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  • Images of DECEMBER 2013 week 3 - 4 Week 3 - 4 Sources : boston.com, reuters.com , time.com , … Click to continue January 5, 2014 1
  • Sources : boston.com, reuters.com , time.com , … week 3 -4 pps : http://chieuquetoi.blogspot.com Click to continue January 5, 2014 2
  • Dec. 12,2013 Palestinian children play in the snow in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on December 12 (Ahmad Gharabliahmad/AFP/Getty Images) # Click to continue January 5, 2014 3
  • Dec. 13,2013 The Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow in Jerusalem, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Early snow has surprised many Israelis and Palestinians as a blustery storm, dubbed Alexa, brought gusty winds, torrential rains and heavy snowfall to parts of the Middle East. (Dusan Vranic/AP) # Click to continue January 5, 2014 4
  • Dec. 14,2013 Workers construct stands for the 2014 Winter Olympics spectators in Krasnaya Polyana near the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on December 14, 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014 . AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images) Click to continue January 5, 2014 5
  • Dec. 14,2013 Click to continue January 5, 2014 6
  • Dec. 14,2013 January 5, 2014 QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 14: Xhosa youths walk over a hillside overlooking the home town of former South African President Nelson Mandela before his funeral cortege arrives at his family's home on December 14, 2013 in Qunu, South Africa. Mandela's body will remain in his home town of Qunu, Eastern Cape, overnight and be buried Sunday. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) 7
  • Dec. 14,2013 Dec. 14, 2013. A Christmas decoration lies on display near the former site of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Ct. Click to continue January 5, 2014 8
  • Dec. 14,2013 Dec. 14, 2013. Birds fly over the border fence covered in snow near the Northern Israeli village of Majdal Shams, Golan Heights, on the IsraeliSyrian border. Click to continue January 5, 2014 9
  • 15 December , 2013 January 5, 2014 10
  • Dec. 15,2013 A mortar fired by Free Syrian Army fighters explodes, injuring fighters nearby, in Aleppo December 15, 2013. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) January 5, 2014 11
  • Dec. 15,2013 January 5, 2014 Palestinians ride a boat through floodwaters in the Al Sheikh Redwan area that was flooded in Gaza City, 15 December 2013. Thousands of people remained without electricity on Sunday, after a three-day snowstorm hit the Middle East - one of the heaviest ever seen in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The Israeli electricity company was still repairing lines damaged by snow or fallen branches. More than 35,000 Israeli families had been without power for up to three days, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, mostly in and around Jerusalem and in northern Israel. Tens of thousands of Palestinian homes throughout the West Bank were also cut off. (Mohammed 12 Saber/EPA) #
  • Dec. 15,2013 Dec. 15, 2013. A woman looks on as South African former president Nelson Mandela's coffin is carried to his burial site during his state funeral in Qunu, South Africa. January 5, 2014 13
  • Dec. 15,2013 January 5, 2014 A photograph of the giant screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows photo of China's Chang'e 3 probe, taken by the country's first lunar rover, Yutu, during the mutual-photograph process, in Beijing December 15, 2013. China aims to launch its next unmanned lunar probe in 2017, with the key aim of collecting and bringing back lunar samples, an official said on Monday, after the country's first probe landed successfully on the moon over the weekend. Photographers were permitted to take photos of the video screen inside the control center. Picture taken December 15, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA 14
  • Dec. 15,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 15, 2013. Syrian refugees walk outside their tents at a refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon. 15
  • Dec. 15,2013 Bouquets of flowers lay a beach in Meco, near Sesimbra, after a college student was killed and five others missing when this group of people was large waves swept away on a beach in Portugal, on 15 December. January 5, 2014 16
  • 16 December , 2013 January 5, 2014 17
  • Dec. 16,2013 Dec. 16, 2013. Ukrainian protestors continue their antigovernment demonstrations in Kiev's Independence Square. January 5, 2014 18
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 16, 2013. A giant panda plays in the snow at a zoo in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. 19
  • Dec. 16,2013 Smoke rises as rescue efforts go underway on the site of an unfinished 32-storey building which caught fire in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Lee January 5, 2014 20
  • Dec. 16,2013 Volunteers prepare to form a large flag of Bangladesh as the nation celebrates National Victory Day at the National Parade ground in Dhaka December 16, 2013.REUTERS/Andrew Biraj January 5, 2014 21
  • Dec. 16,2013 A Kashmiri Muslim woman carrying vegetables on her head walks in a field covered with frozen dew on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, December 16, 2013.REUTERS/Danish Ismail January 5, 2014 22
  • Dec. 16,2013 A train surfing at the famous venue Anchor Point in Taghazout Beach, southern Morocco. January 5, 2014 23
  • Dec. 16,2013 A statue is silhouetted against the sky in a moonlit night in Hanover, central Germany, on December 16, 2013. January 5, 2014 24
  • Dec. 16,2013 Miss Bea Rose Santiago's International Philippines waving audience after being crowned Miss International 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. January 5, 2014 25
  • Dec. 16,2013 Frenchman Julien Millot rope performances go on previous cable Paradiski 380m high mountain Mont Blanc, La Plagne, in December 2013. January 5, 2014 26
  • Dec. 16,2013 Reitham Allerheiligen church tower in the mountains and Lake Tegernsee region silhouetted against sunset sky in Warngau, Germany. January 5, 2014 27
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 A makeshift stall beside building a Super Typhoon Haiyan ship washed ashore last month, Tacloban City, central Philippines. 28
  • Dec. 16,2013 A man helps a wounded Syria after an air raid in the Maadi neighborhood of the city of Aleppo. January 5, 2014 29
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Sculptor Partanen of Finland Juuso a statue near the other sculptures based on the comic book character Snow and Ice Festival in Brussels, Belgium. 30
  • The sister in Bagram, north of the town lies in the Afghan capital Kabul, picking flax for cooking and heating. Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 31
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 United Nations soldiers stand guard while civilians to take refuge in the area of ​the UN Mission in South Sudan adjacent to Juba international airport. Some sporadic gunfire rang out in the capital Juba during the night when the army "wipe out remnants" group of soldiers accused of plotting a coup. 32
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Bodies of passengers lie beside a bus after it fell off an elevated expressway and crashed into a van below in Taguig city, south of Manila December 16, 2013.REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco 33
  • Dec. 16,2013 Kashmiri Muslim women carry plastic baskets filled with cow dung on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail January 5, 2014 34
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Pornchai Kaokew of Thailand fights for the ball with Mohd Hanafiah Dolah (3) of Malaysia during their Men's Regu Final sepak takraw match at the 27th SEA Games in Naypyitaw December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun 35
  • Dec. 16,2013 Dec. 16, 2013. A Palestinian clown dressed as a tiger plays in snow on a snow covered hill in the West Bank city of Nablus. January 5, 2014 36
  • Dec. 16,2013 Dec. 16, 2013. Bosnian people walking on the street during heavy smog in northern Bosnian town of Tuzla, 140 kms. north of Sarajevo. January 5, 2014 37
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Women carry a floral tribute at an event to mark the anniversary of the brutal gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi, outside the Indian High Commission in central London, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning 38
  • Dec. 16,2013 Pakistani Christian boys decorate a Christmas tree on the roof of their house in Islamabad December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra January 5, 2014 39
  • Dec. 16,2013 Palestinians warm themselves by a fire near their houses that are flooded with rainwater, in the northern Gaza Strip December 16, 2013.REUTERS/Mohammed Salem January 5, 2014 40
  • Dec. 16,2013 Palestinian civil defence volunteers paddle a boat to evacuate people from their houses that are flooded with rainwater as a poster depicting Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad is seen on a building, in the northern Gaza Strip December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem January 5, 2014 41
  • Dec. 16,2013 A relative waits as naval policemen continue their search for five missing persons at Meco beach, near Sesimbra December 16, 2013. Rescuers continued their search for five missing youth at Meco beach after seven friends aged 21 to 25 were swept away by a wave last Sunday, authorities reported. Of the friends, one survived, another was found dead, and four girls and a boy remain missing. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante January 5, 2014 42
