Bulls speed through the mud during an oxen race in Malappuram, India. (AP Photo/ T.Mohandas)

A man climbs an ice wall on the Presena glacier, in Italy. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)

A young typhoon survivor fetches water from a hand pump in Tolosa, central Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

A housing project sits beneath a cloudy sky in Barkley East, South Africa. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Flamingos huddle together during a snowfall in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Members of the State Opera Ballet dance during a dress rehearsal of "Etudes" in Vienna. (REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader)

Balloons soar by the Eiffel Tower; they were released as a gesture of support for four French journalists who are being held hostage in Syria. (REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

President Obama laughs as entertainers perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

A girl wipes her face as she performs with a group of dancers outside Mandela House in Soweto, South Africa. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Winter swimmers pull an elderly man from the icy water after he was trapped in a partially frozen lake in Changchun, China. (REUTERS/Stringer)

A flock of starlings passes the setting sun near Bacau, Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Baraka (left) and Diego Sacoman of Brazil's Ponte Preta react after losing a match in Buenos Aires. (REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci)

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