January 29, 2013

    Published January 29, 2013


    Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


    A woman wearing a mask walks amid heavy haze on a winter day in Beijing, China. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry.


    Bodyguards carry Zlatomir Ivanov, center, after he was shot in front of the central court building in downtown Sofia. An unidentified gunman shot and wounded the reputed Bulgarian crime boss, nicknamed 'The Beret', the latest blow to the cener-right government's efforts to to restore the rule of law and improve the Balkan country's image.


    A caved-in area with buildings collapsed inside is seen near the construction site of a new subway line in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, January 28, 2013.


    A vendor throws water on a pile of carrots as he waits for customers on the outskirts of Jalalabad city, Pakistan.


    The driver takes a nap while waiting for guests to visit the Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho, the capital city of Tien Giang province, Vietnam. (Photo by Hillary Tran/Vietnam/VOA reader)


    U.S. golfer Tiger Woods lets go of his driver on his follow through while hitting off the 9th tee during final round play at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California, January 28, 2013.


    The ring-like swirls of dust filling the Andromeda galaxy stand out colorfully in this new image from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency mission that receives important NASA participation. (ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/NHSC)


    Cyclists compete in the 97-km first stage of the Tour of Qatar women's cycling race from Doha to Mesaieed, Qatar.


    Guizer Jarl Stephen Grant raises his axe as he gestures to the the other Jarl Squad vikings to start their march around Lerwick on the morning of the Up Helly Aa fire festival in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The festival, introduced by men returning from the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January.

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