Dog walker Don Allen crosses Broadway in the rain-soaked downtown area with charges Tramp, left, and Owen in tow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Turkish special forces soldier is suspended midair in a vertical wind tunnel that can sustain a wind force up to 160 miles per hour to simulate free fall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UMIT BEKTAS / REUTERSLink
It's evening rush hour in central Shanghai with vehicles jamming city flyovers. China's auto stocks fell last week in response to Beijing's policy to limit new car registrations in the capital, were largely calm after government confirmation of an end to tax incentives for small cars.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / REUTERSLink
Sayed Ryan, 26, works under a car at his shop in Giza. He started his career as a mechanic when he was just 10 years old but lost the sight in his left eye in a 2002 work-related accident. Disease later took the sight of his right eye, rendering him blind, but he continues to work as a mechanic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / REUTERSLink
Car tracks striate a snow-covered country lane outside the village of Manschnow near the Polish border.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS PETER / REUTERSLink
Known as the Iceman for his ability to withstand extreme cold, Wim Hof of Netherlands immerses in ice water during a performance in Hong Kong to arouse the public awareness of global warming.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
A regional train covered in ice leaves the central station of Magdeburg, where passengers can expect delays because of frigid weather.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS WOLF / EPALink
A woman walks by a high-tension transmission tower toppled by a snowstorm in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREY SMIRNOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Participants in a race that celebrates the new year guide a sled pulled by six Siberian Huskies in minus-23 degree weather. They are on the bank of the Mana River, 22 miles southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / ReutersLink
Two 4-month-old crocodiles are held by zookeepers before they are weighed during an animal inventory check at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / ReutersLink
An Indonesian soccer fanatic pours powder on himself during the final match of the AFF Suzuki Cup between Indonesia and Malaysia in Jakarta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irwin Fedriansyah / Associated PressLink
Men sort corn at a vegetable market in Lahore, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHSIN RAZA / ReutersLink
Peaches performs a DJ set on Day One of the Falls Music & Arts Festival in Lorne, Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Metcalfe / Getty ImagesLink
A dog is looked after at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London while awaiting a new home. Battersea was founded 150 years ago and reports that it has rescued, reunited and re-homed more than 3 million dogs and cats.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
A close-up of Sherkan the bald eagle, the mascot of the Swiss ice hockey club HC Geneve Servette. Sherkan and the team are at the Spengler Cup tournament in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARND WIEGMANN / ReutersLink
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