January 27, 2014

    Published January 27, 2014


    Mam Sonando (C), owner of the independent Beehive radio station and prominent government critic, and other activists, run as military police officers (R) disperse the crowd during a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, gets a haircut in a barbershop in Old Havana, Cuba. Ban, as well as leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, are arriving in Havana to participate in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC summit.


    Members of Israeli parliament, the Knesset, attend a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. The Nazis killed some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, at the camp during World War II.


    A Thai policeman, right, is handed a flower from an anti-government protester during a police force rotation at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand.


    A protester guards the barricade in front of riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine.


    Tents are set up for the participants in the Campus Party Brazil, a technological event in Anhembi, a northern zone of Sao Paulo. About 160,000 visitors are expected to attend the event that runs from Jan.27 to Feb. 2.


    A placard with a photo of legal scholar Xu Zhiyong is raised by a demonstrator protesting against a Chinese court’s decision to sentence him to prison, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. Xu was sentenced Sunday to four years in prison on the charge of disturbing order in public places.


    WWII-era Soviet T-34 tanks drive during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the battle that lifted the Siege of Leningrad in St.Petersburg, Russia. More than one million people died, mainly from starvation, during the 900-day siege.


    Joaldunak, also caled ''Zanpantzar,'' prepare to take part in the Carnival of the Pyrenees village of Ituren, northern Spain. In one of the most ancient carnivals in Europe, dating from before the Roman empire, groups of Joaldunak (cowbells) involving the residents of two towns, Ituren and Zubieta, parade the streets in costume.


    Ice forms as waves crash along the Lake Michigan shore in Chicago, Illinois. Below-zero high temperatures have returned to many parts of the Midwest bringing with it wind chills ranging from the negative teens to 40s.


    Indian Sadhus, or Hindu holy man participate in a community feast at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India.


    Sailors prepare their Lasers for racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami in Miami, Florida. The world's top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors are racing on Biscayne Bay Jan. 27-Feb. 1 with hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.


    The Olympic torch is tested before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia. The Bolshoi Ice Dome is the background.


    A surfer rides a wave at Costa da Caparica beach in Almada, outside Lisbon. Portugal is popular with bodyboarders and surfers, especially during the winter months when big swells hit its Atlantic coast.


    People take pictures and lay on the grass during sunset in the suburbs of Madrid, Spain.

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