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Karen National Union soldiers march in a parade as part of observances of the 63rd anniversary of the Karen Revolution in Myanmar's Karen State, near the Thai border. The KNU is waging the world's longest-running insurgency, launched in 1948, shortly after the nation then known as Burma won its independence from Britain.


Young boys take part in a Viking procession during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Scotland's Shetland Islands. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Vikings in the Shetlands and culminates with up to 1,000 "guizers" (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into a Viking longboat to set it afire later in the evening.


Men dressed in sheepskin costumes take part in a traditional annual march in the Pyrenees Mountains of northern Spain. The local ritual is meant to purify the farmland from evil spirits and to welcome the coming spring.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

Artists from the state of Assam pose during the media preview for the annual Surajkund Crafts Fair, which attracts artisans from across the country and other Asian nations.


Yemeni women take photographs during a ceremony honoring Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman, who at 32 is the youngest person to win the Peace Prize and the first Arab woman to receive a Nobel in any category.


Early morning sunlight filters through a tree in the Hauz Khaz neighborhood of New Delhi.


Devotees gather at the shrine of the Muslim saint Mian Mir Sahib to commemorate the 368th anniversary of his death.


Riot police carry away a protester at an opposition rally in central Moscow. Supporters of various opposition parties gathered for a rally to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution, which gives citizens the right to peacefully gather and hold rallies and marches.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady answers questions during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Squirrels raid a bird feeder for food amid freezing temperatures in Warsaw's Lazienki Park.


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