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Lindsay Mann (L) and Anabella Mowbray kiss as they take photos of themselves laying in the confetti on 7th Avenue in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York January 1, 2015. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is one of the oldest winter bathing organizations in the United States and holds a New Year's Day plunge every year. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A U.S. soldier from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment fires a Javelin missile system during their first training exercise of the new year near operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Severin Freund from Germany soars through the air during the trial jump for the second jumping of the 63rd four-hills tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong December 31, 2014. Hong Kong began culling 15,000 chickens and suspended imports of live poultry from mainland China for 21 days after the H7 bird flu strain was discovered in a batch of live chickens that came from the southern province of Guangdong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Relatives pray during the burial of Hayati Lutfiah, a passenger of AirAsia QZ8501, at a cemetery in Surabaya, Indonesia, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas

Women riding on a "mikoshi" or portable shrine cheer on carriers as they carry the shrine into the sea during a festival to wish for calm waters in the ocean and good fortune in the new year in Oiso, west of Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

The car ferry Norman Atlantic is drawn by tug boats on its way to Brindisi harbour, after a fire in waters off Greece January 2, 2015. The ferry caught fire off Greece's Adriatic Coast on December 28, 2014 while on a voyage to Italy. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

A woman ties a piece of paper to a string as part of a Shinto ritual on the first day of the new year at the Shinto Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A follower blows smoke from a cigar on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, as part of a cleansing ritual at the saint's altar in Tepito neighborhood, in Mexico City January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Caskets containing the remains of AirAsia QZ8501 passengers recovered from the sea are carried to a military transport plane before being transported to Surabaya, where the flight originated, at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, January 2, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A man uses an iron rod as he melts plastic recyclable material retrieved from a garbage dump, at a workshop in Peshawar, Pakistan, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Local residents dressed as Father Frost, an equivalent of Santa Claus, and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow-Maiden), walk with servicemen as they visit check points of the Ukrainian army and self-defence units to congratulate the military with the coming of a New Year, near Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 2, 2015. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Pope Francis kisses the statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to lead the First Vespers and Te Deum prayers in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 31, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains, northern France January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A homeless man covered in a blanket sleeps inside a government-run night shelter on a cold winter night in the old quarters of Delhi, India, December 30, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

President Barack Obama enjoys a shave ice at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Maurizio Palmulli of Italy dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year celebrations in Rome, Italy, January 1, 2015. Four men dived into the muddy waters of the Tiber from the Cavour bridge, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A girl prays on the first day of the new year at the Shinto Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Participants take part in Courage Polar Bear Dip at Coronation Park in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Dishes of family, who moved to Islamabad from Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to look for work, are seen outside a house on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A Kathakali dancer attends the 31st Cochin Carnival at Fort Kochi in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 1, 2015. The Carnival is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year. REUTERS/Sivaram V