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Large crowds of anti-regime protesters occupy Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Anti-government protesters hurl rocks from atop a building at Mubarak supporters below on a day that saw hours of clashes around Tahrir Square, with hundreds of injuries supported. The burned-out building in the rear housed Mubarak's party headquarters until a crowd of demonstrators set it on fire several days earlier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Fighting and clashes continued for a second day around Tharir Square between Mubarak supporters and detractors. Hundreds were injured as the clashes went on for hours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A man suffers a head injury during the clashes around Tharir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Anti-regime protesters continued to occupy Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Saturday. Egyptian soldiers were also there in greater numbers and were attempting to negotiate with the protesters for them to allow the square to return to normal. Protesters have pushed farther into the downtown area and fortified barricades to prevent pro-Mubarak supporters from gaining access to the square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of Hmong gather Friday in Fresno for the start of a six-day funeral for Gen. Vang Pao, who led guerrilla fighters in the CIA's secret campaign in Laos during the Vietnam War. Vang Pao's casket, draped in an American flag, is brought into the Fresno Convention Center by his fellow solders.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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 Press

Anti-government demonstrators with an Egyptian flag shout anti-Mubarak slogans after Friday prayers at Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / Reuters

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

Banjo, a 2-year-old male St. Bernard, takes over the driver's seat of his master's truck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Joles / Star Tribune

A Greek Orthodox Syrian woman prays inside a chapel in the Christian neighborhood of Bab Tuma.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty Images

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 Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPA

People offers prayers at Mazu Temple during the Lunar New Year celebration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Junji Kurokawa / Associated Press

Performers mark the Chinese New Year with a traditional lion dance in the city's Chinatown district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square as clashes continued between foes and allies of President Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

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 / EPA

Anti-government protesters throw rocks at pro-government supporters near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Hondros / Getty Images

A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak supporter, center, is detained by anti-government demonstaters during clashes at Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Images

Afghan national army non-commissioned officers march during a graduation ceremony at Camp Ghazi in Kabul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP/Getty Images

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

Models present creations by Spanish designer Vicky Martin Berrocal during the International Flamenco Fashion Exhibition 2011 in Seville.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP/Getty Images

A worker breastfeeds her child during a lunch break at a coal yard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / Reuters

A laborer adjusts a billboard advertisement in the city's business district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / Reuters

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 / Reuters

Lebanese soldiers recover the body of a French tourist who was killed by an avalanche Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

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 Images

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 / Reuters

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 Images

The battle raged into the night with pro Mubarak forces, left, setting a car on fire and advancing with corrugated tin shields against the anti-regime protesters, right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A pro-Mubarak supporter is set upon by those favoring regime change.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An injured anti-Mubarak protester receives first aid Wednesday at a makeshift clinic in a mosque near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A woman weeps at the chaos surrounding her in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Anti-Mubarak protesters throw rocks at loyalists from behind a barricade in Cairo on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A camel-riding supporter of President Hosni Mubarak fights with anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Abou Zaid / Associated Press

Pro-government demonstrators, below, and anti-government demonstrators, above, clash in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Opponents and supporters of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak fought in Cairo with fists, stones and clubs -- and even chairs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A woman makes her way along an icy sidewalk in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather- predicting groundhog, stands on the shoulder of handler John Griffiths after the Groundhog Club claimed that Phil did not see his shadow. Translation: There will be an early spring, according to the superstition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

At a Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand, on the eve of the Lunar New Year, a man places a candle in a water basin. The reflection of a Buddha statue can be seen in the water. The Year of the Rabbit begins on Feb. 3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP / Getty Images

Tibetan Buddhist monks hold up portraits of the Karmapa during a gathering at the Gyuto Monastery, the temporary residence of the Karmapa, in Dharamshala. One of Tibet's top monks appeared before thousands of followers in India to reassure them about a police investigation into nearly $1 million in cash found at his monastery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP / Getty Images

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. More than 1,000 people in southern Japan have been urged to evacuate their homes near a volcano that has been spewing ash and rocks into the air.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A schoolchild wearing a gas mask and a protective suit participates in a civil defense competition between local schools in Russia's southern city of Stavropol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDUARD KORNIYENKO / Reuters

Members of the Regional Tibetan Youth congress stage a peaceful protest in Bangalore, India, in support of 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The Buddhist guru is under house arrest after police allegedly found a huge amount of foreign currency at his home during a raid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAGADEESH NV / EPA

Hindu devotees gather on the banks of the River Ganges in India to take a holy dip on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya in Allahabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

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 Times

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 Times

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

Supporters of former Italian guerrilla Cesare Battisti protest outside the Brazilian Supreme Court in Brasilia. The banner reads "Dilma, release Battisti now."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

Quark Expeditions' Sea Spirit cruise ship is at anchor off the Falkland Islands penguin rookery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: QUARK EXPEDITIONS

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERS

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURICIO LIMA / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KYODO / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / Reuters

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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Every week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world, and this week is no different.

The historic events playing out in Tahrir Square in Cairo brought us amazing images of defiance, perseverance and passion. Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-Mubarak protesters throwing rocks as Egypt’s upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

Chinese New Year celebrations are underway, with fireworks lighting up Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, people wearing rabbit teeth and ears in a Beijing park and incense burning at a temple in Shanghai.

So much for Super Bowl XLV being played at a warm weather site:  The Dallas-Fort Worth area was a frigid 28 degrees Friday, with snow falling. In Lebanon, soldiers have recovered the body of a French tourist who was killed by an avalanche in Ouyoun Orghosh, and in Lahore, Pakistan, protests continue in the case of American Raymond Davis, who is accused of killing two Pakistani men last week.

This week included Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog, made his annual appearance on Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania and did not see his shadow, raising hopes for an early spring. 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.

On the creepier side, fully clothed human remains, representing some of the world’s best-preserved bodies, are displayed at the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo. 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.

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