A French soldier peers into the barrel of a tank at a Malian air base in Bamako. France hit Islamist rebels in Mali with fresh air strikes and deployed armored cars, stepping up its intervention in the West African state as regional allies struggled to accelerate their plans to send in troops.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L), accompanied by Portugal's Defence Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco, attends to a news conference at Sao Juliao fortress, on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal.
Snow covers the historic windmills at Kinderdijk, the Netherlands, January 15, 2013.
Bull tamers try to control a bull during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Palamedu, about 575 kilometers (359 miles) south of Chennai, India, January 15, 2013.