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Russian President Vladimir Putin gets an eye-opening experience as he is confronted by a topless demonstrator with a message written on her back during a tour of the Hanover Fair in Hanover, Germany, on April 8. He was accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (in green).
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Kyle Larson (32) goes into the catch fence as he collides with Justin Allgaier (31), Brian Scott (2), Parker Klingerman (77) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race, Feb. 23, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe River during floods near Magdeburg in the federal state of Saxony Anhalt on June 10.
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An unfortunate frog makes an appearance during the launch of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Sept. 6.
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A Christian man chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes with a knife near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 7. The CAR was plunged into turmoil in March when an alliance of Seleka rebels, who are from the country’s Muslim minority, seized power and went on a months-long rampage of looting, raping and killing.