January 21, 2014

Published January 21, 2014

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A pedestrian walks through a snow storm, in south Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Philadelphia and New York City, and more than a foot in Boston.

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A pedestrian fights off the snow and wind with an umbrella during a winter storm in downtown Washington, D.C. (Photo taken by Dimitris Manis/VOA Greek Service)

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Cars burn following an explosion in the Haret Hreik area in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut. A suicide bomber killed four people in a residential neighborhood of southern Beirut known for its support of Shi'ite military and political group Hezbollah, security sources said.

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Sadhus - Hindu holy men - stand on the banks of river Ganges next to a pontoon bridge in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

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Syrians help an injured child following an alleged airstrike by government forces near a school in the northern city of Aleppo.

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A man tries to retrieve items after a fire in a cotton warehouse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A worker inspects the Christ the Redeemer statue which was damaged during lightning storms in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lightning strikes on Jan. 17, 2014, damaged the iconic figure's head and its right hand when a powerful electric storm swept through the city emitting more than 40,000 lightning strikes throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro.

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A protester holds a riot police shield in front of barricade after violent clashes in central Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Villagers run on ash during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano near Gamber village in Karo district, in Indonesia's North Sumatra province.

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An anti-government protester has Buddhist amulets around his neck as he takes part in a rally, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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A model presents a creation by Stephane Rolland during the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2014 collection show in Paris, France.

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