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British model and musician Linzi Stoppard (L) and her musical partner Ben Lee, Guinness World Record holder of the fastest violin player, pose with a pair of crystal-encrusted electric violins in Hong Kong. Lee attempts to break his own record on New Year eve in the city. (REUTERS)

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Children pose next to statues decorating the facade of a main shopping mall in Singapore where malls are taking advantage of the festive season to spruce up their sales through visual merchandising and year end sales. (AP)

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A worker is covered in gunpowder as he prepares fireworks at a makeshift factory in Bocaue, Bulacan north of Manila. Many Filipinos flocked to Bulacan, a major producer of fireworks, to buy pyrotechnics despite the government's campaign against the use of such explosives, which cause deaths and injuries during Christmas and New Year revelries. (REUTERS)

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and his wife Svetlana (C) meet with British musician Elton John after his concert in Moscow. (AFP)

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South Korean postmen dressed as Santa Claus on delivery bikes leave the post office headquarters to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people for their charity campaign in Seoul, South Korea. The campaign that involved some 50 postmen will be expanded into nine cities until the end of this year. (AP)

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Filipino adventurers arrive on a replica of an ancient Philippine wooden boat called a balangay in Manila on December 13, 2009 after a sea voyage following the routes and methods of ancient sea gypsies. The three balangays, replicas of boats made 1,700 years ago, ended a Southeast Asian odyssey in Manila. The vessels are made of carved wooden planks held together by wooden pins and pegs, and the 37-man crew navigated using the timeless methods of their ancient predecessors, team leader Art Valdez said. (AFP)

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A technician works on a marble column during restoration works at the leaning tower in Pisa. The scaffolding is about to come off the Leaning Tower of Pisa following a painstaking two-year restoration that has restored the medieval masterpiece to its former glory. (AFP)

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People walk on top of Pisa's leaning tower. The scaffolding is about to come off the Leaning Tower of Pisa following a painstaking two-year restoration that has restored the medieval masterpiece to its former glory. (AFP)

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Shelby County, Ky., farmer Lynn Hirsch stands next to Red Angus crossed feeder cattle at his Bull Run Farm. Hirsch is trying obtain compensation for 51 holstein steers he sold to Easterl Livestock Co. that he was never paid for. (AP)

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Children look at the holiday window display at Macy's flagship store in New York. (AP)

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Indian paramilitary soldiers pay homage to the victims of the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament in New Delhi, India. India's parliament ended its paralyzed winter session Monday after four weeks that were largely devoid of work but filled with raucous opposition demands for an investigation into a telecom scandal that cost the country billions. (AP)

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A Russian Soyuz TMA-20 is taken to a launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Soyuz TMA-20 with US astronaut Cady Coleman, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratiev on board is set to blast off to the International Space Station. (AFP)

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, front right, walks along with Chinese Primier Wen Jiabao, front left, while reviewing the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Hun Sen is on an official visit to China that's expected to culminate in the signing of 15 agreements. (AP)

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People enjoy skating on an ice track installed at Bolivar Bogota´s Central Square. (AFP)


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