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South Korean Buddhist monks collect the ashes of high priest Ji-Kwan from around his funeral pyre during a cremation ceremony at the Heain-sa temple in Hapcheon. The Buddhist cremation ceremony, called Dabisik, was held for Ji-Kwan, a former head of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPA

A Chinese performer portraying the emperor is followed by an imperial entourage dressed in brilliant clothing during a re-creation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual on the second day of the lunar new year, or Spring Festival, at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. The elaborate ritual was performed 682 times by 23 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPA

A handmade Indian national flag, more that 150 feet long, hangs in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai. The giant flag, prepared to celebrate women's empowerment, was made by 17 members of the Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN) and funded by enterprise application software maker SAP. It was created for the upcoming 63rd Republic Day of India, on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP / Getty Images

Nepalese student activists participate in a torch rally as they chant slogans to protest petroleum price hikes. Students were blocking roads in Nepal's capital to protest increases for gasoline, diesel and cooking fuel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

A woman looks out from a bus as anti-government protesters march. Thousands, from all over Romania, joined protests in the Romanian capital asking for the resignation of the country's president and early elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Prison guards carry an injured colleague to safety during riots at the main prison in Colombo. Guards opened fire on rioting inmates at Sri Lanka's main prison in the capital, leaving 25 inmates and four guards wounded, officials said. The inmates, who were protesting poor food quality and overcrowding, also set fire to a kitchen and an administrative building.

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

A spider sculpture titled "Maman," by French American artist Louise Bourgeois, stands in front of the Kunsthalle museum in Hamburg. The artwork is nearly 30 feet tall and is made of bronze, steel and marble. It's part of the exhibition "Louise Bourgeois. Passage Dangereux," which will open Feb. 10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELIKA WARMUTH / AFP / Getty Images

A supporter of the Senegalese national football team watches his team train in Bata on the eve of Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations match against Equatorial Guinea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDELHAK SENNA / AFP / Getty Images

An archaeologist unearths the bones of a woman as archeologists and villagers searched in a cemetery in the southwestern Spanish town of Gerena for a mass grave thought to contain the remains of 17 women who where shot by Gen. Francisco Franco's forces in 1937. The search for the remains comes a day before a trial begins for Spain's crusading judge Baltasar Garzon, charged with abuse of power for having opened an investigation into the disappearance of 114,000 people during Spain's 1936-39 civil war and Franco's subsequent dictatorship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Getty Images

Activists hold candles during a vigil for missing cartoonist and journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda in Colombo. Prageeth Eknaligoda disappeared on Jan. 24, 2010, just hours before the presidential election. Rights groups have repeatedly accused the government of stifling media freedoms, a charge denied by the authorities.

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

Carnival princes and princesses wait to be greeted by the German chancellor at a reception for carnival performers from around Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP / Getty Images

A farmer returns home from work at sunset.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sushanta Das / Associated Press

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We begin Tuesday’s Pictures in the News in South Korea, where Buddhist monks collect the ashes of high priest Ji-Kwan from a pyre during a cremation ceremony at the Heain-sa temple in Hapcheon. Ji-Kwan was head of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

Staying in Asia, a re-creation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual is held on the second day of the lunar new year at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Nepalese student activists participate in a torch rally to protest price hikes for petroleum products in Katmandu, and a 150-foot handmade Indian national flag hangs in one of the narrow by-lanes of the Dharavi slum in Mumbai ahead of the 63rd Republic Day of India, on Jan. 26.

In Europe, protesters marched in the Romanian capital asking for the resignation of the president and early elections, a spider sculpture titled “Maman” by French American artist Louise Bourgeois stands in front of the Kunsthalle museum in Hamburg and carnival performers from around Germany wait to be greeted by the German chancellor at the Chancellery in Berlin.

Add stops in Spain, Sri Lanka and Equatorial Guinea to round out the report.

1 Comment

  1. January 24, 2012, 5:55 pm

    This is a really good photo.

    By: aroman2312@ymail.com

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