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Taxi! A lazy frog sits comfortably on the back of a snail's shell in a park in Tangerang, Indonesia



Supporters of presidential candidate Mauricio Macri celebrate at the Obelisk plaza in Buenos Aires. Macri won Argentina's historic runoff election against ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, putting an end to the era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated Argentine politics for 12 years



Belgian soldiers patrol on the Grand Place of Brussels as police searched the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks



The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, reaches into a golden sunset on Sunday




People look at the 'Printemps Christmas Fairy Tale' decorated windows in Paris


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A person cries as she stands at a makeshift memorial in front of the Casa Nostra restaurant in Paris for a tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks in the French capital
Picture: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty



Belgian soldiers and a police officer stand guard outside restaurants on Rue des Bouchers following the terror lockdown in Brussels
Picture: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA


A young Antarctic fur seal pup confronted an adult king penguin after it emerged from the surf in shallow waters near to a beach on the island of South Georgia
Picture: Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott/Minden Pictures/Solent News



Auctioneer Rupert van der Werff holds an intact Aepyornis (elephant bird) egg which is expected to sell for £30,000-£50,000 at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst. Summers Place Auctions' Third Evolution Sale of taxidermy, fossils and minerals will take place on November 25.
Picture: Rob Stothard/Getty Images


Men roll barrels of Beaujolais Nouveau wine for the official launch of the 2015 vintage in the center of Lyon
Picture: REUTERS/Robert Pratta


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Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774-foot Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New England in northern New Hampshire. Monday's freezing fog and strong winds formed the rime ice, creating a winter wonderland above the treeline in New Hampshire's aptly named White Mountains.
Picture: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty



Members of Romania's new government are reflected in the floor of the hall as they arrive for the swearing in ceremony at the Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania
Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda



Hindu devotees observe the holy festival of Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash at Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Picture: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury / Barcroft Media



A photo of a pair of zebras crossing on the Masai Mara in Kenya by wildlife photographer Anup Shah
Picture: Anup Shah/Solent News


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A lightning storm over Brisbane, Queensland, Australia lights up the night sky
Picture: Rex Features



Inmates at the Talavera Bruce women's prison pose during the annual beauty pageant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pageant aims to humanize and boost the self-esteem of female inmates who receive makeup and hair styling from volunteers.
Picture: Getty Images



British aviator Tracey Curtis Taylor poses for photos after landing her Boeing biplane at an air force base in Delhi, India. The 53-year-old aviator is currently in India as part of her 13,000-mile solo flight, which started in October, 2015 in Hampshire, and will cross 23 countries before she finally arrives in Sydney, Australia in January, 2016.
Picture: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media



Dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet during a rehearsal of 'The Nutcracker' on stage at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest
Picture: AFP



A woman performs the religious dance 'Narsingh Avatar' during the traditional Kartik dance festival in Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal
Picture: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar


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A group of 26 people walked across a 209m (685ft) long highline rigged more than 50m (164ft) above the ground before getting comfortable in 17 brightly coloured hammocks. Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites provided the perfect backdrop for the hammocks, where those inside read newspapers, played instruments, ate, and passed each other drinks.
Picture: Sebastian Wahlhuetter/Aurora Photos/Solent News



Guide Einar Runar Sigurdsson climbs a wall of ice inside the Waterfall Cave while exploring the frozen world of the Vatnajkull glacier in Iceland. Photographer Mikael Buck and renowned local guides Einar Runar Sigurdsson explored the frozen world using Sony’s latest digital cameras including the α7R II featuring the world first back-illuminated full-frame sensor which brings together ultra-high resolution and ultra-high sensitivity, the RX10 II and RX100 IV which feature the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor that truly shine in low-light and high contrast conditions. The images were taken without the use of any external sources – just the natural light that filters through the ice caves.
Picture: Mikael Buck/Sony



Omar Perez of Colombia's Santa Fe reacts after missing a scoring chance against of Paraguay's Sportivo Luqueno during their Copa Sudamericana football match in Bogota
Picture: REUTERS/John Vizcaino



The full moon rises over Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest's City Park in Hungary
Picture: EPA/BALAZS MOHAI


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Bullfighters take part in Las Canteras del Antisana festival in the village of Pinantura near the Equadorian capital of Quito
Picture: REUTERS



The 'Crooked Forest' outside the village of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland, is a unique and mysterious place. A section of 400 trees that are bent at 90 degrees at their base, lean in the same direction; due North. It remains a secret how these trees, planted in 1930, got their shape. The theories are that somebody did it to design bent wood to make furniture or barrel making easier. Others blame magic, magnetic fields, and all sorts of things.
Picture: EPA/MARCIN BIELECKI



A Christmas tree is illuminated as the traditional Christmas market opens at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic.
Picture: REUTERS/David W Cerny



People take part in the Eazy FM's 'Running of the Brides' in Bangkok, Thailand. Equation must be in town........
Picture: Rex



Participants compete in the Holopuni Va'a Ironmana Channel Crossing 2015 from Tahiti to Morrea. Holopuni Va'a Ironmana Channel Crossing 2015 is a nautical race which combines the spirit of ancient Polynesian navigational technique and the spirit of racing.
Picture: AFP/Gregory Boissy


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