Occupy DC protesters shout slogans after erecting a huge tent over the statue of US Civil War Major General James Birdseye McPherson at the McPherson Square Park in Washington, DC.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A masked protester participates in Occupy DC in McPherson Square in Washington, DC. The US Park Police have announced that that they will be enforcing the no camping law which protesters claim police will use to shut the Occupy sight down.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAWN THEW / EPALink
An Occupy DC demonstrator walks at the camp in Freedom Plaza in Washington as they prepare for the deadline to leave the Occupy DC encampment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated PressLink
Visitors make their way through a frozen wonderland at the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, whose 17-day run is underway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nepalese student activists wear blindfolds, gags and chains during a protest in part against the withholding of information to the media by the government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
A man shovels snow at a Turin park as Europe continues to shiver under the coldest weather it has seen in years. Extreme temperatures from the Balkans to Moscow have killed more than 40 people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DI MARCO / EPALink
Trees are covered in frost after temperatures in Germany fell into the teens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ZUCCHI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ukrainian nationalists carrying torches participate in a march commemorating the anniversary of a 1918 battle near the small city of Kruty, where 300 students, cadets and schoolboys were killed fighting the regular Red Army to protect the new Ukraine's People Republic against Bolshevik aggression.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIY DYACHYSHYN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Egyptians shout slogans in opposition to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces during a protest at Tahrir Square. Hundreds took part in the rally demanding that the SCAF give up power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated PressLink
Former Taliban militants line up with their weapons before giving them up during an official reconciliation ceremony with the Afghan government. Mullah Abdullah, a Taliban commander, recently made peace with the government and brought 30 of his followers along.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hoshang Hashimi / Associated PressLink
The bones of 14 women killed by the forces of Gen. Francisco Franco in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War are unearthed from a mass grave in southwest Spain. In May 2011 the government published for the first time a map locating more than 2,000 mass graves of war victims.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Protesters wear masks during a national strike called by unions to protest EU-ordered austerity measures just hours before an EU summit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIRGINIE LEFOUR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Commuters walk through empty hallways at what is normally Belgium's second-busiest train station. Public transportion across the country is paralyzed by a strike protesting EU-imposed austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yves Logghe / Associated PressLink
A security guard walks away from a man setting off firewords to mark the opening of business after the Lunar New Year holidays in Wuhan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Serbia's Momir Ilic, left, is stopped by Denmark's Lars Christiansen and Mikkel Hansen, right, during the men's EHF Euro 2012 Handball Championship final. Denmark defeated the host Serbians for the gold medal, 21-19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Sadhu, a Hindu holy man, bathes ritually at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers, during the annual 45-day fair of Magh Mela.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Fishermen arrange their nets on their boat as the sun sets on Maung-Ma-Kan beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated PressLink
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