January 14, 2013

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 7:47 pm (UTC+0)
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India Hindu Ganges

1Indian Hindu holy men, or Sadhus, are silhouetted as they celebrate in the water at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.  (Reuters)

Pakistan Cleric Islamabad

2Supporters of Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to speeches while awaiting his arrival in Islamabad, as a youth runs across the street holding a national flag. (AP)

Kazakhstan Ice Sculptures

3The crescent moon is seen behind an ice sculpture during ice and snow sculptures festival at the ‘Eight Lakes’ Park-Resort outside Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters)

Tunisia Revolution Anniversary

4Young Tunisian boys make victory signs during a gathering as part of the festivities marking the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in Tunis. (AFP)

Mali French Flag

5Yacouba Konate, 56, wears a French flag to show his support for the French military intervention in Mali, in the capital, Bamako. (Reuters)

China Smog Skyline

6Air pollution hangs over the skyline as the sun rises over Beijing’s central business district. Dense smog shrouded the city with pollution at hazardous levels for a fourth day and residents were advised to stay indoors. (AFP)

Russia Ice Art

7A couple looks at reproductions of work by Russian classical painter Vasily Surikov, displayed in ice frames, during an international festival of snow and ice sculpture called ‘The Magical Ice of the Siberia’ next to the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Australian Open Sharapova

8Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after defeating compatriot Olga Puchkova in their women’s singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (Reuters)

Japan Weather Snow

9Young women dressed in kimonos walk on a snow-covered street to attend a coming-of-age ceremony in Tokyo. A storm system grasped central Japan Monday, causing heavy snowfall around the capital city. (AFP)

China Dragon Lantern

10An employee works on a dragon lantern at a traditional lantern factory for the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Zibo, Shandong province. The Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the year of the Snake. (Reuters)

Warsaw Pond Ducks

11A flock of ducks is being fed on a pond at the Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland. (Reuters)

Macedonia Orthodox Festival

12Revelers pose while parading in the streets during a carnival marking the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day in the village of Vevcani, some 170 km (106 miles) from the Macedonian capital Skopje.  The annual carnival features a 1,400-year-old celebration with pagan roots. (Reuters)

 

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