Light trails made by a passing bus illuminate the night sky in front of Britain's Houses of Parliament in London. Members of the House of Lords resumed an all-night debate Tuesday on changes to the British voting system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN WERMUTH / REUTERSLink
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi awaits a meeting with Slovenia's President Danilo Turk in the gardens of Rome's Villa Madama.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Romanian border police officer inspects a train car traveling from Moldova at the border town of Ungheni. Romanian border police are tightening controls at the border with Moldova in order to fulfill requirements to enter the border-free Schengen zone in March, but France and Germany have publicly opposed such a move.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A member of the Thai Patriot Network, an offshoot of the nationalist Yellow Shirts movement, takes part in an anti-government demonstration outside the Royal Palace in Bangkok.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman carries white radishes for sale at a vegetable market in Jammu, India. The country battled double-digit inflation through most of 2010, the highest rate of any major Asian economy. Spiralling food and fuel prices have damaged voter confidence in the government led by the Congress Party and have highlighted stresses in the multiparty coalition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / REUTERSLink
An air-to-air missile is fired from a Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet of the Taiwanese Air Force during a live-fire missile exercise held at the Chiupeng military base.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM YEH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Greek Orthodox priest holds a dove for release during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / REUTERSLink
A boy from the cattle herding Mundari tribe sleeps in a settlement near Terekeka in southern Sudan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / REUTERSLink
A cache of confiscated cocaine weighing more than 600 pounds is displayed at police headquarters in Madrid. Spanish police say they dismantled Europe's largest and most sophisticated illegal cocaine laboratory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA COMAS / REUTERSLink
Afghan girls take part in a boxing training session in Kabul. The young women are training to fight in Islamic dress at the 2012 London Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Bangladeshi man works to collect water hyacinths in Dhaka. Bangladesh is one of the world's poorest nations with 40% of its population living on less than one U.S. dollar a day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A child inspects oranges at a supermarket in Jakarta. Global food prices hit a record last month, outstripping levels that prompted riots in 2008. Prices for key grains could climb even further because of weather patterns that are causing concern.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / REUTERSLink
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia hits a shot to Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia during their match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / REUTERSLink
The headlight of a musher forms a streak using a long exposure and a flash during the 10th stage of La Grande Odysee sled dog race in Mont Cenis, France. The race crosses the Alps in France and Switzerland covering more than 1,000 kilometers in 11 days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSLink
A Brazilian military helicopter flies over one of the areas severely damaged by recent landslides. The military is stepping up efforts to reach the isolated communities near Rio de Janeiro, with more than 1,500 emergency personnel mobilized to tackle the disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO SCORZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the new government. Riot police have fired tear gas and clashed with protesters during a number of demonstrations against the government, which came into power with the ouster of President Zine el Abidine ben Ali.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BUREAU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A wounded man is taken away by fellow protesters during a demonstration against the new government. Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters during the rally.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BUREAU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Russian Orthodox Church members lower a child into ice-cold water to mark the upcoming celebration of Epiphany. Thousands of believers plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country for the holiday, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKHAIL METZEL / Associated PressLink
Alex Pullin of Australia, left, takes first place during the FIS Snowboard World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Pallot / Agence Zoom / Getty ImagesLink
Bahrain's Abdulla Omar, left, uses his head during an AFC Asian Cup soccer match against Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
Dancers perform at the Young Fashion Designers contest on the second day of Hong Kong Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated PressLink
Hindu priests hold traditional lamps as they perform rituals during the annual Magh Mela festival at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence during the monthlong festival, some hoping to wash away sins and others to secure a spouse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Romanian border police patrol along a railway, waiting to check a train arriving from Moldova.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPALink
A boy carries a bag of scrap for recycling.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAISAL MAHMOOD / ReutersLink
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