As part of the worldwide vigil day, activists perform a street play to protest China's crackdown on Tibetan protesters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPALink
A woman prays at a monastery after a candlelight vigil for victims of violence in Tibet was canceled for security reasons.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
A Tibetan activist in exile takes part in a protest denouncing clashes between Chinese authorities and Tibetans.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Skiers walk beside frost-covered Wendelstein Church, Germany's highest church, in the Bavarian Alps. Temperatures have been plunging to new lows across Europe over the last two weeks, and the cold weather has claimed more than 220 lives.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Homeless people eat a free meal provided by the Russian Orthodox Church near a railway terminal as temperatures in the city fell to single digits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated PressLink
College students shout and raise their arms at the start of an annual ceremony that aims to encourage future graduates as they look for jobs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
During a protest outside the Supreme Court building, a demonstrator places a red carnation on a banner showing photos of victims of the Spanish Civil War. The protest came on the last day of the trial of Judge Baltasar Garzon, who is accused of overstepping his jurisdiction by probing atrocities linked to the war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul White / Associated PressLink
An election official watches as a man fills out his ballot vote during voting for the state Assembly in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH SINGH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The crew aboard the International Space Station captures a spectacular image of an aurora borealis as the spacecraft passes over a section of western Canada.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
An anti-government protester throws back a tear-gas canister at police during clashes that came after President Mohamed Nasheed stepped down a day earlier. Nasheed said he was forced out of office in a coup, and demanded that his successor resign immediately.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Omar Ahmad, 6, walks in his neighborhood, his face painted with the colors of Egypt's flag.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
A peddler is silhouetted as he inflates balloons for sale at the India Gate monument.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A traditional mask dancer performs in an annual Buddhist procession. Hundreds of dancers, drummers, decorated elephants and Buddhist monks took part in the event, which is held on a full moon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
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