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Big-wave surfing in Nazare, Portugal

Big-wave surfer Tom Butler of Britain drops in on a large wave during Nazare Challenge championship at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal on Dec. 20 2016. (Photo: Rafael Marchante/Reuters)

Photos of the day — December 20, 2016

Big-wave surfer Tom Butler of Britain drops in on a large wave during Nazare Challenge championship at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal; a Chinese woman walks among Christmas decorations on a hazy day in Beijing; and the wife of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was assassinated Monday, cries over her husband’s coffin, draped in the Russian flag, during a ceremony at the airport in Ankara, Turkey. (EPA/AP)

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