Photos Of The 2015 Week 3

This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, a yarmulke made of hair samples (to disguise it), K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new island near Tonga, and much more. [35 photos total]

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An artist from the state of Telangana reacts to the camera as they wait for their turn to perform during a media preview displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India, on, January 22, 2015. The tableaux will be part of the Indian Republic Day parade on January 26. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) #
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An apartment complex is engulfed by flames on January 21, 2015, in Edgewater, New Jersey. Authorities had not determined the cause of the fire. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) #
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A bride poses for wedding photos at Kangding Road where old houses had been demolished on January 22, 2015 in Shanghai, China. More than 10 graffiti paintings were seen on old walls which were demolished in Jingan District in Shanghai. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) #
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Sledders and their huskies practice at a forest course ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on January 20, 2015 in Feshiebridge, Scotland. Huskies and sledders prepare ahead of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 32nd race taking place this weekend near Aviemore. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #
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Marine Cpl. Chaz Sorensen loses his hat due to the jet's exhaust as Air Force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, departs from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on January 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) #
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The Rosetta spacecraft used a wide-angle camera to acquire this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 30 km. The nucleus is deliberately overexposed in order to reveal the faint jets of activity. Photographed on on November 22, 2014, released on January 16, 2015. (ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA) #
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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic drive a tank on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 22, 2015. (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko) #
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A person walk near the remains of a man lying near a bus stop that was damaged in shelling by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on January 20, 2015. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) #
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A man crosses on a slackline installed over the water during sunset at Apoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 18, 2015. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A model presents a makeup creation during a show by Maybelline New York at Berlin Fashion Week in Berlin on January 19, 2015. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) #
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Smoke rises during clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and ISIS militants on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, on January 21, 2015. Kurdish forces in northern Iraq said on Wednesday they had cleared Islamic State insurgents from nearly 500 square kilometers of territory and broken a key IS supply line between the city of Mosul and strongholds to the west near Syria. (Reuters/Azad Lashkari) #
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Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic falls onto the court after missing a shot against Julia Goerges of Germany during their women's singles third round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2015. (Reuters/Issei Kato) #
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Rescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat reach out for bottles of water being distributed by a soldier in a biohazard suit after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour on January 22, 2015. A Maltese patrol boat rescued about 80 migrants in a drifting dinghy off the island early on Thursday, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi) #
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A man rides his horse through 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, Spain, on January 16, 2015. According to tradition that dates back 500 years ago, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires. Picture taken January 16, 2015. (Reuters/Juan Medina) #
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A pair of deer in the early morning light in Richmond Park in London on January 17, 2015. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images) #
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Su Daocheng rides his home-made mechanical horse vehicle on a street in Shiyan, Hubei province, on January 18, 2015. Su spent 2 months making this 1.5 meter high and 2 meter long horse, which weighs 250 kilograms with 4 legs and 2 supportive wheels, local media reported. (Reuters) #
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A woman named Yu Fei pole dances at a park in cold weather on January 19, 2015 in Changchun, Jilin province of China. Yu Fei, 26, who has practiced pole dancing for 6 years put on the performance to help promote the activity. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) #
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Turkish plainclothes police detain a protester at Kadikoy in Istanbul on January 21, 2015 after the judgement of two Turkish police sparked an uproar. Two Turkish police officers were jailed for at least 10 years over the killing of a teenage protester during 2013 demonstrations against the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The sentences were far lower than the life imprisonment demanded by prosecutors. The court in the central city of Kayseri sentenced Mevlut Saldogan to 10 years and 10 months in prison and fellow police officer Yalcin Akbulut to 10 years for the killing of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, 19, in the western city of Eskisehir on June 2, 2013. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A Carantona poses during the Carantonas festival in Acehuche near Caceres, Spain, on January 21, 2015. The "Carantonas", monster-animal characters mixing paganism with Christianity, search for Saint Sebastian in the streets of the village of Acehuche, southwestern Estremadure province, dressed in patchwork sheep, cow, rabbit and goatskins under painted masks. Arriving eventually at the village church, a procession takes place with the statue of the patron saint. (Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images) #
