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An Indian Hindu youth performs a fire breathing act as he takes a part in a procession in Amritsar, on the occasion of the festival dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, Maha Shivaratri. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is marked by Hindus by fasting and offering prayers in a night long vigil. (Getty Images)
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Spot the ball... Rival teams Up'ards and Down'ards battle for the ball in the annual Shrove Tuesday 'no rules' football match in Ashbourne, England. The centuries-old tradition, played between teams from opposite ends of the Derbyshire town is played by hundreds of participants trying to get a ball into one of two goals that are positioned three miles apart. The ferocious game then lasts until 10 pm. If a goal is scored before 6pm, then a new ball is 'turned up' again and a new game started. If the goal is after 6pm then the game ends for that day and continues into Ash Wednesday. (Getty Images)
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Market women in disguise dance during the traditional Shrove Tuesday Market Women's Dance at the Viktualien Market in Munich, Germany.The Viktualien Market is more than 200 years old and Munich's market place for groceries. (Getty Images)
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A dog dressed in sunglasses and a red protest bandana sits at attention by himself at a shopping mall in Bangkok. Thailand's economy grew by just 2.6 percent last year and shrank in the final quarter, official figures showed, amid political turmoil and the effects of the global economic crisis. (Getty Images)
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Haitian dancers form a pyramid during Carnival festivities. Carnival in Haiti concludes on the day of Mardi-Gras, also known as Fat-Tuesday. Haiti Carnival marks the beginning of one the holiest times of the year. It leads to a time of repentance and abstinence. (Getty Images)
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Meerkat pups Nairobi (top) and Zanzibar (below), four weeks old and the first to be born at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in nine years, are shown for the first time. Meerkats are native to southern Africa and the Kalahari Desert and have dark patches around their eyes to lessen the desert glare like sunglasses as well as ears that can close in the event of a sand storm. (Getty Images)