Villagers panic as they look for masks as their village is hit by ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village Wednesday in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high.
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Mt. Sinabung spews volcanic ash and lava near Karo, North Sumatra on Thursday, forcing further evacuations. More than 20,000 people have been displaced, an official said.
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A slow-shutter exposure shows an aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai on Thursday. China's auto sales smashed through the 20-million mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world's biggest car market, an industry group said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFPLink
A girl is hugged by her mother at Metro favela (shantytown) near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The favela's families were expropriated in 2010 under the city's improvement plan before the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFPLink
Displaced people in strife-torn Central African Republic raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui's airport, where 100.000 people have found shelter. Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a UNICEF official warned, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC FEFERBERG / AFPLink
A man walks dogs as he looks at placards reading "Justice" left by protestors in front of the Madrid's Supreme Tribunal of Justice, during a demonstration against the government's plans to partly privatize the regional healthcare system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Kudacki / Associated PressLink
Gunmen sit on top of an Iraqi army Humvee, left by Iraqi soldiers during clashes in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad. Tribal leaders in Fallujah have warned Al Qaeda fighters there to leave to avoid a military showdown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated PressLink
An Orange County Fire Authority firefighter walks through the garage area of a home in Santa Ana destroyed by fire Wednesday. Two women died in the blaze at the group home for women with special needs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Woody Allen is interviewed about his film "Blue Jasmine" in Beverly Hills.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles TimesLink
Yang Ho Cho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air, stands at the site where the new Wilshire Grand is being constructed at 7th and Figueroa streets, the first skyscraper to be erected in downtown Los Angeles since the early 1990s. Cho is a major investor in the project.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Ice sculptures are on display during the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Thian / Associated PressLink
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