March 2, 2013

    Published March 02, 2013


    Villagers prepare their birds in cages for a bird-singing contest in Yala province, 1,100 km (684 miles) south of Bangkok, Thailand.


    Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the trophy after winning the men's singles final match against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates.


    Handoko Njotokusumo and Ace, a golden retriever, ride through traffic during their weekend joy ride on a motorcycle in Surabaya, eastern Java island, Indonesia.


    Every day most people risk their life to ride on the roof of the train in order to save money in Bangladesh. (Photo by Sumon Yusuf submitted to VOA Photo Contest)


    People cook a giant 150-meter-long "shashlik" meal in Kyiv, Ukraine. Participants broke the national record of the longest shashlik cooked during the event. Shashlik is a variety of skewered meat traditionally eaten in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region.


    Spectators (bottom) watch skiers descending down from the slope while holding lit torches during an annual winter torch festival in the town of Zheleznogorsk, some 50km (31 miles) northeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.


    A Pakistani fisherman hangs fish to dry in the sun in Karachi.


    Children smile pose for a photograph during their pre-school graduation at Childhood Kindergarten in Phan Thiet, the capital of Bình Thuận province in southeastern Vietnam. (Photo by Nguyễn Thái Bình/Vietnam/VOA reader)


    A man with a sign on his back, which reads 'democracy', is questioned by police near the Great Hall of People in Tiananmen Square, central Beijing, China.


    Macedonian riot police clash with ethnic Albanians during a demonstration in Skopje. A demonstration was organized by ethnic Albanians in support of the new Defense Minister, former guerrilla commander Talat Xhaferi, according to local media.


    An opera singer performs during the inauguration of the mirror panels installation designed by British architect Norman Foster at the Old Harbor in Marseille, France.


    A woman blows blue paint powder on to her friend during the Holi One color Festival held in the city of Cape Town, South Africa.


    A hot air balloon decends to land as the sun sets north of Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Mar. 1, 2013.


    A parade participant wears an elaborate headpiece during Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. 10,000 revelers marched alongside 115 floats in the annual parade that celebrates lesbian and gay pride.

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