A woman pauses at the memorial to late Apple Corp. co-founder Steve Jobs at the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez takes part in a rally in Caracas. Hundreds gathered outside his presidential palace in an alternative inauguration, showing their support for the ailing leader.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariana Cubillos / Associated PressLink
A woman walks past buildings damaged by the 2010 earthquake in downtown Port-au-Prince. Governments around the world have spent about half of the $5.3 billion pledged for reconstruction in Haiti.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dieu Nalio Chery / Associated PressLink
Snow falls as an ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
Members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group loyal to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, await a march in the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank. The men were protesting a recent campaign by Abbas to disarm renegade gunmen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nasser Ishtayeh / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Acehnese women wear traditional costumes during a cultural event. Aceh province -- on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, one of the five biggest islands in Indonesia -- is the only region to implement Islamic sharia law as a positive law in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPALink
A Hindu holy man dances to Indian traditional drums during a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress participate in a candlelight vigil in Hyderabad, India, against the alleged human rights violations by the Chinese authorities in Tibet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A. / Associated PressLink
Members of the Kurdish community in demonstrate in front of Paris' Centre for Information on Kurdistan. French police are investigating the slayings of three Kurdish female activists, who were found dead in the early hours of Thursday at a community center in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN LANGSDON / EPALink
A man is consoled after seeing the bodies of relatives following an overnight attack on the village of Kibusu in Kenya's Tana River delta region. At least 10 people were killed and several wounded in a retaliatory dawn raid, the latest violence to flare up in an area where scores died in clashes last year, the Kenya Red Cross said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN LIEMAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Members of the South African Police Services fire rubber bullets at striking farm workers during violent clashes in de Doorns, about 85 miles north of Cape Town. The protesters said they they will not return to work on the fruit-growing region's farms until they receive a minimum daily wage that would be equal to $17 U.S., which is about double what they currently earn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RODGER BOSCH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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