January 28, 2014

Published January 28, 2014

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A Lebanese man walks past sand barriers that were set in front of a jewelry shop in a Shi'ite neighborhood in a southern suburb of Beirut. After a wave of car bomb attacks on Hezbollah's stronghold south of Beirut that left scores of people dead or wounded over the past three months, shop owners scared of more bombs have set up sand barriers in front of their shops to reduce damage.


Commuters brave the cold weather while walking the streets of Chicago, Illinois, January 28, 2014.


A "sun dog" atmospheric phenomenon appears over a farm in southern Minnesota. Chicago, Minneapolis and other parts of the upper Midwest will have two consecutive days of subzero highs on Monday and Tuesday, according to forecasters.


A crescent moon and Venus (L) rise in the pre-dawn hours over the east side of Manhattan in New York.


Health workers in full protective gear bag chickens, suffocated by using carbon dioxide at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong. Authorities began culling 20,000 birds at a wholesale market after poultry from southern mainland China tested positive for the H7N9 virus, the first time it had been found in imported poultry in Hong Kong.


A workman climbs up the roof of the Bolshoy Ice Dome as preparations continue at the Olympic Park for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The Bolshoy Ice Dome will host the Olympic ice hockey competition.


A man watches a heart of roses at IPM, one of the world's leading horticultural trade fair in Essen, Germany.


Huge waves crash on the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias.


A worker jumps over a taxi crushed by a pedestrian bridge after a dump truck hit the bridge on the Linha Amarela expressway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to local media, the accident left at least five dead and four wounded.


Soldiers shovel the snow in front of a house after heavy snowfall in Vadu Pasii village, 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Bucharest. A powerful snowstorm hit southern Romania over the weekend causing traffic and heating problems in the Balkan country.


Participants dressed as Vikings prepare to participate in the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, northeast of Britain. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening.


Tourists take a picture in front of a giant dragon lantern during a lantern festival in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China.

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