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Cairo, Egypt - In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, demonstrators climb up armored vehicles after clashes calmed down at Square Tahrir in Cairo, capital of Egypt, early Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Xinhua, Cai Yang / AP

A riot policeman fires tear gas at protesters in front of the l-Istiqama Mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Riot police face protesters on the Kasr Al Nile Bridge in downtown Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

A cat takes shelter under an umbrella left in front of a store as snow falls in Macedonia's capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS GRDANOSKI / Associated Press

Two brown bears play in the snow in their enclosure at a zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMIN WEIGEL / AFP / Getty Images

A firefighter watches thick smoke billow from a ferry that caught fire off Java Island. At least a dozen people were killed in the fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A professional diver wears a costume symbolizing the Year of the Rabbit as he swims during an aquarium show at Ocean Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / Reuters

An aerial view of the Shinmoedake volcano erupting. Authorities ordered nearby residents to evacuate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Volcanic lightning, sometimes known as a dirty thunderstorm, is seen above Shinmoedake volcano as it erupts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Rescue workers stand amid the debris of a collapsed building. Five people were believed killed when a five-story building under construction collapsed, local media said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / Reuters

Members of the striking metal workers trade union FIOM play drums during a protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO LAPORTA / AFP / Getty Images

A skier takes advantage of a sunny day at the Fellhorn ski area near Oberstdorf.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP / Getty Images

Buddhist monks join supporters of the yellow-shirted People's Alliance for Democracy at a rally. Thai "yellow shirt" demonstrators returned to Bangkok's streets, threatening a prolonged protest if the government failed to revoke an agreement with Cambodia aimed at solving a long-running border dispute.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

South Korean soccer fans cheer for their team before the start of a 2011 Asian Cup match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP / Getty Images

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. Ash and rocks fell across a wide swath of southern Japan as one of Mt. Kirishima's many calderas erupted, prompting authorities to raise alert levels and call for an evacuation of all residents within a 1.2-mile radius of the volcano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KYODO / Reuters

A laborer fills a sack of wheat at a wholesale grain market in northern India. India's food inflation has remained in double digits for most of past year and had been the key contributor to its overall inflation, which in December rose to 8.43% from 7.48% in November.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / Reuters

A man is evacuated by a Saudi civil defense helicopter after heavy rainfall. Torrential rainfall submerged streets and cut off electricity in parts of Saudi Arabia's second largest city, raising fears of a repeat of floods in 2009 which killed more than 120 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A man shovels snow off his car on the Upper West Side. Heavy snow blanketed the Northeast, canceling flights and making travel hazardous.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE SEGAR / Reuters

A man catches a 1-year-old saltwater crocodile at a government crocodile camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, right, and German President Christian Wulff, center, walk through the gate at Auschwitz bearing the motto "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work sets you free") during ceremonies marking the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KACPER PEMPEL / Reuters

A worker is seen in a forest of rebar at the construction site of the Donau City Towers in the Donaustadt district. The towers are to become the tallest in Austria, at 722 feet high.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / Reuters

People place flowers as they attend a rally to commemorate the victims of a bomb explosion at Domodedovo airport. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed revenge Tuesday for a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people at Russia's busiest airport and underscored the Kremlin's failure to stem a rising tide of attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikolay Korchekov / Reuters

Actors take part in the rehearsal of an ancient Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) ceremony in which emperors prayed for a good harvest and fortune, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Temple of Heaven. The Lunar New Year begins on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / Reuters

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

People queue to collect water in a lake in Dala township, on the southern bank of the Yangon River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Press

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 Images

Chino Moreno of Deftones performs in the crowd during the Big Day Out Festival at the Sydney Showground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images

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 Images

Indian spectators watch as a girl, Ganga Bai, shows her balancing skills on a rope.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA

President Obama makes a point during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERS

With a backdrop of the U.S. Supreme Court building, Elmo finds himself taking a stance in an ongoing national debate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM SLOAN / AFP/Getty Images

A Japanese fan awaits the start of the 2011 Asian Cup semi-final football match between Japan and South Korea in the Qatari capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery of the Medical Art of Tibet pause during the opening ceremony of the American Museum of Natural History's "Global Weekends: Brain and the Tibetan Creative Mind."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters symbolically shrouded in body bags stage a demonstration against euthanasia outside the French Senate, currently debating a proposed law that would legalize the practice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / REUTERS

Shiite Muslims express anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli sentiments during a religious procession marking the 40th day of mourning after the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, in the Battle of Karbala on Oct. 10, 680.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP/Getty Images

