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A lonesome motorcyclist rides across the desert during the stage 11 of the Dakar 2012, between Arica and Arequipa, Chile, on January 12, 2012.
AFP PHOTO / Qais Usyan
Afghan boys play football in sunset in Mazar-i-Shraif on January 10, 2012. Football is one of the most popular games in Afghanistan and is played on dusty dry ground more often than grass.
AP Photo/Alastair Grant
Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak, left, tries to reach the ball with Cardiff City's Aron Gunnarsson during their English League Cup semi-final 1st leg soccer match at Palace's Selhurst Park stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
Elvis Priestley, a.k.a. Archbishop Dorian Baxter, held service today in his Christ the King, Graceland, an independent Anglican Church of Canada at the Legion in Newmarket. The ninth Elvis-themed ceremony happened to fall on what would have been Elvis' 77th birthday on Sunday. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star)
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Anglers cast lines through holes into a frozen river during an ice fishing competition at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on January 7, 2012 in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea. The annual Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival attracts millions of visitors annually who gather to try thier luck at ice fishing with traditional lures or with bare hands. The three-week long event features several winter sports and games as well as an ice scultpure competition and takes place in what is considered the first region of Korea that freezes over during winter. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
A child angler looks through a hole into a frozen river during the ice fishing competition. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Christian Orthodox monks tour the Church of the Nativity in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem on January 6, 2012, as Orthodox Christmas celebrations kicked off in the traditional birthplace of Jesus to the sound of bagpipes and protests by Palestinians accusing church leaders of selling land to Israelis. (AFP/Getty Images/Marco Longari)