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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. 20 Photo Brief: Snow in the Midwest, high stepping in Afghanistan, window washing Santas and Senator Inouye’s last trip to the Capitol

Dec. 20 Photo Brief: Snow in the Midwest, high stepping in Afghanistan, window washing Santas and Senator Inouye’s last trip to the Capitol

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Senator Daniel Inouye’s casket is brought to the Capitol to lie in state, Santas do some window washing in Tokyo, more Afghans finish police training, Kansas gets hits with a snowstorm and more in today’s Daily Brief.

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Dec. 18 Photo Brief: Schools reopen in Newtown, Queen Elizabeth joins the Cabinet, fisherman process a dead shark, a swordfish and a whale

Dec. 18 Photo Brief: Schools reopen in Newtown, Queen Elizabeth joins the Cabinet, fisherman process a dead shark, a swordfish and a whale

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Schools reconviene in Newtown, Connecticut as funerals continue for the victims of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attends a cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street to mark her Diamond Jubilee, Somali fisherman transport large fish on their backs through the streets of Mogadishu and much more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 14 Photo Brief: North Koreans celebrate launch, topless Italians protest fur, Belarusian ecologist tames wolves, Chinese swimmers brave the ice

Dec. 14 Photo Brief: North Koreans celebrate launch, topless Italians protest fur, Belarusian ecologist tames wolves, Chinese swimmers brave the ice

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North Korea sends out images from their satellite launch celebration and the memorial exhibition entitled “The great leader Kim Jong-il comrade is with us forever,” Italian animal rights activists paint “Fur death” on their chests and carry a skinned fox prop to protest fur in the fashion market, ecologist Dmitry Shamovich plays with tamed wolves in a remote village in Belarus and much more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 11 Photo Brief: Driving dogs, recovering Philippines, surviving 12/12/12 and a go-go juice-chugging Chenoweth Boo Boo

Dec. 11 Photo Brief: Driving dogs, recovering Philippines, surviving 12/12/12 and a go-go juice-chugging Chenoweth Boo Boo

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Move over Tunces the driving cat. You’re so yesterday fashionably dressed IKEA monkey. The New Zealand SPCA just taught three dogs how to drive a car.

Also in today’s daily brief, Kristen Chenoweth spoofs Honey Boo Boo, cleanup efforts from Typhoon Bopha begin in the southern Philippines, a Chinese farmer builds survival pods inspired by the movie “2012” and much more.

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Dec. 10 Photo Brief: Ikea monkey, FedEx expects busiest day today, Nelson Mandela in the hospital

Dec. 10 Photo Brief: Ikea monkey, FedEx expects busiest day today, Nelson Mandela in the hospital

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Ikea monkey caught, FedEx expects to move 19 million packages today, Nelson Mandela undergoes more tests in the hospital and more in today’s daily brief.

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Lisbon Ole Fashion Christmas Horse Parade

Lisbon Ole Fashion Christmas Horse Parade

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The Lisbon Ole Fashion Christmas Horse Parade was held for the second year on Saturday. But with the number of people who showed up to see the holiday-dressed horses parade through town, you’d think it had been going on for decades.

The parade moved west across Frederick Road in Lisbon, in Howard County, and featured horses and people of all sizes, wearing any number of holiday and Christmas costumes. Watch the video below the gallery to see some action from the parade.

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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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Dec. 6 Photo Brief: Typhoon Bopha rescue, St. Nicholas day in Germany and gay marriage kicks off in Seattle

Dec. 6 Photo Brief: Typhoon Bopha rescue, St. Nicholas day in Germany and gay marriage kicks off in Seattle

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A dramatic water rescue from the Philippines, Germany celebrated St. Nicholas day, turmoil continues in Greece, hundreds line up for gay marriage licenses in Washington and more in today’s daily brief.

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60 ‘outta his sleigh’ Santa snapshots

60 ‘outta his sleigh’ Santa snapshots

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Arguably, Santa’s busiest day is December 24, while he packs up his sleigh and flies around distributing toys to the world’s good little girls and boys. As for the other 364 days of the year, you may have been told that Santa is back in his North Pole workshop directing elves on the creation of new gizmos, gadgets and whatchamacallits that will appear on the wish lists of said girls and boys next Christmas. So, it may surprise you to find out that Santa has an interest in a diverse array of activities he tends to throughout the year, and not always under the guise of holiday promotion. And not always as a singular male person.

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