Tens of thousands of anti-regime protesters showed up in Tahrir Square, shouting for Hosni Mubarak's departure from the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
An anti-government protester has his face painted with the colors of the Egyptian flag during a demonstration in Tahrir Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
Anti-government demonstrators with an Egyptian flag shout anti-Mubarak slogans after Friday prayers at Tahrir Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / ReutersLink
The director of the Weserburg Museum, Carsten Ahrens, in front of the artwork entitled "Che 1999" by British artist Cavin Turk, which is part of the exhibition 'Freibeuter der Utopie' ("Pirates of the Utopia").
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INGO WAGNER / EPALink
Fireworks light up Victoria Harbor as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in the ex-British colony. The fireworks mark the start of the year of the rabbit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX HOFFORD / EPALink
A man wearing rabbits' teeth and ears walks with a woman also in costume at a park fair. Chinese people around the world are celebrating the lunar year of the rabbit, which began Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
People burn incense sticks at a temple in Shanghai. Asia rang in the year of the rabbit with bursts of fireworks, colorful lion dances and prayers that the bunny will live up to its reputation for happiness and good fortune in 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A visitor walks past an illuminated ice sculpture at Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. The ice sculpture festival, in which creations are created by spraying water pumped from Lake Shikotsu, is held until Feb. 13.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / ReutersLink
Snow falls around a road sign Fort Worth before NFL football's Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers to be played Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRIAN SNYDER / ReutersLink
Banjo, a 2-year-old male St. Bernard, takes over the driver's seat of his master's truck.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Joles / Star TribuneLink
A Greek Orthodox Syrian woman prays inside a chapel in the Christian neighborhood of Bab Tuma.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The Skip Stewart Team of the United States performs during the Al-Ain International Aerobatics Show at the Gulf Emirate's airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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Pictures in the News | Feb. 4, 2011
We are back in Cairo to begin Friday’s Pictures in the News feature. The mood was decidedly different Friday in Egypt as stone throwing between the pro- and anti-government factions gave way to peaceful demonstrations in Tahrir Square, where tens of thousands of Egyptians prayed for an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. Chinese New Year celebrations are underway with fireworks lighting up Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, people wearing rabbits’ teeth and ears in a Beijing park and incense burning at a temple in Shanghai.
Super Bowl XLV is Sunday and the weather in the Dallas / Fort Worth area is a frigid 28 degrees Friday with snow falling. In Minnesota, Banjo, a 2-year-old male St. Bernard, takes over the driver’s seat of his master’s truck while awaiting his return. Add stops in Germany, Japan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates to round out the report.
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