People pray while burning incense at a Taoist temple in Beijing on the first day of the Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rabbit.
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Worshipers offer prayers while holding up sticks of incense at the Lama Temple, wishing for good luck and good fortune on the first day of the Chinese New Year.
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People offers prayers at Mazu Temple during the Lunar New Year celebration.
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Performers mark the Chinese New Year with a traditional lion dance in the city's Chinatown district.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square as clashes continued between foes and allies of President Hosni Mubarak.
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Protesters in Tahrir Square construct shields out of container lids and pieces of metal as they prepare for more clashes between supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / EPALink
Anti-government protesters throw rocks at pro-government supporters near Tahrir Square.
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A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak supporter, center, is detained by anti-government demonstaters during clashes at Tahrir Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / ReutersLink
Protesters take to the street over the case of Raymond Davis (pictured in the background), an American accused of killing two Pakistani men. Washington insists that Davis has diplomatic immunity, while anti-U.S. Islamist groups demand that the Pakistani government keep him in custody for trial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAISAL MAHMOOD / ReutersLink
Demonstrators try to protect themselves as police use water cannons to disperse them during a protest of a controversial draft law on labor rights.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Afghan national army non-commissioned officers march during a graduation ceremony at Camp Ghazi in Kabul.
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Mourners line the streets as the hearse carrying Pvt. Martin Bell is driven through the town of Wootton Bassett in southwest England. Bell, the 350th British soldier killed while serving in Afghanistan, died while on patrol in Afghanistan on Jan. 25.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / REUTERSLink
A man rests in a hammock under his trailer alongside other trucks idled during a national strike of professional drivers. The strike was called when the government eliminated the table that regulates freight rates in Colombia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUIS ROBAYO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Models present creations by Spanish designer Vicky Martin Berrocal during the International Flamenco Fashion Exhibition 2011 in Seville.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A worker breastfeeds her child during a lunch break at a coal yard.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / ReutersLink
A laborer adjusts a billboard advertisement in the city's business district.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / ReutersLink
Skaters Pang Qing and Tong Jian of China perform during the pairs short program competition at the 7th Asian Winter Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GRIGORY DUKOR / ReutersLink
Lebanese soldiers recover the body of a French tourist who was killed by an avalanche Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Floodwaters cover railway tracks near Cowley after Cyclone Yasi, Australia's worst in a century, devastated towns and left 175,000 people without power. No deaths were reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Residents collect belongings before evacuating their flooded home. Heavy rains have triggered the worst floods in four years, killing five people and driving 41,000 people from their homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZUKI MUHAMMAD / ReutersLink
Smoke rises from the crater of Mt. Shinmoedake in the Kirishima mountain range in Kagoshima prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. A series of spectacular eruptions sent columns of ash and smoke thousands of feet into the air, delaying some international flights to Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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