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12 December 2014 Last updated at 10:07

Thick fog is covering America's Grand Canyon at the moment in what's called a "total cloud inversion".
Cloud at the Grand Canyon
A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim. The total cloud inversion was expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday.
Cloud at the Grand Canyon
Cory Mottice of the US National Weather Service says the weather event happens about once every couple of years, though the landmark was treated to one last year. With an inversion, the clouds are forced down by warm air and unable to rise.
Cloud at the Grand Canyon
The fog that has been shrouding parts of northern Arizona is courtesy of recent rains. Mottice says the fog is able to stick around and built up in the Grand Canyon on Wednesday night because there was no wind.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi and Sultan Kosen
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal (55cm, 21.5in), the shortest adult to have ever been verified by Guinness World Records, poses for pictures with the world's tallest man Sultan Kosen from Turkey (2.51m, 8' 9").
Two workers stuck on side of One World Trade Center in New York
New York firefighters have rescued two workers stuck on collapsed cradle 69 storeys above the ground at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
Two workers stuck on side of One World Trade Center in New York
Footage showed the workers rescued through a hole cut in one of the glass windows of One World Trade Center.
Pink condom
A giant pink condom has been put over a Sydney landmark, a heritage-listed obelisk in Hyde Park, as part of a new campaign to raise awareness about HIV.
Nilo, a 13-year-old ass from Basel, was rescued by firefighters at the weekend, after getting his hind legs stuck in piping.
Nilo, a 13-year-old ass from Basel, was rescued by firefighters at the weekend, after getting his hind legs stuck in piping.
Stamps featuring Pac Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario and Space Invaders
An Post, the postal service in Ireland, has launched a new range of postage stamps featuring characters from classic computer games.