January 20, 2014

    Published January 20, 2014


    Paramilitary policemen shout as they lift a log during a winter training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China.


    A Japanese Macaque (or Snow Monkey) soaks in a hot spring at a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan.


    A pro-European integration protester catches fire during clashes with police in Kyiv. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich named a top aide to organize peace talks with the opposition after violent clashes between police and protesters in the capital, but the opposition warned him not to play for time.


    A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, sits on the banks of river Ganges with his prosthetic leg on a cold winter morning in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.


    Sweat drips from Rafael Nadal of Spain's nose during a men's singles match against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne.


    Tamborilleros wearing their uniforms try to shelter from the rain, as they march in the traditional ' La Tamborrada', during 'El Dia Grande', the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain.


    A relative of the former worker of the Ingenio San Antonio fires a homemade mortar during protests in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, Jan. 19, 2014. The former sugarcane cutters were demanding compensation for damages to their health resulting from alleged exposure to agrochemicals and pesticides when the protest turned violent.


    A pedestrian walks along the banks of the Neris River as temperatures dipped to -18°C (-4°F) in Vilnius, Lithuania.


    Mount Sinabung spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has been erupting since September, forcing more than 20,000 people who live around its slopes to flee their homes to several temporary shelters.


    Motor boats sunk in the port of La Londe Les Maures, near Toulon, southern France after unusually heavy rains flooded the French Riviera, leaving two people dead and some thousands without electricity or access to roads.


    Workers secure a giant eagle sculpture after it fell from the roof inside the airport building in Wellington, New Zealand, after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake.


    People visit Alley of Martyrs, a cemetery and memorial dedicated to those killed by Soviet troops during the 1990 Black January crackdown, in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.


    Vincent Gray (C), mayor of Washington, D.C., takes part in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the King Memorial in Washington.


    Flood victims are evacuated from heavy flooding brought by tropical depression "Agaton", in Butuan, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.


    The first full moon of 2014 seen in Orange, California on Jan. 16, 2014 (Photo taken by Vu Ngoc Linh/VOA reader)

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