Mini-pigs perform in Balashikha, Russia. | (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

People dressed as Santa Claus run in Minsk, Belarus. | (EPA-EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH)

A man dressed as Santa Claus decorates a Christmas tree in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. | (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin)

Paratroopers in Doha, Qatar. | (REUTERS/Ibraheem al Omari)

A ski jumper in Engelberg, Switzerland. | (EPA-EFE/ALEXANDRA WEY)

The Los Angeles Lakers' Lance Stephenson tries to grab the ball in Brooklyn. | (EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE)

Muslims praying in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir. | (EPA-EFE/FAROOQ KHAN)

People watching houses burn in Manaus, Brazil. | (REUTERS/Bruno Kelly)

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart during team introductions in Philadelphia. | (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Dockworkers being sprayed by riot police during a protest in Valparaiso, Chile. | (REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido)

A woman at a waterfall near Rio de Janeiro. | (EPA-EFE/MARCELO SAYAO)

A scientist and military explorers hike across the Union Glacier in Antarctica. | (EPA-EFE/FELIPE TRUEBA)

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