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German tourists lean into the the wind at the shore. A powerful storm, with winds of up to 90 kilometres an hour, reached the North Sea region of Belgium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / EPA

A woman and child brave the wind as a storm blasts the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / EPA

The sun rises behind a silo on a chilly winter morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kurt Hostetler / The Star Press

An ice castle provides an irresistible backdrop to a group of girls visiting the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

Ice buildings glow at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

Young monks enjoy a fun fair during the Buddhist Kalachakra Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP / Getty Images

At a refugee camp, children peek through a gap in a makeshift wall of cloth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Nazar / Associated Press

Participants show off their work at a calligraphy contest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Policemen stand at alert during a protest by university students demanding the removal of a vice chancellor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP / Getty Images

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrives by gurney for his trial. The prosecutor on Thursday demanded the death penalty, claiming that the ousted Egyptian leader was complicit in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising against his rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed al-Law / Associated Press

A cloud of hot ash erupts from Mt. Etna, near Catania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVIDE CAUDULLO / EPA

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