January 24, 2014

Published January 24, 2014



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A woman kneels as she appeals to Ukrainian police troops at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kyiv. Protesters erected more street barricades and occupied a government ministry building on Friday after the failure of crisis talks.

2

Young boys mourn during the funeral of Bilal Samir Oweida, a 20-year-old Palestinian, in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip. Oweida was "shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers" east of Jabaliya according to a spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry. Israeli forces said Oweida had entered "a prohibited area".

3

A Thai anti-government protester waves a national flag during ongoing rallies at a protest site at Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok.  A court threw the decision on whether to delay an election due to deadly unrest back to the government and election commission, leaving the controversial vote mired in uncertainty.

4

A man stands in rubble after an explosion at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo. Three bombings hit high-profile areas around the city on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the police headquarters.

5

People ride their motorcycles through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia. Torrential rains in recent days have increased the number of flooded areas, causing 64,000 people to be displaced from their homes.

6

Women hold posters of Ugur Mumcu, Turkey's best-known investigative journalist, who was killed in 1993, and one of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, a Turkish student killed during last summer's protests, as thousands of people gathered to commemorate the anniversary of Mumcu's death in Ankara. Banner in the background reads: " We are living days without Ugur (which also means luck)."

7

Children play with bubble toy guns under Chinese lunar New Year decorations at a park in Beijing. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Horse, falls on January 31.

8

A woman makes a snowwoman in a competition in Dizin north of Tehran, Iran. Some 600 Iranians participated in a snow festival organized by Iran's ski federation at the Dizin ski resort.

9

A member of the Andhra Pradesh State Police gets her headgear adjusted as she and others prepare for a full dress rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. India will celebrate its 65th Republic Day on Jan. 26.

10

A boy watches on as devotees take part in Friday prayers during the Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thousands of Muslims joined the first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema (World Congregation), the second biggest gathering of Muslims after the Haj.

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Members of a workers union sound off with horns during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia. Some 3,000 workers have rallied against a set of laws that government officials say are key to anti-crisis reform, but which could lead to further job losses in the impoverished Balkan country.

12

Twins Edgar (L) and Gabriel pose for photographers between Vincent van Gogh's paintings Sunflowers,1888 (L) and Sunflowers, 1889 at the National Gallery in London. The two paintings have been reunited in London for the first time in 65 years and will be on display for three months from Jan. 25.

13

A man rides his bike on the beachfront of the Promenade des Anglais, on a sunny winter day in Nice, France.

14

A woman crochets as she sells wool in Ahmadabad, India.

15

A newly born giraffe explores its surroundings next to its mother, Gusti, in the Leipzig Zoo in Germany. The giraffe was born on Jan. 18, 2014 and is the first offspring of a Rothshild's giraffe in the zoo.


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