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A young man stands between two streams in Goettingen. The stream on the right was turned green by chemicals released during a fire at a nearby storage facility. According to police, the chemicals were harmless.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN RAMPFEL / EPA

Customers line up to buy sacks of potatoes sold at cost by farmers. Farmers in northern Greece have joined with residents to provide inexpensive produce and to help producers who say they are being squeezed by middlemen. Similar "solidarity" actions have been organized in other Greek cities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAKIS MITROLIDIS / AFP / Getty Images

A model checks her reflection backstage during Paris Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thibault Camus / Associated Press

A woman holds a machine gun during an anti-government rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Jewish settlers pose for a picture with a snowman armed with an M-16 rifle.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / Getty Images

Pilgrims walk past an elderly beggar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A bridge is mirrored in the water.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NYEIN CHAN NAING / EPA

An Ohafia cultural troupe entertains bystanders during the burial of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the the 1960s civil war that left 1 million dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP / Getty Images

Italian Irene Curtoni speeds down the slope during the second run of the Women's giant slalom World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPA

South Korean human rights activists light candles during a rally to demand the release of North Korean refugees captured in China. The protesters called for China not to send North Korean refugees back to their country, saying those refugees might be executed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

International artist Yvette Mattern shows his laser rainbow projection, Global Rainbow, in northeast England. The light installation celebrates the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It will shine along the North Tyneside coastline for four days, then move to other locations in the United Kingdom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Clarke / Getty Images

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Europe, where a release of chemicals from a fire turned a stream bright green. Police report that the chemicals were harmless. In Greece, customers line up to buy cheap sacks of potatoes sold directly by farmers, and in Paris a model prepares backstage during Fashion Week.

In Syria, a woman holds a machine gun during an anti-government rally. Syria has faced mounting international criticism over its bloody crackdown on the uprising, which started with peaceful protests but has become increasingly militarized.

Elsewhere, Jewish settlers pose for a picture with a snowman armed with an M-16 rifle in the West Bank city of Hebron as wintry weather swept through the region; South Korean human rights activists light candles during a rally to demand release of North Korean refugees captured in China; and International artist Yvette Mattern shows his laser rainbow projection, Global Rainbow, in England.

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