Fresh morning snow covers a classic car in Lebec, near Lake Castaic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
A demonstrator is pushed along by an advancing line of riot police during a 24-hour general strike called by leading unions to protest the Greek government's continuing austerity measures ahead of an audit by international creditors. The strike disrupted airline schedules, ferries and hospital services.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Judges and prosecutors across Spain walked out on strike Wednesday to protest budget cuts that they claim have increased their workload and crippled the judicial system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
A mother-to-be has her belly painted at the Nine Months Fair, which offers new and prospective parents information about pregnancy and having a baby.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPALink
A flash mob performs an improvised version of the Harlem Shake in front of the Berlin Cathedral, defiantly braving sub-zero temperatures gripping the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ukrainian lawmakers huddle on the parliament floor after proceedings were brought to a halt by opposition members protesting the practice of absentee voting in parliament, which can result in more votes being cast than there are delegates present.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Ethnic Albanian children look out the window of their home in the southern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. European Union-brokered talks between the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo -- thought to be tackling the sensitive issue of the ethnic Serbian minority living in northern Kosovo -- were due to resume Wednesday in Brussels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPALink
A Hindu holy man looks on near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Dozens of holy men live around the temple devoting their life to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiris light candles as a three-day strike began in Indian-controlled Kashmir to protest the secret execution and burial by government officials of a Kashmiri man this month in New Delhi. Mohammed Afzal Guru had been convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament.The protesters were demanding the return of Guru's remains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
Actor James Franco poses for a photograph with a fan as he arrives for the Japanese premiere "Oz the Great and Powerful."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Japanese plum blossoms are shrouded in fresh snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN / EPALink
A sedated Asiatic black bear, also known as a moon bear, receives a checkup from veterinarians after its arrival with two other moon bears from Xiangjiang Safari Park in China as part of an animal exchange program. The new additions will join Singapore's famous Night Safari attraction when their quarantine ends in early March.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN MORRISON / EPALink
Macedonian cross-country skier Sote Andreeski leads competitors in a 10-kilometer qualifying race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE TEYSSOT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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