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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: ROMANIA - EPIPHANY - HORSE BAPTISM - PIETROSANI - 2015

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: ROMANIA - EPIPHANY - HORSE BAPTISM - PIETROSANI - 2015

Description: A horse reacts ahead of a race held during Epiphany celebrations in the village of Pietrosani, Prahova County. Each year on the Epiphany Day, the villagers of Pietrosani have their horses blessed by a priest so that the animals stay healthy the whole year.

Date: January 6, 2015.

Author: Andreea ALEXANDRU / Mediafax Foto

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EPIPHANY - BUZAU - 2015

An employee with the Interior Ministry stands guard outside the building of the French embassy in Bucharest, January 7, 2015. Armed gunmen killed 12 people and injured four others during an assault on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris.

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A young man in his underwear reads the newspaper in the Tineretului subway station as he takes part in the first Romanian edition of the No Pants Subway Ride, in Bucharest, January 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event which was started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York. The goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face.

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Priest Mihail Milea blesses a container filled with water during the Epiphany celebrationsin Buzau, January 6, 2015.

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EPIPHANY - DROBETA TURNU SEVERIN - 2015

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Youngsters dive into the Danube River to retrieve a cross thrown by His Holiness Nicodim, Bishop of Severin and Strehaia, during the Epiphany celebrations, in Simian-Mehedinti locality, January 6, 2015. More than 1.000 inhabitants of Mehedinti county attended the religious celebrations in Drobeta Turnu Severin port on the Danube.

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Marian Vanghelie, mayor of the 5th district in Bucharest, arrives at the National Anticorruption Department, in Bucharest, January 9, 2015. According to people familiar with the situation, Vanghelie is a witness in a case regarding the voting process at the polling stations abroad during the latest Romanian presidential elections.

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Barac Pancracije of Steaua Bucharest vies for the ball with Kyndall Dykes of BC Mures during their Romania Cup match, in Bucharest, January 5, 2015.

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