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Anti-regime protesters continued to occupy Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. The atmosphere was more festive than in days past.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

CAIRO, EGYPT -- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 -- Members of the Egyptian army pray with protesters during noontime prayers inside Tahrir Square where thousands of protesters gathered once again, angry that with President Mubarak's speech on Thursday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PICHI CHUANG / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty Images

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."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZUKI MUHAMMAD / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JERRY LAMPEN / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZUKI MUHAMMAD / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPA

Egyptians erupt in anger to President Hosni Mubarak's speech, which was broadcast in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in which he announced that he was not stepping down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters give an angry thumbs down to Mubarak's speech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A protester holds up a V-for-victory sign before Mubarak's speech, when hopes were still high that he would resign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator holds his national flag as he shouts slogans against President Hosni Mubarak at Cairo's Tahrir Square on the 17th day of protests against Mubarak's regime. Thousands more Egyptian demonstrators joined a mounting tide of protest against Mubarak's regime despite stark threats of a government crackdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO UGARTE / AFP / Getty Images

A senior army soldier is mobbed by celebrating anti-government protesters inside Tahrir Square. Army Cmdr. Hassan al-Roweny told protesters on Thursday: "Everything you want will be realized."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DYLAN MARTINEZ / Reuters

Anti-government protesters celebrate after a senior army general addressed the crowd inside Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DYLAN MARTINEZ / Reuters

Bulgarian Orthodox faithfuls light candles with jars of honey during a holy mass for the "sanctification of honey" at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin church in the town of Blagoevgrad. Honey and beehives are sanctified by performing a ritual for health and rich harvest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPA

Members of the choir of the Leipzig Opera perform with a doll representing Adolf Hitler during a photo rehearsal of 'Deutsches Miserere - Versuch ueber die Moeglichkeit zu trauern' in Leipzig. The oratorio written by German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and composed by German composer and conductor Paul Dessau (1894-1979) is to be premiered under the direction of Dietrich W. Hilsdorf at the Leipzig Opera on 11 February.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENDRIK SCHMIDT / EPA

Prison department employees wear masks that read "Forbidden to speak" as they demonstrate with French lawyers and judges in front of the Nice courthouse during a nationwide slowdown protest in treating court cases. French courts of justice faced paralysis when judges started cancelling all but vital business Monday after the president accused the judiciary of sloppy work in the case of a gory death that has captivated the nation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / Reuters

Marion Rolland of France crashes during women's practice run at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOLFGANG RATTAY / Reuters

A worker checks the lights of the M. A. Chidambaram cricket stadium, one of the venues for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in the southern Indian city of Chennai. The 10th Cricket World Cup, which is co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, takes place Feb. 19 to April 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BABU / Reuters

Thousands of passengers carrying their belongings walking out of a railway station as they return to work after the Lunar New Year holidays in Wuhan. The Lunar New Year holiday is the most important annual celebration in China, when the nation largely shuts down as families gather together for reunions and feasts. More than 2.5 billion passenger trips by air, rail, bus or sea will be taken around the holiday, the government says, as China's army of migrant workers, businesspeople and students return home for the festivities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A female farmer checks corn on a small peace of land about 30 miles north of Harare. Zimbabwe has been having very good rain and should have good crops this year after many years of poor harvest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP / Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan arrives at Airport Courthouse where she was charged with one count of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif. store.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIZ O. BAYLEN / Los Angeles Times

Displaced Cambodians receive government aid and shelter at a Buddhist pagoda after fleeing their villages near the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple on the border with Thailand. The two countries face growing diplomatic pressure to end an armed border standoff near the temple.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERS

Some of the ammunition turned in during the government's Guns Exchange Program in the state of Nuevo Leon. People get food stamps in exchange for the weapons and ammunition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOMAS BRAVO / REUTERS

Snow-covered cattle pass the time in a Baxter County field. Northern Arkansas received more than a foot of snow over the last 24 hours due to frigid arctic air pushing south.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Pieper / Baxter Bulletin

The glowing brake lights of a truck appear to peer out from a cover of snow in downtown Joplin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: T. Rob Brown / Joplin Globe

A fish skeleton lies on the parched bed of Lake Penuelas. Central and northern Chile are facing one of the worst droughts in recent years, with reservoirs and dams almost totally depleted.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eliseo Fernandez / REUTERS

Indian air force jets perform aerial maneuvers at the opening of Aero India 2011, the 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defense and Civil Aviation in the southern city of Bangalore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAGADEESH NV / EPA

Cast members of Cirque Du Soleil perform during a dress rehearsal of "Corteo." The show runs from Feb. 10 through Mar. 13.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / REUTERS

