Day in Photos: Dec. 29, 2010

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Bystanders and emergency workers attempt to free an ambulance stuck on a side street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Many side streets, especially those in the outer boroughs, are still unplowed in the wake of a massive snowstorm that crippled much of New York and left millions of holiday travelers stuck at airports and train stations around the eastern seaboard.

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An Afghan youth walks past a homeless man sleeping on a pavement in Kabul, Afghanistan.

AP Photo

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England's team members perform a dance in front of their supporters at the end of their fourth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia. England won by an inning an 157 runs and retain the Ashes.

AP Photo

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Pakistani vendors stand next to their stalls on the roadside waiting for customers on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo

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Honor guards stand at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier outside the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia.

AP Photo

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Vehicles drive on flyovers during the evening rush hour in central Shanghai. China's auto stocks, which were bruised last week by Beijing's policy to limit new car registrations in the capital, were largely calm on Wednesday, shrugging off government confirmation of an end to tax incentives for small cars.

REUTERS

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Blind mechanic Sayed Ryan, 26, lies under a car at his workshop in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Sayed, who started his career as a mechanic when he was just 10, lost half his sight during an accident at work in 2002 when a nail from a car hit his left eye. Ryan later lost sight in his right eye to a disease.

REUTERS

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A diver tries to measure a shark during an inventory at the Tropical Aquarium Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany. The Tropical Aquarium houses over 300 species of animals from around the world, some of which are endangered.

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A ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) sits on a television camera during an animal stocktaking at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg.

REUTERS

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Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera is hit by a bull during bullfight at Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

AFP/Getty Images

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A man has his beard trimmed in the shape of number 2011 to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

REUTERS

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Participants of a race to celebrate the upcoming New Year holiday guide a sled pulled by six Siberian Huskies, with the air temperature at about -23 F on the bank of the Mana river some 22 miles southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

REUTERS

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South Korean soldiers patrolling along a beach at sunset in Dangjin, southwest of Seoul. South Korea called for new international talks with North Korea on shutting down its nuclear program, apparently softening his stance towards the negotiations.

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A police officer inspects the wreckage of a car used in a bomb explosion in southern Thailand's Narathiwat province.

REUTERS

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Flooded homes in Bundaberg, Queensland on December 29, as entire towns in the state suffer the worst deluge in decades. Drenching rains unleashed by a tropical cyclone have left vast tracts of Queensland state under water, with 1,000 evacuations and 38 regions declared natural disaster areas.

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (52) dives for an incomplete pass from the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia.

REUTERS

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Rosalynn Carter, right, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, center, greets Nemo the dolphin Wednesday, at Hawk's Cay Resort near Marathon, Fla., in the Florida Keys. At left is Sylvia Rickett, manager of The Dolphin Connection at the resort. Carter and his family are vacationing in the Florida Keys.

AP Photo

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Car tracks are seen on a snow-covered country lane outside the village of Manschnow near the Polish border.

REUTERS