  • Dec. 16,2013 Visitors stand around a bronze statue of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela hours after it was unveiled as part of Day of Reconciliation celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria December 16, 2013. January 5, 2014 REUTERS/Adrees Latif 43
  • Dec. 16,2013 A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Salt Lake City, Utah, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart January 5, 2014 44
  • Dec. 16,2013 Undated. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the August 25 Fisheries Station under KPA 313 Unit, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 16, 2013. January 5, 2014 45
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 16, 2013. North Koreans lay flowers at the base of statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea. 46
  • Dec. 16,2013 Dec. 16, 2013. Lava flows from the Mount Etna volcano on the southern Italian island of Sicily near Catania. January 5, 2014 47
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 16, 2013. Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Christian Social Union (CSU) Bundestag faction leader Gerda Hasselfeld, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Chancellor Angel Merkel, Thomas Oppermann of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) CDU parliamentary faction leader Volker Kauder, CDU secretary general Hermann Groehe, Federal Chancellery Minister Ronald Pofalla, SPD Chairman Sigmar Gabriel and SPD parliamentary faction leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier (clockwise from top) talk informally after the coalition government agreement signing ceremony in Berlin. 48
  • Dec. 16,2013 Dec. 16, 2013. Members of Palestinian civil defense paddle a boat to evacuate people from their houses that are flooded with rainwater, in the northern Gaza Strip. January 5, 2014 49
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 A firefighting crew crosses Highway 1 while deploying to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala 50
  • Dec. 16,2013 A woman watches as a newly married couple poses for their photo shoot in Duomo's square in downtown Milan, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini January 5, 2014 51
  • Dec. 16,2013 A pro-European integration protester stands on a barricade during a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Marko Djurica January 5, 2014 52
  • Dec. 16,2013 A Pro-European integration protester builds a new barricade in Independence Square in Kiev, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk January 5, 2014 53
  • Dec. 16,2013 African American Santa Claus Langston Patterson (L) , 77, poses with four-month-old Raelyn Price and her grandmother Gloria Boissiere looks on, at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2013. Patterson has worked as Santa since 2004 at the mall, which is one of the few in the country with a black Santa Claus. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson January 5, 2014 54
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 Demonstrators place a wooden cross at the grave of activist Marisela Escobedo to mark the anniversary of her death at a cementery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 16, 2013. Escobedo was shot in the head on the night of December 16, 2010 by unknown gunmen while she staged a vigil in front of the governor's office in the state capital of Chihuahua demanding progress in the case where her teenage daughter Rubi's body was found mutilated in a garbage bin in 2009. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez 55
  • Dec. 16,2013 worker is reflected in the mirrored sculpture "Cloud Gate," also commonly known as "The Bean," as he sprinkles de-icing salt around the bean-shaped sculpture in Chicago, Illinois, December 16, 2013. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens. REUTERS/Jim Young January 5, 2014 56
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 North Korean girls carry firewood on their backs as they walk on the banks of Yalu River, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, December 16, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry described North Korea's Kim Jong Un as reckless and insecure after the execution of the leader's powerful uncle, and said Kim's actions underscored a need for a unified stand against Pyongyang's nuclear program. REUTERS/Jacky Chen 57
  • Dec. 16,2013 January 5, 2014 An aerial view of Mexico city at night from an airplane, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva 58
  • Dec. 16,2013 Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep pose at the premiere of "August: Osage County" in Los Angeles, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni January 5, 2014 59
  • 17 December , 2013 January 5, 2014 60
  • Dec. 17,2013 Thick fog in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab province, Pakistan, 17 December 2013. At least 11 people were killed and 67 injured overnight in Punjab province due to transport accidents related to fog. (Omer Saleem/Reuters) # January 5, 2014 61
  • Dec. 17,2013 Dec. 17, 2013. A tree smolders in an area that burned down to Highway 1 during a wild fire in Big Sur, Calif. January 5, 2014 62
  • Dec. 17,2013 Dec. 17, 2013. One of the Crossrail tunnels under construction below the streets of Whitechapel, east London, which has proved to be one of the most challenging and impressive sites in the whole Crossrail project, and will be part of the 38 station route from Maidenhead Royal Berkshire in the west to Shenfield in Essex in the east. January 5, 2014 63
  • Dec. 17,2013 Dec. 17, 2013. Kites in the shape of Santa Claus glide in the wind as part of a kite exhibition next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. January 5, 2014 64
  • Dec. 17,2013 Dec. 17, 2013. North Koreans bow beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang. January 5, 2014 65
  • Dec. 17,2013 Syrian refugees look through a window inside a refugee centre as they wait for a distribution of humanitarian aid by volunteers of the Bulgarian Red Cross in Sofia, Bulgaria, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov January 5, 2014 66
  • Dec. 17,2013 Syrian refugee children look through a window inside a refugee centre as they wait for a distribution of humanitarian aid by volunteers of the Bulgarian Red Cross in Sofia December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov January 5, 2014 67
  • Dec. 17,2013 Palestinian women present their ration cards as they wait to receive food supplies from a United Nations food distribution center in Gaza City December 17, 2013.REUTERS/Suhaib Salem January 5, 2014 68
  • Dec. 17,2013 Penguins dressed in Santa Claus and Christmas tree in a Christmas promotional event at an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, South Korea. January 5, 2014 69
  • Dec. 17,2013 Athletes Fong Kay Yian competition, Singapore's three-meter diving boards out of 27 women in the SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. January 5, 2014 70
  • Dec. 17,2013 Coach in Santa Claus costumes perform with bottlenose dolphins (right) and a fake Cetus (left) in a concert at the Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo, Japan. January 5, 2014 71
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 A man jogging along Lake Michigan as temperatures down around freezing in Chicago, on December 17, 2013. 72
  • Dec. 17,2013 A manual labor smokers India on his car on a foggy morning in New Delhi, on December 17, 2013. January 5, 2014 73
  • Dec. 17,2013 Around 100 camels carrying away boxes of tea on a highway in the event the current re ancient tea trade from China to Europe in Changsha City, Hunan Province. January 5, 2014 74
  • Dec. 17,2013 Members of far-right organizations Casapound masked brought before the Italian flag to protest the precarious economic situation and government protests in downtown Rome. January 5, 2014 75
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 A Sikh devotee takes a dip in fog covered pond on the premises of the Golden temple on a foggy day in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, India, December 17, 2013.REUTERS/Munish Sharma 76
  • Dec. 17,2013 A typhoon survivor decorates a Christmas tree amidst the rubble of destroyed houses in Tacloban city in central Philippines, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro January 5, 2014 77
  • Dec. 17,2013 A woman pulls a cart loaded with plastic bottles through falling snow in lower Manhattan in New York City, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar January 5, 2014 78
  • Dec. 17,2013 Ezequiel Gauna cools down in a fountain in downtown in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Power outages are plaguing Buenos Aires as temperatures soar above 95 degrees and everyone tries to turn on their air conditioners at once. According the government it has added 10,000 megawatts to the grid in the last decade, but the country's demand is outpacing the system's capacity. (Rodrigo Abd/AP) # January 5, 2014 79
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 A Palestinian man holding his son up in the air is reflected at sunset into flood waters as he walks along the seafront in Gaza City, on December 17, 2013, as the enclave slowly recovers from a severe storm that hit the. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) # 80
  • Dec. 17,2013 A horse walks in the snow at the base of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria border December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias January 5, 2014 81
  • Dec. 17,2013 Aisha 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Parwiz January 5, 2014 82
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich gives a wink to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a signing ceremony after a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Interstate Commission at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin 83
