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In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Divaldo Aguiar, who plays the part of Pachencho, lies inside a mock coffin as villagers splash rum into Aguiar's mouth during the Burial of Pachencho celebration at a cemetery in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba. The bash kicked off Wednesday with the slow procession to the local cemetery. Pallbearers carried the coffin of "Pachencho," who's known the other 364 days of the year as Divaldo Aguiar, to an open grave and used ropes to lower it six feet under.
In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Carlos Pineiro plays two trumpets during the celebration of a mock funeral known as the Burial of Pachencho in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba.
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A pedestrian carries an umbrella while walking near the Bay Bridge on February 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is getting much needed rain with up to a half inch of rain falling overnight and a bigger weather system expected to bring more precipitation over the weekend.
An anti-government protester take a picture squirrel eat a grass- near Pathumwan stage in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Thailand's main opposition party petitioned a court Tuesday to annul last weekend's disrupted national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country's political paralysis. The Democrat Party's petition to the Constitutional Court also urges the dissolution of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's ruling party, which called Sunday's elections in a bid to defuse anti-government protests that started three months ago.
Switzerland's Lucien Koch takes a jump during men's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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People gather to pay their respects during the Candlelight Vigil For Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Labyrinth Theater Company on February 5, 2014 in New York City.
Anti-government protester paint his face during gather at Silom stage in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Anti-government protesters in Thailand's main opposition party petitioned a court Tuesday to annul last weekend's disrupted national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country's political paralysis.
A competitor takes a jump past a giant matryoshka doll during a snowboard slopestyle training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (5th L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) listen during a news conference after the vote for the farm bill February 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed the nearly $1 trillion farm bill with a vote 68-32.
A man crosses the street in front of the Illinois State Capitol Complex during a snowstorm Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Just as the East Coast digs out from a canopy of wet, heavy snow, more of the same is moving through the Midwest and heading east again. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
People walk through a snow-covered Central Park in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The National Weather Service said Monday's storm, which brought 8 inches of snow to New York City, will be followed by a new storm in the Midwest on Tuesday.
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.
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A man talks on the phone as he walks down a street during a snowstorm in Manhattan on February 3, 2014 in New York City. The metro area is expecting 5 to 8 inches of snow by the evening, making for a treacherous rush hour and delaying many flights to airports.
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Anti-government protestors listen as leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech in Bangkok February 3, 2014. After disrupting the general election yesterday, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The Bangkok Shutdown has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) holds up the Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8.
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People participate in the Chinese New Year Parade on February 2, 2014 in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City. The parade, which is in it's 15th year in New York, brought out thousands of participants and viewers.
A Lebanese woman, Ghadeer Mortada, 18, who wounded along with three members of her family, lies on a hospital bed next to her husband Hussein, 23, after a deadly car bomb exploded Saturday evening, in the predominately Shiite town of Hermel, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Syrian border in northeast Lebanon, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. A shadowy Lebanese Sunni extremist group late Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in Hermel, a stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite militant Hezbollah group, that killed several people in the latest attack linked to the war in neighboring Syria.
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U.S. Army helicopters from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade fly over Metlife Stadium ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks won 43-8. The view is seen from a Customs and Border Protection helicopter operated by the U.S. Office of Air and Marine, which provided air support for law enforcement on the ground around the stadium.
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A participant prepares for a swim prior to the traditional winter swimming competition in the Moldau river on February 1, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Braving temperatures of 2.2C, 190 swimmers took part.
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Students from Arunachal Pradesh protest against more than 24 hours after the death of Arunachal Pradesh youth Nido Taniam, on February 1, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Nido Taniam, 21-year-old student lost his life after allegedly being beaten in South Delhi's Lajpat Nagar by two men. Nido Taniam, the son of an Arunachal Pradesh Congress MLA, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, a day after being beaten up by two shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar-1 market.
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