The Paris Opera Ballet rehearses at the Bolshoi Theater. The famed Parisian troupe has not performed in the Russian capital since 1991.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER NATRUSKIN / REUTERS

Cyclists race past a camel crossing sign during the third stage of the 2011 Tour of Qatar, from Al Wrakra to Mesaieed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL GUYOT / AFP/Getty Images

A competitor passes a gate at high speed during the Men's Super G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPA

A male cheetah cub, one of two cubs born in December to different mothers, is weighed by lead keeper Lacey Braun, a daily routine at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, west of Washington, D.C. The male was placed with the female cub and her mother, Zazi, since female cheetahs do not produce enough milk when only a single cub is present. The male weighed in at 10 pounds, the female at 9.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

A supporter of Italian Christof Innerhofer cheers at the men's super G competition at the Alpine Skiing World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHAN JANSEN / EPA

A screen displays the beetle family tree at the Natural History Museum's new "Sexual Nature" exhibition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A model displays a hairdo during the Kiev Hairdressers Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

Anti-government protesters hold a giant Egyptian flag as they gather near the parliament building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDRE PAIN / EPA

Visitors listen to a historian in front of the Sphinx as the Pyramids reopened to tourists against the backdrop of anti-government demonstrations that are entering their third week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Astronaut Alexander Gerst conducts a demonstration in a training model of the ATV-2 supply ship at the European Astronaut Center. The actual unmanned vessel is scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station on Feb. 15

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENNING KAISER / EPA

Monks offer prayers for the 17th Karmapa, one of Tibetan Buddhism's most revered figures, as police continued a probe into nearly $1 million found at his monastery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP/Getty Images

Authorities examine the site of a bomb blast behind a police building. Three blasts hours apart in the Punjab region targeted police, damaging buildings but causing no casualties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP/Getty IMages

A Cambodian solider plays with his mobile phone while relaxing at the ancient Preah Vihear temple, a focal point in border clashes between Cambodian and Thai forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Herbert Stein shows off an Arabian thoroughbred in front of Hugenpoet Palace to promote "Equitana," an equestrian fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPA

An opposition supporter rests near Tahrir Square. Egypt has a timetable for the peaceful transfer of power, the vice president said Tuesday, as protesters called for more demonstrations to show that their determination to oust President Hosni Mubarak remains strong.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS

A young anti-Mubarak protester carries an Egyptian flag.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tarek Fawzy / Associated Press

A Thai child walks between tents in the Kantharalak district of Thailand's Si Sa Ket province after being evacuated from the Cambodian border. Cambodian and Thai troops clashed briefly for a fourth straight day as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for maximum restraint in a border dispute that has claimed six lives so far.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters use a green laser to taunt police officers during clashes between residents and riot police. The violence began Tuesday when a crowd threw Molotov cocktails and stones at the town's police station to protest the detention of a local man suspected of involvement in previous clashes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

A woman walks her dog past graffiti art on shopkeepers' shutters. The Spanish capital invited graffiti artists to paint the steel shutters in an organized campaign to preempt random, ugly and often obscene graffiti being done illicitly at night. More than 130 graffiti artists from across Europe participated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP/Getty Images

A member of Canadian dance troupe the 7 Fingers rehearses for an upcoming show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN VIZCAINO / REUTERS

Construction workers use cranes to put finishing touches on the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 50,000-square-foot lotus-inspired museum will open Feb. 17 at precisely 1:18 pm, the time chosen by the project's feng shui master.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Bagira, a 15-year-old lioness in poor health, peers cautiously from the safety of her indoor enclosure at LionsRock Animal Sanctuary. Rescued from a Bulgarian zoo, the big cat was transported to the South African sanctuary by Four Paws, an organization based in Vienna dedicated to alleviating the suffering of mistreated animals around the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON HRUSA / European Pressphoto Agency

Birds keep warm in the steam of a smokestack. Icy arctic air and wind are sweeping the Dakotas yet again, but the National Weather Service predicts warmer weather within days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Devin Wagner / Argus Leader/AP

Dancers from China's Gansu Opera Ensemble perform during their Dunhuang Charm Show at the National Palace of Culture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / REUTERS

College students raise their fists and shout during a job-hunting ceremony in Tokyo. Some 1,500 students who will graduate in March 2012 attended the annual ceremony to encourage one another for job hunting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images

Visitors attend a "Western" temple fair parade on the sixth day of the Chinese lunar new year of the rabbit at Shijingshan amusement park. Going to a temple fair during the spring festival is a tradition for the Chinese.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