  • Dec. 17,2013 French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with Quebec's Premier Pauline Marois as she leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer January 5, 2014 84
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 17, 2013. A sulfur miner carries a goats head in a white bag as he climbs to bury the head in the crater as part of an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 85
  • Dec. 17,2013 Dec. 17, 2013. The full moon rises behind the Monument of Ukraine independence during a Pro-European Union rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. January 5, 2014 86
  • Dec. 17,2013 Dec. 17, 2013. Syrians search for survivors amidst the rubble following an airstrike in the Shaar neighborhood of Alepp January 5, 2014 87
  • Dec. 17,2013 Mourners cry as they hold onto the coffin of their relative, who was killed in an attack in the town of Yusfiya, during a funeral in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, December 17, 2013. Two parked cars laden with explosives and a roadside bomb went off near a funeral tent killing at least 24 Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims on Monday near Baghdad.REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani January 5, 2014 88
  • Dec. 17,2013 A journalist, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stands in the 'Step into the Void' installation during a press visit at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix, in the French Alps, December 17, 2013. The Chamonix Skywalk is a five-sided glass structure installed on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi, where visitors can step out from the terrace, giving them the impression of standing in the void. REUTERS/Robert Pratta January 5, 2014 89
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele tries to leave an elevator as the doors close after he spoke to journalists during an exhibition on the country's past World Cup participations entitled "Brazil, a country, a world" at the Ulysses Guimaraes Convention Center in Brasilia, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino 90
  • Dec. 17,2013 A woman stands with an umbrella during snowfall at Central Park in New York, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton January 5, 2014 91
  • Dec. 17,2013 Free Syrian army members remove a body from rubbles from damage caused by what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels by forces loyal to President Bashar alAssad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat January 5, 2014 92
  • Dec. 17,2013 Residents carry an injured man that survived shelling after what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Saad AboBrahim January 5, 2014 93
  • Dec. 17,2013 January 5, 2014 A wildfire burns down to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala 94
  • 18 December , 2013 January 5, 2014 95
  • Dec. 18,2013 An Afghan policeman walks near burning NATO supply trucks after what police officials say was an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan border in Jalalabad Province, December 18, 2013. The attack killed one police officer and wounded three others, according to the police. REUTERS/Parwiz January 5, 2014 96
  • Dec. 18,2013 Vendors arrange vegetables at their stalls at a wholesale market in Mumbai, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal January 5, 2014 97
  • : A member of China's national pole dance team Dec. 18,2013 January 5, 2014 performs at a park after the city's first snow this winter in Tianjin, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily 98
  • Dec. 18,2013 Penguins wear Santa Claus costumes during a promotional event for Christmas at an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji January 5, 2014 99
  • Dec. 18,2013 A member of the "Skipper" yacht club dressed as Santa Claus, sails his trimaran to mark the ending of the sailboat season during heavy snowfall at an air temperature of above minus 8 degrees Celsius (17.6 Fahrenheit) on the Yenisei River, outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin January 5, 2014 100
  • Dec. 18,2013 Workers stand at a coal dump site while waiting for customers in Kabul, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail January 5, 2014 101
  • Dec. 18,2013 The scene of the family house in Polkowice Duszenko, southwest Poland, with lights Christmas decorations. Since 1999, Duszenko family always decorated homes and their gardens before Christmas, on December 18, 2013. January 5, 2014 102
  • Dec. 18,2013 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is shown around a house that was raided earlier in the day by Immigration officers, in Southall, west London December 18, 2013.REUTERS/David Bebber/Pool January 5, 2014 103
  • Dec. 18,2013 A man gestures as he calls for help at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Tareek Al-Bab area of Aleppo, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Saad Abobrahim January 5, 2014 104
  • Dec. 18,2013 Dec. 18, 2013. A priest walks near columns inside the Church of Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus' birth, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. January 5, 2014 105
  • Dec. 18,2013 Dec. 18, 2013. People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, South Sudan. January 5, 2014 106
  • Dec. 18,2013 Dec. 18, 2013. A woman stands in a corridor of a building in the Christian camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. January 5, 2014 107
  • Dec. 18,2013 South Sudan's President Salva Kiir wipes his face during a news conference in Juba, December 18, 2013. Kiir said on Wednesday he was ready for dialogue with his rival who he has accused of trying to force him out of power through fighting that has killed up to 500 people and brought the two-year-old nation close to civil war. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic January 5, 2014 108
  • Dec. 18,2013 French President Francois Hollande speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer January 5, 2014 109
  • Olympic torch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is brought to Moscow, Russia, on December 18, 2013. Dec. 18,2013 January 5, 2014 110
  • Dec. 18,2013 January 5, 2014 People watching a Christmas tree friendly environment in the Basilica de San Francisco Square in La Paz, Bolivia. The 14-meter high tree made from 50,000 plastic bottles. 111
  • Dec. 18,2013 U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference before his retirement, at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Washington, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst January 5, 2014 112
  • Dec. 18,2013 A dog riding in a car passes a fire burning near the access road to Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala January 5, 2014 113
  • Dec. 18,2013 January 5, 2014 Customers puff on e-cigarettes at the Henley Vaporium in New York, December 18, 2013. At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in New York and other U.S. cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of more than 90 flavors of nicotine-infused vapor, ranging from bacon to bubble gum. REUTERS/Mike Segar 114
  • Dec. 18,2013 Staff of the German carrier DHL parcel lifted off at a transfer station at the company's Gross Schwass near Rostock. Before Christmas, approximately 12,000 parcels per day are processed at the center, twice the normal number, date of December 18, 2013. January 5, 2014 115
  • Dec. 18,2013 January 5, 2014 Women from "Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas" (Caravan of Central American Mothers) displays photos of missing migrants and a Salvadorian flag as they ride a raft to cross to Guatemala from the Suchiate river in the border of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, south of Mexico, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez 116
  • 19 December , 2013 January 5, 2014 117
  • Dec. 19,2013 A Palestinian woman presents her identification as she waits to receive food supplies from a United Nations food distribution centre in Gaza City, December 19, 2013. Almost a million people are expected to need food aid in the Gaza Strip next year, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday as it appealed for $95 million from donors. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem January 5, 2014 118
  • Dec. 19,2013 Typhoon survivors sleep on treadmill at a sports stadium turned into an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro January 5, 2014 119
  • Dec. 19,2013 Dec. 19, 2013 A view looking up from the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol before a tour of the dome in Washington January 5, 2014 120
  • Dec. 19,2013 U.S. Marines assist Sudanese Ibrahim Osman, one of two Sudanese detainees released from the Guantanomo facility in Cuba, as he disembarks from an U.S. Air Force plane in Khartoum Airport, early December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah January 5, 2014 121
  • Dec. 19,2013 A North Korean employee works in a factory of a South Korean company at the Joint Industrial Park in Kaesong industrial zone, a few miles inside North Korea from the heavily fortified border, December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji January 5, 2014 122
  • Dec. 19,2013 January 5, 2014 An internally displaced man holds his son inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan compound in Juba, South Sudan, December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic 123
  • 20 December , 2013 January 5, 2014 124
  • Dec. 20,2013 January 5, 2014 A child cries as her mother (not pictured) works to earn money by carrying bricks at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal, December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 125
  • Dec. 20,2013 January 5, 2014 A flock of migrating cranes is seen at the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias 126
  • Dec. 20,2013 The tunnel was lit to celebrate Christmas and the new year coming in Gapyeong City, South Korea. January 5, 2014 127
