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Fair hostess Tanja has her hair electrified as she touches a Van de Graaff generator to promote the enertec International Trade Fair for Energy on Jan. 23 at the fair grounds in Leipzig, Germany. The fair, from Jan 27 to 29 focuses on different offers ranging from energy supply over energy services, power and power station engineering, renewable energies to instrumentation and control technology etc. (Getty Images)
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A native records the indigenous march SOS Amazon staged to bring attention to saving the Amazon forest, in Belem, Para, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon on Jan 27. This was the first day of the World Social Forum, an international gathering meant to be a counterweight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Getty Images)
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Mexican chefs cut a huge cheesecake which attempts to set a Guinness World Record in Mexico City, on Jan 25. The biggest cheesecake of the world, with 2.5 meters in diameter, 55 centimeters high and 2 tons of weight, was distributed among 20,000 people. (Getty Images)
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Acrobats of the Spanish La Fura dels Baus theatre company, perform in front of La Moneda presidential palace, in the framework of the Santiago a Mil festival in Santiago on Jan.25. Thousands of people gathered to watch the street shows. (Getty Images)
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Columbus Blue Jackets mascot Stinger, Atlanta Thrashers mascot Thrash, and Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound perform on the ice during the NHL All Star Mascot Breakfast at the Bell Centre Sports Complex on Jan. 25 in Montreal, Canada. (Getty Images)
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French jockey Franck Nivard and his horse Meaulne du Corta (front) parade with competitors at the end of the 88th Prix d'Amerique, a prestigious trotting race, at the Vincennes racetrack, near Paris, on Jan 25. Meaulnes du Corta won the race. (Getty Images)
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A 16 foot high sculpture of a polar bear and cub, afloat on a small iceberg, passes in front of the Houses of Parliament on the River Thames on Jan. 26 in London. The sculpture was launched to provide a warning to members of parliament of the dangers of climate change and to launch a new natural history television channel. (Getty Images)
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People look at Lola, a voluptuous seven-meter-tall woman made of copper, in Santiago on Jan 25. Thousands of people gathered to watch the play involving this copper woman and a winged man, which was mounted by the Spanish La Fura dels Baus theatre company, in front of La Moneda presidential palace, in the framework of the Santiago a Mil festival. (Getty Images)