Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States competes during the qualification at the women's snowboard cross World Cup race in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jean-Christophe Bott / Associated PressLink
Mountain rescuer Thomas Merkel and his rescue dog, Jessy, look for a potential avalanche victim in a snow cave near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during a drill of the local Mountain Rescue Services. Heavy snowfall in the Alps region the last few days has increased the threat of avalanches.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SVEN HOPPE / EPALink
A rescuer is lowered onto the cruise liner Costa Concordia aground in front of the harbor of Giglio Island after hitting underwater rocks Jan. 13. Emergency workers fear that the ship could slip from its resting place on a rocky shelf and slip into deeper waters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Divers of the Italian paramilitary Carabinieri police work near the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Giglio Island. A magistrate in Italy has said she ordered the house arrest of the ship's captain because there is a risk he may repeat his "criminal conduct."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSIMO PERCOSSI / EPALink
A member of the Argentinian theater group Fuerza Bruta performs during a party for the opening of the fashion fair Bread & Butter at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEBASTIAN KAHNERT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Occupy London supporter performs songs outside the High Court. The City of London Corporation has won its legal bid to have the Occupy movement removed from outside St. Paul's Cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
Police officers detain a man wearing a grim reaper costume who tried to take part in an unauthorized stage protest outside the Interior Ministry headquarters in Moscow. The sign on the protester's chest reads: Corruption.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREY SMIRNOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman shops for Chinese lanterns in Shanghai for the upcoming Chinese New Year of the Dragon. The Lunar New Year begins Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Spring Festival holiday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A devotee in Minsk, Belarus, plunges into the ice-cold water of a lake to celebrate Orthodox Epiphany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Orthodox Christian monk holds a cross at Ure Kidane Mihret monastery at Lake Tana in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Ethiopian monks and priests are preparing for the annual festival of Timkat, which celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. The festival will begin Jan. 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A stuntman performs on a "Wall of Death" at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual monthlong Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
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