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One month after taking office, Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature at the state Capitol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

A downtown Egyptian National Democratic Party building, center, smolders after dark.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Crews battle a five-alarm blaze at a large apartment complex in Plymouth, near Minneapolis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Brewster / The Star Tribune

A helicopter from the 414-foot mega-yacht Octopus, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is lifted from the ocean after making an emergency landing in frigid waters off Argentina's southern tip. No injuries were reported.


A Hindu holy man emerges from his house to attend to his cow in the village of Pashupati, east of Katmandu. The animals are considered sacred in Nepal, and their slaughter is prohibited by law.


Models present creations by Brazilian designer Ronaldo Fraga during Fashion Week.


Women walk past garbage being burned downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

The finished frame of a 25-foot Blackfeet tipi is seen from below in a rotunda at the Brooklyn Museum. It will be part of the upcoming exhibition, "Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

Thousands gather in Tahrir Square on the seventh day of demonstrations. Protesters are demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

The central square has been packed with protesters around the clock as Egyptians defy the government-imposed curfew, which has been extended, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and lasting till 8 a.m.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An anti-government protester holds up a portrait of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made to resemble Hitler.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

The covering on scaffolding at a building site provides some dizzying optical fun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Odd Anderson / AFP / Getty Images

An undated photo provided by Survival International shows a member of an indigenous Amazon tribe that lives in near-total isolation from civilization. The photo was taken from a Brazilian government observation aircraft in the Brazilian Amazon forest, near the border with Peru. The tribe appears be to healthy and could be leaving Peru due to an invasion of their lands by loggers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gleison Miranda / AFP / Getty Images

A dome of lava is seen at an eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. More than 1,000 people in southern Japan have been urged to evacuate as Mount Kirishima's volcanic Shinmoedake peak picked up its activities, spewing ashes and small rocks into air and disrupting airline operations, a municipal official said on Monday.


New-year decorations are on offer at a shopping mall. The Lunar New Year begins Thursday and marks the start of the year of the rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.


A man passes illuminated advertisements for the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival. The Berlinale runs Feb. 10-20 in the German capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tobias Schwarz / Reuters

Men dressed in sheepskin costumes for a carnival celebration make their way to a Pyrenees village in northern Spain. The tradition is to march through the village every year in a ritual to purify the harvest land from evil spirits and to welcome the coming spring.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

Shadows of Indian workers are seen cleaning a roof outside the international airport terminal in Mumbai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Punit Paranjpe / AFP / Getty Images

Bangladeshi villagers hold batons, brooms, placards and flags as they protest a planned airport. Some demonstrators burned down a police station and blocked a major highway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Monirul Alam / Associated Press

Juggler Carlos Romero performs before a panel of judges and members of the public during auditions for a busking spot at Covent Garden Market. Representatives from the Courtyard Musicians Assn., the Street Performers Assn. and from Covent Garden London judge the acts and assess their suitability to perform on the famous North Hall pitch. Acts come from all over the world to audition and include jugglers and unicyclists, theater and dance groups, circus groups and puppeteers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A surfer warms up before going into the Mediterranean.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

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Political unrest continues to escalate in Egypt. In Cairo, a building of the ruling National Democratic Party smolders at night and the city’s Tahrir Square is jammed with thousands of protesters demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. In the seventh day of protests, organizers are calling for a “million-man march” Tuesday. Meanwhile, foreigners wait anxiously at Cairo International Airport for flights out of the troubled country.

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his State of the State address in Sacramento; a residential complex is ablaze in Minneapolis, Minn., while a world away, a helicopter from a mega-yacht is rescued after ditching in frigid waters off the southern tip of Argentina.

It’s Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil; the crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima continues to emit smoke and ash; and Spaniards dressed in sheepskin costumes purify the harvest land from evil spirits to welcome the coming spring.

Images from England, Germany, Haiti, India, Israel, Nepal and, closer to home, Brooklyn, N.Y., round out today’s report.

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