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Runners dressed as Father Christmas participate in a Santa Run amid holiday celebrations in Armenia, where Christmas is celebrated on Jan. 6.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAREN MINASYAN / AFP / Getty Images

A man dressed as Ded Moroz (or Grandfather Frost), the Belarus version of Santa Claus, and young actors perform in a Christmas pageant for patients and their mothers at a children's hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty Images

A combatant scores a direct hit with a carton of eggs during Els Enfarinats, part of the local annual celebration of the Day of the Innocents, in which participants dress in military garb and stage a mock coup using raw eggs and flour as weapons.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MORELL / EPA

Members of a pro-Kurdish party stage a protest against the Turkish government on the first anniversary of a Turkish military airstrike aimed at Kurdish rebels at the Turkey-Iraq border that killed 34 civilians.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP

Kashmiri Muslim woman mourn during the funeral of one of two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants shot dead by Indian troops in Kashmir. Seven civilians were reportedly wounded by police bullets when they protested the slaying of the rebels, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty Images

A man walks from the water as the sun sets on Myanmar's Ngapali beach, where daytime temperatures this week have been in the high 80s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

A group of Nepalese Newari girls wearing costumes representing various deities participate in a Jyapu Day procession. The holiday celebrates farmers all over the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

Diedel Griebner of Biosphaere Potsdam holds an atlas silk moth native to Southeast Asia as the tropical indoor botanical garden takes year-end inventory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / EPA

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, known as 29C3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Lux / Getty Images

A Palestinian armed with a slingshot tries to avoid a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes that erupted as villagers held their weekly Friday protest against the construction of Israeli settlements on land claimed by the Palestinians.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATEF SAFADI / EPA

Slovakian goalie Adam Nagy (2) makes the stop on Canadian forward Mark Scheifele (19), who is surrounded by Slovakia's Richard Buri (24), Dominik Fujerik (27) and Bruno Mraz (25) during the first period of an IIHF World Junior Championships hockey game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

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