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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
1 A model presents a creation by designer Patrick Mohr at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for autumn winter 2013 in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. 
Vandalized statue in Madrid
2 Vandalized statue in Madrid 
Decorated elephant
3 Decorated elephant 
Afghan day laborer
4 Afghan day laborer 
Displaced Pakistani boys
5 Displaced Pakistani boys 
Tihar festival in Kathmandu
6 Tihar festival in Kathmandu 
Protests in Rio
7 Protests in Rio 
Serbian army soldiers
8 Serbian army soldiers 
Indian villager
9 Indian villager 
Living goddess
10 Living goddess 
Mount Sinabung
11 Mount Sinabung 
Hula hoops
12 Hula hoops 
Festival of lights
13 Festival of lights 
Synchronized swimming
14 Synchronized swimming 
Nick Vujicic
15 Nick Vujicic 
16 Kabang 
Tashlich ceremony
17 Tashlich ceremony