People wave American flags as people gather near the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall for the inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. President Obama is ceremonially sworn in for his second term Monday.
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People gather in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial before the inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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About 150 firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department worked for several hours to bring the blaze under control that destroyed the cafeteria building at Mountain View High School in El Monte.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
People gather as Malian soldiers arrive in the city of Diabaly. French and Malian troops recaptured the Malian towns of Diabaly and Douentza from Islamist fighters, France's defense minister said.
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A Malian soldier holds a French and Malian flag after arriving in the city of Diabaly. French and Malian troops entered Diabaly, which has been the theater of air strikes and fighting since being seized by Islamists a week ago.
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Riot police stand guard as a woman holds a portrait of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko signed with the words "Guiltless!" as she attends a protest rally in front of President Viktor Yanukovych's offices. Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka accused Tymoshenko of organizing the 1996 murder of a powerful lawmaker and warned that a guilty verdict could put her behind bars for life.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A giant model watch by watchmaker A. Lange & Soehne, part of luxury goods group Richemont, is displayed during the opening day of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), a professional fair in fine watchmaking in Geneva.
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People drop lines in holes drilled through ice on the Taedong River to fish.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jon Chol Jin / Associated PressLink
Icicles hang from a bicycle seat. Overnight snowfall and freezing temperatures have caused traffic problems in the city.
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Tim Coulson, huntmaster at the Lauderdale Hunt, exercises the hounds in the snow at Scarce Law in Lauder. Widespread snowfall is affecting most of the U.K. with school closures and transportation disruption.
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A supporter of the Russian Communist Party uncovers a poster showing a portrait of the former Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin during a rally near the Lenin monument in downtown Moscow. The day marks the anniversary of Lenin's death in 1924.
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Indonesian people wade through a flooded street to get free cooking gas in Jakarta. Companies and consumers have started to calculate damages and losses from the widespread floods that hit Jakarta last week, claiming at least 15 lives, displacing thousands from their homes and afflicting capital residents with water-borne illnesses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Andy Murray of Great Britain signs autographs after winning his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
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