18 janar, 2012

E Mërkurë, 18 Janar 2012
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"Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar"

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs after receiving a Los Angeles Lakers basketball jersey as a gift from global cultural ambassador and former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, at the State Department in Washington. (AP)

"Bahrain Protest"

Bahraini anti-government protesters kneel in the street and gesture toward riot police in Manama. (AP)

"Britain Occupy London"

A protester from Occupy London outside the High Court following news that the City of London Corporation has won its legal bid to evict anti-capitalist protesters from outside St Paul's Cathedral, in London. (AP)

"Yemen Tribal Militant"

A tribal militant loyal to the powerful al-Ahmar family looks on as barricades they have erected during recent fighting with security forces are being removed in Sana'a, Yemen. (Reuters)

"London International Gymanastics"

Members of the Azerbaijan team compete in the International Group Rhythmic Gymnastics event in east London. (Reuters)

"France Fashion Thierry Mugler"

A model wears a creation by Nicola Formichetti, and Sebastien Teigne for Thierry Mugler fashion house's Men's fall-winter 2012-2013 collection, presented in Paris, France. (AP)

"Singapore Lunar New Year"

A giant statue of a Buddhist deity with a tiger stands on a decorated floating platform to mark the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations in Singapore. (AFP)

"South Korea Penguins"

Penguins wear traditional Korean hanbok costumes as part of a Lunar New Year event at an aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. (Reuters)


17 janar, 2012

E Martë, 17 Janar 2012
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"Italy Cruise Aground"

Italian navy divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia after it ran aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio. Naval divers used explosives to create holes in the hull of the cruise ship to speed the search for 29 missing passengers and crew while the seas remain relatively calm. (AP)

"India Republic Day"

Indian soldiers from the Border Security Forces atop camels stand in front of the Presidential Palace during a ceremony in preparation for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi. (AP)

"Israel Rainbow"

A rainbow appears over the Mediterranean city of Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, Israel. (AFP)

"India Tibet Protest"

Tibetan exiles shout slogans after being detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, who is on a two-day visit for the 15th round of boundary talks, and India's National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon in New Delhi. (Reuters)

"Cyprus Denktash Funeral"

Turkish soldiers carry the coffin of former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash during his funeral procession in the Turkish -occupied northern part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. (AP)

"Britain Society"

A women carries a musical instrument case in London. (Reuters)

"Spain San Anthony Bonfire"

A man rides a horse through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, January 16, 2012, in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. (AP)

16 janar, 2012

E Hënë, 16 Janar 2012
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"USA Vote 2012"

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman waves to reporters inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtly Beach, South Carolina, as he leaves after announcing the suspension of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. (AFP)

"India Hindu Festival"

A sadhu or Hindu holy man uses headphones to listen to a toy robot fortune teller at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati during the annual month long Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. (AP)

"Philippines Impeachment"

Demonstrators hold up placards in front of a line of anti-riot policemen outside the Philippine Senate during the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in Manila. (AP)

"Lebanon Building Collapses"

Lebanese Red Cross members carry a dead body as a rescue team, background, search for residents and dead bodies among the debris of a collapsed building, in Beirut. Security officials say the death toll from the collapse of a five-story residential building has risen to 18, most of them foreigners. (AP)

"Switzerland Occupy WEF"

David Roth, president of the youth organization JUSO of the Swiss Social Democrats (SP), stands inside of the first igloo of the Occupy WEF movement at their camp site in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, Switzerland. The Occupy WEF members will stay in a camp of several igloos to protest during the World Economic Forum which takes place from January 25 to 29. (Reuters)

"China Spring Festival"

Pedestrians walk through a dragon-shaped arch lantern, which is set up for the upcoming Spring Festival, at a local park in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Reuters)

"Israel Surfing"

A woman falls off her board as she surfs in the Mediterranean sea off Tel Aviv during a windy winter, Israel. (Reuters)

"Britain International Rhythmic Gymnastics"

Ukraine's team competes in the International Group Rhythmic Gymnastics event in east London, Britain. (Reuters)

"Germany Fashion Trade Show"

A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) dress rehearsal at the upcoming Bread and Butter fashion trade show in Berlin, Germany. (Reuters)

"France Sled Dogs Race"

Mushers and their dogs compete after the mass start of the eighth stage of the La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race in Bessans. The race crosses the Alps in France, covering over 1000 km (621 miles) over 11 days. (Reuters)

"Britain Wild Fowl"

Wild fowl fly at sunrise in Quorn, central England. (Reuters)

13 janar, 2012

E Premte, 13 Janar 2012
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New Zealand

