Thursday 25 December 2014

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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin (C ) speaks during a security council meeting on the crisis in Ukraine, at the U.N. headquarters in New York March 1, 2014. Reuters.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin (C ) speaks during a security council meeting on the crisis in Ukraine, at the U.N. headquarters in New York March 1, 2014. Reuters.
Members of the security council attend a meeting about the crisis in Ukraine, at the U.N. headquarters in New York March 1, 2014. Ukraine on Saturday asked the United States and other key members of the U.N. Security Council to help safeguard its territorial integrity after Russia announced plans to send armed forces into the country's autonomous Crimea region. Reuters.
Presenter and Best Male Lead nominee Matthew McConaughey (L) talks with Best Supporting Male Nominee Jared Leto at the start of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California March 1, 2014. Reuters.
A memorial to recently deceased actor Harold Ramis is seen outside the Hook & Ladder 8 Firehouse in New York February 25, 2014. The firehouse was the main location in the film Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, which Ramis co-starred in and co-wrote. Reuters.
Members of the "Morenada Central" perform during the Carnival parade in Oruro, March 1, 2014. Reuters.
Musicians of the "Espectacular Band" perform during the Carnival parade in Oruro, March 1, 2014. Reuters.
Claudia Fernandez (L) kisses her husband, Bolivia's vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera, during the Carnival parade in Oruro March 1, 2014. Reuters.
Ukrainian people take part in a rally against Russia in front of the U.S. embassy in Kiev March 1, 2014. NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels on Sunday to discuss the situation in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tweeted on Saturday. Reuters.
Wounded supporters of Ukraine's new government sit on the ground, in an area protected by the police, after clashes with pro-Russian protesters in central Kharkiv. Reuters.
An Oscar statue is transported along Hollywood Boulevard during preparations for the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, March 1, 2014. The Oscars will be presented at the Dolby Theater March 2, 2014. Reuters.
A Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team gather on a beach after a report of a lone surfboard drifting in the large storm generated surf in Point Mugu, California March 1, 2014. Nobody was located after authorities searched the area according to Captain Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department. Reuters.
Masked revelers participate at a Trimery celebration in the city of Strumica, about 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Skopje, March 1, 2014 . The holiday, during which evil spirits are chased away with dance rituals, marks the beginning of the fasting period ahead of Easter. Reuters.

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