The blades of wind turbines appear above the morning haze in northeastern France after subzero temperatures hit the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT KESSLER / REUTERSLink
Pedestrians walk past a new mural by graffiti artist Kenny Scharf. The mural, on Bowery Street, is part of a project in which various artists are invited to decorate the wall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesLink
An AIDS ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House in recognition of Wednesday's World AIDS Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
Protest graffiti is seen on the base of Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square during a demonstration against government plans to triple university tuition. More than a thousand students took to the streets of the British capital on the third day of protests this month.
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Students opposed to spending cuts marched in Rome on Tuesday and were blocked by police near Parliament, where legislators voted on education reform that has sparked some of the biggest protests in decades.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Remo Casilli / REUTERSLink
U.N. peacekeepers secure an area during peace talks.
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A steelworker washes up after a shift at the Ittehad mill. Workers involved in steel making and casting work just one-hour shifts because of the extreme heat and the concentration required.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A railway station escalator in west Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / REUTERSLink
An Egyptian police officer riding a camel guards the pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Fish form a circle in a container at Central Europe's biggest fishpond complex, located on the Great Hungarian Plain east of Budapest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LASZLO BALOGH / REUTERSLink
A long night exposure shows the revolution of the Ferris wheel at the Alexanderplatz Christmas market.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, is silhouetted at sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A parhelion (sundog), combined with a halo, is seen over Lake Malaren in central Stockholm. This weather phenomenon is created by the sun shining through ice crystals in the atmosphere. Stockholm is experiencing temperatures below minus -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENRIK MONTGOMERY / EPALink
A snowy owl in Essen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
People go for a walk through the snow-covered landscape near the southern city of Freiburg. Many parts of Germany are experiencing cold weather with snowfall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLF HAID / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Activists hold a candlelight ceremony in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura. The AIDS awareness campaign precedes World AIDS Day on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAYANTA DEY / ReutersLink
A bride, draped around a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower in a Ukrainian park, throws her bouquet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
U.S. Navy crew members coordinate with Super Hornet aviators as the fighter attack aircraft is prepared for launch from the deck of the USS George Washington during a joint military exercise in South Korea's West Sea. The U.S. and South Korea conducted military exercises amid a tense atmosphere after the recent attack by North Korea on Yeonpyeong Island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
An activist from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party looks through the window of a prison van after being arrested by police during a strike in Dhaka. Public transportation was disrupted and some shops and offices closed on Tuesday as BNP, the main opposition party, staged a nationwide strike to denounce the recent eviction of party leader Begum Khaleda Zia from her home.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW BIRAJ / ReutersLink
Police officers scuffle with protesters during a demonstration in Leeds. Organizers had called for students to take to the streets in a "national day of action" against the Conservative Party-led coalition government's plans to almost triple tuition fees to up to $14,500 a year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIGEL RODDIS / ReutersLink
Italian student demonstrators clash with police in a protest against the government-proposed education reforms. Lawmakers on Tuesday are voting on a contested reform bill many students and educators say will give the private sector too much involvement in the state university system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luca Bruno / Associated PressLink
A Hungarian fisherman collects fish at Central Europe's biggest fish-pond complex, in Hortobagy, part of Hungary's Great Plain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LASZLO BALOGH / ReutersLink
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