We’re moving into one-year-anniversaries territory. The Egyptian protests, the Libyan uprising, the Japan earthquake and tsnumai. It was all happening round about this time last year. In the now and present we’re still being bombarded with GOP debates, which are becoming nastier and nastier, religious festivals and more deaths in Syria, including two esteemed journalists.

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Policemen rush to detain a protester during an anti-austerity rally at central Syntagma square in Athens. JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS

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Foreign activists Martha and Benjamin sit in front of riot police with Bahraini anti-government protesters during a march to Al Farook Junction. HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS

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An anti-government protester walks along a street engulfed by tear gas, fired by riot police to disperse a march to Al Farook Junction. HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS

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U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured among Boeing employees after touring the Boeing production facility in Everett, Washington. JASON REED/REUTERS

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An anti-government protestor holds a Muslim prayer bracelet as he gestures on his knees to the riot police during clashes in Dakar. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A woman walks beside a mural with the image of rebel revolutionary leader Che Guevara in Havana. DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS

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Smoke billows in Homs in this handout picture received. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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People attend celebrations marking one year since the start of the uprising against the former regime at Martyrs Square in Tripoli. ANIS MILI/REUTERS

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Man dressed as a blue devil performs after the re-enactment of Kambule at Piccadilly Greens in Port of Spain. ANDREA DE SILVA/REUTERS

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Couples participate in a kissing contest in Hefei. JIANAN YU/REUTERS

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New Cardinal Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the U.S. gestures during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. TONY GENTILE/REUTERS

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Dancers of the Tobas Sud group perform during the Carnival parade in Oruro. DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS

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Signatures are seen on picture of Houston near her funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A model presents a creation at the Temperley 2012 Autumn/Winter collection show during London Fashion Week. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS

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A member of from the Diablada Urus group, dressed as an angel, during the Carnival parade in Oruro. DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS

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Police officers clad in protective suits search for bodies against backdrop of tsunami devastated ship and exhaust stacks of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear powerplant at Ukedo district in Namie town. KYODO/REUTERS

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Hindu holy man, or sadhu, recites holy book of Ramayana the eve of Shivaratri festival at premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A member of rival team fights with oranges during annual Carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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A soldier walks in front of coffins containing the bodies of victims of a massive fire at a jail in Comayagua, outside a morgue in Tegucigalpa. JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS

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Revelers celebrate Carnival by covering themselves with mud from mangrove swamps in Curuca. PAULO SANTOS/REUTERS

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A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, applies ashes on his face at the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri Festival in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Dalmatian pelicans gather in the water area of the Caspian Sea port in Makhachkala in Russia's Dagestan province. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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An Israeli soldier pulls fellow soldiers as they walk the last few kilometers of an overnight march near Jerusalem. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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Revellers participate in a flour fight during O Entroido festival in Spain's northwestern village of Laza. MIGUEL VIDAL/REUTERS

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Revellers participate in a masked ball during celebrations for the Carnival of All Colors in Maragojipe. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Nepalese Army personnel douse a fire that engulfed a house belonging to resident Tulshi Maiya Joshi at the residential area of Balkumari. STRINGER/REUTERS

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The car of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund head, enters the Gendarmerie as he arrives for questioning by a judge investigating the so-called Hotel Carlton affair in Lille. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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A Russian police officer walks past a cordon of activists from the opposition movement Another Russia, who threw a smoke bomb during a protest outside the central election commission headquarters in Moscow. MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKY/REUTERS

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Two masked revellers pose in Saint Mark's Square during the Venetian Carnival in Venice. STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS

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Adele speaks as she holds her award for best British female solo artist during the BRIT Music Awards at the O2 Arena in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Nenets boy enters a traditional tent called a chum, at a reindeer breeders' settlement in the Tundra region, 50 km (31 miles) from the north Russian town of Naryan-Mar. STAFF/REUTERS

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Police storm Kerobokan prison during a riot by prisoners in Denpasar. STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERS

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Blues legend B.B. King signals approval while performing as part of the In Performance at the White House series, in Washington. CHRIS KLEPONIS/REUTERS

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Family member of an inmate sits on a rock outside the prison of Apodaca on the outskirts of Monterrey. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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A monk walks under a temple entrance during Tibetan New Year celebrations in Langmusixiang, Sichuan Province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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Still image of founder of file-sharing website Megaupload Kim Dotcom leaving a court in Auckland. REUTERS TV/REUTERS

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Boys play amongst their village's ancestral graves located near their homes in a remote Kodi Pangedo village in the West Sumba province. YUSUF AHMAD/REUTERS

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Afghan policemen march towards protesters during a protest near a U.S. military base in Kabul. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

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Handout photograph of journalist Marie Colvin. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Employee displays a green water dragon at the 'Frankfurt Animal Lounge' at the airport in Frankfurt. ALEX DOMANSKI/REUTERS

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Smoke billows from a fuel tank supplying NATO troops, after it was set on fire by protesters during a demonstration in Jalalabad. PARWIZ/REUTERS

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A view of the front of a commuter train that crashed into the Once train station during rush hour in Buenos Aires. ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS

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Senegal's incumbent President Wade attends a campaign rally in Dakar. STAFF/REUTERS

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Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Paul stand outside the Mesa Arts Center, before the start of the Republican presidential candidates' debate, in Mesa, Arizona. JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS

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Masquerader from the Yuma band dances on stage on the final day of the carnival at Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain. ANDREA DE SILVA/REUTERS

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U.S. Republican presidential candidates Santorum and Romney laugh as they shake hands at the conclusion of the Republican presidential candidates debate in Mesa. JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERS

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A man balances on a fence post as he watches the sun set over the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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Dangi who claims to be the world shortest man, washes his face at a hotel in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Children play with a ball during a flood near their house in Jakarta. SUPRI/REUTERS

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EU Commissioner Rehn presents the EU Commission's interim economic forecast during a news conference in Brussels. FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un aims a rifle at the Sporting Bullet Factory. KCNA/REUTERS

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A commando stands guard during the Turkish Army's annual winter military exercises near the eastern town of Sarikamis. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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Some 3,000 students from Baekseok University make the shape of a drop of blood at a ski resort in Pyeongchang. YONHAP/REUTERS

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The 'Golden Victoria' sculpture from the top of Siegessaeule, the Victory column in Berlin is silhouetted against a cloudy sky. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS

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Gabe Watson hugs wife Kim after he was acquitted of Capital murder charges of his ex wife Tina Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center in Birmingham. MARVIN GENTRY/REUTERS

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A protester with his face painted as a Guy Fawkes mask reacts after being pepper sprayed during demonstration against higher tuition fees in streets of Montreal. OLIVIER JEAN/REUTERS

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A physically disabled woman on her wheelchair clashes with riot police in La Paz. DAVID MERCADO/REUTERS

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, in handcuffs, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade in Maryland. JOSE LUIS MAGANA/REUTERS

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A truck is seen among the garbage in the city dump. JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS

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Albanian soldiers carry the coffin of Albanian Captain Feti Vogli as it arrives at Tirana's Mother Teresa airport. ARBEN CELI/REUTERS

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Palle-Jooseppi, a male brown bear at Ranua Zoo, wakes up after winter hibernation in Ranua. LEHTIKUVA/REUTERS

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Dutch Queen Beatrix, Prince Johan Friso's wife Mabel and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander arrive at university hospital in Innsbruck. HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS

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French photographer Remi Ochlik flashes a victory sign as he jokes with Syrian Free Army fighters in the last known footage of him in Homs. REUTERS TV/REUTERS