January 4, 2013

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 2:53 pm (UTC-4)
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Karachi Pakistan Protests

1Supporters of political and religious group Ahl-i-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) raise their hands during a protest rally against the targeted killings of their leaders in Karachi , Pakistan. (Reuters)

Aleppo Syria Protests

2A child uses a megaphone to lead others in chanting Free Syrian Army slogans during a demonstration in the neighborhood of Bustan Al-Qasr, Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters)

Japan Business Shrine

3Businessmen wearing Shinto vests offer prayers before the alter at the start of the new business year at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo. About 3,000 company representatives visit the shrine during the first few days of the new year seeking good luck and prosperous businesses. (Reuters)

Fatah Palestinians Gaza

4A Palestinian woman, wearing a scarf and a Fatah headband takes part in Fatah’s first mass rally in Gaza since Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007. Friday wrapped up a week of festivities celebrating the 48th anniversary of Fatah taking up arms against Israel. (AFP)

Czech Election Poster

5A canvas featuring late former Czech President Vaclav Havel wearing a T-shirt with the portraits of presidential candidate and Czech FM Karel Schwarzenberg is seen on a building in Prague. The country’s first-ever direct presidential election starts January 11 to replace outgoing President Vaclav Klaus. (Reuters)

Thai Buddhist Monks

6Buddhist monks participate in a procession to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)

Jordan Syria Protest

7Jordanian security policemen stand on alert behind a flag that reads ‘there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his Prophet.’ during a rally by Jordanian and Syrian followers of the banned Islamic-oriented Hizb Al-Tahrir, Liberation Party, in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman. Hundreds of protesters shouted slogans proclaiming that Syria will have an Islamic state after the toppling of Bashar Assad and his regime. (AP)

Bangladesh Water Buckets

8A young boy walks past aluminum buckets displayed for sale on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The buckets are kept for use in case of fire at garment factories. (AP)

Turkey Fish Fog

9Anglers try to catch fish from the Bosphorus off Galata Bridge in early morning heavy fog in Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP)

India Kumbh Festival

10Naga Sadhus, or Naked Hindu holy men, arrive during a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad, India. (AP)

Paris Champs-Elysees Astronaut

11A man dressed up as an astronaut walks down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. (AFP)

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