People sing and dance inside FNB Stadium on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state have traveled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died Thursday at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his activism against apartheid in a racially divided South Africa.
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South Africans cheer during a speech about the life of late South African president Nelson Mandela during the memorial ceremony at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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President Obama takes a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to First Lady Michelle Obama, right, during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Angela Spaccia, the former second in command in the scandal-plagued city of Bell, is handcuffed in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom after she is found guilty on 11 out of 13 criminal charges.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Protesters chained together block the entrance of an immigrant detention center on Tuesday in Elizabeth, N.J. A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups marked international Human Rights Day, staging the civil disobedience action at the Elizabeth Detention Center, and eight protesters were arrested. Organizers said the event was designed to draw attention to the continued mass deportations of immigrants in the country illegally, as well as Congress' inability to pass immigration reform. The Obama administration is on track to have removed 2 million immigrants from the United States, the most of any presidential administration.
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A man speaks to a French soldier during a disarmament operation in the Combattant neighborhood near the airport of Bangui, Central African Republic. French troops on Monday began disarming fighters after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.
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Disabled men in Hyderabad, Pakistan, burn their wheelchairs during a protest demanding that the Pakistan government implement the Disabled Employment and Rehabilitation Ordinance of 1981 during the 65th International Human Rights Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NADEEM KHAWER / EPALink
A pro-European Union activist gives flowers to riot police blocking a street in Kiev, Ukraine. Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev on Tuesday to try to defuse a standoff between President Viktor Yanukovich's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings.
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A milkman rides a bicycle on a foggy day in Lahore, Pakistan. Haze covered areas of Pakistan's province of Punjab, disrupting transport and communication services.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFPLink
Afghan children ride in the trunk of a car in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allauddin Khan / Associated PressLink
A woman walks in Independence Mall during a snowstorm in Philadelphia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
A diver in a Santa Claus costume feeds sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population is Christian.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
A flock of starlings flies illuminated by the setting sun near Bacau, in north eastern Romania, Large numbers of starlings populate the vast cereal growing agricultural lands in eastern Romania, feeding on the seeds on the ground.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated PressLink
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