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Powerful lightning storm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 January 2014



The city suffered a strong storm that left neighborhoods without power and flooded streets. The statue had to be repaired after the lightning bolt damaged it's left arm.



View of the damaged hand
 

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Myanmar laid on a spare-no-expenses opening ceremony for the Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday, part of efforts by the government to convince the world it is open for business following a half-century of brutal military rule and isolation.

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Northern Lights illuminate the UK


The Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - has been giving rare and spectacular displays over parts of the UK, from the north of Scotland to as far south as Essex and Gloucestershire.


The lights have also been clearly visible in places such as Orkney, Norfolk, and south Wales.
 

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Rio's Carnival 2014

The world's biggest party burst into life as the Rio Carnival got underway with a breathtaking parade of giant floats and samba dancers.


Drum Queen Viviane Araujo of the Salgueiro samba school shows off her stunning festival costume during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome today


Members of the 'Beija-Flor' samba school perform during celebrations of the Carnival at the sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today


Party time: Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in front of thousands of spectators
 

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Church of the Good Shepherd, New Zealand


Photo by Sebastian Warneke, February 2014
 

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Buffalo Snow



Snow covers a street at daybreak in South Buffalo, New York on Nov. 17, 2014, as officials seek help from a neighboring county in their efforts to clear roads and provide emergency services during the snowstorm that has buried sections of western New York in more than 5 feet of snow.
 

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Siberia Snow



Snow drifts up to 3 metres in height cover Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia.[h=2][/h]
 

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Dubai fog

 

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Iraqi boy hugs Peshmerga soldier after they free town from Islamic State

 

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Jeep Imprint Left in Ice



The photo was taken outside Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, on Tuesday afternoon. It shows the imprint of a Jeep in a sheet of ice that was left standing, even after the car backed out of the parking spot. Freezing rain was reported in the area.
 

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Tram crash in Russia

 

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Snow in Italy reaches second floor of houses

 

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Starving Polar Bear Due to Global Warming



Photographs of emaciated polar bears have gone viral on social media, and raised concerns over the effects of global warming.
 

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Meridian, USA



Damage caused to a restaurant car park in Meridian, where experts are to begin work to determine the cause of the collapse.
 
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