Firefighters work in a paddock blackened by recent bushfires near Bookham, a small village in the Yass Shire in the southern region of Australia's New South Wales state, on January 10, 2013. Fires have been raging across Australia for nearly a week and while many have been contained, 126 are still burning and at least 15 remain out of control in the country's most populous state, New South Wales. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD
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A newly restored steam engine built in 1898, known as Met Locomotive No. 1, arrives at Moorgate station in a recreation of the first London Underground journey on January 13, 2013 in London, England. The London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday this month, the Metropolitan line being the first stretch between Paddington and Farringdon stations.
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A Sadhu blows a conch shell as other Sadhus or Hindu holy men bathe on the banks of the Ganges river during a procession ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela on January 13, 2013 in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest, celebrated over 55 days, it is expected to attract over 100 million people.
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Ice swimming enthusiasts dressed as Neptune (L) and a carrot enter the cold waters of Orankesee lake during the 'Winter Swimming in Berlin' event on January 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A local swimmers' group called the 'Berlin Seals' invite ice swimmers from across Germany and abroad to the annual event, which, despite warmer temperatures this winter and a lack of ice, was still held. Members claim ice swimming is good for the body's blood circulation.
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A Jetlev personal flight system is demonstrated in the marina at the 2013 London Boat Show, held at the eXcel centre, on January 12, 2013 in London, England. Until the 20th of January the London Boat Show will showcase, demonstrate and sell maritime equipment ranging from luxury yachts to dinghies.
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Cocks fight in the arena in Villavicencio, Colombia on April 18, 2006. Cockfight is a widely popular and legal sporting event in most of Latin American countries. The fight is usually held in an arena (gallera in spanish) with seats for spectators. There is always gambling involved in cockfights. People take advantage of cock's natural, strong will to fight against all males of the same species. Birds are specially bred to increase their aggression and stamina, they are given the best of food and care. The cocks are equipped with tortoise-shell made gaffs tied to the bird's leg. The fight is not intentionally to the death but it may result in the death of cocks very often.
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An Ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks in the snow in the Mea Shearim religious neighborhood on January 10, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.