Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge sing on stage at the Centrepoint Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace on November 26, 2013 in London, England.
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A member of the Haiminger Krampusgruppe dressed as the Krampus creature pulls another on a fiery cart to the town square during the annual Krampus night in Tyrol on December 1, 2013 in Haiming, Austria. Krampus, in Tyrol also called Tuifl, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December.
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays and lights candles on the fifth night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the festival of light, at the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Sheaarim on December 1, 2013. in Jerusalem, Israel. Hanukkah commemorates the re-dedication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC following the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire when there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day but miraculously, the oil burned for eight days.
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Emergency crews help injured passengers after Metro-North train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and several deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.
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A police officer escorts a young boy as he lays flowers near to The Clutha bar in Stockwell Street where a police helicopter crashed on the banks of the River Clyde, on December 01, 2013 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The crash which happened at 22:25 on Friday, November 29, has claimed eight lives so far including that of the pilot David Traill, 51, police officer Kirsty Nelis, 36 and Gary Arthur, 48.
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Demonstrators gather during a protest rally on December 1, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian demonstrators are demanding that president Viktor Yanukovych steps down because of his refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.
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Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at the launch of the AIDS 2014 world conference to be hosted in Australia next year on World AIDS day on December 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Aung San Suu Kyi is in Australia for five days to discuss democratic reform in Myanmar.