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Jan. 25 Photo Brief: Murray beats Federer, a hair from Prophet Mohammad’s beard, Egyptians violently mark revolution two years ago

Jan. 25 Photo Brief: Murray beats Federer, a hair from Prophet Mohammad’s beard, Egyptians violently mark revolution two years ago

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Andy Murray defeats Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis tournament, protesters mark the second anniversary of the January 25th revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Eid-e-Mila, or the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, by observing a relic believed to be a hair from the Prophet’s beard and more in today’s daily brief.

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Epiphany (or Three Kings Day) marked by parades, pageants

Epiphany (or Three Kings Day) marked by parades, pageants

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On Jan. 6, 12 days after Christmas, Christians around the world observe Epiphany, or Three Kings Day. The holiday celebrates the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus. Celebrated in some countries like Christmas, the day brings with it parades and pageants to mark the end of the winter holiday season.

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‘Mayan apocalypse’ preparations are under way

‘Mayan apocalypse’ preparations are under way

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Apparently, Doomsday is upon us.

For some time, grim prophesiers have pointed to Dec. 21, 2012, as the date of the apocalypse predicted by the Mayan calendar. Already spread by some Western scholars, the rumors have only increased in number (aided by the Internet) since the last end-of-the-world scare fizzled out on January 1, 2000.
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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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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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Nov. 16 Photo Brief: West Bank bloodshed, Hostess expires, fighting Afghan dogs, diving Chinese pigs

Nov. 16 Photo Brief: West Bank bloodshed, Hostess expires, fighting Afghan dogs, diving Chinese pigs

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Bombings in Gaza and Israel continue, Hostess is going out of business, dog fighting becomes more popular in Afghanistan and more in today’s daily brief.

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70 pictures for the Day of the Dead

70 pictures for the Day of the Dead

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UPDATE: 30 more images have been added from this year’s Day of the Dead celebrations from all over world.

In some households, November 1st is All Saints’ Day. In others, it’s the Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Both focus on remembering those who have come before us but do so different ways. Where as All Saints’ Day is a Catholic tradition invoking a solemn and prayerful atmosphere, the Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration filled with vibrant colors, decadent food and lively activities.

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Oct. 19 Photo Brief: Explosive violence, baby pandas, wonderland fashion and pierced vegetarian faces

Oct. 19 Photo Brief: Explosive violence, baby pandas, wonderland fashion and pierced vegetarian faces

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A deadly car bomb kills at least two and wounds 15 in Lebanon, devotees pierce their cheeks during the annual vegetarian festival in China, imaginative fashion at the “Alice In Wonderland In Me” show in Japan and more in today’s daily brief.

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Oct. 9 Photo Brief: Felix Baumgartner skydive postponed, Greek protesters greet German Chancellor, armed men steal body of top Zetas drug lord

Oct. 9 Photo Brief: Felix Baumgartner skydive postponed, Greek protesters greet German Chancellor, armed men steal body of top Zetas drug lord

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Felix Baumgartner skydive postponed, Greek protesters greet German Chancellor, armed men steal body of top Zetas drug lord and more in today’s daily brief.
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Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry

Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry

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School children dress up as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 143rd birthday, Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel’s Spring/Summer line at the Grand Palais in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, relatives pay their respects to the victims of Monday’s fatal ferry collision in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
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