January 31, 2014

    Published January 31, 2014


    Indonesian performers dressed as mermaids wearing traditional Chinese cheongsam dress and a lion perform underwater in a special program celebrating the Lunar New Year at Jakarta's Ancol park, Indonesia.


    Revelers try to catch envelopes containing cash and other items being given away following a dragon and lion performances in front of a grocery store in Manila's Chinatown district of Binondo, Philippines, in celebration of Chinese New Year.


    Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in the shower of molten iron spewing firework-like sparks during a folk art performance at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing, China, to celebrate the traditional Chinese Spring Festival on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Horse.


    A laborer works on the scaffoldings of a flyover under construction in Lahore, Pakistan.


    An Israeli soldier shouts as he holds his weapon in front of Palestinians during clashes in Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Clashes broke between stone-throwing protesters and Israeli soldiers, two days after Muhammad Mubarak, 21, a resident of the refugee camp was killed by Israeli soldiers who said he had opened fire on their position near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.


    The Vince Lombardi trophy sits on a table before the coaches' news conference ahead of the Super Bowl, in New York.


    Actress Helen Mirren holds the Hasty Pudding Pot and sticks her tongue out as she is honorned as Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Woman of the Year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jan. 30, 2014.


    A worker of SABESP, a Brazilian enterprise of Sao Paulo state, that provides water and sewage services to residential, commercial and industrial areas, walks through a dry Jaguary dam as a result of a long drought period that hit the state in Braganca Paulista, 100 km from Sao Paulo. The heat plus a severe drought has fanned fears of water shortages, crop damage, and higher electricity bills that could drag down the economy during an election year for President Dilma Rousseff.


    Thousands of motorcyclists drive during a protest against a measure to combat insecurity in Caracas, Venezula. Authorities imposed a night ban in a bid to curb crimes. Officials in Caracas and other areas made it illegal to ride a motorcycle after 9pm.


    A Somali man, with his face covered in sand, enjoys a day out at Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Photo released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team)


    A fox strolls past the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Jan, 30, 2014. Foxes can be found in and around the city's Rock Creek Park but are not frequently seen in more densely populated areas of the U.S. capital.


    Members of the German speedskating team practice at the Adler Arena on the Olympic Park as preparations continue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

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