Figure skater Kaori Sakamoto competes in Beijing.
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A women's skeleton competitor trains in Beijing.
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Snowboarders train in Zhangjiakou, China.
A freestyle skier competes in Beijing.
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Skateboarders ride past a man on the sidewalk in Los Angeles.
A cow sits on an empty beach near Barbate, Spain.
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The inside of a home following a mudslide in Quito, Ecuador.
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Men skating on a frozen lake in Stockholm.
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The Czech Republic women's hockey team huddles before a game in Beijing.
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A soldier stands at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow.
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A carnival figure at a warehouse in Nice, France.
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Pope Francis looks at a figurine of himself during a general audience at the Vatican.