A person looks at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano during an eruption on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3 years of quiet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fabrice Wislez / Associated PressLink
Hozier sings "Take Me to Church" during rehearsals for the Grammy Awards show on Sunday at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighters battle a fire in downtown Winona, Minn., early Friday morning. A bar was on the ground level with seven apartments above it in the building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Link / Winona Daily NewsLink
Workers, with the help of a crane, not pictured, help to guide part of a power pole to the ground after it was struck by a car traveling along Oxnard Street in Van Nuys. A 19-year-old male driver lost control of his car after falling asleep at the wheel, crashing into the fire hydrant and power pole.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Members of the forensic medical service and soldiers stand outside a private Acapulco crematorium, where 10 corpses in an advanced state of decomposition were found.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Bode Miller crashes during the men's super-G competition at the alpine skiing world championships in Beaver Creek, Colo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shinichiro Tanaka / Associated PressLink
Racers compete during the final race of the women's Ski Cross event of the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gian Ehrenzeller / EPALink
The orangutan cub Rieke holds up his arm in the zoo in Berlin. The 3-week-old female is reared by zookeepers after its mother rejected it after giving birth on Jan. 12.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oodd Andersen / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A child covers his mouth from smoke as participants light sacred torches during the Oto Fire Festival at the Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine in Shingu, Japan. The male-only festival celebrates the close of winter and sees nearly 2,000 men run down the 538 steep stone steps from the mountain shrine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian protesters scuffle with Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh to protest against the expansion of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abbas Momani / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Turkish police arrest people who were planning to demonstrate in front of the controversial new palace of the Turkish president to denounce the impunity of the police after the killing of a 16-year-old boy during mass protests against the regime in June 2013 in Ankara.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adem Altan / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman stands among decorations to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. The Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 19, marks the Year of the Goat on the Chinese calendar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
People visit the Chitose-Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, illuminated by colorful lights to produce a fantastic world in Chitose.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian farm laborer dries newly arrived chilies at a farm in Sertha. The farm owner says crop yields are down following unseasonal rains and global warming, which has pushed the price of chilies up by half in the last year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sam Panthaky / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Images are projected onto mirrors through a hallway at the Louis Vuitton "Series 2" exhibition in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles TimesLink
A view of Manhattan as seen from the observatory of the Empire State Building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ellen Sturtz, an activist from the antiwar group CodePink, participates in a silent protest on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated PressLink
San Bernardino County sheriff's department investigators walk the scene Thursday of an officer-involved fatal shooting in Chino following a bank robbery in neighboring Corona.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
In Winona, Minn., workers cut and remove blocks of ice from East Lake Winona in preparation for the Goose Bump Jump and Cardinal Plunge on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Link / Winona Daily NewsLink
A man walks in a snow-covered street of Aguilar de Campoo, Spain, on Thursday after heavy snowfall. Parts of Spain have been experiencing heavy snowfalls.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
At the Wuppertal Zoo in Germany, a polar bear named Anori plays in the outdoor enclosure pool. The temperature on Thursday is comfortably - for Anori, anyway - around the freezing point.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A4580/_Maja Hitij / Associated PressLink
A surfer catches a wave during a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean Sea in Ashdod, southern Israel, on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated PressLink
In Livadiya, outside the Crimean city of Yalta, on Thursday, a monument is unveiled depicting Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Britain's Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt at their fateful meeting in Yalta in 1945. The huge monument was inspired by enduring images of the "Big Three" meeting to discuss their anti-Nazi Germany strategy and decide the fate of the postwar world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI LASHOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The main fuselage from TransAsia Airways' flight 235 is hoisted in Taipei, Taiwan. The commercial plane, with 58 people aboard, crashed on Wednesday morning shortly after takeoff.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
In Sapporo, Japan, people stand in front of a "Star Wars" snow sculpture at Thursday's opening of the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
In Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast's forward Lacina Traore, right, challenges Democratic Republic of the Congo's forward Ndombe Mubele during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semifinal football match on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A screen grab from a dashboard camera captures an instant before Wednesday's crash of a TransAsia turboprop plane. The plane clipped a taxi and an elevated motorway before diving into the Keelung River outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. Reports say 58 people were aboard; at least 26 are dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TVBS TAIWAN / AFPLink
Emergency personnel try to extract passengers from a commercial plane after it crashed in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / APLink
Firefighters douse flames after a Metro-North Railroad commuter train hit a vehicle on the tracks in Valhalla, N.Y., on Tuesday evening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal NewsLink
Rescuers in Taguig, south of Manila, search the site of a condominium under construction, where a floor collapsed Wednesday morning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RITCHIE B. TONGO / EPALink
The U.S. has seen similar snow-blanketed scenes in Chicago and Boston. But this Wednesday image comes from northern Spain, where Burguete and other towns have been hit by snowstorms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VILLAR LOPEZ / EFELink
Supporters gather for a campaign rally ahead of Saturday elections in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / APLink
A flock of starlings forms a feathery cloud near Rahat in southern Israel on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
Hindu devotees take a boat ride during a festival in Allahabad, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPALink
The moon looms beyond a parish church near Regensburg in southern Germany on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMIN WEIGEL / DPALink
Marion "Suge" Knight is joined by his attorney David Kenner, left, during his arraignment in Compton, Calif., where Knight pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and other charges filed after he struck two men with his truck last week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Buck / EPALink
Residents dig out from the weekend storm in Kalamazoo, Mich., as cold temperatures settled in across the state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Bugnaski / Kalamazoo GazetteLink
A woman waits to cross the street during a snowstorm in New York. More than 3,000 flights were canceled as a fresh winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain across the Northeast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A heavy snowfall in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPALink
A snow-kiter is pulled on his snowboard in Heiligenberg, Germany, where a small airfield used for gliders in summer takes on a new purpose in the winter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FELIX KAESTLE / EPALink
A firefighter walks away after shelling destroyed several houses in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. At least 16 civilians have been killed in fierce fighting across east Ukraine over the past 24 hours, government and rebel officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Two immigrants try to jump over the Ceuta border fence, the Spanish enclave on tip of Morocco. Fifty immigrants tried to cross the fence, while only one managed to get into the city by jumping into the sea and swimming to the beach in Ceuta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REDUAN / EPELink
People try to catch lucky beans scattered by celebrities during "Mame-maki," a bean-throwing ceremony, at Zojyoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The ritual, performed annually to mark the beginning of spring in the lunar calendar, is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated PressLink
A Democratic Republic of Congo soccer fan cheers on his team during the African Cup of Nations quarterfinal soccer match between Congo and DR Congo in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / Associated PressLink
A Hindu devotee takes a shower as part of a cleaning ritual before his pilgrimage during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thaipusam, which is celebrated in honor of the Hindu god Lord Murugan, is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Paul / Associated PressLink
Julianne Moore arrives at the Beverly Hills Hilton for the Oscar nominees' luncheon for the 87th Academy Awards.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
President Obama takes a closer look at the silver hockey stick he was given by the Los Angeles Kings, the National Hockey League champions, in the East Room of the White House.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images North AmericaLink
Malcolm Butler, right, of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Elena Radionova of of Russia performs on ice during a gala show to close the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A flock of starlings performs a flying dance at sunset near the southern Arab-Israeli city of Rahat, in the northern Israeli Negev desert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Menahem Kahanam / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An injured Syrian man lies on a stretcher as he waits for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abd Doumany / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An elderly Orthodox priest shouts as fighters of the Aydar Ukrainian volunteer battalion burn tires at the entrance to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in Kiev during an action to prevent the possible disbandment of their battalion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Supinsky / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Residents run past a burning barricade set by public transportation drivers at the start of their two-day strike over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dieu Nalio Chery / Associated PressLink
Afghan refugee girls play in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
A person with an umbrella crosses snow-covered tracks in a commuter train yard in New York City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated PressLink
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