A worker at the American Fine Arts Foundry pours molten bronze into molds for the Screen Actors Guild Award statuettes. The SAG Awards are being held Jan. 30 in Los Angeles.
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The Actor statuette, for the Screen Actors Guild Award, is worked on after being broken from its mold at the American Fine Arts Foundry. The 16-inch-tall solid bronze statuettes are made using the lost wax process and weigh 12 pounds each.
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President Obama views a turbine with plant manager Kevin Sharkey as he tours a General Electric facility.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERSLink
A dog stands on the banks of the Yenisei River in Siberia, where boats are covered with heavy frost and snow as the temperature dropped to minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / REUTERSLink
A 4-month-old Luwak civet is tempted by some red coffee beans at the BAS Coffee plantation in Tapaksiring. Kopi luwak, the world's most expensive and lowest-production coffee, is made from the beans after they have been eaten and passed through the digestive tract of the animal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
A coffee picker in the Andes mountains near Ciudad Bolivar displays ripe arabica beans used in specialty coffees.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Julia Goerges of Germany on day five of the 2011 Australian Open in Melbourne Park. Sharapova won in a three-set thriller, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Mullane / US PRESSWIRELink
Cyclists compete in the Men's Elimination Race at the Laoshan Velodrome during Day 1 of the 2010-2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
A model exits the runway after presenting a Kaviar Gauche design during Berlin Fashion Week.
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South Korean naval forces conduct rescue operations on the cargo ship Samho Jewelry, which was seized by Somali pirates a week ago. Officials said the mission freed the freighter's 21 crew members and resulted in the deaths of at least eight pirates; five others were captured.
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Riot police hit a demonstrator as supporters of Albania's opposition Socialist Party, demanding the government's resignation over corruption allegations, clashed with authorities outside the prime minister's office.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMANDO BABANI / EPALink
Refugees from Afghanistan, Iran and other countries stage a protest outside the Greek Parliament, demanding political asylum after their applications were rejected by the government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMELA PANTZARTZI / EPALink
Protesters gather near the prime minister's office during a demonstration as the country began three days of mourning for those killed in the overthrow of former President Zine al Abidine ben Ali.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
Farmers and their families block railway tracks during a protest against the seizure of their land for two proposed power plants.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JITENDRA PRAKASH / ReutersLink
People watch a cockfight during the Jonbeel festival of the Tiwa tribal community.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Bode Miller of the United States competes during the men's World Cup Super-G competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT JAEGER / EPALink
Diego Penaloza, 6, of Mexico City, catches snowflakes on his tongue during a visit to Times Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated PressLink
A protester wearing a Tony Blair mask demonstrates outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, where former Prime Minster Tony Blair is giving a new round of testimony to Britain's Iraq Inquiry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Shoppers observe decorations ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
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