A tribute to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and other shooting victims is seen at the University Medical Center in Tucson. Giffords is recovering from weekend surgeries to remove a breathing tube and to repair her right eye socket, doctors said Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC THAYER / REUTERSLink
President Obama and daughters Sasha, center, and Malia sing "Happy Birthday" to First Lady Michelle Obama while volunteering at Stuart-Hobson Middle School as part of Martin Luther King Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERSLink
Prosecutors attend a ceremony marking the year's opening session at the city's courts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE WOJAZER / REUTERSLink
Former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier looks down from his hotel balcony in Port-au-Prince. Rights groups demanded his arrest on charges of crimes against humanity after his surprise return from 25 years in exile.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
A woman shops at a Chinese New Year's merchandise market.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERSLink
William Chavarriaga, a 49-year-old cleaner at the Olaya Herrera Airport, imitates Popeye. Chavarriaga has been entertaining friends and colleagues with his impersonation for 30 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBEIRO LOPERA / REUTERSLink
Relatives and friends carry the coffins of Antoine de Leocour and Vincent Delory after their funeral at the Nativity Notre Dame church. The two were found dead, apparently executed by their kidnappers, after French special forces joined a failed attempt to rescue them over the weekend in the West African nation of Niger.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERSLink
A villager is pinned to the ground during a bull-taming event on the city's outskirts. The annual event is celebrated as part of southern India's harvest festival of Pongal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BABU / REUTERSLink
Mushers and their dogs speed down the track during the 10th stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dog race near L'Ecot. The race crosses the Alps in France and Switzerland, covering more than 600 miles in 11 days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSLink
Windsurfers at Blaauwberg beach are silhouetted at sunset. Strong seasonal southeasterly winds made for challenging conditions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERSLink
Firefighters with a rubber dinghy help residents reach their houses on flooded streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / EPALink
Protesters shout slogans against former Tunisian President Zine el Abidine ben Ali.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
Demonstrators against the deposed regime of Zine el Abidine ben Ali take to the streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
Rains that devastated a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro caused several large landslides, including this one. More than 600 people have died in flooding and landslides.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRUNO DOMINGOS / ReutersLink
A child kisses her bird outside the St. Anthony hermitage in southern Spain. Pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of St. Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / ReutersLink
Vania King of the U.S. delivers a forehand return to Austria's Tamira Paszek during their first-round match at the Australian Open. King won the match in three sets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Donegan / Associated PressLink
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a news conference at which he received two CDs allegedly containing the names of 2,000 bank clients who may have been evading taxes. Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer, who worked for eight years in the Cayman Islands, said he wanted the world to know the truth about money concealed in offshore accounts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
On "blue Monday," a man walks across Lambeth Bridge in the rain. Psychologists say a number of factors, including the weather and post-Christmas debt, statistically make today the most depressing day of the year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
A man rides a horse through a bonfire during a traditional festival in honor of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arturo Rodriguez / Associated PressLink
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Pictures in the News | Jan. 17, 2011
A colorful tribute to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and other victims of the attempted assassination in Tucson spreads across the lawns in front of the University Medical Center where she continues to make progress in her recovery; the first family volunteers at a school in Washington to celebrate Martin Luther King Day; and in Paris, prosecutors mark the start of the year at the city’s courthouses.
Exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier shows up in Port-au-Prince amid calls for his arrest; a Colombian cleaner impersonates Popeye at the airport in Medellin; and in India, a bull-taming event is held as part of the celebrations for southern India’s harvest festival of Pongal.
Protesters in Tunis, Tunisia, come out against former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali; in Germany, firefighters use a rubber dinghy to help residents reach their homes on the flooded streets of Wertheim; and in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange receives two discs allegedly containing the names of 2,000 bank clients who may have been evading taxes.
Stops in Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa and Spain are all part of today’s global photographic journey.
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