February 11, 2013

    Published February 11, 2013


    Adelina Hidalgo holds a photograph of Pope Benedict as she kneels inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador. Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office.


    A family whose relative died in a stampede cry and comfort each other as they arrive to take the bodies from the morgue in Allahabad, India. The death toll from the stampede rose on Monday in the city where millions of devotees had gathered for a Hindu festival that is one of the world's largest religious gatherings.


    Girls appear through holes in a big national flag as they prepare to take part in a parade commemorating the second anniversary of the uprising against Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.


    A protester walks past graffiti during a march at Tahrir Square in Cairo. The march, was organized by Egyptians who oppose President Morsi and members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood on the second anniversary of President Mubarak's resignation. The Arabic words read, "After the revolution - let them speak" (L), "Before the revolution - let them play" (R).


    A woman stands behind a metal screen at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police detained 10 women at one of Judaism's most sacred sites on Monday for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men.


    Young demonstrators carrying posters of assassinated leftist politician Chokri Belaid shout during a demonstration calling for Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and his cabinet to step down at the National Constituent Assembly in Tunis, Tunisia.


    A woman walks her dog by a windmill after a snowfall at Stelling Minnis, southeast England.


    Carnival Prince Jens II symbolically throws the contents of the city coffer out of the window after storming the city hall in Marne, northern Germany. Street spectacles were watched by hundreds of thousands of people as a highlight of Germany's carnival season on Rose Monday.


    Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong.


    Crates of roses are prepared at a FloraHolland warehouse in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. FloraHolland, the world's biggest flower auction, expects sales to jump leading up to Valentine's Day.


    A Buddhist splashes colored water on Boudhanath Stupa during the first day of the three-day-long Losar, or New Year celebration of the Tibetan, Tamang and Sherpa communities, in Kathmandu, Nepal.


    A handler celebrates after winning Best of Breed with a Saluki named Sandstorm Blue Nile Bubbles Of Jatara during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. More than 2,700 prized dogs will be on display at the annual canine competition.


    Revelers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade early Monday morning in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, Brazil.


    Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings throws a ball before the official start of spring training baseball in Jupiter, Florida.

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