January 11, 2013

Published January 11, 2013


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Members of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) hold lighted candles during a protest in Islamabad against bomb blasts a day earlier in Quetta.

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Supporters of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa light firecrackers to celebrate after hearing the result of a vote to impeach the country’s Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach the justice, deepening a standoff between the judiciary and the government, which is controlled by the country's most powerful family.

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An off-duty North Korean traffic policeman laces up ice skates as his colleagues sit near by at an ice skating rink in Pyongyang.

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A flag with a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan is seen in front of the entrance of the Kurdistan Information Center in Paris, where three female Kurdish activists were found shot dead Thursday.

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Activists of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans during a protest against Pakistan in Jammu, India. India has formally complained about an attack on an Indian army patrol in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir that killed two soldiers.

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Puppies sit in a kennel at a frontier guards’ cynology center near Smorgon, some 140 km northwest of Minsk, Belarus. The center prepares instructors to handle trained dogs to guard the country’s borders and also sells puppies and dogs, found not fit for guard service, to civilians.

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A Hindu devotee prays as he takes a holy dip in the waters of the Ganges River ahead of the ‘Kumbh Mela’, or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad, India.

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Workers make the final touches on the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille. The museum, based in the Fort Saint-Jean overlooking the southern French city, will open later this year as Marseille celebrates being the 2013 European Capital of Culture.

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A Greek Orthodox priest sits on a platform at the Athens' Larissa metro station.

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Katie Uhlaender from the United States starts her first run of the women's Skeleton World Cup race in Koenigssee, Germany.

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A cloud formation tinged with red dust travels across the Indian Ocean near Onslow on the Western Australia coast in this handout image. Picture taken January 9. (Reuters/Brett Martin/fishwrecked.com/Handout)

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Employees wearing panda costumes stand in front of giant ice sculptures during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.

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