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The week ahead for January 6-12: Figure skating, auditions for ‘The Voice,’ Wake Forest at UM

The week ahead for January 6-12: Figure skating, auditions for ‘The Voice,’ Wake Forest at UM

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A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.

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Celebrating Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Celebrating Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

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Despite the rain and wind, a large crowd gathered at the famous historic stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the sunrise closest to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year – an event claimed to be more important in the pagan calendar than the summer solstice, because it marks the ‘re-birth’ of the Sun for the New Year. Photographs by Matt Cardy of Getty Images.

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Oct.17 Photo Brief: Life more normal for Somalians without al-Shabab, men (and women) in tights take the stage in English National Ballet and Granadan students in an epic food fight

Oct.17 Photo Brief: Life more normal for Somalians without al-Shabab, men (and women) in tights take the stage in English National Ballet and Granadan students in an epic food fight

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Life more normal for Somalians without al-Shabab, men (and women) in tights take the stage in English National Ballet, Granadan students in an epic food fight and more in today’s daily brief.
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Splish Splash: The 2013 World Belly Boarding Championships

Splish Splash: The 2013 World Belly Boarding Championships

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Over a hundred surfers with traditional wooden boards turned out for the 11th annual World Belly Boarding Championships at Chapel Porth in Cornwall, England on Sept. 8. According to the WBBC, the event was first started in 2003 by Martyn Ward and Chris Ryan as a memorial contest to the late Arthur Traveller, a Londoner and Chapel Porth boarder. Organized by the National Trust, the championship celebrates the art of surf riding. | Photos by Matt Cardy of Getty Images.

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