Giglio, Italy — An Italian police diver swims near the half-submerged Costa Concordia as recovery operations continue around the crippled cruise ship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANSALink
Giglio, Italy — A satellite view shows the Costa Concordia on its starboard side off Giglio island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DigitalGlobeLink
Kandahar, Afghanistan — U.S. soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack near the gate of the Kandahar airport that killed at least seven people and wounded eight. Women and children were among the victims of the attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JANGIR / AFPLink
Kathmandu, Nepal — Students chant slogans after starting a bonfire to protest a government decision to raise fuel prices nearly 11%.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Jabaliya Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip — A rainbow glows above the northern Gaza Strip after a shower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI ALI / EPALink
Los Angeles — An Orthodox Jewish man passes a large sculpture of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin on La Brea Avenue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mexico City — A scavenger sniffs the content in a bottle as he sorts plastic at the Bordo Poniente garbage dump. Some 6,000 tons of garbage a day were deposited at the dump for about 25 years until it was closed by the government last month. The dump has been considered as one of the main sources of greenhouse gases in Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI CORTEZ / AFPLink
New Delhi — A man stands wrapped in a blanket as a couple walks by on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
Taiyuan, China — Divers at a water park perform an underwater dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, marking the beginning of the year of the dragon, on Jan. 23.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Color China PhotoLink
Melbourne, Australia — Gael Monfils of France signs autographs for fans after winning his second-round match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil at the Australian Open tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty ImagesLink
Kiev, Ukraine — Groups of Ukrainians lock arms to shove and wrestle one another in a traditional form of Cossack amusement as they celebrate the Orthodox Epiphany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Kiev, Ukraine — A man marking the Orthodox Epiphany plunges into ice-cold water, thought by some to have curative powers at this time of year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFPLink
Seattle — Sledders, skiers, snowboarders and pedestrians take over a snow-covered street in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle on Wednesday. By Thursday morning, the winter wonderland had turned into a frigid nightmare, with sheets of ice covering western Washington.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elaine Thompson / Associated PressLink
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