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A gasoline bomb explodes at the feet of riot police as a 48-hour general strike protesting new austerity measures in Greece turns violent. After being bombarded with stones and fire bombs, police responded with tear gas.


Rubble from one of two targeted bombings fill a street in Syria's second-largest city. The explosions struck security compounds and killed at least 25 people.


Palestinian police stage a raid in an Israeli-controlled section of Hebron to arrest 56 Palestinians on various charges. Israel and the Palestinian Authority control different sections of Hebron, home to more 120,000 Palestinians and several hundred Jewish settlers, since the city was split in 1997.


A man is carried to safety after inhaling tear gas during a confrontation between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians protesting the expropriation of land in their village.


Kashmiri Muslims pray at the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the prophet Muhammad, as part of the 10-day celebration of the anniversary of Muhammad's birth.


Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars of honey arranged in the shape of a cross during a Mass for the "sanctification of honey" at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin church, where Eastern Orthodox priests blessed honey and beehives to mark the day of St. Haralampus, patron saint of beekeepers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Valentina Petrova / Associated Press

A man walks with his dogs next to Queen's Mere pond at the snow-covered Wimbledon Common as southern England continues to suffer from freezing conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Swans and a few ducks scrap for a piece of bread at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds site where, thanks to continuing cold weather, only a small area of open water remains unfrozen in the pond where they feed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Giles / Associated Press

Boats, some sunk, are laden with the weight of ice formed when the wind blew waves over the boardwalk of the Lake Geneva.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Salvatore Di Nolfi / Associated Press

Egyptian protesters wave national flags and shout slogans against the military rulers of the country during a protest in Tahrir Square. A year after Egypt overthrew Hosni Mubarak, the poor state of the once-growing economy of the Arab world's most populous nation poses a threat to its restive transition to democracy.


People are reflected in the sculpture "Gestell mit 6 Scheiben" (Construction with 6 glass panes), the retrospective exhibition by German artist Gerhard Richter at the Neue Nationalgalarie Museum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A Tamil Hindu priest has antiseptic powder applied to his face after a ceremonial steel rod that had punctured his cheeks was removed during a blessing ritual for the festival of Thaipusam. The annual festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, marking the day that Goddess Parvati presented a weapon to Murugan, her son with Hindu God Shiva, to vanquish a demon army.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A baby chimpanzee named Nayla clings to her adoptive mother, Vanessa, at the Osnabrueck zoo. Nayla's biological mother had rejected her after giving birth Jan. 15.


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Pictures in the News | February 10, 2012

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Greece, where gasoline bombs are thrown at riot police during protests against new austerity cuts.

In Syria, rubble fills streets after bombings that targeted security compounds in Aleppo. At least 25 people were killed and 175 injured in two explosions in Syria’s second-largest city.

In the West Bank, Palestinian police stage a raid into the Israeli-controlled section of Hebron, arresting 56 Palestinians. Israel and the Palestinian Authority control different sections of Hebron, home to more than 120,000 Palestinians and several hundred Jewish settlers, since the city was split in 1997. In Kfar Qaddum, a man is evacuated after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel.

Europe continues to deal with freezing temperatures with boats sinking in Lake Geneva under the weight of ice and London covered with a blanket of snow. See Gallery

Elsewhere, thousands of Kashmiri Muslims gather st the Hazratbal shrine in India, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the prophet Muhammad; worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars of honey during mass a special Mass in Bulgaria; and a baby chimpanzee named Nayla clings to her adoptive mother at a zoo in Germany.

1 Comment

  1. February 11, 2012, 7:03 am

    About the story Silence on Drone. Did the Muslim terrorist asked how many Civilians were in the hotel in Natania, in the Pitzeria in Jerusalem and the plan over Scotland.? Oh yes I thnk they forgot to as permision from the courts.


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