January 20, 2013

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Obama Swearing in

1President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Next to Obama are First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha. (AP)

Mali Violence

2A Malian soldier peeks through a doorway behind which Malian and French soldiers are stationed in Niono. France and West African leaders called on other world powers to commit money and logistical support for African armies readying their troops to join French soldiers already battling al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali. (Reuters)

Burma Religion

3A Burmese monk and a novice are seen walking on a road toward Zalun, a small town in Irrawaddy Division, Burma, December 5, 2012. (Photo by Soe Paing/USA/VOA reader)

Spain La Tamborrada

4‘Tamborilleros’ wearing their uniform shelter from the rain, march in the traditional ‘La Tamborrada’, during ‘El Dia Grande’, the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain. (AP)

Indonesia Flood Victims

5Flood victims scramble for drinking water at Pluit district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Severe floods left more than 18,000 people homeless. (Reuters)

Macedonia Weather

6A woman with a child passes by the ruins of an abandoned restaurant in a park in Skopje, Macedonia. (AP)

Australian Open Tennis

7Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates his fourth round win over Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP)

Britain Weather

8People enjoy the snow at Greenwich Park in London. (Reuters)

Bangladesh Religion

9Commuters ride on the roof of a train as they come back to the city after attending the final prayer of Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thousands of Muslims joined the Akheri Munajat, the final supplication as the second phase of the Muslims congregation. (Reuters)

Germany Election

10A man wearing a medieval costume casts his ballot at a polling station in Hanover in the central state of Lower Saxony, northern Germany. (AFP)

South Africa Soccer

11Performers participate in the opening ceremony of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2013) soccer tournament in Soweto, South Africa, January 19, 2013. (Reuters)

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