A large banner that reads "GONE" is held by protesters. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square, the largest group in seven days, to call for the departure of President Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian army stood by, but did not interfere with the gathering.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Men voice their opposition to the Egyptian government, something they had never been able to do before this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Anti-government protesters pray during a rally at Tahrir Square. On the eighth day of protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, protesters were expected to arrange a 'million-man march' to mark one week of continuous demonstrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / EPALink
Actors dressed in traditional Imperial costumes reenact a Chinese Lunar New Year Imperial sacrifice ritual during a rehearsal at the Earth Altar Park. The ceremony, led by an actor portraying the revered Qing dynasty emperor Qian Long (1662-1795) is part of the festivities for the upcoming Year of the Rabbit, which commences Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
Immigrants and asylum-seekers, with their mouths taped, protest to demand for asylum. An estimated half-million illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers live in the Mediterranean state of about 11 million inhabitants, many of them in Athens, and an increasing share of those trying to reach the European Union come in through Greece.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDIS / ReutersLink
Fully clothed human remains, representing some of the world's best-preserved bodies, are displayed at the Capuchin Catacombs. The catacombs, frequented by tourists, contain thousands of remains of clerics, nobility and families of local citizens dating from about the mid-16th century, well preserved because of an ancient and highly effective embalming process. Originally intended for friars of the Capuchin monastery, the catacombs evolved, with the aid of donations, into a place where family members would visit, spend time with and even change the clothes of the deceased. The last burial was Rosalia Lombardo, 2 years old, in the 1920s.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY GENTILE / ReutersLink
Supporters of former Italian guerrilla Cesare Battisti protest outside the Brazilian Supreme Court in Brasilia. The banner reads "Dilma, release Battisti now."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Ballet dancers perform during a classical class at the Prix de Lausanne. Created in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. This year, 75 candidates from 19 nationalities will compete at the Palais de Beaulieu Theater on Feb. 1-6.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / ReutersLink
A pedestrian walks in the snow in downtown. Most of upstate New York is under a winter storm warning, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has opened the State Emergency Operations Center ahead of a wintry onslaught that's expected to dump up to about 2 feet of snow in some areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Groll / Associated PressLink
Iraqi soldiers kiss the coffin bearing the remains of an Iraqi soldier at the Iraq-Iran border crossing. Iran has handed over the remains of 38 Iraqi soldiers killed during the 1980s war between the two nations, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nabil al-Jurani / Associated PressLink
Space shuttle Discovery is secured after arriving at Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Discovery is scheduled to launch Feb. 24.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Raoux / Associated PressLink
Quark Expeditions' Sea Spirit cruise ship is at anchor off the Falkland Islands penguin rookery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QUARK EXPEDITIONSLink
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