An Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.


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Children play in a snow covered park in Sapporo in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on December 17, 2014.

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Mystery man who had white hair and a white beard gave $100 to staff of two cafes

Meat products approved by the Ministry of Environment and Water, but do not have an approved halal certificate from one of the Islamic associations will not be allowed entry into the UAE. Picture for illustrative purposes.

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