January 18, 2013

    Published January 18, 2013


    An Indonesian soldier helps evacuate an old man in a flooded street in Jakarta. Flood waters were gradually receding from the main streets of the teeming capital city on Friday.


    Smoke billows from a burning car that burst into flames after gunmen opened fire on the convoy of Lebanese Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami in Tripoli. Armed protesters demanding the release of Islamist prisoners opened fire on the convoy. Karami was not harmed, but three others were wounded.


    An activist, who lost an eye during clashes with police in November 2011, chants slogans as he joins soccer fans during a protest in Cairo. Hundreds gathered to demand justice for 74 people killed in a stadium stampede last year, as a court prepared to issue a verdict in the case.


    Cows stand in a burned-out paddock after wildfires swept through the township of Seaton, Australia. Wildfires raging across southern Australia have killed one man and destroyed several homes.


    Christian Orthodox pilgrims march toward the Jordan River before a baptism ceremony as part of the Orthodox Feast of the Epiphany at the Qasr al-Yahud baptismal site in the West Bank.


    A fan of Iraq watches her team play during their Gulf Cup tournament final soccer match against UAE in Isa Town, Bahrain.


    A Belarus Orthodox believer plunges into icy waters as a priest blesses him on the eve of the Epiphany holiday in Pilnitsa some 30 km outside Minsk. Thousands of believers jump into holes cut in ice, braving freezing temperatures to mark the Epiphany, when they take part in a baptism ceremony.


    Indian Sikh devotees light candles at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Indian Sikh devotees light candles at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Sikhs are celebrating the 348th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.


    The sun sets over the men's singles match between David Ferrer of Spain and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.


    Performers dressed in Lama monk costumes blow horns during a ceremony marking the beginning of a winter fishing festival in Kangping county, Liaoning province, China.


    Tourists are silhouetted as they watch sunset from the roof of a wooden boat on the Tonle Sap River near Chroy Changvar village in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


    Four youths make snow angels in Parliament Square next to the Houses of Parliament in central London. A band of heavy snow affected most of Britain on Friday, bringing chaos to roads, and causing power cuts and school closures.

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