The Hook Eagle Morris Men dance outside the Waggon and Horses pub during the annual Wassail night in Hartley Wintney, 40 miles (64 Kilometers) west of London, on January 4, 2013. The event, held near to twelfth night, celebrates both the passing of Christmas and the future good health of the fruit trees. Traditionally the custom involved the local farm workers visiting the orchard after dark with shotguns, horns, food and a large pail of cider. They would make a loud noise to raise the Sleeping Tree Spirit and to scare off demons. Cider would be poured over the roots and pieces of toast placed in the branches as a gift to the spirit of the tree. The wassail song is sung as a blessing or charm to bring fruitfulness or even in admonishment not to fail in the upcoming year. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
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Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attends the Tolerant & Democratic Islam vs Fanaticism & Extremism Dinner In Paris on July 3, 2015 in Paris, France.
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A worker is perched on a Petrobras oil platform floating in the Atlantic Ocean near Guanabara Bay on July 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The state-owned oil company is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal and Federal Police arrested another former executive yesterday.
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People pay tribute at Adelaide Crows headquarters on July 4, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh was found dead in his home Friday after allegedly being stabbed by his 26-year-old son.
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Sailors from Belgium depart after training in the polluted Guanabara Bay ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bay will host the sailing events for the games but suffers from sewage and industrial pollution.
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Three year old Louisa Hill runs across the stage as Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a grassroots organizing event in College Park at Dartmouth College July 3, 2015 in Hanover, New Hampshire. Clinton is spending two days over the fourth of July in the first in the nation primary state.
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Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for a meeting with members of the Renewal of the Holy Spirit, who have come to Rome for their 38th annual Convocation on July 3, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis emphasized the ecumenical dimension of the charismatic movement, rooting it in our common Baptism.