Opposition activists flash the victory sign and wave Egyptian flags during a huge rally in the opposition stronghold for Tahrir Square. Egypt has a plan and timetable for the peaceful transfer of power, the vice president said Tuesday as protesters called more demonstrations to show their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak remains potent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters

A resident walks near burning oil tankers which were set ablaze by a bomb explosion. Four trucks carrying fuel for NATO in Afghanistan caught fire after small bombs planted underneath them exploded in a market on the outskirts of Peshawar, witnesses said. There were no casualties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / Reuters

Riot police block protesters outside a courthouse where a Catholic man is on trial, accused of distributing blasphemous material. Hundreds of Muslim radicals set two churches ablaze and attacked the court on the island of Java on Tuesday, calling for harsh punishment for the man, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Hindu devotees pray to the sun god Surya after taking a holy dip on the occasion of Basant Panchami during the "Magh Mela" festival. The festival is an annual religious event held during the Hindu month of Magh, when thousands of Hindu devotees take a dip in the waters of the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JITENDRA PRAKASH / Reuters

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak attends a meeting with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan at the presidential palace. Protesters called for a push Tuesday to eject Mubarak from power after the government conceded little ground in talks with the opposition and tried to squeeze demonstrators out of central Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / Reuters

A pack of riders cycles during the second stage of the 10th Tour of Qatar cycling race from the camel race track to the Doha Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / Reuters

Julia Mancuso of the United States competes in the women's Super G during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on the Kandahar course. Mancuso earned her fourth World Championship medal with a silver medal in the Super G.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty Images

The sun sets over the sea looking toward Land's End viewed from Gwenver beach near Sennen Cove. Like many parts of the United Kingdom, Cornwall is enjoying milder weather after one of the harshest winters on record. Normally, due to the effects of the Gulf Stream, winters in Cornwall are among the warmest in the country, meaning frost and snow are very rare at the coast and inland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

A girl, who was among anti-government demonstrators in the Cairo square, holds her national flag on the 14th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty Images

Egyptian anti-government demonstrators hold a symbolic funeral for Egyptian Journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, killed during clashes with pro-government supporters in Tahrir Square on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Trueba / EPA

A protester and graffiti in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

A firefighter works to douse flames at a warehouse in Samba City, the complex in Rio where Carnival costumes and floats are manufactured. Firefighters failed to save many costumes, carriages and materials that were ready and waiting for this year's Carnival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Antonio Lacerda / EPA

A Cambodian child and his family found shelter at a pagoda after fleeing the area near an 11th century temple where Cambodian and Thai troops were fighting. It was the fourth straight day of fighting over a disputed border area surrounding the mountaintop temple, deepening political uncertainty in Bangkok and prompting Cambodia to urge U.N. intervention.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

A mime in Charlie Chaplin guise interacts with dinosaur-like creatures played by performers on stilts at a Beijing park on the fifth day of Chinese New Year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

A carnival ride makes for dizzying fun at a Chinese New Year carnival. The Lunar New Year began Thursday and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM CHONG / Reuters

A devotee rests after taking a holy dip to mark Sri Swasthani Brata Katha. The monthlong festival dedicated to Goddess Swasthani involves fasting and the recitation of folk tales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world, and this was a banner week.

It’s been a historic week in Egypt with hundreds of thousands of protesters occupying Tahrir Square demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down — and he did just that on Friday. His 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.

The ongoing trials and tribulations of actress Lindsay Lohan took center stage in Los Angeles, where she is charged with one count of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a store in Venice.  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.

Chinese New Year festivities continued in China, where a mime dressed as Charlie Chaplin reacts to gigantic dinosaur-like creatures played by performers on stilts during a temple fair; arctic conditions dropped over a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, cloaking in white several seemingly perplexed bovines;  just west of the nation’s capital, a male cheetah cub in a bucket, one of two born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in December, appeared resigned to a daily weighing. Today it was 10 pounds. Presumably there was no cheating.

Bulgarian Orthodox faithfuls lighted candles with jars of honey during a holy Mass for the “sanctification of honey” in the town of Blagoevgrad, where honey and beehives are sanctified by performing a ritual for health and rich harvest; in France, prison department employees wore masks as they demonstrated with lawyers and judges during a nationwide protest against criticism from President Nicolas Sarkozy; and demonstrators in Thailand vowed not to lose more territory to Cambodia (the neighboring nations are involved in an armed confrontation over land and an ancient temple complex on the border).

And in Sudan, southern Sudanese from the Toposa ethnic group celebrated the choice of separation from the north as they awaited confirmation of a secession vote that could pave the way in July for the creation of Africa’s newest state. There’s so much more to see with stops all over the globe — enjoy the trip.

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    Stunning photographs memorializing a stunning week in the world

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