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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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MCNEW / REUTERS

President Obama views a turbine with plant manager Kevin Sharkey as he tours a General Electric facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

A coffee picker in the Andes mountains near Ciudad Bolivar displays ripe arabica beans used in specialty coffees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alejandra Parra / Bloomberg

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 PRESSWIRE

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 Images

A model exits the runway after presenting a Kaviar Gauche design during Berlin Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

People watch a cockfight during the Jonbeel festival of the Tiwa tribal community.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Bode Miller of the United States competes during the men's World Cup Super-G competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT JAEGER / EPA

Diego Penaloza, 6, of Mexico City, catches snowflakes on his tongue during a visit to Times Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

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 Images

Shoppers observe decorations ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

A Boeing Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle blasts off from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The 235-foot-tall unmanned rocket produced 2 million pounds of thrust as it lifted off at 1:10 p.m. It's the largest rocket ever launched from the U.S. West Coast and carries a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bryan Walton / Santa Maria Times

A woman is reflected in a mirror at the Corona Save the Beach Hotel, a structure in central Madrid built with more than 13 tons of garbage collected from the beaches of Spain, Italy, France and Belgium. The hotel, designed by German eco-artist H.A. Schult, is intended to raise awareness of the damaging effect consumerism has on world beaches.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA COMAS / REUTERS

The letter X of the Super Bowl XLV sign is lifted into position in front of the Dallas Convention Center, where the NFL Experience event will be housed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Mahoney / Dallas Morning News

Supporters wave flags at a reelection campaign rally for President Anibal Cavaco Silva. The country will vote Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFAEL MARCHANTE / REUTERS

A Muslim man walks along a street in east London. Prejudice against Muslims has "passed the dinner-table test" and become socially acceptable in Britain, the Conservative Party said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN WERMUTH / REUTERS

A homeless man warms his feet over an open fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD MASOOD / REUTERS

Sacks of quinoa are stacked at the Irupana Plant in El Alto, near La Paz. The grain is a staple of the Bolivian diet and is believed to have been originally cultivated in the Andes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

A woman rests next to a pot of dried mud cookies. The cookies are made of dirt, salt and vegetable shortening and are one of very few options the poorest Haitians have to stave off hunger.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

A giant panda named Tian Tian inspects a fruitcicle, made with apples and pears frozen in apple juice, at the National Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAREN BLEIER / AFP/Getty Images

A previously unknown species of giant crayfish, discovered last year in Tennessee, has been announced. Barbicambarus simmonsi, at about 5 inches long, is twice the size of typical crayfish.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

A memorial dedicated to Paul, an octopus celebrated for having correctly "predicted" the result of each of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches, is unveiled at the Sea Life Center in western Germany. The creature died in October at the age of 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX DOMANSKI / REUTERS

A visitor embraces a sculpture titled "Great Stuffed Rabbit" by Swiss artist Christian Gonzenbach at the Public Condition cultural center in northern France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS

Strong winds and high surf rolled through Southern California, treating surfers at Huntington Beach to some great waves and an occasional spill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Last year's six-dog champion, Pete Jones, prepares for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Finland's Markus Malin competes in the men's halfpipe semifinal at the FIS Snowboard World Championships. The championships take place in Barcelona and La Molina from Jan. 15 to 22.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susana Vera / Reuters

One look from fashion label Schumacher at Berlin Fashion Week 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Vera Zvonareva of Russia bounces the ball ahead of serving during her second-round match against Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in Day 4 of the 2011 Australian Open.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

A Hindu devotee is pierced with a metal rod during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lai Seng Sin / Associated Press

Flowers adorn the barrel of a soldier's gun during a demonstration Jan. 20, 2011, in front of the headquarters of the party of ousted President Zine el Abidine ben Ali. Tunisian police fired shots into the air to try to disperse the hundreds of protesters who were demanding that ministers associated with the rule of the toppled president leave the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters

Firefighters and rescuers search for a missing 88-year-old man after an explosion. At least one person was killed in the blast, the cause of which is not yet known.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAELA REHLE / Reueters

