January 11, 2013

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 3:39 pm (UTC-4)
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Pakistan Quetta Vigil

1Members of various non-governmental organizations hold lighted candles during a protest in Islamabad against bomb blasts a day earlier in Quetta. (Reuters)

Sri Lanka Chief Justice

2Supporters of Sri Lanka’’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa light firecrackers to celebrate after hearing the result of a vote to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake in Colombo. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach the justice, deepening a standoff between the judiciary and the government, which is controlled by the country’s most powerful family. (AP)

Nortk Korea Skate

3An off-duty North Korean traffic policeman laces up ice skates as his colleagues sit nearby at an ice skating rink in Pyongyang. (AP)

PKK Kurds Paris

4A flag with a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan is seen in front of the entrance of the Kurdistan Information Center in Paris, where three female Kurdish activists were found shot dead Thursday. (Reuters)

India Pakistan Shooting

5Activists of India’’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans during a protest against Pakistan in Jammu, India. India has formally complained about an attack on an Indian army patrol in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir that killed two soldiers. (AP)

Belarus Guard Puppies

6Puppies sit in a kennel at a frontier guards’ cynology center near Smorgon, some 140 km northwest of Minsk, Belarus. The center prepares instructors to handle trained dogs that guard the country’s borders and also sells puppies and dogs, found not fit for guard service, to civilians. (Reuters)

India Hindu Ganges

7A Hindu devotee prays as he takes a holy dip in the waters of the Ganges River ahead of the ‘Kumbh Mela’, or Pitcher Festival, in Allahabad, India. (Reuters)

France Civilization Museum

8Workers make the final touches on the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille. The museum, based in the Fort Saint-Jean overlooking the southern French city, will open later this year as Marseille celebrates being the 2013 European Capital of Culture. (Reuters)

Greece Priest Subway

9A Greek Orthodox priest sits on a platform at the Athens’ Larissa metro station. (AFP)

Skeleton World Cup

10Katie Uhlaender from the United States starts her first run of the women’s Skeleton World Cup race in Koenigssee, Germany. (AP)

Clouds Indian Ocean

11A cloud formation tinged with red dust travels across the Indian Ocean near Onslow on the Western Australia coast in this handout image. Picture taken January 9. (Reuters/Brett Martin/fishwrecked.com/Handout)

China Ice Sculptures

12Employees wearing panda costumes stand in front of giant ice sculptures during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. (Reuters)

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