The stalls of food and beer vendors glow at dusk at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World show in Heilongjiang province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / REUTERSLink
Cast members of "Totem," Cirque du Soleil's new production, perform at the famous Royal Albert Hall in the South Kensington neighborhood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A cross on the Alexander Nevsky cathedral is silhouetted against a darkened sky during a partial eclipse of the sun.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / REUTERSLink
Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM through rock formations during the third stage of the South American Dakar Rally 2011 from Tucuman to Jujuy in Argentina.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERSLink
Polar bears play at the city's zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated PressLink
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Thomas Schoorel of the Netherlands during their first-round match at the Qatar Open tennis tournament. Federer won, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto AgencyLink
The skyline of Doha, which is hosting the Qatar Open tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christof Koepsel / Getty ImagesLink
Sean Kang, dressed like pop singer Michael Jackson, stands in front of the Criminal Courts building where the preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray was being held. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the singer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
California Governor Jerry Brown and his wife Anne Gust Brown walk from their loft to the Capital building with Sutter, Brown's sister Kathleen Brown's dog, for his second day in office.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
A seagull is silhouetted against the sun at dawn during a partial solar eclipse on Guadalmar beach in Malaga. The partial eclipse will be visible near sunrise over most of Europe and northeastern Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jon Nazca / ReutersLink
Shirtless officers of the South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
A girl with cat makeup holds her 3-month-old Canadian Hairless during a cat exhibition dedicated to the new year holiday in Rostov-on-Don.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vladimir Konstantinov / ReutersLink
Mammal keeper Kate Sanders with black-capped squirrel monkeys during the ZSL London Zoo's annual inventory count. Zookeepers are conducting an annual headcount on over 16,000 different creatures including over 10,000 invertebrates, 4,700 fish and 100 reptiles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suzanne Plunkett / ReutersLink
A performer dressed as Spider-Man meets children during a live show in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta. The Spider-Man live performance is part of a promotional event organized by the Disney XD TV channel and will also be presented in the cities of Ahemedabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad for the first time ever.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Piyal Adhikary / EPALink
Workmen hang from a crane as they put the finishing touches to an ice sculpture for the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in the northern city of Harbin. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Gray / ReutersLink
Malaga's new soccer player Julio Baptista of Brazil heads a ball during his official presentation at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergio Torres / Associated PressLink
Members of Christian organizations and supporters of Binayak Sen take part in a candle-lit protest at India Gate in New Delhi. Protestors gathered to demonstrate against the life sentence handed out to doctor and social activist Binayak Sen on charges of sedition in Chhattisgarh state. Amnesty International has described Sen as a "prisoner of conscience," but the court insisted that the doctor helped outlawed Maoist guerrillas in the insurgency-riven state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A supporter of the main ruling Pakistan People's Party reacts after the killing of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer in Islamabad. Taseer was shot dead near his Islamabad home on Jan. 4 in a political assassination that threatens to sink the nuclear-armed country ever deeper into chaos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Naeem / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An aerial view showing mango trees surrounded by the rising floodwaters of the Fitzroy River west of Rockhampton.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Janie Barrett / EPALink
A traditionally dressed man dances during a rally in Juba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Goran Tomasevic / ReutersLink
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