Thomas Lambert of Switzerland skis during qualification for men's aerials at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Cassella / Chicago TribuneLink
Switzerland's Mischa Gasser takes a warmup jump before the Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials qualifications at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Javier Soriano / AFPLink
Rescue workers search for survivors from a collapsed resort building in Gyeongju, South Korea. Four university students died and about 10 were feared trapped after the roof of a building collapsed in a southeastern city during a welcoming ceremony for freshmen, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jae-hyuck / YonhapLink
Maidan self-defense activists pile up tires to reinforce barricades in Kiev. Ukraine granted amnesty to opposition protesters after they agreed to end an occupation of Kiev's city hall and other public buildings, while opposition leaders were set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to ask for EU assistance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Supinsky / AFPLink
Police evacuate passengers from an Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome, which was hijacked and forced to land in Geneva, where a hijacking suspect has been arrested, police said. There were no immediate reports of injuries and in a statement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines said "the passengers are safe and sound."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Juilliart / AFPLink
Thai soldiers stand guard during a protest at the government's temporary office in Bangkok against the government's repeatedly delayed payments for rice. Thai opposition demonstrators besieged government offices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFPLink
Asylum seekers being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center in Israel, where hundreds of migrants are being held. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repression in their native lands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilia Yefimovich / Getty Images EuropeLink
Iranian women and a girl holding up portraits of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting in Tehran. Khamenei said he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world's major powers, but the talks will "lead nowhere."
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Rebel fighters fire a heavy machine gun at the government forces Al-Samman checkpoint on a road leading to Idlib near the Syrian city of Hama. More than 140,000 people have been killed in three years of fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abu Hadi Al-Hamwi / AFPLink
Members of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard) fire their weapons during a military exercise exhibition for visitors at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Monday is Presidents Day in the United States, where the nation celebrated the presidential birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Drew Angerer / Getty Images North AmericaLink
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