January 10, 2013

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 3:38 pm (UTC-4)
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US Academy Awards Nominations

1Actress Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane present the 85th Academy Awards nominations for Best Actress in Beverly Hills, California. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP)

France Hollande

2French President Francois Hollande visits Amplitude Systemes manufacture in Pessac near Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Reuters)

Venezuela Chavez

3A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gathers with others outside Miraflores Presidential Palace during an event in homage to Chavez, in Caracas. (AFP)

Chile Dakar Rally

4Yamaha rider David Casteu of France competes during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, January 9, 2013.

Kenya Tana Clashes

5Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and daughter, who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape when suspected Orma raiders attacked their village of Kibusu in Kenya. (AP)

Chile Protest

6A student is hit by a jet of water during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, Chile. (Reuters)

France Kurds Killing

7A portrait of late founder member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Sakine Cansiz is seen at the Kurdish cultural center in Paris, France. Three female Kurdish activists were fatally shot in Paris overnight in execution-style killings. (Reuters)

Israel Palestinians Snow

8A man walks near palm trees as snow falls in Jerusalem’s old city. Heavy overnight snowfall turned the Holy City and much of the region white, bringing hordes of excited children onto the streets. (AFP)

Brazil Selaron Obit

9A woman descends a stairway that was decorated by Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, which he titled the ‘Selaron Stairway’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Selaron, 54, an eccentric artist and longtime Rio resident who created the massive, colorful tile stairway in the bohemian Lapa district that’s popular with tourists, was found dead on the stairway on January 10, 2013. (AP)

Benin Vodoo Festival

10Voodoo worshipers make sacrifice at the beach during the annual Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin. (AP)

Belgium French Athlete

11French athlete Philippe Croizon (C), whose arms and legs were amputated after an electric shock accident in March 1994, is helped by an unidentified diver to enter a 33-meter deep pool, the world’s deepest pool built to train professional divers, at Nemo33 diving center in Brussels, Belgium. (Reuters)

Namibia Himba Girl

12A young Himba girl smiles for a photo in northern Namibia near the Angola border (Jeff Leach/Namibia/VOA reader)

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