A protestor in a prison jump suit and blackout hood appeals for the closure of the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, outside the U.S. Supreme Court. This week marks the 11th anniversary of the opening of the prison.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Indian monk smokes at a temporary camp for Hindus headed with other pilgrims to Sagar Island for the annual Gangasagar festival, where they will take a ritual bath in the waters of the Ganges River where it empties into the Bay of Bengal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Italy's Alessandro Botturi competes during Stage 4 of the Dakar 2013 motorcycle race between Nazca and Arequipa in Peru. The rally, which began Saturday, winds through Peru, Argentina and Chile before ending Jan. 20. .
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A photographer sets up a shot of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that is still lying aground after tipping over almost a year ago off the Italian island of Giglio. Work continues to extricate the ship after the wreck that left 32 people dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Classical dancers of the Latvian National Ballet perform "Giselle" at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tourists watch the sun set behind the Alps from Auerberg Mountain in southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Devotees mob the image of the Black Nazarene during an annual procession in Manila that drew sometimes rowdy crowds, leading to injuries to at least 120 people, The Black Nazarene is said to have been brought to the Philippines by a Spanish priest from Mexico in 1606.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
South Korean special forces soldiers embrace the frigid conditions as part of a winter drill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DONG-A ILBO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A polar bear is fed by a zookeeper at the Everland amusement park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
Supporters of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janta Party scuffle with police while protesting against Pakistan over an attack on an Indian army patrol in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir that killed two soldiers and left their bodies mutilated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Palestinians cross the remains of a flood-ravaged road after heavy rains in the area, the fiercest storm in a decade according to one official, claimed the lives of two West Bank women who drowned after their car was caught in a flash flood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
Relatives of people killed in a New Year's stampede weep during a funeral ceremony at the Treichville morgue in Abidjan. The official death toll was placed at 63 in the stampede, which broke out among crowds returning from a fireworks display.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Members of the Kwazulu Natal Burundian Drummers perform during the opening parade launching the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, which will begin Jan. 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The Holmes family takes refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley. The family credits God with their survival from the fire that destroyed about 90 homes in the town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tim Holmes / Associated PressLink
Duke fans yell as Clemson's K.J. McDaniels inbounds the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerry Broome / Associated PressLink
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