Christine Bloom of Hamburg, N.Y., digs out her car so she can try to get to work after a ferocious winter storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry Scull Jr. / The Buffalo NewsLink
A heavy blanket of snow covers homes on a street at daybreak in south Buffalo, N.Y. Sections of western New York were buried in more than 5 feet of snow after the overnight storm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Thompson / Associated PressLink
United Nations staff install a 15-foot=tall inflatable toilet in front of U.N. headquarters in New York to mark the World Toilet Day. The U.N. called for an end to unsanitary bathroom habits practiced in some parts of the world amid fears they they have helped spread the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Thousands of British students storm Parliament Square in central London calling for an end to tuition fees and student cuts during a national protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
A man carries placards that read "Free education. Tax the rich" in preparation for a student march against university fees in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Francis waves to well-wishers as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated PressLink
Ribauda, a homeless woman, does her laundry where she lives outside the Vatican wall in Rome. Pope Francis has ordered the installation of showers for the homeless next to St. Peter's Square after a street dweller declared himself too smelly to eat with a bishop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Humanoid robot iCub responds to a human with a ball at the 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots in Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERARD JULIEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Visitors walk across the Peak Walk, the first suspension bridge to connect two mountain peaks, at its inauguration at the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The Peak Walk, about 120 feet long and less than 32 inches wide, connects the View Point peak with the main peak Scex Rouge, about 16 feet higher, and offers a stunning view of the Alps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAURENT GILLIERON / Associated PressLink
Congregants look at bullet holes in the windows of the Ultra Orthodox Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem that was attacked Tuesday by two Palestinians armed with a gun and knives, leaving five dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Druze men and relatives attend the funeral of Druze Israeli police officer Zidan Sif in the village of Yanuh-Jat, Israel. Sif was killed in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers that also killed four rabbis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lior Mizrahi / Getty ImagesLink
Shareef al-Namla, 3, who lost his left foot during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, sits next to his prosthetic leg at the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza City, which provides free prosthetic and orthotic services for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Lights and shadow intermingle on the Mohammed Ali mosque inside the Salaheddine Citadel above a nearly deserted street in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An 85-meter-tall Christmas tree is assembled on a raft at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro. The tree is recognized as the world's tallest floating Christmas tree by the Guinness World Records.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Squatters leave peacefully, carrying their belongings, after being evicted from a public housing complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Several hundred people invaded the complex in the northern suburb of Guadalupe earlier this month, apparently with the help of a few heavily armed gang members. Other low-income families had been chosen to receive the housing units and were slated to move in in December.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Leo Correa / Associated PressLink
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