A Santa Claus sits on a salt formation in the Dead Sea near Ein Bokeq, Israel. | (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Gymnasts perform in Pyongyang, North Korea. | (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

A protester paints a riot police officer's helmet in Mexico City. | (REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan)

A fighting rooster suns itself in Caracas, Venezuela. | (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A dead fin whale on a beach in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France. | (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

A firefighter extinguishes flames in a burning home in Mono County, California. | (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

A truck loaded with a small house drives in Nagorno-Karabakh. | (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

A temporary hospital in Moscow. | (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

A public promenade in Nice, France. | (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

A man walks in front of a dam in the Elan Valley, Wales. | (REUTERS/Carl Recine)

A blogger climbs a tree for better cellular coverage in Stankevichi, Russia. | (REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko)

The White House reflected in a raindrop in Washington, D.C. | (REUTERS/Tom Brenner)

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