Military officers take an oath during a joint commissioning ceremony at Gyeryongdae, South Korea's main military compound. A total of 5,648 graduates from the country's six major military academies were commissioned at the ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER / YONHAP NEWSLink
TEPCO workers accompany a media tour to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station damaged in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimimasa Mayama / PoolLink
A lightning bolt flashes over Independence Square as a storm passes over Uruguay's capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIANA SUAREZ / AFPLink
Smoke billows out of downtown's Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, where firefighters responded to a blaze.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian woman dashes past Israeli soldiers during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFPLink
Occupy protesters try to hold their position at their camp outside St. Paul's Cathedral as bailiffs move in. The High Court ruled that the eviction of the Occupy London protest camp could proceed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lewis Whyld / APLink
A couple tries to protect themselves during heavy snowfall on the mountain of Penteliko.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated PressLink
Three of four dingo puppies born in January look out from their den at the Tierpark zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIEÂ PILICK / DPALink
An opposition activist holds flowers as she sits in a police bus after an unauthorized protest in front of the Russian Central Election Commission headquarters against the upcoming March presidential poll.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFPLink
Japan's Ai Fukuhara hits the ball during the women's singles quarter finals match of the 20th Asian Table Tennis Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON TAM / AFPLink
A journalist walks inside a sculpture of the Tower of David during a special press conference for the opening of the International Ice Festival, which runs through April.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
A giant display of the Olympic rings floats on the River Thames, marking 150 days until the start of the Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sang Tan / Associated PressLink
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