Madrid, Spain — Workers from the Spanish airline Iberia protest against job cuts at Barajas Airport. Today is the last day of a planned five-day strike held by Iberia workers in response to a proposal to cut 3,800 jobs.
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Lille, France — A person walks by an iced-over fountain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Athens, Greece — A woman takes refuge from flooding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
Szeged, Hungary — Members of the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company perform.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Hebron, West Bank — A Palestinian holds a banner during a rally to show solidarity with prisoners on a hunger strike in Israeli jails.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nasser Shiyoukhi / Associated PressLink
Jerusalem, Israel — A riot policeman holds a tear-gas weapon as Israeli forces watch Palestinians leaving the Damascus Gate area in East Jerusalem after Friday prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Quetta, Pakistan — Pakistani children hold candles at the site of a bombing last weekend that killed at least 65 people and injured about 175.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arshad Butt / Associated PressLink
Lalitpur, Nepal — Nepalese Hindu devotees prepare to participate in the Madhav Narayan Festival on the outskirts of Katmandu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Yan'an, China — Actors perform a waist drum dance to herald the upcoming Lantern Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liu Xiao / Associated PressLink
Seoul, South Korea — Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese embassy. The governments of South Korea and Japan are locked in a dispute over ownership of some islands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPALink
Yangon, Myanmar — Myanmar laborers carry baskets loaded with gravel as they work at a jetty on the Yangon River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LYNN BO BO / EPALink
Los Angeles — Former Coach Phil Jackson speaks during a memorial service for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss at Nokia Theatre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Lakers fan Milly Heak wipes away tears before attending a memorial service for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Actor Andy Garcia and former Lakers player James Worthy arrive with their spouses for a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Long Beach, Calif. — Investigators work the scene in Long Beach where a man suspected of stealing a white BMW was killed by police after allegedly producing a weapon at the end of a pursuit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Pretoria, South Africa — South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria for a bail hearing. He is charged with murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFPLink
Damascus, Syria — Wounded Syrians sit together after a powerful car bomb exploded near the headquarters of Syria's ruling Baath party in the center of Damascus. The blast sent thick smoke billowing across the capital's skyline and all roads in the area were quickly sealed off, an AFP correspondent said.
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Kansas City, Mo. — Snow falls on the burned-out remains of JJ's at the Country Club Plaza shopping district. A Missouri Gas Energy official said a subcontractor working for a cable company hit a natural gas line with an underground borer more than an hour before Tuesday's explosion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Orlin Wagner / Associated PressLink
Jammu, India — Indian yoga participants preform exercises during the inaugural session of the World Yoga Conference. The three-day event will host more than 300 delegates from different countries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFPLink
Glasgow, Scotland — Dave Patterson tinkers with a model train as enthusiasts gather for the Model Rail Scotland exhibition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images EuropeLink
Key West, Fla. — Four U.S. Navy F-18 Hornets drop down from the clouds Wednesday as they prepare to land at Naval Air Station Key West.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAREN BLEIER / AFPLink
New Delhi — An Indian driver stands among dozens of auto-rickshaws parked during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, which are protesting rising prices and government policies to open the economy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Lebec, Calif. — Fresh morning snow covers a classic car in Lebec, near Lake Castaic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Athens — 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
Madrid — 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
Amsterdam — 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
Berlin — 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
Kiev, Ukraine — 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
Mitrovica, Kosovo — 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
Kathmandu, Nepal — 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
Srinagar, India — 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
Tokyo — 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
Misaki, Japan — Japanese plum blossoms are shrouded in fresh snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN / EPALink
Singapore — 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
Cavalese, Italy — 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
Santa Ana — A Santa Ana police officer walks by a deceased body at the McFadden Avenue off-ramp from the southbound 55 Freeway. At least four people are dead after a shooting spree stretching from Ladera Ranch into Tustin and Orange.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sanaa, Yemen — Yemeni soldiers and firefighters work to extinguish fire at the site of a plane crash in Sanaa, Yemen. A Yemeni official says a military plane on a training exercise crashed into a neighborhood in the country's capital, Sanaa, killing and injuring scores of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated PressLink
Pretoria, South Africa — The father of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Henke, right, reacts as relatives comfort each other after Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing was adjourned at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius is battling to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFPLink
Mafraq, Jordan — Jordanian soldiers help Syrian refugees disembark from a vehicle after crossing the border from Syria into Jordan, near Mafraq. Jordan says it is hosting about 350 Syrian refugees, including more than 90,000 at Zaatari desert refugee camp, near the border with Syria. The country provides free health and education services for more than 200,000 United Nations-registered Syrian refugees, according to officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFPLink
Ofer, West Bank — An Israeli border policeman fires with anti-riot ammunition toward Palestinian demonstrators, not pictured, during a protest to support Palestinian prisoners, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated PressLink
Nanjing, China — A man walks along an old city wall after heavy snow in Nanjing, eastern China's Jiangsu province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DONG JL / FeatureChinaLink
Hangzhou, China — Cyclists ride along a snow-covered road in Hangzhou, China.
