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People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Felipe Dana

AP33514401391_0A woman cross country skis amid fresh snow past a residential neighborhood in Boulder, Colo., Friday, Dec. 26. Parts of Colorado’s mountains and plains are getting more snow, but the Christmas storm is tapering off in the Denver area. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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The sun rises over the Glendale section of Queens where a New York Police Department officer walks toward Christ Tabernacle Church before funeral services for officer Rafael Ramos, Saturday, Dec. 27, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A man walks past a cardboard cutout of Father Christmas and Snow Maiden at a Christmas market in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 27, with a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin seen in the right hole. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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A relative of AirAsia flight QZ8501 passengers weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28. A massive sea search was underway for the AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
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In this image provided by the Italian Navy, smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28. A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation. The Italian Navy said that the victim and an injured person were transported by helicopter to the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday evening. Greek and Italian rescue helicopters and vessels struggled to reach the crippled ferry, battered by 55 mph winds that pushed it toward the Albanian coast. (AP Photo/Italian Navy)
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Tiffany Carmona, and her 4-month old son, Caleb, join demonstrators expressing their support for law enforcement officers across the street from the Los Angeles Police Administrative Building downtown Los Angeles Sunday, Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Commander of 1st Indonesian Air Force Operational Command Rear Marshall Dwi Putranto, right, shows airplane parts and a suitcase found floating on the water near the site where AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared, during a press conference at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 30. Bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday, painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea and was lost to searchers for more than two days. The writings on the suitcase reads “Recovered by KRI Bung Tomo.” KRI Bung Tomo is the name of an Indonesian Navy ship. The numbers on the suitcase are the coordinates. (AP Photo/Dewi Nurcahyani)

Indonesian military personnel carry coffins containing the bodies of victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Juanda Naval Airbase in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Indonesian military personnel carry coffins containing the bodies of victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Juanda Naval Airbase in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Children displaced from Pakistani tribal areas due to fighting between security forces and militants play under a tree during the last sunset of the year on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 31. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Children play on the shores of the Arabian sea as the last sunset of 2014 is seen in the background in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Children play on the shores of the Arabian sea as the last sunset of 2014 is seen in the background in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair to watch the annual fireworks show. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair to watch the annual fireworks show. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve festivities in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year’s Eve festivities in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Fireworks erupt after midnight in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Fireworks erupt after midnight in Times Square during the New Year’s Eve celebration, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A sanitation worker begins cleaning Times Square after a New Years Eve celebration, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A sanitation worker begins cleaning Times Square after a New Years Eve celebration, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a New Year mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Vatican City Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a New Year mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Vatican City Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Wearing the green-and-gold presidential sash, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gestures during her inauguration, from the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, January 1, 2015. Rousseff was sworn into her second term in office Thursday, confronting less congressional support for her ruling coalition.(AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Wearing the green-and-gold presidential sash, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff gestures during her inauguration, from the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, January 1, 2015. Rousseff was sworn into her second term in office Thursday, confronting less congressional support for her ruling coalition.(AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Marco Fois, of Italy, performs a 18-meter dive (59 feet) into the river Tiber from the Cavour Bridge in Rome, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, to celebrate the New Year. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Marco Fois, of Italy, performs a 59-foot dive into the river Tiber from the Cavour Bridge in Rome, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, to celebrate the New Year. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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