  • Dec. 20,2013 Bangladesh police holding batons stormed to an operation to prevent this person went to the Pakistan Embassy in Dhaka. January 5, 2014 128
  • Dec. 20,2013 Teens evacuated because of the war stood beside the barbed wire fence in an area of ​the UN Mission in Juba. January 5, 2014 129
  • Dec. 20,2013 Some protesters favor with the European Union flag Ukraine and European Union flags on Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. January 5, 2014 130
  • Dec. 20,2013 The police prevented a group of students protested outside the U.S. consulate in Mumbai. Information Minister of India on Friday assailed U.S. and claim it apologized for the arrest and the way she treated Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general of India in New York. January 5, 2014 131
  • Dec. 20,2013 Children who nomadic Gujjar delegation in India herded sheep through thick fog on the outskirts of Jammu, India. January 5, 2014 132
  • Dec. 20,2013 January 5, 2014 A manual labor jobs India janitor at Sangam, the confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, before the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad every year. 133
  • Dec. 20,2013 An employee working at the vote counting at polling stations Antananarivo in Madagascar when the people elect a new president in a vote of two to end the political crisis and the economy caused by a coup here four year. January 5, 2014 134
  • Dec. 20,2013 January 5, 2014 The old cannon at the entrance to the Queen's Palace in Madagascar. The place is located on the famous and prominent hilltop Analamanga sky city. 135
  • Dec. 20,2013 Male students walk to school in the morning fog in Jammu, India. Dense fog has directed disrupt rail traffic and air in northern India in recent days. January 5, 2014 136
  • Dec. 20,2013 January 5, 2014 The protesters wearing masks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in a rally to oppose the tighten in the first day of the Summit of EU leaders in Brussels, Belgium. 137
  • Dec. 20,2013 Protesters in favor of European integration put into the "purification" (words that participatory management of the components communist governments in Eastern Europe in the years 1989 to 1991) at the Independence Square in Kiev January 5, 2014 138
  • Dec. 20,2013 Juba residents sheltering at the UN base. African diplomats on Friday urged peace in South Sudan during fierce fighting spread across the country the world's youngest. January 5, 2014 139
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  • Dec. 22,2013 January 5, 2014 A boy playing the accordion at the ceremony in honor of music for singers, composers Diomedes Diaz in the main square of Valledupar, Cesar states in the north of Colombia, on December 25, 2013. Diomedes Diaz, one of the vallenato musician with accordion greatest of Colombia, died on December 22, 2013 at the age of 56 years old. 141
  • Dec. 22,2013 A pedestrian ducks under a frozen tree on S. Clair Ave. in Toronto after an ice storm caused havoc and cut power to much of the city on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/AP Photo/The Canadian Press) # January 5, 2014 142
  • Dec. 22,2013 January 5, 2014 Tree branches are cased in ice following an ice storm in Toronto December 22, 2013. (Bob Strong/Reuters) # 143
  • Dec. 22,2013 An American Robin searches for food on a frozen tree in Augusta, Maine, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. More than a quarter inch of ice coated tree branches and wires in the Augusta and Gardiner areas at noon. Eric Schwibs, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, said those areas could end up with about a half inch of ice accumulating by storm’s. (Andy Molloy/AP/Kennebec Journal) # January 5, 2014 144
  • Dec. 22,2013 A layer of ice coats the leaf of a Japanese maple tree after an ice storm in Toronto December 22, 2013. (Chris Helgren/Reuters) # January 5, 2014 145
  • Dec. 22,2013 A woman has her hair blown by the wind during a snowstorm in Quebec City December 22, 2013. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters) January 5, 2014 146
  • Dec. 22,2013 January 5, 2014 A power company worker seeks resumption Toronto power outskirts Scarborough after a snow and ice storm in Ontario, Canada. More than 30,000 residents live in the loss of power since the storm struck on December 22, local media reported. 147
  • Dec. 22,2013 January 5, 2014 A pedestrian walking on the sidewalk in a snow storm in Quebec City, Canada, on December 22, 2013. 148
  • Dec. 22,2013 Christmas decorations on the colorful 6th Street in Manhattan, New York, on December 22, 2013 January 5, 2014 149
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  • Dec. 23,2013 A panic after a raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at al-Marja area of ​the city of Aleppo. More than 300 people have been killed in air strikes a week in this city and nearby towns, a monitoring group said. January 5, 2014 151
  • Dec. 23,2013 Christmas lights decorate the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. January 5, 2014 152
  • Dec. 23,2013 A teacher who teaches Afghan girls read the Quran at a seminary in Kabul, Afghanistan January 5, 2014 153
  • Dec. 23,2013 January 5, 2014 Children learn skating rink Square in Seoul, South Korea. 154
  • Dec. 23,2013 People cross the bridge outside the palace to celebrate the 80th birthday of Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. January 5, 2014 155
  • Dec. 23,2013 Anti-government protesters march in the streets of Bangkok. Thai baht fell to its lowest level in nearly four years as a political crisis more difficult to solve. January 5, 2014 156
  • Dec. 23,2013 January 5, 2014 A woman can pick up items at a recycling landfill on the banks of Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal. 157
  • Dec. 23,2013 A man walks near Jaffa old city outside Jerusalem. January 5, 2014 158
  • Dec. 23,2013 A woman and a child standing in glass cages overlooking the French Alps on the high point of 3842 feet in Chamonix. This glass is open to the public after three years of construction, is made of three layers of glass and can withstand winds up to 200 km/hour. January 5, 2014 159
  • Dec. 23,2013 French troops attempting to control his supporters please disarm the factions are fighting, near the airport in Bangui, the Central African Republic. France has urged the European partners to aid to pacified the religious violence in the country's former colonies. January 5, 2014 160
  • Dec. 23,2013 January 5, 2014 A mountainous nation in Thailand playing traditional musical ensemble made of bamboo as the sun set in the village of Khun Klang, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Photo by Matthew Richards/Thailand 161
  • Dec. 23,2013 January 5, 2014 Eve Grayson, a Reindeer herder of the Cairgorm Reindeer Herd, feeds the deer on December 23, 2013 in Aviemore, Scotland. Reindeer were introduced to Scotland in 1952 by Swedish Sami Reindeer herder, Mikel Utsi. Starting with just a few reindeer, the herd has now grown in numbers over the years and is currently at about 130 by controlling the breeding. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) 162
  • Dec. 23,2013 A woman struggles with her umbrella as rising water levels from the River Ouse bring floodwaters into riverside roads in York, England, as heavy rain and strong winds sweep across many parts of Britain, Monday Dec. 23, 2013. (John Giles/AP) # January 5, 2014 163
  • Dec. 23,2013 Workers close off the side of a cafe-restaurant to protect customers from heavy winds on December 23, 2013 in Cancale, northwestern France. Fourteen regions in the northwest of France have been placed under alert as a strong storm named "Dirk" was set to pass. (Charly Triballeauch/AFP/Getty Images) January 5, 2014 # 164
  • Dec. 23,2013 A pedestrian struggles to hold on to his umbrella along Oxford Street in London, Britain, 23 December 2013. Stormy weather with high winds and torrential rains are expected to cause major travel disruptions one day before Christmas Eve. (Andy Rain/EPA) # January 5, 2014 165
  • Dec. 23,2013 An event in Zagreb drop lanterns, Croatia, on December 23, 2013. This event is part of ArtOmat before Christmas Fair. Participants drop about 1,000 lanterns symbolize sending wishes into the universe. January 5, 2014 166
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  • Dec. 24,2013 Christmas after a typhoon Children, who are victims of super typhoon Haiyan, decorate their improvised Christmas tree with empty cans and bottles at the ravaged town of Tanuan, Leyte province, central Philippines, December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Darren Fabella, 6, lights candles for his departed friend, a victim of the onslaught of super typhoon Haiyan a month ago, who was buried in a vacant lot on Christmas Eve in front of a Catholic church in San Joaquin town in Palo, Leyte province central Philippines, DecemberJanuary 5, 2014 24, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Victims of super Typhoon Haiyan decorate their improvised Christmas tree with different appliances, plastic plates and toys which they salvaged at the ravaged town of Anibong, Tacloban city, central Philippines, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan receive gift packages from International Container Terminal Services (ICTS) officials dressed in Santa Clause costumes during a gift giving activity inside a astrodome at Tacloban city, central Philippines, December 20, 2013. 168 REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
