February 21, 2013

    Published February 21, 2013


    A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows wounded Syrians after a powerful car bomb exploded near the headquarters of the ruling Baath party in the center of Damascus.


    A worker shouts and shows her wallet as she demonstrates together with tens of thousands of workers to protest against austerity measures that have affected their income during the financial crisis and to demand labor-boosting initiatives, in Brussels, Belgium.


    Malian soldiers fire a machine gun in Gao.


    The buckling of U.S. 89 is seen about 25 miles south of Page, Arizona, Feb. 20, 2013. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) says what caused a 150-foot section of pavement to buckle might be what ADOT called a "geologic event." (Photo provided by ADOT)


    Rare snow falling throughout Tucson, Arizona, USA, Feb. 20, 2013 (Photo by Hossein Mir/USA/VOA reader)


    Saskatchewan skip Jill Shumay watches her final shot to defeat Team Canada during the twelfth draw at Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship in Kingston, Canada.


    People clash with riot police during a demonstration to demand jobs for the unemployed, against government austerity measures and alleged corruption of Spanish politicians, in front the regional Parliament, in Pamplona, northern Spain.


    A devotee of Lord Krishna is seen on the street of Kolkata, India, on the first day of a two-day nationwide industrial strike called by several trade unions, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Chandan Ghosh/India/VOA reader)


    An ethnic Hmong girl tries to keep his hair from getting messed up after a strong wind on a rocky mountain district of Sa Pa, Lao Cai province in northwest Vietnam. (Photo by Đình Hà /Vietnam/VOA reader)


    Students supporting the Labor Party taunt Nationalist Party opponents before a debate of political leaders at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology in Paola, outside Valletta, Malta, Feb. 20, 2013.


    Australia's Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Melissa Hoskins compete in the women's 3km Team Pursuit Qualifying race during the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.


    Passers-by are reflected on a decoration at the entrance of a train station in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 20, 2013.

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