Photos Of The 2015 Week 2

This week we have images of the "no pants" subway ride in Mexico City and New York, fish collected from an abandoned department store in Bangkok, Pope Francis on a week-long Asian tour, Ukraine's festival of Malanka, snowy surfing in Northern Ireland, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street in London on January 13, 2015. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A passenger without pants waits for the subway train during "The No Pants Subway Ride" in Mexico City on January 11, 2015. The event, the fifth organized in Mexico, is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world, according to its organizers. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido) #
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Villagers with their fishing nets participate in a community fishing event at a lake on the eve of Bhogali Bihu festival at Sonapur area in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on January 14, 2015. The annual festival marks the end of the winter harvesting season. (Reuters) #
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A woman takes pictures as she views an exhibition called "Oh! Future Sensation" as part of Saint-Gobain's 350th anniversary celebrations in Shanghai on January 13, 2015. (Reuters/Aly Song) #
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Yamaha rider Olivier Pain of France rides during the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally 2015 from Cachi to Termas de Rio Hondo on January 15, 2015. (Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier) #
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A man controls a ball during his soccer practice in a public park on a foggy morning in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, on January 12, 2015. (Reuters/Jayanta Dey) #
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A swimmer practices in the waters of Copacabana beach as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro on January 12, 2015. (Reuters/Ricardo Moraes) #
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A memorial for the victims of a former Nazi concentration sub-camp is pictured on January 13, 2015 in Schwerte, Germany. Asylum-seekers in Germany may be housed in the warden's barracks of the former Nazi concentration sub-camp under plans being mulled by the town of Schwerte that have sparked criticism, reports said. Town authorities in Schwerte are considering moving around 20 asylum-seekers into a former satellite camp of Buchenwald, according to several German media outlets. Faced with an influx of refugees fleeing war-torn places such as Syria, Germany is scrambling to accommodate new arrivals, resorting to converted schools and makeshift villages of freight containers. (Bernd Thissen/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A man rides a horse with a child through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the night before Saint Anthony's, patron of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares, about 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Madrid, on January 16, 2014. According to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. (Reuters/Juan Medina) #
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A man walks along a newly-built tunnel, consisting of rainbow colors, in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on January 13, 2015. (Reuters/Stringer) #
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A woman gestures as she walks past a traffic patrol vehicle set ablaze by angry demonstrators during a protest demanding justice and clarification for the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico, on January 15, 2015. Mexico's government Wednesday slammed as "baseless" military wrongdoing alleged by the parents of 43 college students missing and feared dead, rejecting the possibility of an investigation. Authorities say the 43 young men who were studying at a teacher's college were abducted by Iguala police officers on September 26 and delivered to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang, whose henchmen confessed to killing them. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Thousands of starlings fly over marshes as they return to roost at dusk near Glastonbury in Somerset, southwest England, on January 14, 2015. (Reuters/Toby Melville) #
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French President Francois Hollande embraces German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, Paris, on January 11, 2015. A rally of defiance and sorrow, protected by an unparalleled level of security, honored the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed in Paris that left France on alert for more violence. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) #
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People gather to see workers collecting fish inside an abandoned department store in Bangkok on January 13, 2015. Staff from Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) office were catching fish on Tuesday at the ground floor of the roofless New World department store that was closed down in 1997. Thousands of fish such as catfishes, fancy carps as well as black and red tilapias were released into the ground floor of the building, flooded with rainwater, as local vendors tried to control mosquitoes in the area, local media reported. BMA recently decided to remove the fish and release the water. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom) #
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A Libyan honor guard stands at attention during the arrival of U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon in Tripoli on January 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ben Khalifa) #
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A Harris Hawk lands on an airplane near Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport on January 15, 2015. Belgrade's airport maintenance services area decided to use falconers to scare away pigeons and other birds from aircraft hangar buildings, according to officials. (Reuters/Marko Djurica) #
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Pope Francis waves to people waiting on the road after crossing a row of decorated elephants standing to welcome him in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January13, 2015. Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday at the start of a week-long Asian tour saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of ethnic civil war without pursuing truth for the injustices committed. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) #
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Gas is burned off at the Tata-owned steel works on January 15, 2015 in Port Talbot, Wales. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
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Villagers wearing hay bale costumes celebrate the winter festival of Malanka on January 14, 2015 in Krasnoilsk, Ukraine. The holiday, which involves dressing in elaborate costumes and going from house to house as a group singing traditional songs, is celebrated on New Year's Day of the Orthodox calendar, a week after Orthodox Christmas. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) #
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Villagers dress up in costumes as they celebrate the winter festival of Malanka on January 14, 2015 in Krasnoilsk, Ukraine. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) #
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The 22-story Yixin Mansion collapses after demolition by explosives as part of a urbanization project in Chongqing, on January 14, 2015. (Reuters/China Daily) #
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Ivan Ljubicic, coach of Milos Raonic of Canada, during a practice session ahead of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Michael Dodge/Getty Images) #
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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) commando runs from thick smoke during an exercise at the Kharkan Training Camp at Hoshiarpur, around 60 km from Jalandhar on January 13, 2015. (Shammi Mehra/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Juri Mitomi, 20, holds a cigarette after a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo on January 12, 2015. According to a government announcement, more than 1.2 million men and women who were born in 1994 marked the coming of age this year, an increase of approximately 50,000 from last year. The increase is also the first since 1995. (Reuters/Yuya Shino) #
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A statue of a piper is covered in snow in Bruar, central Scotland, on January 14, 2015. (Reuters/Russell Cheyne) #
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Ohio State players celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon on January 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/Tom Pennington) #
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A hairdresser uses a knife to carve a snow sculpture in front of his shop in Basour village, east of Beirut, on January 9, 2015. A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. (Reuters/Jamal Saidi) #
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A security guard stands in front of lights set up as part of an ice carvings festival held inside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on January 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) #
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Demonstrators flip a car to block off a street during a protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 11, 2015. At the same time, Martelly and opposition officials were locked again in negotiations at a hotel, trying to forge a last-minute deal to resolve a standoff that's stalling elections. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) #
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Some participants in the No Pants Subway Ride wait for a train in their underwear in New York on January 11, 2015. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A Kashmiri boy plays on a swing in Srinagar, India, on January 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan) #
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Belgian police inspect the entrance of an apartment in central Verviers, a town between Liege and the German border, in the east of Belgium, on January 15, 2015. At least two people were killed when Belgian counter-terrorist police raided an apartment used by suspected Islamist radicals on Thursday, local media said, describing a coordinated, national operation related to last week's attacks in Paris. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir) #
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A woman attends the celebrations before her wedding in the district of Djicoroni, Bamako, Mali, on April 24, 2014. (Reuters/Juan Medina) #
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Pro surfer Alastair Mennie makes his way towards the beach at Portrush on January 14, 2015 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the United Kingdom, causing major traffic disruption and school closures. (Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) #
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Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia and Maria Sharapova of Russia pose for a photo with the ball kids of the Australian Open ahead of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) #

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