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Dec. 26 Photo Brief: Boxing Day hunt, swimsuits in minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, New Year’s firecrackers rush, Elephant Race event

Dec. 26 Photo Brief: Boxing Day hunt, swimsuits in minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, New Year’s firecrackers rush, Elephant Race event

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Boxing Day in Britain, swimsuits in minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, New Year’s firecrackers production rush, Elephant Race event in Nepal and more in today’s daily brief.

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Troops in Afghanistan celebrate Christmas

Troops in Afghanistan celebrate Christmas

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Miles away from their families and their homes, troops in Afghanistan held Christmas celebrations at military bases and outposts. Soldiers from the U.S., France, and other countries involved in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shared each other’s company for a traditional Christmas meal at the Kabul International Airport on Christmas Day. German Bundeswehr soldiers, meanwhile, set up traditional Christmas markets at their military outposts in Afghanistan.

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Dec. 23 Photo Brief: Protests for stricter rape laws, air strike in Syria, fishing in Peru, Copahue volcano spews ash

Dec. 23 Photo Brief: Protests for stricter rape laws, air strike in Syria, fishing in Peru, Copahue volcano spews ash

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Protests for stricter rape laws in New Dehli turn violent, air strike in Syria kills dozens at bakery, fishing in Peru, an active Copahue volcano and more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 17 Photo Brief: School violence, remains of a Soviet submarine, death anniversary of Kim Jong-Il, Micro Teatro por Dinero

Dec. 17 Photo Brief: School violence, remains of a Soviet submarine, death anniversary of Kim Jong-Il, Micro Teatro por Dinero

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School violence, remains of a Soviet submarine, death anniversary of Kim Jong-Il, the ‘Micro Teatro por Dinero’ in Madrid and more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 7 Photo Brief: Swimsuit-clad Australians strut the streets, small town doomsday survivalists, a sailing Santa and a baby hippo

Dec. 7 Photo Brief: Swimsuit-clad Australians strut the streets, small town doomsday survivalists, a sailing Santa and a baby hippo

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Sydneysiders take part in the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ in an attempt to break the Guiness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade and to raise money charity, a two week old baby hippo in Berlin, a family in Virginia arms its young’ins for the impending “Doomsday,” a Siberian Santa officially ends sailing season and more in today’s daily brief.

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Animals facing conflict in 2012

Animals facing conflict in 2012

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As humans across the globe dealt with a host of problems in 2012, so too did the animal kingdom. From poaching to war, here’s a look at animals facing conflict in different regions of the world.

NOTE: Some photos are graphic showing visual coverage of injury or death that may be disturbing to some readers.
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Dec. 4 Photo Brief: Jingle Ball stars,Typhoon Bopha, pet alligators and orphaned tiger cubs

Dec. 4 Photo Brief: Jingle Ball stars,Typhoon Bopha, pet alligators and orphaned tiger cubs

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Psy, Flo Rida, Ke$ha and Justin Bieber perform at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball concert in LA, deadly Typhoon Bopha destroys homes in the Philippines, a Swiss Shepherd dog in a Russian zoo adopts three abandoned tiger cubs and more in today’s daily brief.

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Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

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In Kabul, Afghanistan United States Soldiers at a large military facility got a slice of home as they celebrated Thanksgiving. They were served sliced beef and turkey with all the trimmings. For dessert a gigantic cake was decorated with a turkey done in icing with the words “Happy Thanksgiving” on top. Even football played a part in the festivities not far from the dining hall as service members toss the pigskin around as they played American football.

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