Protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner carry a collection of mock coffins bearing the names of victims of fatal police encounters as they cross the eastbound traffic lanes of New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, Dec. 4, 2014.
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Indians walk though a tunnel decorated with murals during the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Delegates from more than 190 countries will meet in Lima for two weeks to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris.
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Children ride on a merry-go-round at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany Nov. 29, 2014.
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Flamingos interact in a nature reserve park in Panyu district south of Guangzhou, China, Nov. 30, 2014.
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Police use pepper spray during clashes with pro-democracy protesters close to the chief executive office in Hong Kong, Nov. 30, 2014.
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Locally made shells are launched by Free Syrian Army fighters towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Handarat area, north of Aleppo, Nov. 30, 2014.
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Michael Brown Sr., wears a tie with the image of 18-year-old Michael Brown, as he attends Sunday service under a makeshift tent next to the destroyed Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 30, 2014. Eighteen year-old Michael Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson.
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A terminally ill patient raises his arm in a hospice for those dying of AIDS at the Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 30, 2014.
Since 1992, the temple has provided housing for HIV positive patients and palliative care for those in the final stages of the AIDS disease.
December 1 is World AIDS Day.
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An injured girl reacts during what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, in the Bab al-Hadid district of Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 30, 2014.
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Big-wave surfer Cliff Skudin of US drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, Nov. 29, 2014.
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An element of the installation "Voyageurs" by French artist Cedric Le Borgne is perched on top of a building at Place Bel Air in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 1, 2014. The installation is part of the Geneva Lux Festival and presents four art installations in the town city center until January 11, 2015.
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Student activists stage a 'die-in' as part of the nationwide "Hands up, walk out" protest, demanding justice for the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, at Washington University in St. Louis, Dec. 1, 2014.
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An LAPD motorcycle officer uses his baton to push back demonstrators as his colleagues detain a man during a rally against the Missouri grand jury's decision to not indict Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the LAPD's fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, in Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014.
Ezell Ford, 25, was killed by police in Los Angeles on August 11, 2014, two days after Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, who has since resigned as a police officer, in St. Louis.
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), eats a local grilled fish during his official campaign kick-off for the Dec. 14 lower house election, at the Soma Haragama fishing port in Soma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Dec. 2, 2014.
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Security and emergency agency staff investigate the Kano Central Mosque bombing scene in Kano, Nigeria, Nov. 29, 2014. Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.
A protester pushing his bicycle yells slogans while walking underneath a red cloth during a protest in support of the 43 missing trainee teachers in Mexico City, Dec. 1, 2014.
The popularity of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has sunk amid concerns about his handling of security problems and corruption, polls showed on Monday, in a sign that his ruling party could lose ground in elections next year. Polls noted the sharp drop in his approval rating since the apparent massacre of 43 teaching students and a conflict of interest scandal involving a home being purchased by the first lady.
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Kenyan military personnel stand near bodies lined up on the ground at a quarry site where attackers killed at least 36 workers in the village of Korome, outside the border town of Mandera, Kenya, Dec. 2, 2014.
Somali al Shabaab militants killed at least 36 non-Muslim workers at the quarry in northeast Kenya on Tuesday, beheading at least two of them in the same area that they hijacked a bus and killed 28 passengers just over a week ago.
Indian Navy soldiers play drums during Navy Day celebrations, marking the battle of Karachi Harbor during the India-Pakistan war of 1971, in Mumbai, Dec. 2, 2014.
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Men bury coffins of six people killed during the October 30 and 31 popular uprising, during a funeral service in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Dec. 2, 2014.
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A drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano is on display at Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo December 2, 2014. Sao Paulo,
Brazil's drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say.
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Disabled Palestinians take part in a sitting volleyball training session in the east of Gaza City, Dec. 3, 2014.
Most of the participants lost their limbs and were injured in past rounds of conflict with Israel according to the supervisors of the event, which was organized by the General Union of Disabled Palestinians.
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A roadside shrine in Himberg, northern Austria, is covered with ice, Dec. 3, 2014.
Freezing fog and rain has covered parts of the region with ice, causing blocked roads due to fallen trees and closed schools for security reasons, local media report.
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Andalusian horsemen wait before taking part in a morphological contest for three-year colts during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain, Dec. 3, 2014. The show is dedicated is exclusively for purebred Spanish horses and offers visitors a wide range of examples of breed versatility for their enjoyment.
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A man participates in the UK Christmas Tree Throwing Championships held at Keele Christmas Tree Farm in central England, Nov. 30, 2014.
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A man chants in front of a line of police officers during a demonstration against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner, in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2014.
A New York City grand jury decision not to charge white police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed an unarmed black Staten Island man named Eric Garner with a chokehold, sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident.
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A police officer stands over activists, demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner, as they stage a 'die-in' during rush hour at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, Dec. 3, 2014.
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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) and wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) and tight end Jared Cook (89) and wide receiver Chris Givens (13) and wide receiver Kenny Britt (81) put their hands up to show support for Michael Brown before a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 30, 2014.
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In this combination of two images the interior of Salisbury Cathedral is illuminated by trails of candles carried by choristers during the annual 'darkness to light' advent procession in Salisbury, England, Nov. 28, 2014.
The service, which begins with the medieval cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit at the West End, is one of the most popular services of the liturgical year. The annual advent service, which also takes place over tonight and tomorrow night and is seen by several thousand people, is a mix of music and readings during which two great candlelit processions move around the different spaces in the 12th-century building which, by the end, is illuminated by almost 1300 candles and is a spectacular start to the Christmas season.
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A view of salt ponds at the Maras mines in Cuzco, Peru, Dec. 3, 2014.
Salt has been obtained in Maras since pre-Incan times by evaporating highly salty local subterranean stream water. The water is intricately channelled through constructions, flowing gradually down onto several hundred ancient terraced ponds. From each pond, a local member of the mine cooperative can produce 150 to 200 kilos per month which can be sold in the markets at $0.34 per kilogram, according to miners.
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Kashmiri women watch the funeral of Indian paramilitary soldier Muhammad Shafi Bhat in Buran, 22 miles north of Srinagar, India, Dec. 3, 2014. Thousands took part in the funeral procession of Shafi who was killed in an attack by Maoist rebels in central India on Monday.
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A spectator dressed as Spiderman approaches Manchester City player Gael Clichy during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England, Dec. 3, 2014.
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With Whiteface Mountain in the background, Kimberley McRae, of Canada, takes a training run for the luge World Cup Dec. 4, 2014, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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Steam rises from cooling towers at night at the Jaenschwalde coal-fired power plant in Peitz, Germany, Dec. 4, 2014.
Vattenfall, the Swedish energy conglomerate that owns the Janeschwalde plant as well as nearby open-pit coal mines and other coal-burning power plants in Germany, is considering withdrawing from coal-related energy production in Lusatia, the region around Jaenschwalde.
The governors of Brandenburg and Saxony, the German states that share Lusatia, are in Sweden today for talks over the future of the plants and mines, on which directly and indirectly 15,000 jobs in the region are dependant. The Jaenschwalde plant, originally built by the former government of East Germany, is the fourth biggest single emitter of CO2 gas in Europe.
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A demonstrator protests recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at Boston Common in Boston, Mass., Dec. 4, 2014.