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This Thursday, January 22, 2015 photo made with a long exposure shows the glow from a Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom along the seashore in Hong Kong. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye. Noctiluca itself does not produce neurotoxins like other similar organisms do. But its role as both prey and predator tends can eventually magnify the accumulation of toxins in the food chain, according to R. Eugene Turner at Louisiana State University. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) #
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Israeli hairdresser Shalom Koresh places a yarmulke, a skullcap made of hair samples, on a man's head in the city of Rehovot, central Israel, on January 21, 2015. Many Jews in Europe, especially France, say they feel unsafe walking around wearing the symbols of their faith. A 2013 European Union report found that one in five European Jews avoid wearing kippas or other Jewish symbols for fear of being harassed or attacked. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty) #
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A man holds twins at the Ramos Pool on the day of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of the city, on January 20, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Ramos Pool, inaugurated in 2001, is an artificial beach associated to a public salt pool which filters the polluted seawater from the Guanabara bay located next to it. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A waterspout forms on the horizon above the Mediterranean sea, off the coastal city of Nice, on January 19, 2015. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A man immerses himself in an ice hole in the Moskva river during celebrations for Russian Orthodox Epiphany on the outskirts of Moscow on January 19, 2015. Orthodox believers mark Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov) #
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A man walks his dogs along the snow-covered towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the village of Marsden, northern England, on January 21, 2015, during heavy snowfall. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Members of South Korean girl group GFriend rehearse in Seoul. Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 "Gangnam Style" video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji) #
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Members of the 18th Street gang are presented to the media after being arrested, for threatening residents of San Valentin apartments, after a raid in the town of Mejicanos, on the outskirts of San Salvador, El Salvador, on January 21, 2015. Around 38 families fled their homes after four members of the gang were arrested in the apartment complex on January 18. (Reuters/Jose Cabezas) #
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Villagers take part in Kolyada holiday celebrations in the village of Martsiyanauka, east of the capital Minsk, Belarus, on January 21, 2015. Local residents took part in the celebrations to mark the end of a pagan winter holiday Kolyada, which over the centuries has merged with Orthodox Christmas celebrations. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko) #
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Emergency workers inspect a damaged bridge near Kuznetsovka village in Zaporizhzhya region of Ukraine on January 21, 2015. An overnight blast destroyed a railway bridge in the eastern Ukrainian region of Zaporozhye, cutting a railway link between the city of Mariupol and Ukraine's west. Ukraine's state security service said suspects had been identified in relation to the blast, and were currently being searched for. The east of Ukraine has suffered a surge in violence in recent days. There is a growing sense of foreboding as fighting between Ukrainian government forces and separatists intensifies, complicating peace efforts involving Ukraine and Russia. (Reuters/Stringer) #
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In this photo, taken January 14, 2015 and released by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a volcano erupts near Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean. A volcano that has been erupting for several weeks near Tonga has created a new island in the ocean. (AP Photo/New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) #
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Resident engineer John Roberts poses as he looks at the millions of newspapers stored on racks at the National Newspaper Archive on January 23, 2015 in Boston Spa, United Kingdom. The British Library's brand new National Newspaper Building officially opened today. The newly built storage void holds 60 million newspapers and periodicals spanning more than three centuries. The temperature and humidity controlled store is operated by robot cranes and can retrieve newspapers from any time and date. The British Library spent six months moving the archive from its previous home in Colindale, north London. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #
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Protesters clash with riot police after a court verdict on the killing of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, a 19-year-old student, by police, in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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An Indian artist gives final touches to a giant figure that is part of a tableau of Goa state during a media preview ahead of Republic Day, displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi on January 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) #
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Afghan refugee children chase a balloon on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on January 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #
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India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders take part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi) #

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