 4. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA

Iranian women react as they gather to mourn General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, January 4. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA
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The dome of Saint Peter's Basilica is pictured through a hole in a door of the Villa del Priorato di Malta (Magistral Villa) in Rome, Italy, January 7.   REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The dome of Saint Peter's Basilica is pictured through a hole in a door of the Villa del Priorato di Malta (Magistral Villa) in Rome, Italy, January 7. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The dome of Saint Peter's Basilica is pictured through a hole in a door of the Villa del Priorato di Malta (Magistral Villa) in Rome, Italy, January 7. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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People work in a brick kiln in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, January 8.    REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

People work in a brick kiln in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, January 8. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

People work in a brick kiln in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, January 8. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Australia, January 7. Ecologists at the University of Sydney have estimated 1 billion animals have been killed or injured in the bushfires.  AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Australia, January 7. Ecologists at the University of Sydney have estimated 1 billion animals have been...more

Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk holds a koala rescued at a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Australia, January 7. Ecologists at the University of Sydney have estimated 1 billion animals have been killed or injured in the bushfires. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS
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A girl is carried by her father across floodwaters in the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 2. At least 60 people were killed after the rains on New Year's Day, Indonesian authorities said. Nearly 100,000 people remain evacuated from their homes. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A girl is carried by her father across floodwaters in the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 2. At least 60 people were killed after the rains on New Year's Day, Indonesian authorities said. Nearly 100,000 people remain...more

A girl is carried by her father across floodwaters in the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 2. At least 60 people were killed after the rains on New Year's Day, Indonesian authorities said. Nearly 100,000 people remain evacuated from their homes. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A satellite image shows what appears to be new damage at al-Asad air base in Iraq following an Iranian air strike, January 8.    Planet/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows what appears to be new damage at al-Asad air base in Iraq following an Iranian air strike, January 8. Planet/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows what appears to be new damage at al-Asad air base in Iraq following an Iranian air strike, January 8. Planet/via REUTERS
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Members of the security forces block Venezuela's National Assembly President and opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, at the National Assembly building in Caracas, January 7. Guaido and a group of allied lawmakers entered the legislative palace, following a tense half-hour standoff. REUTERS/Fausto Torrealba

Members of the security forces block Venezuela's National Assembly President and opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, at the National Assembly building in Caracas, January 7. Guaido...more

Members of the security forces block Venezuela's National Assembly President and opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, at the National Assembly building in Caracas, January 7. Guaido and a group of allied lawmakers entered the legislative palace, following a tense half-hour standoff. REUTERS/Fausto Torrealba
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An Afghan boy slides down a snow-covered slope in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 6.  REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan boy slides down a snow-covered slope in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 6. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan boy slides down a snow-covered slope in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 6. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Tanli Yang, a journalist with China Global Television Network, performs yoga poses with Walker, an intelligent humanoid service robot, at the UB Tech booth during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8.   REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Tanli Yang, a journalist with China Global Television Network, performs yoga poses with Walker, an intelligent humanoid service robot, at the UB Tech booth during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Tanli Yang, a journalist with China Global Television Network, performs yoga poses with Walker, an intelligent humanoid service robot, at the UB Tech booth during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro and Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren react before embracing during a campaign event at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre in New York, January 7. Warren won the backing of Castro, putting the only Latino candidate in a once historically diverse 2020 presidential field in her corner just weeks ahead of the first nominating contest. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro and Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren react before embracing during a campaign event at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre in New York, January 7. Warren won the backing of...more

Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro and Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren react before embracing during a campaign event at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre in New York, January 7. Warren won the backing of Castro, putting the only Latino candidate in a once historically diverse 2020 presidential field in her corner just weeks ahead of the first nominating contest. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A murmuration of migrating starlings fly in a group over a field near Kiryat Gat, Israel, January 1.   REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A murmuration of migrating starlings fly in a group over a field near Kiryat Gat, Israel, January 1. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A murmuration of migrating starlings fly in a group over a field near Kiryat Gat, Israel, January 1. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A destroyed bus is seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, Australia, January 8.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A destroyed bus is seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, Australia, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A destroyed bus is seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, Australia, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A worker cleans up a shop after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, January 8. More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people were without power and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes, including the most powerful one to strike the U.S. territory in 102 years, killed at least one person and destroyed or damaged about 300 homes. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A worker cleans up a shop after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, January 8. More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people were without power and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes, including the most powerful one to strike the U.S....more

A worker cleans up a shop after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, January 8. More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people were without power and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes, including the most powerful one to strike the U.S. territory in 102 years, killed at least one person and destroyed or damaged about 300 homes. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Burning debris is seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, January 3. General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite foreign paramilitary and espionage service, known as the Quds Force, was killed when missiles fired by a U.S. drone struck his vehicle as he left the airport. Iraqi Security Media Cell via REUTERS

Burning debris is seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, January 3. General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite foreign paramilitary and espionage service, known as the Quds Force, was killed when missiles fired by a...more

Burning debris is seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, January 3. General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite foreign paramilitary and espionage service, known as the Quds Force, was killed when missiles fired by a U.S. drone struck his vehicle as he left the airport. Iraqi Security Media Cell via REUTERS
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