January 20, 2013

    Published January 20, 2013


    President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding  the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha.


    A Malian soldier peeks through a doorway behind which Malian and French soldiers are stationed in Niono. France and West African leaders called on other world powers to commit money and logistical support for African armies  readying their troops to join French soldiers already battling al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali.


    A Burmese monk and a novice are seen walking on a road toward Zalun, a small town in Irrawaddy Division, Burma, December 5, 2012. (Photo by Soe Paing/USA/VOA reader)


    'Tamborilleros' wearing their uniform shelter from the rain, march in the traditional ' La Tamborrada', during 'El Dia Grande', the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain.


    Flood victims scramble for drinking water at Pluit district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Severe floods left more than 18,000 people homeless.


    A woman with a child passes by the ruins of an abandoned restaurant in a park in Skopje, Macedonia.


    Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates his fourth round win over Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.


    People enjoy the snow at Greenwich Park in London.


    Commuters ride on the roof of a train as they come back to the city after attending the final prayer of Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


    A man wearing a medieval costume casts his ballot at a polling station in Hanover in the central German state of Lower Saxony, northern Germany.


    Performers participate in the opening ceremony of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2013) soccer tournament in Soweto, South Africa, January 19, 2013.

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