Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness.

An Orthodox Christian dips into the icy waters of a pond in Moscow, Russia, during the celebration of the epiphany holiday – the day the spirit of God descended upon believers in the shape of a dove during Jesus’s baptism in the river Jordan. (Vasily Maximov / AFP - Getty Images)
An Orthodox Christian dips into the icy waters of a pond in Moscow, Russia, during the celebration of the epiphany holiday – the day the spirit of God descended upon believers in the shape of a dove during Jesus’s baptism in the river Jordan. (Vasily Maximov / AFP – Getty Images)
Amid tight security, members of the public arrive to pay their respects at the funeral of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard 'Tignous' Verlhac. (Getty Images)
Amid tight security, members of the public arrive to pay their respects at the funeral of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard ‘Tignous’ Verlhac. (Getty Images)
A Syrian man carries wood for a fire in the rebel-held city of Douma. Syria’s recent stretch of icy weather has taken a toll on people living in cities like rebel-held Douma, but but it has also stymied violence. (ABD DOUMANY / AFP - GETTY IMAGES)
A Syrian man carries wood for a fire in the rebel-held city of Douma. Syria’s recent stretch of icy weather has taken a toll on people living in cities like rebel-held Douma, but it has also stymied violence. (ABD DOUMANY / AFP – GETTY IMAGES)
Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (left) shows Pope Francis how to give the popular hand sign for 'I love you' at the Mall of Asia arena in Manila, Philippines. (Wally Santana / AP)
Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (left) shows Pope Francis how to give the popular hand sign for ‘I love you’ at the Mall of Asia arena in Manila, Philippines. (Wally Santana / AP)
A worker stacks bricks on his head at a brick factory in Lalitpur. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters)
A worker stacks bricks on his head at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters)
The coffin of Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac is carried outside the town hall of Montreuil during the tribute service, in Montreuil, France. Cartoonist Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac was killed in last week's terrorist attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
The coffin of Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac is carried outside the town hall of Montreuil during the tribute service, in Montreuil, France. Cartoonist Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac was killed in last week’s terrorist attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
An activist kicks the shields of the military police officers during a demonstration in Iguala, Mexico. Activists and relatives of the 43 missing trainee teachers from Ayotzinapa’s teacher training college broke into the military zone in an attempt to look for the missing students. (Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters)
Roo is a dog that gets mistaken for a kangaroo. Roo is saved from certain death on the streets of Romania where she is thought to have been born with one front leg missing and suffered the loss of the other. By the time she was rescued she had already learned to hop and bounce leading charity bosses to nickname her Roo. (Jeremy Durkin)
A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, takes a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the Makar Sankranti festival, Sagar Island, India. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters)
A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, takes a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the Makar Sankranti festival, Sagar Island, India. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters)
People show their palms with entry numbers written on them as they queue up outside a supermarket to buy food in Caracas, Venezuela. (AFP / Getty Images)
People show their palms with entry numbers written on them as they queue up outside a supermarket to buy food in Caracas, Venezuela. (AFP / Getty Images)
Exam markers inspect students' submissions to the national college entrance examination of higher academy of fine arts in Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Exam markers inspect students’ submissions to the national college entrance examination of higher academy of fine arts in Xi’an, Shaanxi province of China. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Students at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics are seen standing in enormous queues in an effort to get a seat in the library during preparations for their final exams. The local temperature was -2 degree Celsius as the students lined up. Chinese universities have expanded their admittance rate over the past decade, resulting in a sharp conflict between available space and demand. (HAP / Quirky China News / REX)
Students at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics are seen standing in enormous queues in an effort to get a seat in the library during preparations for their final exams. The local temperature was -2 degree Celsius as the students lined up. Chinese universities have expanded their admittance rate over the past decade, resulting in a sharp conflict between available space and demand. (HAP / Quirky China News / REX)
A passenger without pants waits for the subway train during "The No Pants Subway Ride" in Mexico City. The annual event is a flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world. (Edgard Garrido / Reuters)
A passenger without pants waits for the subway train during “The No Pants Subway Ride” in Mexico City. The annual event is a flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world. (Edgard Garrido / Reuters)
Newly-engaged couples celebrating their exciting news in a series of stunning underwater photo shoots. (Adam Opris / REX)
Newly-engaged couples celebrating their exciting news in a series of stunning underwater photo shoots. (Adam Opris / REX)
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