February 4, 2013

    Published February 04, 2013


    Indian activists from the women's wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist form a human chain during a protest rally in Siliguri. Over 4,000 women took part in a general protest demanding the safety of women and also against price hikes of essential commodities.


    A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi throws a stone at riot policemen during the funeral of activists Mohamed al-Gendy and Amr Saad in Cairo.


    The crematorium site for Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk is seen at dusk in Phnom Penh. Hundreds of thousands of mourners gathered in the capital city for the cremation of Sihanouk, the revered "King-Father."


    Venezuelan students carry a picture of President Hugo Chavez during a gathering in show of support in Havana, Cuba. The Venezuelan government is upbeat about the president's recovery from cancer surgery in Cuba, but the socialist maverick has not been seen in public or heard from in eight weeks.


    A farmer sorts rice seedlings in Gowa district, in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province. A new food law will require traders of food staples such as soybeans, sugar and rice to regularly report stock levels to the government or face sanctions for hoarding.


    Visitors look at giant screens featuring images of the work of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh during a traveling multimedia art exhibition entitled "Van Gogh Alive" at the Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center in Tel Aviv.


    A volunteer prepares to pose for photos after the completion of a 100m (328 feet) long sand snake sculpture, entitled "Glittering Snake Trail" by Singaporean sand sculptor JOOheng Tan, during a media preview on Singapore's Sentosa Island.


    Alexander Ivanov, head of a traveling circus troupe based in Moscow, walks with three-year-old bear Dasha near an advertisement for their upcoming performance in St. Petersburg. The troupe will soon perform for the first time in 20 years in Russia's second city.


    A diver uses a plastic card to scrape the inside of the glass aquarium at the islands exhibition at the "Nausicaa" marine attraction in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France. Twice a week divers clean the glass at the National Sea Experience Centre's aquarium.


    Spectators are illuminated with the colors of the flags of participating countries during the opening ceremony of the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria.


    A child looks across the frozen Yenisei River in the taiga area some 52 km (32 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.


    A man rides his bicycle as the sun sets in a suburb of Rangoon, Burma.

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