A rescue dog searches for landslide victims in a damaged home. Deaths from last week's Brazilian mudslides rose to at least 727 and have left thousands homeless.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Police officers scuffle with ethnic Georgians, refugees from the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, are evicted from a temporary shelter in Bagebi on the outskirts of Tbilisi. The authorities resumed eviction of refugees from temporary shelters in Tbilisi, which officials said were occupied without permission, Georgian media reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NODARI TSKHVIRASHVILI / AFP / Getty Images

Indian paramilitary soldiers perform neck exercises before the start of Republic Day parade rehearsals. India celebrates its Republic Day on Jan. 26.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated Press

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 / REUTERS

Tibetans outside the White House protest the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images

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 Images

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 Images

A Georgian Orthodox Church priest baptizes a baby during a mass baptism ceremony at the Sameba Trinity cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANO SHLAMOV / AFP/Getty Images

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 DAILY

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Press

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 Images

Hindu devotees break old clay pots during the Changu Narayan festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty Images

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 Images

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 Press

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

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 / REUTERS

A boy from the cattle herding Mundari tribe sleeps in a settlement near Terekeka in southern Sudan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

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 Images

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

Alex Pullin of Australia, left, takes first place during the FIS Snowboard World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Pallot / Agence Zoom / Getty Images

Bahrain's Abdulla Omar, left, uses his head during an AFC Asian Cup soccer match against Australia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

Dancers perform at the Young Fashion Designers contest on the second day of Hong Kong Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

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 Press

Romanian border police patrol along a railway, waiting to check a train arriving from Moldova.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPA

A boy carries a bag of scrap for recycling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAISAL MAHMOOD / Reuters

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

Prosecutors attend a ceremony marking the year's opening session at the city's courts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE WOJAZER / REUTERS

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: REUTERS

A woman shops at a Chinese New Year's merchandise market.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

Windsurfers at Blaauwberg beach are silhouetted at sunset. Strong seasonal southeasterly winds made for challenging conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERS

Firefighters with a rubber dinghy help residents reach their houses on flooded streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / EPA

Protesters shout slogans against former Tunisian President Zine el Abidine ben Ali.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Demonstrators against the deposed regime of Zine el Abidine ben Ali take to the streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

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In Burbank, Calif., a worker in a fire suit pours molten bronze to cast the statuettes for the Screen Actors Guild Awards to be held Jan. 30 in Los Angeles; in Indonesia, a young Luwak civet cat is tempted by red coffee beans that will become the world’s most expensive coffee after they’ve been eaten and emerge from the animal’s digestive tract; while on the Yenisei River near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, moored boats are covered with heavy frost and snow as the temperature drops below minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

At Vandenberg Air Force Base, northwest of Santa Barbara, Calif., an unmanned 325-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle blasts off with a deafening roar from Space Launch Complex 6. The largest rocket to be launched from the U.S. West Coast, it was reportedly carrying a spy satellite into earth orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Central Madrid sees the opening of a hotel built entirely from garbage collected on the beaches of Spain, Italy, France and Belgium. Designed by German eco-artist H.A. Schult, the structure is intended to raise awareness of the damage consumerism has on world beaches, and quite possibly the entire hospitality industry of Western Europe.

China’s President Hu Jintao, on a state visit to the United States, is welcomed to the White House for a dinner in his honor by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier demonstrate outside the courthouse in Port-au-Prince; while in Tbilisi, a baby expresses his surprise at being an unwitting participant at a mass Georgian Orthodox Church baptism.

The giant pandas in Washington, on loan from the China, have their visas renewed for several more years; a new species of giant crayfish is discovered in Tennessee; a deceased German octopus, made famous for correctly predicting each of that country’s 2010 World Cup matches, is memorialized at an aquarium in Oberhausen; while in the northern French city of Roubaix, a sculpture of a rather large bunny is embraced by a visitor to an exhibition at the Zoonamia de la Nature Humaine.

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1 Comment

  1. January 23, 2011, 10:23 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful collection of photographs. Kudos, photographers!

    By: jeremydeand

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