February 5, 2014

    Published February 05, 2014


    A worker cuts ice-covered branches with a chainsaw in Postojna, Slovenia. Cars stood entombed in a crystal-like casing near the deserted railway station in Postojna.


    Flowers and a portrait of a victim, killed during the eruption of Mt. Sinabung volcano, are left by relatives on a hill in Karo district with the volcano in the background. The volcanic eruption killed 15 people in a weekend and hot ash and rocks shot high into the air again on February 3, halting a search for any more victims.


    A Pakistani child waves a flag of the fundamentalist Islamic political party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) during the Kashmir Solidarity Day rally in Karachi. Hundreds of people rallied across Pakistan to denounce Indian rule in Kashmir, the disputed Muslim-majority Himalayan state divided between India and Pakistan.


    Newhaven Lighthouse is battered by waves during stormy weather on the southern coast of England. More than 8,000 homes were without power in southwest England after fresh storms battered the region, sending huge waves crashing onto the coastline and damaging sea defenses.


    Schoolchildren attend a class while sitting near photographs of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and Cuba's former President Fidel Castro at the Hugo Chavez Frias primary school in Havana. Different activities will be held in Cuba and in other countries during February and early March as a tribute to Chavez who died March 5, 2013.


    Speedskaters from Russia train at the Adler Arena Skating Center prior to the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


    Supporters of a far-right Ukrainian party Svoboda march along the street near Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest in Kyiv, Ukraine.


    Commuters wait for their bus in blowing snow in Chicago, Illinois.  Heavy, blowing snow is moving across much of Illinois as the state gets pelted by the latest round of winter weather.


    An anti-government protester with his face painted attends a gathering in Bangkok, Thailand.


    Former England soccer star David Beckham holds a soccer ball at a Miami news conference where he announced he will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami, Florida.


    Canada's Sarah Reid speeds down the track during an unofficial women skeleton progressive training at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, Russia.


    Visitors look at ice sculptures during the 65th annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan. The week-long festival started with a total of 198 snow statues on display and expects to attract around two million visitors.

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