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Bath time Indian students participate in a bathing ritual during the Hindu month of Magh in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Deep end Angela McClements takes the plunge for a New Year’s Day swim in Carnlough harbour, Northern Ireland

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Shot stopper Manchester United test Southampton’s defences in the English Premier League clash that ended 0-0

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Party mood Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Barron, their son, enjoy new year’s celebrations at the US president’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach

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Under fire Iran’s Basij volunteer force, depicted in a mural in central Tehran, has been among the targets of anger during a week of anti-government protests in which 21 people have died

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Ice flow A barge battles a frozen current on the Ohio river as it passes the West End bridge in Pittsburgh

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Sands of time Thousands of Indians take to the beach in Mumbai to see in the new year

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Star performance Sydney Opera House is bathed in light during new year celebrations featuring eight tons of fireworks in the Australian city

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Ward rounds Theresa May, the UK prime minister, chats with a patient at a Surrey hospital in a week in which the National Health Service cancelled routine operations

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Shadow lands An emirati and his camel cross Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter on their way to the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival

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Family grief Relatives mourn the 12 people who died in the December 28 apartment fire in New York at a service at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx

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Casualty of war The rebel-held town of Arbin in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus comes under Syrian and Russian air strikes

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Song to Earth Revellers take part in the ‘Canto a la Tierra’ parade in Pasto, Colombia, during the Carnival of Blacks and Whites marking cultural diversity in the region

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Behind you! A surfer rides a wave during a contest in Punta Galea, near Bilbao, northern Spain

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Double vision Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, stands by as Donald Trump holds forth on the US economy

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Handy work Participants in a calligraphy contest present their exhibits in Tokyo, Japan

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