Three week into 2013 and loads has already happened. Floods in Indonesia, fires in Australia, snow storms in Europe, new gun laws in the US, a hostage crisis in Algeria and Syria is still burning.

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Obama and Karzai shake hands after a news conference in Washington. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Two cars of the public rail are seen covered with a advertisement for 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup truck as they move past General Motors World Headquarters in Detroit. REBECCA COOK/REUTERS

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A Hindu devotee stands in the waters of river Ganges to offer prayers to Sun god at dawn in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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Robot that specialises in delivering food holds an empty plate after serving meals to customers at a Robot Restaurant in Harbin. SHENG LI/REUTERS

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Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Tourists take photos on ice sculptures during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin. SHENG LI/REUTERS

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Cattle drink water from what is left of a nearly dry watering pond in Frei Paulo, in the northeastern state of Sergipe. LUNAE PARRACHO/REUTERS

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A vendor sells religious beads near banks of river Ganges ahead of Kumbh Mela in of Allahabad. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

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Relatives of victims pose for a picture in front of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia on the deck of Giglio harbour. TONY GENTILE/REUTERS

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A still image from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French Mirage aircraft in Ndjamena. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Loyalists demonstrators clash with police during rioting in East Belfast,. CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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Police officers in riot gear stand near a burning hijacked car during rioting in East Belfast. CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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Palestinians, together with Israeli and foreign activists, demonstrate as they walk around newly-erected tents in an area known as E1, near Jerusalem. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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People stand near a Ferris wheel as they celebrate the Karen New Year celebration festival in Yangon. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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A cameraman records as a forensic investigator inspect bullet shells at a crime scene after a shooting at Ameca town outside Guadalajara. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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Deans Gap fire burns near Sussex Inlet. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts after being crowned Miss America 2013 during the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS

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Passengers look at a man not wearing pants, while riding in the subway during the annual No Pants Subway Ride in Shanghai. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A technician tests microphones on the stage during a rehearsal for the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Linnington is flanked by actors during a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. MIKE THEILER/REUTERS

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Supporters of Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, leader of Mihaj-ul-Quran movement sit on the top of buses during a protest march from Lahore to Islamabad. MOHSIN RAZA/REUTERS

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Demonstrators kiss during a march in Paris, to protest France's planned legalisation of same-sex marriage. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Labourers install scaffolding at a residential building construction site during sunrise on a hazy day in Zhengzhou. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Hindu devotee holds his belongings aloft as he attends first Shahi Snan at ongoing Kumbh Mela in northern Indian city of Allahabad. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

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Visitor walks at the snow-blanketed Imperial Palace in Tokyo. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Japanese women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo. YUYA SHINO/REUTERS

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Deer graze on Wollaton Park in Nottingham. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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A member of the Royal Air Force Regiment flight crew guides a French armoured personnel carriers as it is driven off a C17 aircraft in Bamako, Mali. ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS

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Police officers stand around a local train that derailed and crashed into a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm. SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS

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Refinery workers are reflected in polluted stagnant water at an illegal oil refinery site near river Nun. AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE/REUTERS

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Free Syrian Army fighters run across a street in Damascus. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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Model presents creation by Leandro Cano at Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 in Berlin. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS

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Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city. GEORGE OURFALIAN/REUTERS

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An ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport. KYODO/REUTERS

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, also known as Long Hair, sits next to a portrait of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during Leung Chun-ying's policy address inside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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Emergency services attend the scene of a crashed helicopter in Vauxhall. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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A member of the female punk band Pussy Riot Maria Alyokhina attends a court hearing in Berezniki in Perm region, near the Ural mountains. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Teodora Spanjers poses with Ginny Bravos in a swimming pool locker room in Sun City. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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U.S. President Obama high-fives child after announcing proposals to counter gun violence during event at the White House in Washington. JASON REED/REUTERS

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A combination of pictures shows the Dongbingmen Gate, part of Beijing's ancient city wall in central Beijing. STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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General view of the entrance of a tunnel dug by thieves leading to the safe deposit room of a bank in Berlin. FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

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People take part in the 1st International festival of snow and ice sculptures called The Magical Ice of Siberia in Krasnoyarsk. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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Indonesian workers sit on a truck as they are evacuated from their offices to higher grounds at the business district in Jakarta. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Villagers hold an Andean condor by its wings before strapping it to a bull in a bullfight during a traditional festivity known as 'Yawar Fiesta' in the village of Coyllurqui in Cotabambas province. STRINGER/PERU/REUTERS

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DigitalGlobe satellite image of the Amenas gas field in Algeria. DIGITALGLOBE/REUTERS

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A handout video still shows a kangaroo fleeing across a road from a bushfire in south-eastern Victoria. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A supporter of cleric Qadri prepares to leave after Qadri reached a deal with the coalition government, in Islamabad. AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS

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A man works at a brick kiln near Hlawga village. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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Performers dressed in Lama monk costumes blow horns during a ceremony marking the beginning of a winter fishing festival in Kangping county. SHENG LI/REUTERS

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A Sadhu or Hindu holy man poses after taking a dip in the river Ganges in Allahabad. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

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British artist Quinn walks to see unveiled sculpture Planet in Singapore. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl a stone amidst tear gas fired by Israeli security officers during clashes near Ramallah. MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS

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A believer immerses himself in a pool during a ceremony to mark Epiphany outside an Orthodox church in Vladivostok. YURI MALTSEV/REUTERS

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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his rifle before opening fire at Syrian Army soldiers in the Arabeen neighbourhood of Damascus. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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Sergei Filin, artistic director of Russia's prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, gestures during an interview in a still image from footage shot in a Moscow hospital. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment cross Horse Guards Parade in the snow in central London. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS