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    DEC. 5: Tourists travel in a "Coco taxi" along the Malecon as waves break above the sea wall in Havana, Cuba, . Coco taxis are one of many kinds of taxis in the capital fashioned out of motorcycles, popular with both tourists and locals.

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    DEC. 5: An attendee dressed up as a fox moves into position for a group photo at the Midwest FurFest in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont. Over 5,000 people gathered to follow the Furry Fandom based on anthropomorphic animals, animated cartoon characters with human characteristics, or "Furries." Reuters

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    DEC. 5: A caricature of French President Francois Hollande is strategically placed on the ground during a street parade as part of the "Global Village of Alternatives" events held in Montreuil, near Paris, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 continued at Le Bourget.

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    DEC. 5: People dressed as Santa Claus pose on their paddleboards as they cross Lake Aegerisee near Oberaegeri, Switzerland.

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    DEC. 6: A local resident stumbles as he wades through flood water on a residential street in Carlisle, Britain. British police declared a "major incident" in northern England after prolonged heavy rain caused widespread flooding and forced emergency services to evacuate residents from their homes.

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    DEC. 6: Michael Read, director of flight operations for New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company, flies a Martin Jetpack during a demonstration at a water park in Shenzhen, China. KuangChi Science Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed Chinese company and investor of Martin Aircraft, will sell the flying machine in mainland China for 1.6 million yuan ($249,902), according to the company.

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    DEC. 6: Dylan, left, Ashley and Kaylen (no last name given) drag their family's freshly cut tree at the Snickers Gap Christmas Tree Farm in Round Hill, Virginia. Snickers Gap is a 35 year-old family-owned operation that currently has 36,000 Christmas trees planted on 40 acres in rural Virginia outside of Washington.

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    DEC. 7: A diver dressed as Father Christmas with a Santa hat feeds fish at an aquarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    DEC. 7: Fifth-graders Juliana Ragan, left, Chloe Windsor and Paisley Ganske wait backstage for their turn to perform as the Andrew Sisters during the Pearl Harbor/Veterans assembly at Winton Elementary School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Monday was the 74th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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    DEC. 8: A woman casts a shadow as she crosses a zebra crossing in a business district in central Tokyo, Japan.

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    DEC. 8: University students create an image of Marilyn Monroe by clearing snow on a soccer pitch, in Changchun, Jilin province, China.

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    DEC. 8: A member of a cultural dance group waits to perform during Ethiopia's Nations and Nationalities Festival in the Gambela town stadium.

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    DEC. 8: Iranian women's snooker champion Akram Mohammadi Amini, 26, plays a shot during a practice session in Karaj, northwest of Tehran. Reuters

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    DEC. 9: Onlookers take video of a flag-raising ceremony amid heavy smog at Tiananmen Square during Beijing's first-ever "red alert" for air pollution.

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    DEC. 9: Gyrocopters fly over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015, United Arab Emirates.

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    DEC. 9: A boy rides his scooter through a water feature that is part of the Christmas holiday illuminations in Nice, southeastern France.

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    DEC. 9: Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau jokingly covers the mouth of her husband, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during the Liberal caucus holiday party in Ottawa.

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    DEC. 9: Robert Lewis Dear, 57, accused of shooting three people to death and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month, attends his hearing to face 179 counts of various criminal charges at an El Paso County court in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dear clashed openly with a defense attorney, bluntly declaring his reasons for the shootings – "I'm a warrior for the babies!"

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    DEC. 9: Kate Duchess of Cambridge meets trader Nigel Hagen as she attends annual Charity Day at ICAP, a market operator and financial data service, in London. The $11.5 million raised is to be donated to 200 charities globally.

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    DEC. 10: Bolivian student Esteban Quispe, 17, walks on a rubbish dump near a replica of the Wall-E movie character in Patacamaya, south of La Paz. Quispe built the Wall-E robot using materials he obtained from the dump in the highland Andean region. Someday, he hopes to mechanize agriculture in Patacamaya by making use of robots that operate on solar energy.

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    DEC. 10: Tugboats guide the Zumwalt into Portland Harbor as it arrives unannounced at midafternoon. The Navy and Bath Iron Works won’t disclose the schedule or route of the newly launched ship while it’s engaged in sea trials, citing security concerns.

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