  • Dec. 24,2013 Christmas after a typhoon Victims of super Typhoon Haiyan decorate their improvised Christmas tree with empty cans and bottles at the ravaged town of Anibong, Tacloban city, central Philippines, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco A Christmas lantern hangs in the ravaged town of Magallanes, Tacloban city, central Philippines December 19, 2013. January 5, 2014 REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Children, who are victims of super typhoon Haiyan, stand beside an improvised Christmas tree decorated with empty cans and bottles at the ravaged town of Tanuan, Leyte province, central Philippines December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Children eat their free meals during Christmas celebrations at the town of Bislig, Tanauan in Leyte province, central Philippines December 24, 2013. 169 REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
  • Dec. 24,2013 China celebrates Mao A man takes a self-portrait with his mobile phone in front of a large statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong at an art exhibition celebrating the 120th anniversary in Beijing, December 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Boats carrying a giant image of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong and Chinese national flags get ready to lead the winter swimmers ahead of a swimming exercise in the Yangtze River on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, December 26, 2013. A total of 120 people took part in the swimming exercise in Wuhan on Thursday, local media reported. The Chinese characters on the board read, "Chinese dream, crossing the Yangtze River." REUTERS Han Zhong, a re-enactment actor playing the part of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, performs in a play entitled "Mao Zedong and His Eldest Son", staged to commemorate Mao's January 5, in Beijing, December 13, 2013. 120th birth anniversary, 2014 REUTERS/Jason Lee Members of the audience raise their hands as performers sing a song at the end of a commemorative performance in Changsha, Hunan province, December 23, 2013. 170 REUTERS/China Daily
  • Dec. 24,2013 Astronaut Mike Hopkins, spacecraft engineer of Expedition 38, participated in the second set to take place in outer space on December 24, 2013. January 5, 2014 171
  • Dec. 24,2013 January 5, 2014 The picture shows the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy trapped in Antarctic sea ice. The 74 ships trapped in ice since December 24, the Dumont D'Urville base of France about 100 nautical miles east of the. (Photo: Andrew Peacock / www.footloosefotograph) 172
  • Dec. 24,2013 January 5, 2014 Ruben Torres He wears a Santa Claus costume waving from a fishing boat on the day before Christmas, along the coast of Valparaiso city, about 121 km northwest of the capital Santiago, Chile. 173
  • Dec. 24,2013 Landscape gutted after a car bomb shook the city of Mansura, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo. Destructive bombing a police building in Mansura, killing at least 14 people. January 5, 2014 174
  • Dec. 24,2013 January 5, 2014 A monk demonstrators before City Hall in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia. About 100 people lived Boeung Kak lakeside, including monks, gathered government demanding more compensation for the forced relocation of their homes to make way for a construction project of private property , according to the protesters. 175
  • Dec. 24,2013 Nigerian pilgrims waiting inside the Cathedral Christmas, location is worshiped as birth place of Jesus, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem January 5, 2014 176
  • Dec. 24,2013 A Kurdish student demonstrators threw firecrackers at riot police in central Turkish city of Istanbul in a demonstration against the government, service marks 2 years of military aircraft of the Turkish air strike plates Kurdish forces, killing 34 people. January 5, 2014 177
  • Dec. 24,2013 A bear roast pork outside a shop in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Roasted pork is a traditional dish at dinner the night before Christmas, known as "Noche Buena," in countries where the majority of the Catholic population. January 5, 2014 178
  • Dec. 24,2013 People go through the woods ice at Earl Bales Park after ice storm in Toronto, Canada, 24-12-2013 January 5, 2014 179
  • Dec. 24,2013 January 5, 2014 45 year anniversary photo 'Earthrise' - the first photo of Earth from the moon look blue was taken by the crew of Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968. 180
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  • Dec. 25,2013 Britain's Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, receives flowers from people congratulating leaving Mass on Christmas morning at the chapel in Norfolk, eastern England. January 5, 2014 182
  • Dec. 25,2013 Brilliant decorative lights to welcome Christmas and New Year in Vienna divinity Gapyeong City, South Korea. January 5, 2014 183
  • Dec. 25,2013 A man prepares to cut the cake 61 meters long while kids cheer in Christmas in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. January 5, 2014 184
  • Dec. 25,2013 South Sudan army soldiers stand next to a destroyed motorcycle near Bor Airport, 108 miles northwest from capital Juba, December 25, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena A man from Dinka tribe holds his AK 47 rifle in front of cows in a Dinka cattle herders camp near Rumbek, capital of the Lakes State in central South Sudan, December 14, 2013. January 5, 2014 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Civil war looms in South Sudan A general view of a camp for displaced people set up in a United Nations compound in Bor, 108 miles northwest from capital Juba, December 25, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena A displaced family from South Sudan's Nuer tribe, who fled their home in fear of ethnic killing by the Dinka-led government, erects a makeshift shelter inside the United Nations Mission in 185 Sudan facility in Jabel, on the outskirts of Juba, December 23, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena
  • Dec. 25,2013 A Christmas Cup participants jumped into the water at Port Vell Marcelona, ​Spain January 5, 2014 186
  • Dec. 25,2013 Women in Orthodox Synagogue to pray in church on Christmas morning in Aman, Jordan. January 5, 2014 187
  • Dec. 25,2013 Gate Cloud Gate in Millennium Park snow in Chicago, Illinois, USA, where tourists flock to take pictures, on December 25, 2013. January 5, 2014 188
  • Dec. 25,2013 Jerusalem Patriarch statue of Jesus carrying the Christmas midnight Mass at the Church of St.. Catherine in the town of Bethlehem in the West Bank. January 5, 2014 189
  • The workers make the ice sculptures of giant horses before ice and snow festival in China's western Xinjiang. Dec. 25,2013 January 5, 2014 190
  • Dec. 25,2013 Front house collapsed because of flooding after storms in Quimperle, western France. January 5, 2014 191
  • Dec. 25,2013 The Indonesian Christian worshipers attend prayers spend Christmas in Surabaya, while police warned that Islamic extremist elements could strike at Christmas and New Year. January 5, 2014 192
  • Dec. 25,2013 The stevedore laborers from Bangladesh anthrax a boat in the final days of the blockade lasted 4 days call initiated by the opposition. January 5, 2014 193
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  • Dec. 26,2013 Remembering the tsunami Women pray after lighting candles during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the ninth anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, India, December 26, 2013. Hundreds of memorial events were held across Asia in memory of the towering waves that crashed ashore with little warning on December 26, 2004, killing at least 226,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries. More than half the victims were Indonesians; with Sri Lanka and India next worst hit. REUTERS/Babu Children pray near a mass grave for victims, who died when their train was swept from its tracks by the 2004 tsunami, during a memorial in Peraliya, about 56 miles south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 26, 2013. January 5, 2014 REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte People pour milk into the Bay of Bengal as a gesture of respect to the victims of the 2004 tsunami during the ninth anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, India, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Babu A father and his daughter look towards the sea during the 9th anniversary of the 2004 Asian tsunami in Peraliya, about 56 miles south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte 195
  • Dec. 26,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter jumps from a high window during what activists said were clashes with pro-government forces, beside Hanano barracks in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid district, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail January 5, 2014 196
  • Dec. 26,2013 Students Israeli Air Force launched caps in celebration of graduation ceremony at Hatzerim air base in southern Israel. January 5, 2014 197
  • Dec. 26,2013 An Afghan refugee babies standing near her home in the outskirts of Herat. January 5, 2014 198
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  • Dec. 27,2013 January 5, 2014 Security forces and firefighters Lebanon field test of car bombings rocked the center of Beirut. Massive explosion killed former Finance Minister Mohamed Chatah and adviser to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, killing at least five people were killed and dozens injured. 200
  • Dec. 27,2013 January 5, 2014 A Lebanese woman cries during the funeral of former minister Mohammed Chatah be celebrated at Martyrs Square in Beirut. He Chatah was assassinated Thursday December 27, 2013, in a car bomb attack. 201
  • Dec. 27,2013 Russian soldiers stand in line waiting last visited Mikhail Kalashnikov. He is the inventor assault rifle AK-47 weapons that guerrilla popular worldwide use. His funeral was held in Mytishchi outside Moscow. January 5, 2014 202
