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A model gets prepared with a blue contact lens to present a creation of Patrick Mohr's Autumn Winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Jan. 14, 2014.

Fans of legendary British comedy group Monty Python attend the celebration of the International Silly Walk Day on Jan. 7, 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic. January 7 has been declared the International Silly Walk Day as a tribute to John Cleese of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Around 150 people took part in the event this year.

Two body-painted models talk as they pose for photographers while promoting the latest wallpapers at the international furnishings fair at Cologne, Germany, Jan. 13, 2014.

A dog clad against cold runs in front of the Upside Down House at the All-Russia Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 17, 2014. Its creators say the interior can cause dizziness.

Dancers perform during a keynote address by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, at the 2014 International CES at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Locals play with foam and talc during the ''White Day'' parade on Jan. 6, 2014, in the Carnival of Blacks and Whites in Pasto, Colombia, the largest festivity in the southwestern region of the country.

Sarah Reid of Canada competes in his first run of the women's skeleton competition during the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup at Bobbahn Winterberg on Jan. 4, 2014 in Winterberg, Germany.

A model has his chest shaved backstage before the presentation of the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London Jan. 8, 2014. "London Collections: Men" is a three-day showcase of men's fashion scheduled a month before London Fashion week in London.

A man wearing a large puppet depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and another wearing a swan puppet stand in front of a Palestinian protester as he uses a sling to throw a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, on Jan. 3, 2014.

A reveler dressed up as a geisha takes part in New Year's celebrations in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga, early Jan. 1, 2014.

People wear costumes during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania on Jan. 6, 2014.

A trader looks at "Pete the Penguin" of SeaWorld Entertainment as he walks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 15, 2014. SeaWorld celebrated its 50th anniversary by ringing the closing bell at the NYSE.

A model performs dressed as a mermaid at aquarium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 8, 2014. The presentation runs daily as a special event to attract visitors during the January school vacations

Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of 33-foot bamboo ladders during a presentation at the Tokyo Fire Department's New Year fire review on Jan. 6, 2014. About 2,700 firefighters, including members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association, participated in the annual New Year fire exercises.

A bride and bridegroom pose for photographs with a street performer dressed as Spiderman in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain, Jan. 20, 2014. The couple were having more informal wedding photos taken by a photographer in the plaza.

Ringtailed lemurs sit on a keeper as they look at a clipboard during a photocall for the annual stocktake at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England, Jan. 2, 2014. The annual stocktake is a compulsory count, with the results data shared with zoos around the world and used to manage the international breeding programs for endangered animals.

In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis is placed a lamb around his neck as he visits a living nativity scene staged at the St. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori parish church, in the outskirts of Rome, Jan. 6, 2014. The Epiphany Day is a joyous day for Catholics in which they recall the journey of the Three Kings, or Magi, to pay homage to Baby Jesus.

People in suits participate in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club dip, in the Brooklyn, New York, Jan. 1, 2014. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the U.S. and every New Year's Day holds the winter plunge, which attracts thousands of participants.

A model presents a creation from the Bobby Abley MAN Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London, Jan. 6, 2014. "London Collections: Men" is a three-day showcase of men's fashion scheduled a month before London Fashion week in London.

Protesters clad in improvised protective gear prepare for a clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Jan. 20, 2014.

Robert Burck, also known as the original ''Naked Cowboy,'' poses with a woman after snowfall on the streets of Times Square, New York, on Jan. 3, 2014. Burck, who started performing in Times Square in 1998, claims to make up to $150,000 a year in tips alone.

This picture taken on Jan. 12, 2014 shows a yellow duck competing in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in Sanmenxia, north China's Henan province. A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in northern China. Cats and dogs faced off against a menagerie including a rooster and a yellow duck in a race to the finish line on snowy slopes in China's Hebei province.

Belarusians prepare to mark ''Kolyadki'' in the village of Osovo, Belarus, Jan. 13, 2014. Kolyadki is a pagan winter holiday, which has over the centuries merged with Orthodox Christmas celebrations. Orthodox Belarusians mark the New Year according to the Julian calendar on January 13.

Disguised revelers take part in a carnival procession through the village of Vevchani, southwestern Macedonia, on Jan. 13, 2014. The Vevchani carnival is 1,400 years old and is held every year on the eve of the feast of Saint Basil (January 14), which also marks the beginning of the New Year according to the Julian calendar, observed by the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

Indian students of Swaminarayan Gurukul take a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Ahmadabad, India, Jan. 16, 2014. Magh Snan is performed during the auspicious Hindu calendar month of Magh and is believed to absolve devotees of their sins. Students bathe in water kept overnight in earthen pots.

Children play around a man disguised as Batman at the Favela do Metro slum, area just near the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 9, 2014. Families living in this shantytown within a stone's throw of Rio's mythical Maracana stadium refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the FIFA World Cup circus pitches camp in June.

Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, Jan. 8, 2014. India celebrates its annual Republic Day on January 26.

A woman views the decoration on the street of Chinatown on Jan. 11, 2014 in Singapore. On January 31, people around the world will welcome the Year of the Horse, one of the most anticipated holidays of the Chinese calendar. Also known as the Spring festival or the Lunar New Year, the celebrations last for about 15 days.

(Left to right) Massimo Sinato, Rebecca Mir, Lexy Hill, Maite Kelly, Florent Raimond, guest, Johanna Klum attend the Rebekka Ruetz show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/15 at Brandenburg Gate on Jan. 14, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

A boy creates giant soap bubbles in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 11, 2014.

A man takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York, Jan. 12, 2014.

A man holds his dog while waiting to be anointed outside the Saint Anton church in Madrid, Jan. 17, 2014. It is the animals' patron saint day in which thousands of people all over Spain bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

This picture taken on Jan. 5, 2014 shows visitors looking at a snow sculpture on display at the Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, as part of the 15th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. As China''s most famous and popular winter attraction, the festival has drawn a combined 28.5 million visitors in the past two years.END30-ENERO-2014