January 29, 2014

    Published January 29, 2014


    An anti-government protester throws a stone at riot police amid teargas fired by the police during clashes in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, Bahrain. Protests following the death of 20-year-old Fadhel Abbas threatened to sour a new attempt to restart negotiations between Bahrain's government, led by the ruling al-Khalifa family, and opposition groups.


    A man walks at Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Buddhist Temple decorated for the Chinese New Year in Jenjarom, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


    Fireworks explode in the skyline of the city during Chinese New Year celebrations at the Marina Bay in Singapore.


    Traffic moves south on I-75 past a hill covered with ice in Covington, Kentucky, USA, where temperatures remain in single digits.


    People rest in the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia.


    Abandoned cars on I-75 headed northbound near the Chattahoochee River overpass are piled up in the median of the ice-covered interstate after a winter snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people.


    A metro train is seen running on a bridge over the frozen Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo taken by Dimitris Manis/VOA Greek Service)


    Seattle Seahawks-themed marijuana cupcakes are displayed at the Queen Anne Cannabis Club in Seattle, Washington, USA, Jan. 28, 2014.


    Cemetery worker Mohammad Udin has his hair cut by a mobile barber as the flooded cemetery complex is pictured in the background in Jakarta, Indonesia.


    A mother holds her child while attempting to take cover as repeated gun shots are heard close to Miskine district during continuing sectarian violence in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Jan. 28, 2014.


    The main fountain gushes out during a test next to the Olympic flame before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


    A priest and a nun walk by a large drawing of Pope Francis that depicts him as a superhero on a wall near the Vatican.


    A 90-year-old Thai woman uses a pair of traditional metal cutters to slice open an areca nut that she will then chew mixed with betel leaf and lime paste to form a mild stimulant. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/VOA reader)


    Belgium's King Philippe (back C) delivers a speech during a traditional new year reception for international institutions' representatives, government members and business leaders at the Brussels Royal Palace.


    Patrons of the New York City Ballet stand on a massive photograph on linoleum flooring that features more than 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, in New York, Jan. 28, 2014.


    The Central Secretariat and Parliament buildings are illuminated during the Beating Retreat Ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, India. The ceremony is a culmination of Republic Day celebrations, and dates back to the days when troops disengaged themselves from battle at sunset.


    Two cross-country skiers make their way past snow-covered trees on the Rennsteig hiking trail near Masserberg, eastern Germany.

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