Stern section of the stricken container ship Rena is almost totally submerged, about 14 nautical miles (22 km) from Tauranga, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. (Reuters)

Philippines Syria

A Filipino woman who arrived from Syria holds onto a document as she sits in a bus from the Manila International Airport in suburban Paranaque City, south of Manila. (AP)


Bangladeshi Muslim pilgrims stand on boats and offer Friday prayer on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka. (AP)


Scaffoldings frame the bronze statue of Pope John Paul II by Italian sculptor Oliviero Rainaldi at the start of its restoration in Rome. The Vatican has criticized the artist for creating a sculpture that some mockingly say looks more like Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini than Pope John Paul II. (AP)

Lebanon Snow

Lebanese men seen in a mirror stand outside their cars in Sawfar, on the international road linking Beirut and Damascus. (AFP)


An idol of Buddha is silhouetted at the Tibetan Monastery in Lumbini, south-west of Kathmandu, Nepal. (Reuters)


An Indian Hindu Sadhu (holy man) smokes cannabis at Gangasagar, south of Kolkata. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims have begun to converge for the Gangasagar Mela on January 14, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a holy day of the Hindu calendar. (AFP)


A dressed monkey sits at a roadside to earn money from passers-by for his owner in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP)

Russia Puma

Senior veterinary surgeon Irina Berezina holds the 5-month-old North American puma cub named Arnaldo during one of his walks after quarantine at the Royev Ruchey Zoo, in the suburb of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters)


12 Janar 2012

E Enjte, 12 Janar 2012
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"Taiwan Politics"

Taiwan's President and Nationalist Party presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou attends a news conference in Taipei. (Reuters)

India Republic Day

Indian soldiers train on stunt motorcycles in preparation for an upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi. (AP)

"Afghanistan Quran"

An Afghan artist and his students display an oversized page from the Quran at the Naser Khusro Balkhi Library during an opening ceremony in Kabul. (AFP)

"Bahrain Protest"

Anti-government protesters run through tear gas during clashes between protesters and riot police in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, Bahrain. Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to streets of Diraz demanding the downfall of the ruling family. (Reuters)

"Netherlands Orphaned Seals"

American volunteer Torrey Utne feeds a seal at the Pieterburen seal creche, north of the town of Groningen, northern Netherlands. Storms that have lashed the Dutch coast this year have created a wave of orphaned baby seals, some so young their umbilical cords are still attached, wrenched from their mothers and washed up on beaches and dikes. (AP)

"Australia International Tennis"

Victoria Azarenka from Belarus returns the ball during her semi-final win over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the Sydney International tennis event, Australia. (AFP)

11 Janar 2012

E Mërkurë, 11 Janar 2012
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"China Politics"

Delegates attend the opening session of the 5th Plenary Session of the 13th Shanghai Municipal People's Congress in Shanghai, China. (AP)

"Philippines Demolition"

A mother protects her son as riot police search for stone-throwing residents during a violent demolition in suburban San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines. (AP)

"South Korea Winter Exercise"

South Korean Special Warfare Forces members during a winter exercise in an ice water in Pyeongchang (AP)

"India Child Malnutrition"

An Indian child eats mid-day meals organized by Government of Andhra Pradesh at a shanty area of Hyderabad. (AP)

"Germany Lovers Locks"

Thousands of padlocks are fixed by lovers onto a fence on a train bridge over the Rhine in Cologne Germany. A German custom says that lovers who fix a lock to the fence and throw the key into the river Rhine will have their love forever locked. (AP)

"France World Cup Ski Freestyle"

Skiers compete during the men's ski cross World Cup event at Alpe d'Huez, French Alps. (AP)

"Chile Milky Way"

The Milky Way illuminates the sky above the dome of the Danish 1.54-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (AFP/Handout/European Southern Observatory/Z. Bardon)

10 Janar 2012

E Martë, 10 Janar 2012
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"US Politics"

Two policemen on horses keep an eye on Republican presidential hopefuls' supporters outside a polling station at Webster School in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. (AFP)

"India Hiding Statues"

Indian workers cover elephant statues at Ambedkar Memorial Park in Lucknow. Workmen using truckloads of cloth raced to comply with election officials who ordered the statues of Chief Minister of Utter Pradesh state Mayawati, who is a hero to India's lowest castes, along with nearly 200 statues of elephants, her party's symbol, be covered. (AP)

"Taiwan Politics"
"China New Year"

Migrant workers have an annual meal at a local construction site in Chengdu, Sichuan province, January 9, 2012. More than 1,400 migrant workers took part in the annual meal to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. (Reuters)

"Austria Zoo"