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Rosa Khutor, Russia — Poland's Karolina Eriemen, left, Canadian Kelsey Serwa, Swiss Jorinde Mueller and Canadian Marielle Thompson jump during the Ski Cross final race at the Snowboarding and Free Style World Cup Test Event at the Snowboard and Free Style Center in Rosa Khutor near the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFPLink
Ahmadabad, India — Indian laborers remove petioles of red chilies at Shertha village, on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated PressLink
Madrid — Strikers employed by Spanish airline Iberia clash with baton-wielding police at Madrid-Barajas airport, as they launched a five-day action against job cuts. Iberia's cabin crew, ground staff and maintenance workers are striking from Monday to Friday in the first of a series of three five-day strikes to protest plans to axe 3,800 jobs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Skaryszew, Poland — A farmer pulls a horse into a truck at the annual horse market. The horse market in Skaryszew is the biggest and the oldest one in Poland; it has taken place every year continuously since 1432.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Basel, Switzerland — Carnival revelers move through the city making music at the "Morgestraich" ("morning prank") celebrations in Basel. The "Morgestraich" marks the beginning of the carnival of Basel lasting 72 hours, which attracts thousands of spectators from Switzerland as well as from Germany, France and Luxembourg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / EPALink
London — A model prepares backstage before the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-14 at the Saatchi Gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Gavan / Getty ImagesLink
Chelyabinsk, Russia — A woman leaves a shop with a broken window, among the damages from a meteorite exploding over the region last week. A total of 53 pieces of space debris have been brought for analysis to the university in Yekaterinburg, with the largest being about 1 centimeter in diameter, and the smallest is about 1 millimeter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Kaulin / Associated PressLink
Benghazi, Libya — Libyans release a lantern in the air at Nasr Square, during the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Hannon / Associated PressLink
Dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi people shout slogans against a nationwide general strike called by the country's largest Islamic party in Dhaka. The Jamaat-e-Islami party has enforced the strike in Dhaka to oppose an ongoing war crimes trial. Party leaders stand trial for their roles in the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated PressLink
Kaili, China — Rocks pile up after a landslide in Longchang Township in the city of Kail. Five people, including two children, were buried after the disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Xu Peiliang / Associated PressLink
Mumbai, India — Indian youngsters play cricket during an anti-malaria fumigation in Mumbai. Municipal authorities have identified areas of the city where accumulated water offers a breeding ground for mosquitoes, encouraging a wider spread of malaria and dengue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
Quetta, Pakistan — Pakistani Shiite Muslims sit beside the bodies of victims of a huge bomb blast. They refuse to bury them until their demands are accepted by the government in Quetta. At least 85 people were killed and about 180 injured when about explosives hidden in a water tanker ripped through a market Saturday in Quetta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSA FARMAN / EPALink
Singapore — Patrons enjoy the view of the Singapore skyline from a bar on the top floor of the Marina Bay Sand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN MORRISON / EPALink
Caracas, Venezuela — A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a photo of him as she celebrates his return, outside the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital. Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fernando Llano / Associated PressLink
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