Fireworks from London to Rio, terrible weather in Europe and the Americas, the arrest of the ‘affluenza’ teen in Mexico, New Year’s Day swimming in freezing waters, a glyptodont found in Argentina, and much more.
Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, during the New Years Day celebrations in London, on January 1, 2016.
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Young people take a selfie in front of decorations for New Year celebration in Tverskaya street in Moscow, Russia, on December 30, 2015.
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A horse reacts to the smoke from a forest fire in the village of Andarujo, near Oviedo, northern Spain, on December 28, 2015.
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A man dressed as a robot paddles in the sea as he takes part in the annual New Year's Day swim at Barry Island as several hundred swimmers marked start of 2016 by taking a dip in the sea in Whitmore Bay on January 1, 2016, in Barry, Wales. Since 1984, when a group of five friends from the Jackson's Bay life saving club decided that they would shake off their New Year's hangovers with a swim in the sea, the annual swim has grown into one of the town's most popular calendar events.
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Afghans talks to each others inside their shop at the side of suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 28, 2015. A suicide bomber killed at least one person and wounded 13 in an attack on a road near Kabul airport, officials in the Afghan capital said on Monday, barely two weeks after a major Taliban assault in the city.
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Taliban militants, who were arrested by Afghan border police, stand during a presentation of seized weapons and equipment to the media in Jalalabad on December 29, 2015.
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Sparks fly in a palm tree during the Solimar brush fire that started early Saturday morning in Ventura County, California, on December 26, 2015.
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Fire photographer Tod Sudmeier gets hit with flying embers from strong winds at the Solimar brush fire in Ventura County, California, on December 26, 2015. The wildfire burned over 1,000 acres of land, forced the closure of parts of two major highways and led to evacuations on Saturday, fire officials said.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to police officers in New York City as they take part in a graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on December 29, 2015. According to de Blasio, 1,123 new officers graduated onto the force.
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A woman cleans the inside window of her wine bar, as the floodwaters rise outside from the rivers Foss and Ouse, after they burst their banks in York, northern England, on December 28, 2015.
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A cat sits inside a flooded building in Asuncion, Paraguay, on December 28, 2015.
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Two Egyptian men and a camel stand on a hill overlooking one of the Giza Pyramids during a New Year's Eve fireworks display near Cairo, Egypt, at midnight on January 1, 2016.
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Fireworks light the sky above the medieval Mariendom or St. Mary's Cathedral, right, and St. Severi's Church shortly after midnight during the New Year celebrations in Erfurt, Germany, on January 1, 2016.
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A stag walks at dawn in Richmond Park in west London, Britain, on January 1, 2016.
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Bosnian people dress up in Santa Claus costumes as they travel on a motorbike through the main street in Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on December 30, 2015, to mark the upcoming New Year and Orthodox Christmas.
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A man sits in a car with a sign on top, outside a campaign rally with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Nashua, New Hampshire, on December 28, 2015.
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Homes are surrounded by floodwater on December 30, 2015, in Pacific, Missouri, A rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places.
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People watch as tractors of Minsk Tractor Plants decorated to mark the upcoming New Year celebrations stand prior to a show in Minsk, Belarus, on December 30, 2015.
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Smoke rises after Iraqi Security forces blew up a car bomb belonging to a suicide bomber with Islamic State group at Huz neighborhood in downtown Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, on December 26, 2015. Iraqi forces entered the Huz at dawn, an area housing a government compound in the center of Ramadi, part of a major offensive aimed at dislodging the Islamic State terrorist militia from the western city, an Iraqi official said.
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Refugees and migrants approach the Greek island of Lesbos on a dinghy after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from the Turkey's coast, on December 26, 2015. The International Organization for Migrants said earlier this week more than 1 million people have entered Europe. Almost all came by sea, while 3,692 drowned in the attempt.
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This December 28, 2015 photo released by Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office shows who authorities identify as Ethan Couch, after he was taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. U.S. authorities said the Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an "affluenza" defense, was in custody in Mexico, weeks after he and his mother disappeared.
Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office via AP
A firefighter gathers hoses while fighting a forest fire near the Basque town of Berango, near Bilbao, Spain, on December 28, 2015.
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An overpass lighted in blue is seen during a hazy day in Jinan, Shandong province, China, on December 28, 2015.
Volunteers from various non-governmental organizations arrange more than 2,500 discarded lifejackets, used by refugees and migrants, in the shape of the peace symbol on the Greek island of Lesbos, on January 1, 2016.
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Residents move amid rubble near a burning vehicle in a site damaged from what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, on December 30, 2015.
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A dog wades in a stream beside the remains of a glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, on December 29, 2015. Glyptodonts were massive armored animals, related to modern armadillos, that went extinct during the most recent ice age.
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Strong winds kick up flying embers from the Solimar brush fire in Ventura County, California, on December 26, 2015.
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The Solimar brush fire burns in Ventura County, California, on December 26, 2015.
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A giant Christmas ornament is installed for New Year and Christmas celebrations at the Manezhnaya square in downtown Moscow, Russia, on December 30, 2015.
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A couple kisses while ringing in the new year in New York’s Times Square on January 1, 2016.
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People carry torches as they take part in the traditional new year's swimming event at the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in Constance, southern Germany, on December 28, 2015.
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An emergency vehicle drives through a neighborhood in Rowlett, Texas, on December 27, 2015, the morning after it was struck by a tornado. At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in apparently strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend.
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Excavators and bulldozers work at the landslide site at an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, on December 28, 2015. Shenzhen police arrested 12 people, including company executives, responsible for the landslide on December 20 that left dozens missing in the city.
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Paramilitary policemen take part in a training exercise in Chaohu, Anhui province, China, on December 28, 2015.
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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 1, 2016.