Gold medalist Pierre Vaultier of France, left, leads, from second left to right, silver medalist Nikolai Olyunin of Russia, Paul Henri de le Rue of France, and bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States in the men's snowboard cross final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
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Norway's gold-medal winner Joergen Graabak and silver Magnus Hovdal Moan; and Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen, from front to back, rest after the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined individual Gundersen large-hill competition in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
A doctor lies on the ground holding a sign staging a mock suicide as he and other physicians protest "doctor burnout" near the Health Ministry in Paris.
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A cyclist is silhouetted against the rising sun and reflected in a puddle in Hanover, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Stratenschulte / Associated PressLink
Protesters clash with riot police in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. Violence erupted after anti-government protesters broke through a police cordon in front of parliament. They marched toward parliament to demand constitutional reforms that would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovich.
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Protesters take over the main office of the ruling Ukrainian Party of Regions in Kiev, Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLEG PETRASYUK / EPALink
Youths release lanterns into the sky as they celebrate the third anniversary of the popular revolt that overthrew dictator Moammar Kadafi in the eastern city of Benghazi, Libya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDULLAH DOMA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Miners recover the body of a fellow worker who died in an illegal shaft where rescue efforts have been underway for three days to rescue miners trapped underground in Johannesburg, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPALink
French troops of Operation Sangaris man a position at a checkpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic. Eight people, including six civilians, have been killed in a firefight between African peacekeepers and fighters from a mainly Christian militia, police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED DUFOUR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
African asylum-seekers gather during the second day of protests outside the Holot detention center in the Negev desert, Israel. Several hundred asylum-seekers came from Tel Aviv to protest Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / EPALink
People spread cashew nuts in order to dry them in Abdijan, Ivory Coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People celebrate after the Indian parliament's lower house passed a bill for the creation of a new state, called Telangana, in Hyderabad, India. The 29th state will be carved out of existing Andhra Pradesh state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A. / Associated PressLink
A supporter raises a picture of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as he, with others, chants slogans outside a court in Islamabad, Pakistan. Musharraf has appeared for the first time in front of a court hearing a high treason case against him.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated PressLink
Arrested Filipino teens, suspected of engaging in a cybersex racket inside a private school, are seen at the National Bureau of Investigation office in Manila. The unit arrested nine youths following a raid at a school in Muntinlupa City believed to be used in cybersex operations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
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