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Indian man carries an elderly voter to cast his vote at polling station in R S Pura border village about 25 KM from Jammu, in the state of Kashmir, India. Due to ongoing threats of attacks, up to 40,000 security personnel are deployed in the fifth phase o

Two foreign fishing boats suspected of conducting illegal fishing activities are blown up by the Indonesian navy in Ambon bay, Indonesia, 21 December 2014. This follows a government ruling to sink almost all foreign ships carrying out illegal fishing acti

Museum`s director Kai Fueldner pretends to be wet by an elephant painting and sculpture at the museum of natural history in Kassel, Germany. From 21 December on, the museum displays the special exhibition on Kassel`s natural and culural history in 3D. Abo

Visitors look at an ice sculpture, depicting US singer Elvis Presley, that is on display at the new `Eiswelt` (Ice World) in the leisure park `Karl`s Erlebnishof` in Roevershagen near Rostock, Germany. The 12th Ice World with the motto `Rock`n`Roll` will

A man dressed as Santa Claus plays with a King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) at the animal exhibition park Marineland in Antibes, southern France, 19 December 2014.

A ship`s propeller weighing 32 tons is placed with the help of two cranes at the entrance to the village Waren at the Mueritz, Germany. It has a diameter of 7 m and was fabricated at the local foundry `Mecklenburger Metallguss`.

British fashion designer and activist, Vivienne Westwood delivers a Christmas card to British Prime Minister David Cameron to highlight how the dangerous effects of fracking are compared to asbestos.

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  • Ruble Tweets

    "Did you manage to make a wish?" a euro coin asks a dollar coin while watching the ruble fall.

    — Область 45 (@oblast_45) December 5, 2014... read

  • Ruble Jokes

    Russians joking bitterly with the dramatic situation of the ruble.

    - What would you like to change in your past, if you could?- My rubles.

    Rubles we have, money we ... read

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Waiting for Christmas

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A Balinese man dressed as Santa Claus teaches orphan children how to surf at a beach in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Every year in December a surf school in Bali held a free surf lesson to orphans as a part of Christmas celebration.

The world is gearing up for the Christmas celebrations....

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