January 10, 2013

    Published January 10, 2013


    Actress Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane present the 85th Academy Awards nominations for Best Actress in Beverly Hills, California. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


    French President Francois Hollande visits Amplitude Systemes manufacture in Pessac near Bordeaux, southwestern France.


    A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gathers with others outside Miraflores Presidential Palace during an event in homage to Chavez, in Caracas.


    Yamaha rider David Casteu of France competes during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, January 9, 2013.


    Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and daughter, who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape when suspected Orma raiders attacked their village of Kibusu in Kenya.


    A student is hit by a jet of water during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, Chile.


    A portrait of late founder member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Sakine Cansiz is seen at the Kurdish cultural center in Paris, France. Three female Kurdish activists were fatally shot in Paris overnight in execution-style killings.


    A man walks near palm trees as snow falls in Jerusalem's old city.


    A woman descends a stairway that was decorated by Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, which he titled the 'Selaron Stairway' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Selaron, 54, an eccentric artist and longtime Rio resident, who created a massive, colorful tile stairway in the bohemian Lapa district, was found dead on the stairway.


    Voodoo worshipers make sacrifice at the beach during the annual Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin.


    French athlete Philippe Croizon (C), whose arms and legs were amputated after an electric shock accident in March 1994, is helped by an unidentified diver to enter a 33-meter deep pool, the world's deepest pool built to train professional divers, at Nemo3 diving center in Brussels, Belgium.


    A young Himba girl smiles for a photo in northern Namibia near the Angola border (Jeff Leach/Namibia/VOA reader)

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