President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to a state dinner at the White House.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
Tibetans outside the White House protest the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Israeli border guards fire tear gas canisters at Palestinians throwing stones during clashes in the Shuwfat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier demonstrate outside the courthouse in the Haitian capital. Less than 48 hours after his unexpected return to his homeland, Duvalier faces possible corruption charges.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Georgian Orthodox Church priest baptizes a baby during a mass baptism ceremony at the Sameba Trinity cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANO SHLAMOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A parishioner awaits the start of a parade during the feast of San Sebastian, patron saint of the town. The masks worn by the revelers were first used in the 16th century in theatrical parody to deride Spanish conquistadors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSWALDO RIVAS / REUTERSLink
The shadow of a protester flashing the peace sign is cast over a message on the ground calling for the dismissal of ministers associated with ousted President Zine el Abidine ben Ali from the new coalition government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / REUTERSLink
Museum workers adjust a self-portrait of Andy Warhol as they prepare the "Andy Warhol and Czechoslovakia" exhibition in the Czech capital. The exhibition also features photographs of his life. Warhol was born in the small Slovak village of Medzilaborce in 1928.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETR JOSEK / REUTERSLink
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Virginie Razzano of France during round two of their singles match on the third day of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Sharapova won 7-6, 6-3.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL CROCK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Canada's Cirque Du Soleil performs "Varekai" at a charity event for children in Taipei. The title means "wherever" in the Romani language of the Gypsies; the story follows Icarus as he explores a forest world at the summit of a volcano.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / REUTERSLink
A couple inspects a carpet depicting the history of Hungary at the European Council building in Brussels. It marks Hungary's assumption of the EU's rotating presidency. The carpet drew criticism from several of the country's EU neighbors, who objected to the depiction of historical borders.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THIERRY ROGE / REUTERSLink
A lone pedestrian brightens a snow-covered city street in Hunan province. An approaching cold front is predicted to bring snow and rain to many parts of southern China this week and could disrupt travel ahead of the annual Lunar New Year holiday next month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / CHINA DAILYLink
A visitor takes a photo of interior design items presented during the fashion fair Bread and Butter in Berlin. Trends for autumn and winter are being presented during the Jan. 19-21 fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS KALAENE / EPALink
Coto the tiger watches the falling snow in the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. He was joined at the zoo by female tiger Elena, who was brought from Germany's Munich Zoo in May 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFFEN SCHMIDT / EPALink
A priest is reflected in the water as he takes part in a religious ceremony during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on Jan. 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Konstantin Chernichkin / ReutersLink
President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during a state arrival ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Walsh / Associated PressLink
People reach out to shake hands with President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated PressLink
A priest carries a child believed to be a Nepalese living goddess toward the a temple during the Changu Narayan festival in Kathmandu. The child appears in public only on special occasions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Hindu devotees break old clay pots during the Changu Narayan festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A U.S. Marine takes a biometric identification picture of an Afghan man at Talibjhan base in Musa Qala district of Helmand, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DMITRY KOSTYUKOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Hindu devotees take holy dips during the annual Magh Mela festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, in Allahabad, India. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence, some hoping to wash away sins and others to secure a fine spouse during the monthlong festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
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