A man carries an injured woman away from the site of a car bomb explosion in a stronghold of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon. The attack killed four and injured 77, local media reported.
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A young neighborhood resident carries makeshift weapons as he returns from a camp for the displaced at Bangui M'poko Airport to fetch household goods from the Garaba neighborhood in Bangui, Central African Republic.
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A displaced woman and baby who fled violence in Bor, South Sudan, by boat across the White Nile, cook food in Awerial, South Sudan. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to Awerial "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats and that the gathering of displaced "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far."
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Passengers of the icebound Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy prepare to board the Chinese helicopter Xueying 12 there to rescue them. Scientists, tourists and crew have been stranded on the ship since Christmas Eve.
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Sean Azzariti, a former Marine who served in the Iraq war and has post-traumatic stress disorder, becomes the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colo.
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Kei Nishikori of Japan plays against Matthew Ebden of Australia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford registers as a candidate for the city's 2014 municipal election in October.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands as he holds his shaved ice outside Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation.
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Muslim Shiite faithful visit the shrine of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and the first Imam of the Shiites, on the anniversary of the death of the Prophet Mohammed in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq.
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An oil pump operates at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. The price of oil fell below $98 a barrel Thursday amid reduced trading volumes and the impact of a strengthening dollar.
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Mount Sinabung spews clouds of gas during an eruption in Tiga Pancur in North Sumatra, Indonesia.