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Vandalized statue in Madrid
1 Vandalized statue in Madrid 
Decorated elephant
2 Decorated elephant 
Afghan day laborer
3 Afghan day laborer 
Displaced Pakistani boys
4 Displaced Pakistani boys 
Tihar festival in Kathmandu
5 Tihar festival in Kathmandu 
Protests in Rio
6 Protests in Rio 
Serbian army soldiers
7 Serbian army soldiers 
Indian villager
8 Indian villager 
Living goddess
9 Living goddess 
Mount Sinabung
10 Mount Sinabung 
Hula hoops
11 Hula hoops 
Festival of lights
12 Festival of lights 
Synchronized swimming
13 Synchronized swimming 
Nick Vujicic
14 Nick Vujicic 
15 Kabang 
Tashlich ceremony
16 Tashlich ceremony