A school of fish swims in front of a Grey Nurse Shark at the Grand Aquarium during the opening ceremony of Aqua City in Ocean Park. The aquarium includes 5,000 fish of more than 400 species.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YM YIK / EPALink
Spain's Rafael Nadal walks along the back of the court during his quarterfinal loss to compatriot David Ferrer at the Australian Open tennis championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Donegan / Associated PressLink
A dragon dancer waits from within his costume during a performance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at Qianmen Avenue. The Lunar New Year begins Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Lee / ReutersLink
Indian Navy sailors are reflected in a puddle as they take part in a ceremonial parade during the Republic Day celebrations. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sivaram V / ReutersLink
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lights a candle during a memorial service at the St.Trinity Church for the Domodedovo bombing victims.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexey Druzhinyn / EPALink
A flock of swans swims on a lake in the wintery landscape near Schloss Linderhof. Winter returned to Germany with heavy snowfalls in parts of the country overnight Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPALink
People queue to collect water in a lake in Dala township, on the southern bank of the Yangon River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / ReutersLink
Opposition supporters wave roses during an anti-government protest. Student protesters inspired by this month's popular ouster of Tunisia's president have been demanding that Ali Abdullah Saleh step down.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
Egyptian anti-riot police confront activists outside a journalist syndicate in downtown Cairo. A small gathering of anti-government activists tried to stage a second day of protests Wednesday in defiance of a ban on any gatherings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated PressLink
American supporters wave their flags as they attend the "Bocuse d'Or" (Golden Bocuse) at the 13th World Cuisine contest. The contest, a sort of world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by Lyon chef Paul Bocuse to reward young international culinary talents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Cipriani / Associated PressLink
A man films a 25-meter-long dead whale after it washed ashore on the beach overnight in the park of San Rossore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIO MUZZI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Chino Moreno of Deftones performs in the crowd during the Big Day Out Festival at the Sydney Showground.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Metcalfe / Getty ImagesLink
Participants have lunch on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting. Business leaders, politicians and academics gathered for the forum are in awe of China's economic miracle but see clouds on the eastern horizon as Beijing adapts to life as a global power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Indian spectators watch as a girl, Ganga Bai, shows her balancing skills on a rope.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
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