A squirrel holds a nut between its teeth while jumping onto a tree at Lazienki Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pawel Kula / PAPLink
A ski jumper flies past the referee tower during the Team-Tour World Cup competition at the Vogtland Arena. The competition has been cancelled due to strong winds at the ski jump.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENDRIKÂ SCHMIDT / DPALink
A man surfs on a wave on the small man-made river Eisbach in the English Gardens with temperatures around freezing. The standing wave in the Eisbach is a favorite spot for daring water sports enthusiasts the year round.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETERÂ KNEFFEL / DPALink
Fools celebrate in front of Cologne's landmark cathedral carnival season was launched. Hundreds of thousands of Germans, mainly in the western Rhine region, crowd the streets to celebrate Women's Carnival Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / DPALink
Nicaraguans dressed in traditional costumes take part in the Poetry Carnival during celebrations annual Poetry Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELMER MARTINEZ / AFPLink
A boy looks into the camera while playing inside the flower stall of his parents at a wholesale fruit and vegetable on the outskirts of Myanmar's largest city. The head of Myanmar's fledgling human rights panel said Tuesday it would not launch probes into allegations of abuses in ethnic conflict areas to encourage regime efforts to seek an end to fighting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFPLink
North Koreans lay flowers beneath a large portrait of the late leader Kim Jong Il to commemorate his death and what would have been his 70th birthday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Kwang Hyon / Associated PressLink
Israeli soldiers stand guard at the site of a crash between a truck and a school bus transporting Palestinian children between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. At least eight Palestinian children from East Jerusalem were killed when their school bus was hit by a truck on a road in the West Bank, Israeli police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFPLink
An Investigator views the scene of a school bus crash. State police said a child -- the daughter of a state trooper -- died in the accident. The bus collided with a dump truck about 8:30 a.m. at a Route 528 intersection.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
Niagara Falls firefighters pull a man from the freezing water of Hyde Park Lake. Authorities say the 70-year-old man died after he was pulled from the lake, where he had broken through the ice while trying to retrieve one of his dogs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES NEISS / The Niagara GazetteLink
The ferry Maverick Dos after it ran aground in Formentera in the Balearic Islands. It had left Ibiza at 7:30 p.m. with 29 passengers and crew. One passenger was injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EFELink
Cyclists racing west of Muscat pass by Omani nationals performing their traditional dance during the third stage of Tour of Oman.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFPLink
A tourist poses for a photo with the United Buddy Bears on display during its world tour outside a shopping mall. The United Buddy Bears are to promote living together in peace and harmony and Malaysia is the first Southeast Asian country to be chosen for its tour.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Baker / Associated PressLink
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