January 24, 2013

Published January 24, 2013

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Egyptian protesters try to tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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A man watches the religious service during the funeral of Romanian engineer TIberiu Costache, who was killed during the hostage crisis in Algeria, in the village of Tatarani, Romania.

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Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors. (ESA/NASA/Hubble)

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Sloane Stephens of U.S. hits a forehand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Iranians take photos with their mobile phones of authorities carrying out the court-ordered amputation of the fingers of a convicted thief, not pictured, in a public square in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz. The 29-year-old man was convicted for being part of a 10-member gang that carried out burglaries in the city. He was sentenced to the amputation of three fingers, the confiscation of his property and three years in prison.

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A woman rides along a street on a hazy day in Haozhou, Anhui province, China. A fresh cold front will hit northern China starting next week and it is expected to disperse the fog that has shrouded the country in recent days, meteorological authorities said.

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French military personnel and their vehicles are seen aboard a U.S. Air Force transport aircraft before departing for Mali from Istres airbase, near Marseille, southern France.

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Young monks are on the way to have their meal in the Changlie monastery in Aba prefecture, Sichuan province, China. (Tongqi Huang/China/VOA reader)

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Followers of the Shi'ite sect chew qat, a mild stimulant, as they attend a rally to mark the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad in Sana'a, Yemen.

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Ghana fans cheer their team during their African Nations Cup Group B soccer match against Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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