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The world’s largest cruise ship sets sail in Miami, scenes from the Australian Open in Melbourne, dolphins fleeing orcas near San Diego, widespread farmer protests in Europe, a Republic Day parade in India, bullfighting’s brief return in Mexico, Carnival festivities in Venice, and much more

A wooden sculpture of a dragon's head, covered in flames
A ship burns during a parade by members of the Up Helly Aa “Jarl Squad” through the streets of in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 30, 2024. The Up Helly Aa festival celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 “guizers” (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening.

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