DeeDee Jonrowe arrives at the Ruby, Alaska, checkpoint under the Northern Lights during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch NewsLink
A police tactical team prepares to enter a home in Ferguson, Mo., as they search for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers during protests earlier in the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Gooden / St. Louis Post-DispatchLink
Police shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Roberson / Associated PressLink
Darmita White holds a sign to protest outside of the home of Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma student caught on video in a racist fraternity chant, in Dallas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathan Hunsinger / The Dallas Morning NewsLink
An Orange County Superior Court judge has removed the district attorney's office from handling the case against Scott DeKraai, pictured, who killed eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011, but said the assailant will still face the death penalty
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A musician plays a flute next to New York Stock Exchange building in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it lands near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are returning after almost six months aboard the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BILL INGALLS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An archeaological researcher looks at a mummified pre-Inca adult uncovered in Peru.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRIS BOURONCLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Baby polar bear Charlotte investigates the enclosure at the zoo in Nuremberg, Germany. The little polar bear was born Nov. 21 and until now had been living with her mother Vera in the maternity area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timm Schamberger / EPALink
Iraqi Shiite fighters launch rockets toward Islamic State fighters holed up in the center of the city of Tikrit, Iraq, during a military operation to retake the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Iraqi Christian forces march during their graduation ceremony in the northwestern town of Fishkhabur, near the borders with Syria and Turkey. The 600-strong regiment, which graduated after six weeks of training, will answer to the government of the autonomous Kurdish region and was formed to contribute to the recapture of the Nineveh Plain from Islamic State forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAFIN HAMED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Gelug, or Yellow Hat, order, are covered in snow as they take part in a procession during the Great Prayer rituals at the Labrang Monastery in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Getty ImagesLink
Chinese hostesses, who serve the delegates of the National People's Congress, jump as they pose for photographs on Tiananmen Square during a plenary session of the congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Thousands of delegates from across the country are in the Chinese capital to attend the annual National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
A man prepares a hot air balloon in during the seventh Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 20 hot air balloons flew at annual fiesta to promote tourism and aviation sports in the Malaysia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAZRY ISMAIL / EPALink
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