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An object sits in the water in satellite imagery released by China.
An otter plays the cute assassin as it turns an alligator into its dinner.
The Euromaidan protests began late last year, as a peaceful protest movement. Here, thousands of supporters gather in Independence Square in capital Kiev, demanding closer ties to the European Union. President Viktor Yanukovych had suspended talks on an EU-integration deal, instead seeking closer ties with Russia.
Syrian residents wait to receive food aid distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus.
A leopard squeezes through a hole in the wall of the Meerut Cantonment Hospital as an official approaches.
A man stands inside a lavatory in the abandonded Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich.
South Korean Yoo Youn-sik, 92, dances as he attends a welcome dinner with his North Korean family members during their family reunion at the Mount Kumgang resort.
An anti-government protester waves the national flag from the top of a statue in Independence Square, Kiev.
Firefighters try to rescue a university student trapped by debris.
Snow plows travel along Pennsylvania Avenue to clear the roads after snow began falling overnight in Washington.
Winner Germany's Eric Frenzel, centre, jumps on the podium as second-placed Japan's Akito Watabe, left, and third-placed Norway's Magnus Krog, right, applaud, during the flower ceremony for the Nordic Combined individual normal hill 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Storm waves crash over the Longships Lighthouse just off Lands End on February 12, 2014 in Cornwall, England.
The derailed tourist train in the French Alps in which two people were killed and at least seven others injured when it was hit by a huge falling rock.
Schapelle Corby waits in the corrections bureau after her release from jail.
A Spanish cargo ship carrying fertiliser has broken apart after hitting a sea wall off the southwestern coast of France in high winds. Its 12 crew members were rescued by helicopter.
The Tungurahua volcano erupts in Banos, February 1, 2014. The volcano, which has been in an eruption process since 1999, erupted on Saturday, sending ash and pyroclastic material into the atmosphere.
Warning: Gallery contains scenes of death. Villagers run on ash during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano near Gamber village in Karo district, in Indonesia's North Sumatra province.
It's not the scariest looking snake...
Anti-government protesters rest near an open fire, as temperatures reach minus 20 degrees Celsius at a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has gone on sick leave with a respiratory ailment, his website said on Thursday, with the issue of a new prime minister still undecided. Yanukovich's prime minister, Mykola Azarov, resigned on Tuesday in the midst of mass street unrest and the president has yet to appoint a successor. Serhiy Arbuzov, who was Azarov's first deputy, has stepped in as interim prime minister.
Because there wasn't enough litter already, this passenger kindly adds her rubbish to the growing collection on the floor. Pictured standing amongst the debris is a cleaner, who is up to his shins in filth. The photo is of a train travelling from Shenzhen to Zhengzhou during the travel peak season ahead of the Chinese lunar new year.
President Barack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday in Washington.
Jang Song Thaek being forcibly removed by uniformed personnel from a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
BEFORE: Pope Francis watches as children release doves during the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican.
Smoke from burning tyres blanket Independence Square with pro-European integration protesters camped there in central Kiev.
Emergency service personnel at the Residence du Havre after a fire in L'Isle Verte, Quebec. At daylight, police said at least three people had died and 30 were missing.
A worker inspects the Christ the Redeemer statue which was damaged during lightning storms in Rio de Janeiro. The iconic figure's head and right hand were damaged on January 17 when a powerful electric storm swept through the city emitting more than 40,000 lightning strikes.
GRAPHIC CONTENT: A gallery of photos purporting to show the dead body of a detainee killed while in the custody of the Syrian government. Syrian officials could face war crimes charges after the military police photographer who defected provided evidence to the Syria National Movement claiming the systematic killing of 11,000 detainees, the Guardian newspaper reported, citing three lawyers who had examined the files. Reuters has been unable to confirm the authenticity of the photos.
International Nutrition, an Omaha animal feed processing plant, after the explosion.
Pro-European protesters clash with Ukranian riot police during a rally near government administration buildings in Kiev January 19, 2014. Up to 100,000 Ukrainians massed in the capital Kiev on Sunday (local time) in defiance of sweeping new laws.
Navy officials release a wreath in front of the Costa Concordia liner to mark the second anniversary of the tragedy.