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Protesters erupt in joy as President Hosni Mubarak steps down Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

The crowd in Tahrir Square reacts to the announcement that President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters are jampacked in Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday evening tells Egyptians that he will not step down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters march from Tahrir Square onto the state-run media building, which was protected by tanks soldiers and barricades, as they sought to expand the protest to other areas of Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Television reporters film a rabbit-shaped lantern during the 2011 Taipei Lantern Festival as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in front of the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. The Lunar New Year began on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit.


Performers shine during the Chingay Parade, a multicultural street performance in Singapore that is part of Chinese New Year celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Schoolchildren play around three-dimensional letters spelling "love" on display for St. Valentine's Day celebrations at a mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Muslim women chant and hold placards during an Anti-Valentine's Day Campaign in Putrajaya. Malaysia on Friday launched a campaign to raise awareness among Muslims that Valentine's Day is not a part of Islamic religious practice. The placards say, "Beware the trap of Valentine's Day."


A supporter of the People Alliance for Democracy, or Yellow Shirts, holds a doll and a defaced photograph of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva during a demonstration outside the government house in Bangkok. The demonstraters vowed not to lose any more territory to Cambodia. Thailand and Cambodia are involved in an armed confrontation over land and the ancient temple complex on the border.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Apichart Weerawong / Associated Press

Two rare white lion cubs play at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, Netherlands. The cubs arrived 10 weeks ago and are descendants of the white lions, which are found only in the Timbavati nature reserve in South Africa, according to the Zoo. The white lion is a Kruger lion with a color gene mutation.


Malaysian Muslim students recite prayers before Maulidur Rasul celebrations in Putrajaya. Muslims throughout Malaysia will commemorate Maulidur Rasul, also known as Mawlid, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad on Feb. 15.


In a traditional game, Afghan men fight each other with slings in a park in the center of Kandahar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press

Icicles hang from a swing in front of a snow-covered yard in McCracken County, Ky., near Paducah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Wright / Paducah Sun

Visitors walk through the park surrounding the Imperial Palace as snow falls in downtown Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced heavy snow is expected on the Pacific side of the country.


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It’s a historic day as President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down –but only after three weeks of protest. Mubarak’s departure marks a stunning end to a rule that spanned 30 years and saw him rise as a strategic U.S. ally in a troubled region.

We also have Chinese New Year’s celebrations in Taiwan and Singapore;  demonstrators in Thailand vowing not to lose more territory to Cambodia, where the neighboring nations are involved in an armed confrontation over land and the ancient temple complex on the border; and two rare white lion cubs playing  at the Ouwehands Zoo in the Netherlands.

We have opposite views on the upcoming Valentine’s holiday with three-dimensional letters spelling out “love” on display at a mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Muslim women shouting anti-Valentine’s Day slogans outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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