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Web journalist Gary Salem with WeAreMovieGeeks.com takes a photo of the Oscar statue at the 86th Oscars Governors Ball Press Preview held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The Governors Ball -- the academy's official post-Oscar celebration, which immediately follows the 86th Oscars ceremony -- will host 1,500 invited guests including Oscar winners and nominees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

People stand in front of an illuminated fountain in the center of Sochi during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tobias Hase / EPA

Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Finland during the third period of a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Michelle Picard of the United States (23) skates back to the bench after Canada scored in overtime to win the women's gold medal ice hockey game 3-2 at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

A scarecrow-like mock anti-government protester sits atop a barricade between protesters and government forces in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bulent Kilic / AFP/Getty Images

Two young protesters with flowers on their helmets in Independence Square in Kiev. Leading representatives of the anti-government protests in Ukraine have agreed to a settlement with President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders, the German Foreign Ministry says.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laszlo Beliczay / EPA

Riot police officers detain a protester outside a district court in Moscow during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow's Bolotnaya Square turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president in 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vasily Maximov / AFP/Getty Images

Workers gather at government headquarters in Wenling, east China's Zhejiang province, to protest after an extensive crackdown on workplace safety standards forced the closure of more than 4,500 shoe factories.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

Thai policemen relax as their colleagues keep a watch over anti-government protesters staging a demonstration in front of Royal Thai Police Sports Club in Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manjunath Kiran / AFP/Getty Images

An Indonesian worker dries shark fins in Indramayu, West Java province, Indonesia. According to media reports, the Indonesian government is tightening the regulations for the fishing of sharks and manta rays, which are now included in the list of Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mast Irham / EPA

A police officer from Tanzania, left, interacts with women who receive English classes in Abu Shouk camp for Internally Displaced Persons in North Darfur. Nearly 100 women, mostly adults and mothers, attend these classes three times a week in a school in the camp with materials such as exercise books, notebooks, blackboards and chalk provided by the police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Unamid / Albert Gonzalez Farran / EPA

A fire in which elephant tusks are incinerated occurs during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Zakouma National Park, Chad's oldest natural park, in Goz Djarat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Longari / AFP/Getty Images

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Hollywood with the 86th Oscars Governors Ball Press Preview held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.  The Governors Ball, which is the academy’s official post-Oscar celebration, which immediately follows the 86th Oscars ceremony, will host 1,500 invited guests including Oscar winners and nominees.

Sochi, Russia: Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Finland during the third period of a men’s semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Best of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gallery

Kiev, Ukraine: Two young protesters with flowers on their helmets pose for a picture in Independence Square as leading representatives of the anti-government protests in Ukraine have agreed to a settlement with President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders.

Wenling, China: Workers gather at government headquarters in Wenling, east China’s Zhejiang province, to protest after an extensive crackdown on workplace safety standards forced the closure of more than 4,500 shoe factories.

Add stops in Chad, Sudan, Indonesia and Thailand to round out the report.

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