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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAX GYSELINCK / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
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 PressLink
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 ImagesLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRISO GENTSCH / EPALink
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