January 5, 2012

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm (UTC-4)
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"Japan Calligraphy"

1Participants display their works during a calligraphy contest to celebrate the new year in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)

"Philippines Landslide"

2Residents and rescuers look at destroyed shanty houses after a landslide in a mining area in Pantukan town in Compostela Valley on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. (Reuters)

"Hong kong Buddhist Dance"

3Orphans from Malawi, whose parents died of AIDS, perform a Buddhist dance called the Guanyin of Thousand Hands during a cultural exchange program in Hong Kong. (Reuters)

"Iraq Violence"

4Hana Abbas Lazim, 11, grieves at the hospital for her slain father, who was killed in a bomb attack in Sadr City eastern of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

"Paraguay Eviction"

5A Guarani Indian child looks on as Indians are evicted by police from the Plaza Uruguay square in Asuncion, Paraguay. Asuncion

"Venezuela Miss World 2011"

6Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez kisses the hand of Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela after their meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, January 4, 2012. (Reuters)

"Italy Volcano Eruption"

7Smoke and ash billows from Mount Etna by the Sicilian town of Zafferana, near Catania. The eruption of the Mount Etna volcano lasted a few hours and was the first in 2012. (AP)

"Argentina Rally Dakar"

8Toyota's driver Giniel De Villiers, from South Africa, and co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz, from Germany, try to push their car after it went off the road during the fifth stage of the 2012 Argentina-Chile-Peru Dakar Rally between Chilecito and Fiambala in Argentina. (AP)



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