  • Dec. 27,2013 The legacy of Kalashnikov Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died at age 94, Russian officials said. The inventor said pride in his iconic invention was mixed with the pain of seeing it used by criminals and child soldiers. Kalashnikov holds an AK-47 automatic rifle during the opening of an exhibition showing his gun, February 20, 1997. REUTERS Afghan women carry Soviet AK-47s during a parade of village defense forces in 1988. REUTERS/Richard Ellis A soldier takes cover during a battle between the army, backed up by armed civilians, and proCeausescu supporters, around the government headquarters in downtown Bucharest, December 24, 1989. More than 1,000 Romanians were killed across Romania during clashes between demonstrators and Ceausescu's security forces, in what amounted to eastern Europe's most violent anti-communist revolution. The country's communist dictator Nicolae January 5, and Ceausescu was toppled2014shot on Christmas Day, 1989. REUTERS/Charles Platiau An Italian policeman inspects a container after customs officers seized more than 8,000 Kalashnikovs and other weapons on a ship at the Southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro, April 20, 2004. The arms, worth about six milllion euros, were discovered aboard a ship arriving from Romania on its way to the United States. 203 REUTERS/Antonio Condorelli
  • Dec. 27,2013 A South Korean demonstrators protest visit to the Yasukuni Shrine by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with banners on fire, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. January 5, 2014 204
  • Dec. 27,2013 January 5, 2014 Supporters of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gathering celebrating six years after she was assassinated at a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. 205
  • Dec. 27,2013 A stock trader celebrate before the electronic board in the last trading day of the year at the Philippine Stock Exchange in the financial district, Makati, south of Manila. The number of transactions rose to a record high of 7,403.65 points. January 5, 2014 206
  • Dec. 27,2013 A man walks past a wall of graffiti artists to promote peace, on a sidewalk in Karachi, Pakistan. January 5, 2014 207
  • Dec. 27,2013 January 5, 2014 Workers and cranes building an ice castle before Snow and Ice Festival Harbin 30th in Heilongjiang Province, China. 208
  • Dec. 27,2013 January 5, 2014 Supporters Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey shout slogans during a rally to welcome him to the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. A Turkish court has blocked an attempt by the government to force the police to know about the activity level on investigating corruption in his government of Erdogan. 209
  • Dec. 27,2013 Australian player Chris Rogers (right) was Stuart Broad of England players hit first cricket test match in Melbourne. January 5, 2014 210
  • Dec. 27,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 27, 2013. Kashmiri Muslim women pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom, commonly known as SultanUl-Arifeen, on the eve of the saint's Urs, in Srinagar, India. 211
  • Dec. 27,2013 Dec. 27, 2013. Dead bodies are seen in the Qalamoun mountains, north of Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. Syria's army ambushed Islamist fighters in the Qalamoun mountains north of the capital Damascus, leaving as many as 60 people dead, the Syrian Observatory for HumanJanuary 5, 2014 Rights said. 212
  • Dec. 27,2013 Dec. 27, 2013. Egyptian pro-democracy protestors and police clash during a demonstration against Muslim Brotherhood's 'terrorist label' in the Alf Maskan district of Cairo, Egypt. January 5, 2014 213
  • Dec. 27,2013 Dec. 27, 2013. Friends and relatives of Yanguere Richard, 21, carry his remains to the burial grounds in Bangui. Richard was killed in the inter-religious fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic. January 5, 2014 214
  • Dec. 27,2013 Dec. 27, 2013. Palestinian demonstrators protest near the Israeli border fence with Gaza as Israeli army shoots tear gas. January 5, 2014 215
  • Dec. Beirut bombing 27,2013 Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. Former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast that targeted his car in Beirut, security sources said. The attack killed five other people, injured at least 70, and threw Lebanon, which has been drawn into neighboring Syria's conflict, into further turmoil after a series of sectarian bombings aimed at Shi'ites and Sunnis over the past year. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir January 5, 2014 Civil Defense personnel extinguish fires on cars at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp People look as a body lying next to a burning car after an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi A view of a crater that was caused by an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi 216
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  • Dec. 28,2013 Supporters of Awami League, the ruling party in Bangladesh, hitting a legislator who supported opposition parties - the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, in a demonstration of opposition activists in Dhaka. Clashes between security forces and opposition activists in the capital, killing at least one person dead,while thousands of police were deployed in the streets to stop demonstrations headlining Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested cancellation of the upcoming elections. January 5, 2014 218
  • Dec. 28,2013 The diners included photographing the same pie pie Xi Jinping, China's president ate at the restaurant Qing-Feng in Beijing. He was suddenly in a restaurant in Beijing on December 28, 2013, purchase food and fun conversation with surprise guests January 5, 2014 219
  • Dec. 28,2013 January 5, 2014 A boy stands next to a camel in the desert of Ghat, during the 19th Ghat Festival of Culture and Tourism, in Ghat, in the Libyan desert about 1,360km (845 miles) south of Tripoli December 28, 2013. In the annual event, Tuareg tribes from the region and tourists meet to celebrate Tuareg traditional culture, folklore and heritage. Picture taken December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori 220
  • Dec. 28,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 28, 2013. An Indian woman watches with folded hands as hospital staff and volunteers carry charred bodies of passengers near the site of a train accident at Kothacheruvu, about 155 kilometers (96 miles) north of Bangalore, India. 221
  • Dec. 28,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 28, 2013. A man walks in a ward of mainly soldiers with gunshot wounds inside the Juba Military Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. 222
  • Dec. 28,2013 Dec. 28, 2013. Nepalese mahouts guide their elephants across the Rapati river at Sauraha in Chitwan, some 150 km southwest of Kathmandu, during the Chitwan Elephant Festival. January 5, 2014 223
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  • Dec. 29,2013 The MV Akademik Shokalskiy is pictured stranded in ice in Antarctica, December 29, 2013. Fog and heavy snow mean the 74 passengers on the Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for over a week are likely to ring in the New Year trapped in the ice, as a rescue helicopter on a nearby Chinese ship waits for the weather to clear. The helicopter on board the Snow Dragon will be used after an Australian icebreaker failed to reach the trapped Akademik Shokalskiy, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. The Russian ship left New Zealand on November 28 on a privately funded expedition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic journey led by famed Australian explorer Douglas Mawson. REUTERS/Andrew 5, 2014 January Peacock 225
  • Dec. 29,2013 A thin coat of snow covers the deck of the trapped ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy in East Antarctica, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Peacock Barbara Tucker, a passenger aboard the trapped ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, looks at an Adelie penguin walking by on the ice off East Antarctica December 29, 2013, some 100 nautical miles east of French Antarctic station Dumont D'Urville and about 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Tasmania. REUTERS/Andrew Peacock Stuck in Antarctica Professor Chris Turney, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, is pictured talking to international media from the top deck of the stranded MV Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica, December 30, 2013. January 5, 2014 REUTERS/Andrew Peacock The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) Chinese icebreaker sits in the ice pack unable to get through to the MV Akademik Shokalskiy in East Antarctica, December 28, 2013. 226 REUTERS/Andrew Peacock
  • Dec. 29,2013 One of Spider-Man costume rehearsal program launched confetti in Times Square in New York to celebrate the New Year, 12/29/13 January 5, 2014 227
  • Dec. 29,2013 A Tibetan monk gestures for the camera while monks and nuns listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Lamrim commentary theory at Sera monastery in Bylakuppe, Bangalore, India. January 5, 2014 228
  • Dec. 29,2013 January 5, 2014 Two participants in the relay Tartyshnaya Marina (left) and Musa Galyamov raised the Olympic torch at a ceremony in the central city of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (Photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com) 229
  • Dec. 29,2013 Members of the "Krepysh" family winter swimming club pour icy water onto each other on the banks of the Yenisei River, in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin January 5, 2014 230
  • Dec. 29,2013 Dec. 29, 2013. A member of the church shakes a censer during a mass honoring the family in Madrid, Spain. January 5, 2014 231
