February 25, 2013

    Published February 25, 2013


    The dome of Saint Peter's Basilica is reflected in a water puddle while workers prepare the weekly audience of Pope Benedict XVI in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.


    A member of the media walks into Vibration Lumineuse, Luminous Vibration, a creation by Argentinean artist Julio Le Parc, before the opening of the exhibition: Soleil Froid, Cold Sun, by the 85-year-old artist in Paris.


    A long-exposure photo shows light streaking from the candles of Buddhist monks as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple in Thailand. Makha Bhucha day is observed on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha.


    Three-year-old Riaz sits in an open suitcase filled with clothes as his mother wheels it along the side of a highway in Mumbai, India.


    Relatives of Javed Ahmed Wani, a village council chief, mourn during his funeral in Kalantra village, north of Srinagar, India. Wani was shot dead by suspected militants Sunday outside his home, police said.


    South Korean President Park Geun-hye holds a puppy presented by her neighbor as she leaves her home for the presidential inauguration ceremony in Seoul.


    An attendee watches demonstrators from the Telefonica phone company protesting against what they claim are unjustified dismissals from the company, outside the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, Barcelona, Spain.


    A Soviet-made T34 tank is seen in front of pictures of the victims of communist dictatorship during the memorial day of the communist victims at the House of Terror Museum in Budapest, Hungary.


    A giant drilling machine completes the four-kilometer-long Saverne tunnel beneath the Vosges mountains in Eckartswiller, eastern France during a ceremony marking the second phase of construction for the east European high-speed train line between Paris and Strasbourg.


    Syrian refugee children play soccer at a youth empowerment center at al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria.


    A newborn elephant is pictured in the zoo of Copenhagen, Denmark. The unnamed elephant was born early this morning.

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