January 9, 2012

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 2:22 pm (UTC-4)
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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)

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