A young girl is held by her mother as women wait in line for food being distributed by Save the Children. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding, leaving 43 people dead, damaging or destroying close to 30,000 homes and possibly leaving up to 1 million people, including 400,000 children, without enough food.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / REUTERS

A woman walks past a residential complex under construction. India's infrastructure sector grew 2.3% in November from a year earlier, slower than an upwardly revised annual growth of 8.6% in October.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI / REUTERS

A jovial Prince Albert II of Monaco, right, impersonates Bello Nock of the United States as he congratulates him for winning the 2011 golden clown award at the 35th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / AP Pool

Kipenzi, a 10-day-old gorilla, embraces its mother, Kriba, at Taronga Zoo. The baby primate is the eighth to be born at the zoo since the band of gorillas arrived from Holland in 1996.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Stevens / Taronga Zoo

At the Jiufeng Forest Zoo in Hubei province, a 5-month-old tiger cub reacts to a white rabbit put in its enclosure to stimulate the cub's hunting instinct. The Chinese Lunar New Year begins Feb. 3, marking the end of the Year of the Tiger and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / REUTERS

A baby black rhinoceros stays close to his mother, Kati Rain, at the St. Louis Zoo. The as-yet unnamed male, born Jan. 14 and weighing 120 pounds, is the first of his species to be born at the zoo in 20 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: St. Louis Zoo / Associated Press

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar winner Mo'Nique embrace before announcing the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A competitor performs during the preliminary round of the women's free-skating competition at the European Figure Skating Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER SCHNEIDER / EPA

Park Ji Sung of South Korea , left, vies for the ball with Atsuto Uchida of Japan during their AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

Moldovans swim in a heated outdoor pool in sub-freezing temperatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MCCONNICO / Associated Press

A man places a candle in an Orthodox cathedral the day after the Domodedovo Airport blast that killed 35 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OXANA ONIPKO / AFP/Getty Images

People put flowers near the site of the explosion at Domodedovo Airport as others wait for a security check to enter. Security was tightened after a suicide bomber set off a blast that ripped through Moscow's busiest airport on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

South Africa's Desmond Tutu, left, talks with a group of children during a visit to a primary school as part of an anti-tuberculosis campaign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated Press

Shiite Muslim pilgrims take part in religious rituals to commemorate Arbaeen, which marks the end of 40 days of mourning for the Imam Hussein, the prophet Muhammad's grandson who was killed at the battle of Karbala in AD 680.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SAWAF / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters take part in a demonstration against the government of President Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Abu Zaid / Associated Press

Police fire tear gas during a clash over the demolition of shanties. Members of the families living in the shanties threw bottles and rocks at the demolition team before police were called in. The houses were being removed to pave the way for the new city hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

A protester stands in front of the prime minister's office to demand the removal of members of ousted President Zine el Abidine ben Ali 's regime still in the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Actors in costume stand in line to audition for the "Batman Live" stage show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUZANNE PLUNKETT / Reuters

Children stand under a banner of Bern's hockey team as they watch Switzerland's Romy Buehler perform during a preliminary round of the European Figure Skating Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Klamar / AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty Images

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAN WOITAS / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTHONY ANEX / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TYRONE SIU / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL NOBLE / Reuters

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BUREAU / AFP / Getty Images

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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Each week we bring you the very best in news photography from around the world and this week is no different.

In Cairo, demonstrations against the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gather strength as thousands take to the streets. In Moscow,  a suicide bombing at Domodedovo Airport kills 35 and injured 130. We have  dramatic images from the volcanic eruption of Mount Shinmoedake in Japan, which has prompted authorities to raise alert levels and call for an evacuation of  nearby residents.

President Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; Tibetan monks take part in the opening ceremony of the American Museum of Natural History’s “Global Weekends: Brain and the Tibetan Creative Mind” in New York; and in Paris, protesters shrouded in body bags demonstrate outside the French Senate, which was debating a proposed law that would legalize euthanasia.

In Hong Kong, a small school of fish finds itself precariously close to a nurse shark at Ocean Park;  a 25-meter-long dead whale washes ashore on the beach in the park of San Rossore in Pisa, Italy; and a feline finds shelter under an umbrella as snow falls in Macedonia. In Switzerland, the famed ski resort of Davos hosts this year’s World Economic Forum, and the alpine village of Klosters, better known as the winter getaway of the British royals, hosts a game of polo played in the snow.

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