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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.

A South African man sells a version of the Christmas Tree on a roadside in Cape Town, South Africa. The unusual Christmas Trees are made from the branches of indigeneous trees and painted in various colours.

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View of the ceremony to light the world`s highest floating Christmas tree, at Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro,. The tree is 85 meters high, weighs 542 tons and has 3,1 million lights

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