January 10, 2014
Published January 10, 2014
A mother holds her son as they watch the eruption of Mount Sinabung at Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province. More than 22,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for the volcano to the highest level in November.
A mother sits with her infant in a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Minkammen, 25 kilometers (16 miles) south of Bor. Some 80,000 displaced people from the volatile South Sudan region have fled to safety in sprawling, dusty camps in the Awerial region across the Nile River.
Mourners read the Koran beside the grave of Pakistani student Aitzaz Hassan, 15, who was killed in a suicide attack outside his school Thursday in Hangu district. Police have recommended the teenager, who was killed stopping a suicide bomber from attacking a school, for a top civilian honor.
Egyptian security forces clash with supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in the Nasr City district of Cairo. Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Cairo and across the country, calling for a boycott of an upcoming constitutional referendum.
A Somali man browses the internet on his mobile phone at the beach along the Indian Ocean coastline in Mogadishu. Rebel group al-Shabab has banned the use of the Internet in the Horn of Africa country, giving telecom operators 15 days to comply with the order.
A fan of French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, also known as Dieudonne, wears a shirt with the message, "2014, Year of the quenelle" outside the concert hall where the humorist was to hold his show in Tours. A court upheld a ban on the show scheduled for Friday. The comedian has been accused of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims.
A girl sits in front of a wall with graffiti that reads, "We must resist," in Metro slum near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Residents are protesting eviction from their homes. The removal of the community is part of the renovation works of the area for the 2014 World Cup.
Pilgrims make their way to attend mass at the baptism site in Bethany, Jordan. Thousands of Catholics flocked to the site on the banks of the Jordan River to kick start the pilgrimage.
Tibet's third holiest man, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee, performs a Vajra dance during the 31st Kagyu Monlam for World Peace in Bodhgaya. The Kagyu Monlam is an annual prayer festival in Bodhgaya.
A procession of people dressed as Santa Claus walk down the main street of Oslo, Norway. The people were headed to the Norwegian Parliament building to promote the upcoming "Santa’s Winter Games".
People walk outside T2, the new integrated terminal at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, during its inauguration in Mumbai, India. India’s overcrowded financial capital unveiled its long-awaited $2 billion new airport terminal Friday.
Performers get ready for a Chinese opera performance for elderly guests ahead of Lunar New Year in Singapore. The show was organized by Shan You, a voluntary welfare organization, which was raising funds to continue their services for the elderly.
Participants of a flashmob throw pillows and feathers on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany. A few hundred people took part in the pillow fight to protest against the "danger zone" set up by the police.
An "Old Man's Beard" is seen in Bamberg, southern Germany. The plant generally grows hanging from tree branches, resembling gray or greenish hair.