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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Forecasters expected heavy rain, powerful winds and snow across Britain after a huge storm slammed into the country. 

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A man and a woman carrying a few possessions wade through a flooded road near the town of Egham in Surrey, England, on Feb. 12, 2014.

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Furious about corruption and unemployment, protesters are staging the biggest unrest in two decades.

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A policeman patrols outside Sarajevo's municipal building.

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Monday, February 10th, 2014

The Environment Agency has issued 16 severe flood warnings — which means there's a danger to life — in Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset.

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This aerial shot taken on Feb. 10, 2014, shows flooded houses in the village of Moorland in Somerset, England. Most residents have reportedly abandoned their homes.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014

Protesters took to the streets for a third day of demonstrations on Friday as anger over high unemployment and political inaction boiled over.

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Several thousands of people protested in Sarajevo, showing solidarity with protestors in Northern Bosnian town of Tuzla where citizens clashed with police as they tried to storm the building of the local government and confront the officials there.

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

The cultures of Cuba's many African descendents run deep across the island. They blend with the country's traditional Roman Catholic practices to create vibrant mixtures. Photographer Jan Sochor captures the ritual scenes here in Santiago de Cuba and Havana.

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A goat is adorned and prepared for sacrifice.

(Jan Sochor - GlobalPost)
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Heavy smog threatened to cancel the usual riotous fireworks displays around Lunar New Year celebrations in China. But cities in Asia are already bathed in color to welcome the Year of the Horse.

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In this picture taken on January 27, 2014, two vendors mind a stall at a Chinese New Year fair in Hong Kong. With the Year of the Snake slithering into history, they say that the incoming Lunar New Year beginning on January 31 is going to be the kind of horse that you shouldn't stand behind -- because it incorporates the volatile element of fire.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

An uneasy calm returned to the streets of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Tuesday after two days of violent clashes between pro-EU protesters and riot police. Thousands of demonstrators continued to face down armor-clad security forces blocking access to the Verkhovna Rada parliament.

On Wednesday morning, however, violence returned with two activists shot dead in the first fatalities since the protests began two months ago.

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A protester speaks to riot police blocking access to the Ukrainian parliament in the capital Kiev on Jan. 21, 2014.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Temperatures soared above 100 degrees in South Australia this week, and players at the Australian Open suffered the consequences. So did fans.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova takes off an ice vest during a break in her women's singles match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States on day two of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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A participant of the No Pants Subway Ride types on an iPhone while riding a train on January 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Tattoos: check. Body piercings: check. Ear expanders, microdermal implants, dental implants: check, check, check. Meet Gabriela and Victor Hugo Peralta. They share the Guinness World Record for "most modified married couple." Not only are their bodies covered in tattoos, they boast at least 50 piercings between them, as well as decorative scars and implants under the skin.

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Meet the winners of the Guinness World Record for "most modified married couple," Argentine Gabriela Peralta and Uruguayan Victor Hugo Peralta.

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