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A young gray seal peeks out of partly frozen water at a breeding station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARSTEN REHDER / DPA

Two 3-month-old tiger cubs play with their mother, Hanya, as they explore their outdoor enclosure at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLF VENNENBERND / DPA

Dawn breaks over the Shwedagon pagoda. With the West looking at easing sanctions and businesses closely watching sweeping democratic reforms in the country, Myanmar needs to prepare for an anticipated increase in investments and tourism, analysts said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

Lava spews during an eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carmelo Imbesi / Associated Press

A boat makes its way through floating ice on the river Elbe as a cold spell continues across Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

Tourists admire the frozen man-made IJsselmeer lake. Organizers of the Eleven Cities Tour, the world's largest speedskating competition, dealt 16,000 skaters a crushing blow Wednesday when they decided the ice was too thin to hold the race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Dejong / Associated Press

Visitors take a rest Wednesday at an igloo lodge near Nebelhorn mountain. The village of 10 igloos hosts up to 30 guests in the winter months, supplying them with warm blankets and sleeping bags so they can spend the night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lukas Barth / DAPD

Duke's Austin Rivers raises a fist as he celebrates his game-winning basket with teammates after their 85-84 win over the University of North Carolina.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Liddy / The News & Observer

Force India's French driver Jules Bianchi drives off the track during a Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

Iraqi supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave their national flag during a celebration marking the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI AL-SAADI / AFP

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