Manila — Filipino residents brave strong winds blowing rubbish. The Philippines suffer from extreme weather conditions which result in a high death toll and economic losses, a study by an international think tank reportedly said. The island nation, which has a population of about 94 million, is in the path of typhoons that form in the western Pacific. The country is annually visited by around 20 storms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
Gardena, Calif. — Los Angeles County firefighters walk past burned empty coffins in a storage area at McMillan & McCormick Mortuary after a fire destroyed most of the building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Paramount, Calif. — The fire-scorched remains of a Chevy Tahoe is loaded on a tow truck after a crash in which three people were killed and three others seriously injured around 1 a.m. Friday south of Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Urnaesch, Switzerland — The "Jungen Weisenhaupt-Schuppel" yodel in front of a farmyard during a traditional visit by Santa Clauses in the new year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENNIO LEANZA / KEYSTONELink
New Delhi — Indian soldiers train on stunt motorcycles in preparation for an upcoming Republic Day parade. India marks Republic Day on Jan. 26.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevn Frayer / Associated PressLink
Chengdu, China — A panda keeper sits with a 4-month-old cub at the Panda Research Base. The breeding facility for giant pandas is loaning a pair to France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFPLink
Islamabad, Pakistan — A monkey sits at a roadside, dressed to earn money from passers-by for his owner.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K.Bangash / Associated PressLink
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy — Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso wears a wig in a slalom race during Ducati and Ferrari's annual media gathering.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTEO BAZZI / ANSALink
Nablus, West Bank — Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops as a tear gas canister flies overhead during a weekly protest against a Jewish settlement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPALink
Glastonbury, England — Mist and fog roll across agricultural fields as the sun rises over the Somerset Levels. After unseasonably mild weather, many parts of the UK were waking up to the first frost of the year. Weather forecasters have warned that there will be more hard frosts and freezing fog this weekend and temperatures will plunge across the country. Although the cold spell is only expected to last until Tuesday, the Met Office is also warning of a "risk of colder conditions" at the beginning of February.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Dhaka, Bangladesh — Thousands of Muslims bow in prayer as they attend the Friday prayer on the banks of the river Turag during the first day of the three-day long Muslim Congregation, 13 January 2011. At least 2 million devotees from home and abroad have gathered at the prayer ground to participate in the second largest Muslim congregation in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPALink
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