A keeper looks inside the mouth of a South American sea lion at 'Tiergarten Schoenbrunn' Zoo in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters)

"New York Full Moon"

A full moon rises behind the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building over the skyline of Manhattan in New York, January 9, 2012. (Reuters)

9 Janar 2012

E Hënë, 09 Janar 2012
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"Burma Politics"

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (front row, 2nd R) and National League for Democracy (NLD) party leader Tin Oo (front row, L) clap after cutting a ribbon during the opening ceremony of their party's new signboard at the head office in Rangoon. The NLD will be standing for the upcoming by-election on April 1. (Reuters)

"Hong Kong Judges"

Judges attend a ceremony to mark the beginning of the new legal year in Hong Kong. (Reuters)

"Yemen Protest"

Female supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh rides a donkey during a rally demanding basic services from the new government in Sana'a. (AP)

"Nigeria Protest"

A man carries a placard during a demonstration against soaring petrol prices following government's decision to abolish decades-old fuel subsidies in Lagos, Nigeria. (AFP)

"Belgium Chefs Oddly"

Chefs, including Belgian chef Pierre Wynants (L), throw their hats in the air in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people throwing chefs hats, at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium. There were 617 participants who successfully broke the record, organizers said. (Reuters)

"Vietnam Agent Orange Victim"

18-year-old Thang, believed to be an Agent Orange victim according to locals who know his mother, waits for customers at a market in Hanoi. Thang, who comes from Vietnam's central province of Thanh Hoa, cannot remember his full name. (Reuters)

"Philippines Religion"

A devotee climbs and kisses the wooden cross of the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila, Philippines. (Reuters)

"Ohio Gulls"

Gulls swarm around a car in the parking lot at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio.(AP)

"Japan New Year Pets"

Visitors with their pets after worship at Ichigaya Kamegaoka Hachimangu in Tokyo, Japan. The shrine specially arranges the dates for pet-owners and their pets to offer the New Year's prayers together. (AP)

6 Janar 2012

E Premte, 06 Janar 2012
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High water levels in Dordrecht in the Netherlands have led authorities to order the evacuation of about 800 people living in the north of the country, fearing heavy rains could cause a dyke to collapse. (AFP)

India Kashmir

An Indian paramilitary solider stands guard outside a closed market during a shutdown in Srinagar. (AP)


A view of the Syrian police station building soon after an attack by a suicide bomber at Midan neighborhood of Damascus. (AP)


People walk past two of the four famous horse sculptures of the Anichkov Bridge on the Fontanka River in St.Petersburg, Russia. Light decorations for the Russia Orthodox Christmas celebrations, which falls on January 7, are seen in the background. (AP)


A child holds the cross as believers sing and dance at the river Tundzha, as they celebrate Epiphany in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria. (AP)


A member of the clergy attends the Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (Reuters)


Cardinals follow the Eucharist for the Solemnity of Epiphany lead by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Italy. (AFP)

India-Tibet Fest

A young Buddhist monk sits in a niche made in a wall in the compound of Mahabodhi temple, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival in the town of Bodh Gaya, in the state of Bihar, India. (AP)


Sumo referee Shonosuke Kimura leads dew-sweeper (forerunner) Kyokutenho (C) and sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia before Hakuho performs his ring entry forms to dedicate to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)


Jack Moule, 17, demonstrates a jet-ski during the opening day of The London Boat Show at the Excel Center in London, Britain. (AFP)


5 Janar 2012

E Enjte, 05 Janar 2012
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"Japan Calligraphy"

Participants display their works during a calligraphy contest to celebrate the new year in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)

"Philippines Landslide"

Residents and rescuers look at destroyed shanty houses after a landslide in a mining area in Pantukan town in Compostela Valley on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. (Reuters)

"Hong kong Buddhist Dance"

Orphans from Malawi, whose parents died of AIDS, perform a Buddhist dance called the Guanyin of Thousand Hands during a cultural exchange program in Hong Kong. (Reuters)

"Iraq Violence"

Hana Abbas Lazim, 11, grieves at the hospital for her slain father, who was killed in a bomb attack in Sadr City eastern of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

"Paraguay Eviction"

A Guarani Indian child looks on as Indians are evicted by police from the Plaza Uruguay square in Asuncion, Paraguay. Asuncion

"Venezuela Miss World 2011"

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez kisses the hand of Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela after their meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, January 4, 2012. (Reuters)

"Italy Volcano Eruption"

Smoke and ash billows from Mount Etna by the Sicilian town of Zafferana, near Catania. The eruption of the Mount Etna volcano lasted a few hours and was the first in 2012. (AP)






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