The new year has begun in Australia, where fireworks exploded near Sydney's Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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Sounds of the New Year's celebration in Auckland, New Zealand

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This receipt for groceries, which includes prices paid for tomatoes, onions, charcoal, meat and a light bulb, was retrieved from a building occupied by al-Qaida's North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali. /AP hide caption

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The Chaparrastique volcano in eastern El Salvador erupted on Sunday. Hector Garay/Telenoticias 21/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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He's out: Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan on Sunday during the team's loss to the New York Giants. He was fired on Monday. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images hide caption

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Nowhere to go: A view from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. Andrew Peacock/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography/AP hide caption

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Race car driver Michael Schumacher in November 2012. Mark Thompson/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman wiped away tears Monday in Volgograd, Russia, after the second suicide bombing in that city in the past two days. Denis Tyrin/AP hide caption

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From the NPR Newscast: Second attack in Volgograd

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