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Police officers from across Bosnia's Muslim-Croat Federation take part in protest against a new pension law passed earlier this month, in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Police officers insist the new law will result in significant slashing of their retirement benefits. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
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Against the law Police officers gather in Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital, to oppose legislation that will cut their pension benefits by 30 per cent

A winter swimmer dives into the icy waters of a river at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.
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Winter dip A swimmer dives into an icy river at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China

TOPSHOT - A man holds a EU and a Romanian flag as people, with their eyes and mouths covered with black cloth, take part in a silent flash mob outside the government's headquarters to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption on December 17, 2017 in Bucharest. More than 10,000 people braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania. The demonstrators want the withdrawal of proposed legislation that would overhaul Romania's justice system and reduce the powers of the respected anti-corruption directorate, the DNA. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCUDANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images
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Silent treatment Romanians in Bucharest, their eyes and mouths covered with black cloth, accuse the government of failing to tackle corruption

Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft carrying the crew of Norishige Kanai of Japan, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Scott Tingle of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Off to work The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft carrying Norishige Kanai of Japan, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Scott Tingle of the US blasts off to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Rescue personnel and equipment are seen at the scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, U.S. December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
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Derailed Three people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train left the rails on a bridge in DuPont, Washington, on Monday

A Palestinian demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus hurls stones towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 19, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Costume drama A Palestinian hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

TOPSHOT - A rescuer walks over the mud in Villa Santa Lucia near Chaiten in southern Chile after a landslide due to heavy rains devastated the area leaving at least 12 dead and 15 missing on December 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ALVARO VIDALALVARO VIDAL/AFP/Getty Images
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Firm footing Rescuers make their way through a sea of mud after heavy rains caused a landslide that claimed 12 lives near Chaiten in southern Chile

TOPSHOT - A cow is rescued in Villa Santa Lucia near Chaiten in southern Chile, after a landslide due to heavy rains devastated the area leaving at least 12 dead and 15 missing on December 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ALVARO VIDALALVARO VIDAL/AFP/Getty Images
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Animal rescue Villagers from Villa Santa Lucia near Chaiten tend to a distressed cow after the emergency in which more than 11.4cm of rain fell in 24 hours

TOPSHOT - Riot police clash with demonstrators protesting against the proposed pension reforms outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on December 18, 2017. Protesters angry at proposed pension and welfare reforms by the center-right government of President Mauricio Macri, lobbed stones, bottles and firecrackers at police, in the second protest in a week to turn violent. / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICHEITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images
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Taking cover Argentine riot police clash with demonstrators protesting against proposed pension reforms in Buenos Aires, the capital

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Team effort Bangladeshi construction workers carry a steel beam to a building site in Dhaka, the capital

An aerial view shows floating ice blocks cut from the frozen surface of Xiuhu lake in Shenyang, northeastern China's Liaoning province on December 20, 2017. The ice blocks are used as part of winter tourism activities in the region. / AFP PHOTO / - / China OUT-/AFP/Getty Images
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Ice breakers Blocks cut from the frozen surface of Xiuhu lake float away in Shenyang, Liaoning province, north-eastern China

A Swiss guard is framed by Christmas tree lights as Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Security staff A Swiss guard is framed by Christmas tree lights as Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Vatican

TOPSHOT - A white SUV (C) sits in the middle of the road as police and emergency personnel work at the scene of where a car ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on December 21, 2017. The car ploughed into a crowd in Australia's second-largest city on December 21 in what police said was a "deliberate act" that left more than a dozen people injured, some of them seriously. / AFP PHOTO / Mal FaircloughMAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images
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Melbourne crash More than 19 people were hurt in central Melbourne after being hit by a sport utility vehicle driven by a man with mental health problems, according to Australian police

A woman holding a portrait of Stalin places flowers near the monument signifying Joseph Stalin's grave near the Kremlin wall marking the anniversary of Stalin's birth in Moscow's Red Square, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Birthday greetings Russians mark the 131st anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin at a monument to the late dictator in Moscow’s Red Square

TOPSHOT - CORRECTION - A picture taken on December 21, 2017 shows a murmuration of starlings in the sky over agricultural fields near the Israeli city of Beit Shean in the Jordan Valley. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by MENAHEM KAHANA has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [December 21] instead of [January 17]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
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Shape shifters A murmuration of starlings over farmland near the Israeli city of Beit Shean in the Jordan Valley

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Catch of the day Villagers rake the sand for clams in Arcade, on Vigo bay in north-west Spain

Rohingya refugee sisters Nur Kaida (R) and Ruhana hug each other at their shelter at the Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Sisters embrace Rohingya refugees Nur Kaida, right, and Ruhana in their shelter at the Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Supporters wave flags and raise slogans at the Ciudadanos party headquarters as they celebrate the results of a regional election in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Pro-independence parties won back control of Catalonia in Thursday’s regional election as Spanish efforts to contain the separatist movement earned Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a historic defeat. Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg
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Separatist joy Ciudadanos party supporters celebrate the results of the regional elections in Barcelona, Spain

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