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Surrounded by people affected by gun violence, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, speaks during a news conference at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Associated Press

A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy wears a black band on his badge for the memorial service for two Miami-Dade police officers, Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo, killed Thursday in the line of duty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

German honor guards at the city's Bellevue Palace stand in tight formation during the visit of Swiss President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

People gather around a poster of slain journalist Ugur Mumcu near a fire lighted to commemorate the anniversary of his death at the place where he died. Mumca was killed by a car bomb in front of his house in the Turkish capital 18 years ago.


The ski resort of Davos, host of the World Economic Forum 2011, is seen at dusk. The five-day meeting begins Wednesday, with 2,500 delegates expected to attend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg

Ice covers the lions of the Cibeles fountain in the center of the Spanish capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP/Getty Images

Border Security Force soldiers and their camels are silhouetted against the setting sun as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony, which marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adnan Abidi / Reuters

A disabled man begs in central Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Health workers administering polio vaccine to a child are reflected in a mirror on the wall of a house. Each year, India mobilizes more than 2 million health professionals for an immunization day, visiting more than 200 million homes across the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Zohre Etezadolsaltaneh, 49, a retired special education teacher born without arms, works on a painting at her home, using her right foot to hold the brush. Despite her severe disability, she lives by the mantra "To want is to succeed" and cooks, paints, weaves kilims and takes care of her mother, who suffers from cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Raheb Homavandi / Reuters

Will Ryman's "The Roses," a site-specific installation towering up to 25 feet above Park Avenue, is made up of 38 larger-than-life blooms and 20 individual rose petals. It will remain on view until Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images

A model wears a creation of British fashion designer John Galliano for Dior's Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011 fashion collection.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

British competitors Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland perform their free-dance routine during the European Figure Skating Championship.


Spain's Roberto Akizu Aguinagalde, center, scores during their 22nd men's Handball World Championships match against the team from Iceland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franck Fife / AFP/Getty Images

Residents of the New York City area woke up to bone-chilling temperatures of 5 degrees Monday. A bundled-up Quynh-Mi Le, left, waits for a bus on a street corner.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Young polo players chase after an orange ball during a game of polo played in the snow.


Medical students at the University Hospital Leipzig practice on a mannequin.


Hot-air balloons take off during the 33rd International Hot Air Balloon week. More than 80 balloons from 15 countries are participating in the event in the Swiss mountain resort, which is famous for ideal flight conditions due to an exceptional microclimate.


Belgium's Kim Clijsters makes a forehand return to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova during their fourth-round match at the Australian Open. Clijsters won the match in two sets, 7-6, 6-2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Brownbill / Associated Press

A frame grab taken from Russian TV channel NTV shows shows a riot police van at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport shortly after an explosion. At least 31 people were killed in the apparent terrorist attack.


A resident scuffles with workers during a protest to protect her home in Hong Kong's Choi Yuen Tsuen village. Local media said the villagers tried to stop construction workers from demolishing their homes to make way for a high-speed rail line.


A water-main break is seen at an industrial park next to the Capital Beltway freeway system outside Washington, D.C. The break outside Washington has sent water pouring from a 54-inch pipe, prompting the closure of the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Maryland and snarling morning traffic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

An Indian elephant calf stands with her mother in her enclosure at the Chester zoo. The calf, born on Jan. 22, is the second baby elephant born at the zoo in the last six months.


A ferry and tug boat cross through fog near Halifax. The evaporation fog occurs when very cold air drifts across relatively warm water.


Although these boys' school was open Monday, many primary schools remained shut despite a government order to reopen after teachers called an "unlimited" strike in protest against the national unity government.


Many trees around the United Kingdom are coming into blossom as spring approaches, and birds such as this one collect the petals to line their nests.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A worker is seen silhouetted as he places the Indian flag on a pole during preparations for the upcoming Republic Day celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gurinder Osan / Associated Press

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In New York City, where residents woke up to bone-chilling temperatures of 5 degrees, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference surrounded by victims of gun violence; in Miami, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy wears a black band over his badge at the memorial service for two Miami-Dade police officers killed in the line of duty; Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport is struck by a suicide bombing that kills 35 and injures 130; while in Ankara, Turkey, a slain journalist is remembered 18 years after his death.

German honor guards at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace stand in tight formation during the visit of Swiss President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey; health workers in India administer polio vaccine to a child on an annual immunization day, with more than 2 million health professionals visiting 200 million homes across the country; while in Tehran, an artist born without arms paints a landscape, using one of her feet to hold the brush.

In Switzerland, the famed ski resort of Davos is about to host this year’s World Economic Forum, while the alpine village of Klosters, better known as the winter getaway of the British royals, hosts a game of polo played in the snow.

Stops in Canada, France, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia and Washington, D.C., round out today’s report.

1 Comment

  1. January 24, 2011, 3:07 pm

    " Spring is coming to the UK"? " Birds use petals to liine their nests"? Are you serious? It's January! Spring is nowhere near to being sprung. I have a hard time believing that photo is from today in England, given that lows are in the 30's all this week, and the highest high is 48 degrees and it's 5 degrees today in NY,NY! Reallly, just when was this photo taken?

    By: willowbe

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