Bangladeshi fans celebrate outside the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
The skies are aglow as lanterns are released to mark the annual Lantern Festival, which takes place after the Chinese New Year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Pan / Associated PressLink
Lance Cpl. James Edward Orr, 20, of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company, lifts weights made from barbed wire at a makeshift gym at an outpost in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Finbarr O'Reilly / X90055Link
Shoulder to shoulder, marines take an oath at the training area for non-commissioned officers. The young men and women are the last who will take an oath at the end of their conscription. The German government agreed last December to scrap military conscription and drastically reduce the size of the army, setting in motion the biggest changes to the Bundeswehr, or military, in 53 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARSTEN REHDER / DPALink
Workers wearing protective suits prepare to dispose of culled chickens after a case of bird flu was confirmed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KyodoLink
Afghan National Policemen stand in line as they attend a shooting course at Camp Leatherneck on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province. U.S. Marines have trained about 2,000 Afghans from the Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army since the program began in October 2009.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFPLink
Workers climb on scaffolding over a billboard on the side of a building in Hong Kong. A global survey has found that luxury residential rents in Hong Kong surpassed Tokyo, with a three-bedroom apartment in the Chinese city's glitzy Peak neighborhood costing an average $16,700 a month, 30% higher than comparable apartments in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFPLink
Arson investigators William Thost, left, and David Liske look over the scene of a house fire in the Hollywood Hills where a ceiling collapsed and a veteran firefighter was gravely injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
A NASA image shows a pair of active regions on the sun. The pictures were captured in extreme ultraviolet light from the Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft over a three-day period from Feb. 7 to 10.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
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