  • Dec. 29,2013 Dec. 29, 2013. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supported lawyers are hit by a police water cannon in front of the main gate of the Supreme Court during the March For Democracy protest rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh. January 5, 2014 232
  • Dec. 29,2013 Suicide blasts in Russia Investigators work at the site of an explosion at the entrance of a train station in Volgograd, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov Investigators work at the site of an explosion at the entrance of a train station in Volgograd, December 29, 2013. A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the entrance hall of a Russian train station, killing at least 14 people. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov The main entrance of the train station where a bomber detonated explosives is pictured in Volgograd, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov Russian police detain a participant in a rally against acts of terrorism in Volgograd, December 30, 2013. January 5, 2014 REUTERS/Sergei Karpov 233
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  • Dec. 30,2013 Investigators work at the site of a blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer January 5, 2014 235
  • Dec. 30,2013 Suicide blasts in Russia Police stand guard at the site of a blast on a trolley bus in Volgograd, December 30, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered law enforcement agencies to increase security in the southern city of Volgograd and nationwide after two deadly bombings in Volgograd, the Kremlin said. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov January 5, 2014 Members of the emergency services work at the site of a bomb blast on a trolley bus in Volgograd, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov Members of the emergency services work at the site of a bomb blast on a trolley bus in Volgograd, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov A bus, destroyed in an earlier explosion, is towed away in Volgograd, December 30, 2013. A bomb ripped apart a bus in Volgograd, killing at least 14 people in the second deadly attack blamed on suicide bombers in the southern Russian city in 24 hours and raising fears of Islamist attacks on the Winter Olympics. 236 REUTERS/Sergei Karpov
  • Dec. 30,2013 Students stand to forming words - Happy 2014 - to welcome the coming new year at a high school in the town of Ma Anshan, Anhui Province, China. January 5, 2014 237
  • Dec. 30,2013 The diver dressed as penguins performed between the fish in the aquarium in Coex Aquarium Happy New Year program and winter vacation in Seoul, South Korea January 5, 2014 238
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 A reveler writes "2014" with sparklers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, December 30, 2013. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters) 239
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 A man dressed as a Viking takes part in the torchlight procession as it makes its way through Edinburgh for the start of the Hogmanay celebrations on December 30, in Scotland. Around 80,000 people are expected in the city for the traditional New Year celebrations, which run over three days. Tickets have been bought for the event by people from over sixty different countries. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) # 240
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 A man watches over turkeys in the village of Baldushk, 16 km from the capital Tirana, Albania on December 30, 2013. According to residents, the price of turkeys, the main dish in the New Year dinner, has risen over the years to around 55 euros, becoming more expensive for many Albanian families. (Arben Celi/Reuters) # 241
  • Dec. 30,2013 Israeli President Shimon Peres, center, is surrounded by Christian clergy as he hosts a New Year reception for Israel's heads of Christian denominations at his residence in Jerusalem, Israel, 30. (Abir Sultan/EPA) # January 5, 2014 242
  • Dec. 30,2013 A worker takes a break while arranging "wishing spheres" along Marina Bay in Singapore, December 30, 2013. People penned their wishes for the New Year onto the spheres before placing them into the river. (Low Youjin/Reuters) # January 5, 2014 243
  • Dec. 30,2013 Children standing outside the shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan in a cold snowy day. January 5, 2014 244
  • Dec. 30,2013 Inhabitants of Kashmir move belongings to safer places after their home in Dhobi Ghat, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, burnt down. January 5, 2014 245
  • Dec. 30,2013 Lava erupted from the crater of Etna on the island of Sicily, southern Italy January 5, 2014 246
  • Dec. 30,2013 The members of the commercial Association of Sao Paulo dropped thousands of the bubble carries the colours of Brazil to celebrate the year-end party in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. January 5, 2014 247
  • Dec. 30,2013 The image is not the dugout loaded with Ben to near the town of Malakal, South Sudan. January 5, 2014 248
  • Dec. 30,2013 A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in the southern Indian city of Chennai, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Babu January 5, 2014 249
  • Dec. 30,2013 Dancers from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova perform the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year, during a traditional parade in Comanesti, 300 km northeast of Bucharest, December 30, 2013. In pre-Christian rural traditions dancers used to tour from house to house in villages while singing and dancing to ward off evil.REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel January 5, 2014 250
  • Dec. 30,2013 A dancer from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova performs the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year, during a traditional parade in Comanesti, 300 km northeast of Bucharest December 30, 2013. In preChristian rural traditions dancers used to tour from house to house in villages while singing and dancing to ward off evil. (Bogdan Criste/Reuters) # January 5, 2014 251
  • Dec. 30,2013 A view from above the 25th floor of 1 Times Square during the 2014 New Year's Eve Philips Ball Test at One Times Square on December 30, 2013 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) # January 5, 2014 252
  • Dec. 30,2013 The ball that will drop at midnight is reflected in a building during a test in Times Square in New York, December 30, 2013. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) # January 5, 2014 253
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 Visitors of the New Year's event of the 'Pyroland' fireworks company watch the rehearsal for the big New Year's pyrotechnics show in Lauenbrueck, Germany, December 30, 2013. (Ingo Wagner/EPA) # 254
  • Dec. 30,2013 Shamans holding posters of U.S. President Barack Obama and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, perform a ritual of predictions for the new year at Agua Dulce beach in Lima December 30, 2013. The ritual is an end-ofthe-year tradition and the shamans used the chance to ask for world . (Enrique CastroMendivil/Reuters) # January 5, 2014 255
  • Dec. 30,2013 Private guards display their pistols after police officers wrapped the nozzles with tapes in a nationwide campaign to stop gun owners, police and military from firing their guns to welcome the New Year Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Traditionally Filipinos welcome the New Year by exploding firecrackers and making the loudest noise possible, including indiscriminate firing of their guns, which sometimes result in injuries and deaths. (Bullit Marquez/AP) # January 5, 2014 256
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 30, 2013. Relatives of Palestinian prisoner Rami Barbakh, who has been held by Israel since 1994, celebrate ahead of his expected release in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. 257
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 Thousands of biodegradable balloons are released by members of the city's commercial association at Patio do Colegio, the site of the city's foundation in 1554, on December 30, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty) # 258
  • Dec. 30,2013 Myanmar boys wearing school uniforms run as they play near a place decorated for the country's public New Year countdown celebration in Yangon, Myanmar, 30 December 2013. This is only the second official New Year public countdown celebrated in Yangon. (LYNN BO BO/EPA) # January 5, 2014 259
  • Dec. 30,2013 Crews work to install pyrotechnic shots for the upcoming T-Mobile New Year’s at the fireworks display Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, Wash. The show lasts eight minutes and will be set to a musical score of contemporary pop, rock and hip-hop. (Jordan Stead/Seattlepi.com/AP) # January 5, 2014 260
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 Indian school children light candles forming the date '2014' at a school in Agartala on December 30, 2013, one day ahead of New Year's celebrations. (Arindam Dey/AFP/Getty Images) # 261
  • Dec. 30,2013 Dec. 30, 2013. An Indian daily wage laborer wrapped in a blanket warms himself near a fire (unseen) on a cold morning in Amritsar, India. January 5, 2014 262
  • Dec. 30,2013 Dec. 30, 2013. A massive fireball from an exploding train car rises into the air just west of Casselton, North Dakota. January 5, 2014 263
  • Dec. 30,2013 Dec. 30, 2013. Maria Jesus Navarro, 48, holds her grandchildren as they warm up next to an electric heater in the suburbs of Madrid, Spain, as the family waits to be evicted from the home they have lived in for the past ten years. January 5, 2014 264
  • Dec. 30,2013 Dec. 30, 2013. A pro-European demonstrator holds a mirror which reflects a group of riot police officers standing guard in Kiev, Ukraine. January 5, 2014 265
