Day In Photos: Dec. 30, 2010

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Angelo Annunziata, 58, complains about the still unplowed snow in front of his house on 62nd Street and 23rd Avenue in Brooklyn.

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A displaced Afghan boy tries to solve an arithmetic problem in a school housed in a tent at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Two employees walk through a clearing between two walls of snow on the tarmac at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

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A man works on the top of a decorative red lantern ahead of the New Year celebrations in Beijing.

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A man overlooks the snow-covered Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold, the memorial consists of a 4.7 acre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.

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A Greek Orthodox clergyman during the annual cleaning ceremony at the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. A holiday cleaning is performed every year ahead of the Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christmas celebrations.

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Employees of Landmark Sign and Electric hold a cable attached to the New Year's Eve ball during a test on top of One Times Square in New York. The ball is powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon LEDs and covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystals.

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A wallaby stands on a large round hay bail trapped by rising flood waters outside the town of Dalby in Queensland, Australia. Days of torrential downpours have left parts of central and southern Queensland inundated, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, cutting off roads and forcing the entire populations of two towns to evacuate.

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Demonstrators burn a tollbooth on the road to La Paz, in El Alto. Protests in Bolivia by bus drivers and neighborhood groups over a fuel price hike gripped several cities on Thursday in a mounting challenge to leftist President Evo Morales.

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Paramilitary policemen take part in an unarmed combat demonstration for the new recruits (background) at a military base in Hefei, Anhui province in China.

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Police investigators search for evidence after a bomb explosion at a courthouse in Athens, Greece. A powerful explosion wrecked several cars in central Athens and damaged a courthouse and nearby buildings on Thursday.

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Indian linemen are silhouetted as they repair high tension wires on the banks of the Ganges River in Allahabad, India.

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Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a special creation of a new year message he made carving the tips of the colored pencils in Amritsar, India.

Demotix/Sanjeev Syal

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A passenger jeepney traverses a flooded road in the town of Sto. Domingo, Albay province, southeast of Manila. Heavy rain continued to fall on Albay and other parts of the Bicol region for the sixth straight day, increasing the danger of landslides and floods and forcing more people to be moved out of their homes.

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A couple stand at illuminated Plaza Baczynskiego in Tychy, southern Poland.

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Saudis walk through a flooded street following heavy rain in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.

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Acrobats perform during a press call for the Le Grand Cirque, promoting their upcoming shows in Melbourne, Australia. Producers of the international circus travelled to countries including Russia, China, South America, Africa, Europe and Outer Mongolia looking for talented acrobatic performers to perform in their sold-out shows.

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Fisherman Bernd Schuetze controls boats at the frozen port of Stahlbrode near Stralsund, eastern Germany, on Dec. 29. Temperatures in most parts of the country stayed below the freezing point.

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Newly recruited soldiers of China's paramilitary forces undergo a training session at a military base in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang region. China's booming economy will underpin the modernization of its military -- a process Beijing wants to carry out without foreign help, the country's defence minister said in reports.

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Colombian bullfighter Paco Perlaza is lifted in the air by a bull during a bullfight at Canaveralejo bullring in Cali.

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