An image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia de la Virgen De Guadalupe (The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) festivities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
In Kiev, Ukraine, a religious service is held on a hill overlooking Independence Square, where thousands of people have been protesting a decision by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to suspend a trade and partnership agreement with the European Union in favor of incentives from Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brendan Hoffman / Getty ImagesLink
In Khiam, a village in southern Lebanon on the Israeli-Lebanese border, a man walks past unmanned Israeli cannons during a snowstorm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The moon shines over a landscape shrouded in fog near Schwyz, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIGI TISCHLER / EPALink
An engineer cuts steel to replace a missing beam under the burnt-out remains of Hastings Pier in Hastings, England, ahead of a regeneration project. The pleasure pier, constructed in opulent style in the late 19th century, saw its heyday in the 1930s and later hosted concerts by major artists including the Rolling Stones.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rachel Flonnga sheds a tear as she sits by the body of Prudence Seresona, 27, who died of malaria at a makeshift camp for internally displaced people set up in the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Over 30,000 are believed to be seeking refuge around the airport amid violence since mainly Muslim Seleka rebels took control of the country in March.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated PressLink
Near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, French troops guard the World Food Program's distribution of essentials to refugees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An injured Bangladeshi boy lies on the ground after being hit by a rubber bullet during protesters' confrontation with police in Dhaka. Protests have erupted in Dhaka since the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, a Muslim opposition figure convicted of war crimes allegedly committed during the 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A crowd expresses its frustration after being refused entry by police to view former South African President Nelson Mandela as he lies in state for a final day in Pretoria, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
A man cooks in his tent home at a squatter camp for poor white South Africans at Coronation Park in Krugersdorp. Residents of the camp feel that the government of President Jacob Zuma do not care about them the way that former President Nelson Mandela did.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A girl pumps water at a refugee camp in Kabul. Thousands of displaced people live in camps in and around Afghanistan's capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The front page of the Maeil Business Newspaper carries news of the execution of Jang Song Taek, the formerly powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Han Myung-Gu / Getty ImagesLink
Pyae Phyo of Myanmar fails to complete a lift at the Southeast Asia Games being held in Myanmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NYEIN CHAN NAING / EPALink
At the University of the Philippines, Diliman, in Quezon City, naked members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity sing the university hymn as part of the annual Oblation Run.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
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