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  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza (R) in Old Cairo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh 267
  • Dec. 31,2013 Men walk under an umbrella during snowfall on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 31, 2013. Temperatures in Srinagar, which received the season's second snowfall on Tuesday, dipped to -1.4 degrees Celsius (29.5 degrees Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website. REUTERS/Danish Ismail January 5, 2014 268
  • Dec. 31,2013 A woman is soaked at Montevideo financial district, December 31, 2013. To mark the last working day of the year, workers throw water at people and discard old calendars. REUTERS/Andres Stapff January 5, 2014 269
  • Dec. 31,2013 The U.S. flag is reflected in the window of a police car as a police man stands guard in Times Square ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in New York, December 31, 2013. Security has been stepped up in the area around where the celebrations will take place. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri January 5, 2014 270
  • Dec. 31,2013 A woman places flowers at the site of an explosion on a trolleybus in Volgograd December 31, 2013. Two more people wounded by suicide bombings in the Russian city of Volgograd have died, increasing the death toll in the attacks to 33, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country's emergencies ministry. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov January 5, 2014 271
  • Dec. 31,2013 Dec. 31, 2013. A woman places flowers at the site of an explosion on a trolleybus that climed the lives of 33 people, in Volgograd, Russia. January 5, 2014 272
  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 Democratic Republic of Congo military personnel (FARDC) patrol against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU) rebels near Beni in NorthKivu province, December 31, 2013. The Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to emerge from decades of violence and instability, particularly in its east, in which millions of people have died, mostly from hunger and disease. A 21,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) is stationed in the country. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe 273
  • Dec. 31,2013 Participants carrying burning barrels of tar on their heads parade through Allendale, northern England December 31, 2013. Dating back to 1858, 45 barrel carriers called Guisers parade through the town balancing whiskey barrels weighing 35 pounds filled with burning tar on their heads. The barrels are used to light a bonfire at midnight in the town center while spectators and participants shout "Be damned to he who throws last". REUTERS/Nigel Roddis January 5, 2014 274
  • Dec. 31,2013 Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf is seen during a prerecorded video statement played for his supporters and members of the media in Islamabad December 31, 2013. Musharraf is due to appear before the special court on January 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed January 5, 2014 275
  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 A Free Syrian Army fighter throws a Molotov cocktail during what activists said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Jeb Chalabi neighborhood, West Aleppo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah 276
  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 Various marijuana strains are prepared for sale at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013. The world's first statelicensed marijuana retailers, catering to Colorado's newly legal recreational market for pot, are stocking their shelves ahead of their January 1, 2014, grand opening that supporters and detractors alike see as a turning point in America's drug culture. REUTERS/Rick Wilking 277
  • Dec. 31,2013 Outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg waits for a train on the subway platform at 42nd St. after he left City Hall for last time as Mayor of New York, on New Year's Eve in New York, December 31, 2013. Bloomberg rode the subway home to his Upper East Side home. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri January 5, 2014 278
  • Dec. 31,2013 Freed Palestinian prisoner Rami Barbakh, who was held by Israel for 20 years, adjusts his kufiya, or headscarf, after his release, at his house in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip December 31, 2013. Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due back in the Middle East to press the two sides to agree a framework peace deal. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa January 5, 2014 279
  • Dec. 31,2013 A man walks along an alley at the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal's capital Kathmandu December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar January 5, 2014 280
  • Dec. 31,2013 A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon in Jeb Chalabi neighborhood, West Aleppo December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah January 5, 2014 281
  • Dec. 31,2013 Freed hostage Georges Vandenbeusch, a French Catholic priest, disembarks from a military plane as he arrives in Yaounde December 31, 2013. Vandenbeusch, who was kidnapped in northern Cameroon last month and released on Monday, said he had spent the weeks pacing his tent prison, torn by a mixture of boredom and anger. REUTERS/Darzee Kalend January 5, 2014 282
  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 31, 2013. Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur (C) tries to cross a police barricade during a protest outside Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi, India. 283
  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 Dec. 31, 2013. Miley Cyrus leaves the stage after her performance in New York's Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations. 284
  • Dec. 31,2013 Dec. 31, 2013. A Kashmiri family crosses Dal Lake in a Shikara (gondola) in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. January 5, 2014 285
  • Dec. 31,2013 Dec. 31, 2013. A shrine attendant cleans up after a ritual to bid farewell to 2013 and prepare for the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. January 5, 2014 286
  • Dec. 31,2013 January 5, 2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sits on a ski lift during a visit to a newly built ski resort in the Masik Pass region, in this undated picture published in the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun, and released by Yonhap on Dec. 31, 2013. 287
  • Dec. 31,2013 A woman reacts while standing near flowers placed at the site of an explosion on a trolley bus in Volgograd, December 31, 2013. Two more people wounded by suicide bombings in the Russian city of Volgograd have died, increasing the death toll in the attacks to 33, Interfax news agency reported, citing the country's emergencies ministry. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov A relative mourns during a funeral of a victim of an explosion in Volgograd, December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko January 5, 2014 Suicide blasts in Russia Members of the Honor Guard walk near the Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd, December 31, 2013. Police detained dozens of people in sweeps through Volgograd after two deadly attacks in less than 24 hours that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov Pallbearers carry the coffin during a funeral of a victim of an explosion in Volgograd, December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko 288
  • Dec. 31,2013 Soldiers walk near the Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd December 31, 2013. Police detained dozens of people on Tuesday in sweeps through the Russian city of Volgograd after two deadly attacks in less than 24 hours that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov January 5, 2014 289
  • Frozen art A horse ice sculpture display is seen at the holiday lights display "ZooLights" at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young Workers polish a giant snow sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Sheng Li Ice sculptures depicting characters from the Belgian series "Blake and Mortimer" are seen at the Brussels Ice Magic Festival, December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Vidal January 5, 2014 Workers and scaffolding are seen next to newly built ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, December 26, 2013. 290 REUTERS/Sheng Li
  • Frozen art A worker polishes an ice sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Sheng Li A worker stabs an iron pike into the frozen Songhua River as he takes giant ice cubes to make sculptures for the upcoming 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, December 27, 2013. Each ice cube weighs about 551 lbs. REUTERS/Sheng Li Sculptor Juuso Partanen of Finland carves a sculpture of a tree at the Brussels Ice Magic Festival, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir January 5, 2014 Visitors walk past a giant snow sculpture ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, December 28, 2013. 291 REUTERS/Sheng Li
  • Dec. 30,2013 January 5, 2014 The Builder of the castle of snow in a park in Changchun, Jilin province, China. 292
  • Dec. 31,2013 Children pose for pictures with their paper-cut works of the Chinese character "horse", ahead of the Year of the Horse in Chinese zodiac, at a primary school in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, December 31, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily January 5, 2014 293
  • Dec. 31,2013 Dec. 31, 2013. Lights and lasers illuminate the Great Wall of China to celebrate the new year at the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing, China. THE END week 3 -4 Sources : boston.com, reuters.com , time.com , … pps : http://chieuquetoi.blogspot.com January 5, 2014 294