Mexico Conjoined Whales

Mexico Conjoined Whales
In this photo released Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014, by Mexico's National Natural Protected Areas Commission, CONANP, conjoined gray whale calves lie dead on a beach inside the Ojo de Liebre lagoon near the town of Guerrero Negro, Baja Peninsula, Mexico, Jan. 5, 2014. According to government authorities, fishermen found the calves that were linked at the waist with two full heads and tail fins

CHILE FIRES

CHILE FIRES
A view of Santiago city covered in smoke, in Santiago, Chile, 08 January 2014. The smoke is caused by forest fires that are affecting several cities in the country

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze
Snow and ice are seen covering up Mississippi River and downtown St. Louis Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the U.S. on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records — some more than a century-old — shattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard

Deep Freeze Silver Linings

Deep Freeze Silver Linings
In this image from video provided by the Granite Island Light Station LLC, ice covers the water surrounding Granite Island in Lake Superior Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 near Marquette, Mich. It may be hard to think of this week's deep freeze as anything but miserable. But in the realm of nature, there are silver linings: Heavy ice cover may help raise low water in the Great Lakes and protect shorelines and wetlands from erosion.

USA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

USA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
An attendee examines the Future Robot, a 24-hour, 365 day user-friendly service human-robot with emotional interaction multifunctional intelligent service robot at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2014. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from 7-10 January and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors displaying their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.

Deep Freeze Silver Linings

Deep Freeze Silver Linings
In this June 22, 2011 file photo are tracks from Emerald Ash Borers left in a black ash tree outside the Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, Wis. It may be hard to think of January 2014 deep freeze as anything but miserable. But in the realm of nature, there are silver linings: The extreme cold could kill some of the insect pests, like the Emerald Ash Borer, that have ravaged northern forests

HAITI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MIGRATION

HAITI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MIGRATION
A picture made available on 08 January 2014 shows Haitian men riding a motorbike across the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, 07 January 2014. Reports state that officials from both nations renewed discussions on 07 January over trade and migration issues

USA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

USA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
An attendee rides a bicycle equipped with Bosch sensors and a interactive cycling screen at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2014. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from 7-10 January and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors displaying their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.

California Daily Life

California Daily Life
People walk along a pathway through the Cathedral Grove at the Muir Woods National Monument Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, near Mill Valley, Calif. Marin County officials are seeking a cap on attendance at Muir Woods along with a study of how many tourists the locale can handle amid new plans by the National Park Service to accommodate visitors. Nearly 1 million visitors go into Muir Woods each year.

Gadget Show LG

Gadget Show LG
A trade show attendee shoots video of an LG Ultra HD 3D wall display at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas

Gadget Show

Gadget Show
A drone flies at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Gadget Show Pioneer

Gadget Show Pioneer
A trade show attendee plays with Pioneer's Networked Entertainment eXperience stereo system at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. The NEX syncs up with the user's smartphone and can retrieve weather and traffic updates through the phone's data service plan.

Mexico Conjoined Whales

Mexico Conjoined Whales
In this photo released on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 by Mexico's National Natural Protected Areas Commission, or CONANP, two conjoined gray whale calves lie dead in a beach in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, near the town of Guerrero Negro in the Baja Peninsula, Mexico on Jan. 5, 2014. According to government authorities, fishermen found the calves, that were linked at the waist, with two full heads and tail fins

California Daily Life

California Daily Life
Visitors walk on the Eagle Point Labyrinth on a cliff overlooking the fog-covered Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Francisco.

Argentina Police Looting

Argentina Police Looting
Employees of a supermarket try to recover items left behind by looters after the store was looted in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Monday. Dec. 9, 2013, Outbreaks of looting have spread across Argentina as mobs take advantage of strikes by police demanding pay raises to match inflation. The central government has dispatched federal police to trouble spots and appealed for an end to what some officials are calling treason.

SOUTH KOREA SNOW

SOUTH KOREA SNOW
A section of Misiryong, a mountain pass in Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, South Korea, on 10 December 2013. South Korea's eastern mountainous regions are covered in heavy snow up to 20 centimeters deep.

Climate Change Response

Climate Change Response
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, a guardrail hangs away from a closed canyon road, which links Boulder with the mountain town of Nederland, and which is washed out in places by recent flooding, up Boulder Canyon, west of Boulder, Colo. When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way. Matthew Appelbaum, mayor of Boulder, Colo., says the first thing the federal government should do is not make things worse. He says officials should reconsider policies that encourage rebuilding in flood zones and forested areas vulnerable to wildfires

Canada Arctic Sovereignty Claims

Canada Arctic Sovereignty Claims
In this July 27, 2008 photo, a chunk of ice is shown drifting after it separated from the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf off the north coast of Ellesmere Island in Canada's far north. Canada plans to make a claim to the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country's foreign affairs minister said Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

COLOMBIA MAYOR

COLOMBIA MAYOR
Supporters of dismissed Mayor of Colombian capital city Gustavo Petro demonstrate in Bogota, Colombia, 09 December 2013. Petro was dismissed on 09 December 2013 by the General Prosecutor´s Office due to alleged bad management and was also baned for public charges during the next 15 years

JAPAN-SAFRICA-MANDELA

JAPAN-SAFRICA-MANDELA
Visitors read an obituary next to a wax figure of late former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Madame Tussauds museum in Tokyo on December 10, 2013. Tens of thousands of grieving South Africans will sit side-by-side with presidents, priests, queens and sheiks at a memorial service for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela.

JAPAN-VOLCANO-ISLET

JAPAN-VOLCANO-ISLET
This handout picture taken by Japan Coast Guard on December 1, 2013 shows a newly created small islet near Nishinoshima island of the Ogasawara island chain, 1,000 kilometres south of Tokyo. A new island created by a volcanic eruption off Japan's coast is here to stay -- for now at least, scientists said on December 10, adding the new landmass could withstand erosion for several years

North Korea Dabbling

North Korea Dabbling
In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 photo, North Korean seamstresses work at sewing machines at the Sonbong Textile Factory in Sonbong, North Korea, inside the Rason Special Economic Zone. Last month, North Korea announced plans to create economic zones in every province.

North Korea Dabbling With Capitalism

North Korea Dabbling With Capitalism
In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 photo, workers install traffic lights on a street corner in Rajin, North Korea, inside the Rason Special Economic Zone. Last month, North Korea announced plans to create economic zones in every province. The North also recently laid out new laws to facilitate foreign tourism and investment. The laws provide investors with special incentives and guarantees, while giving local leaders greater autonomy to promote themselves and handle business decisions

MALAYSIA-SAFRICA-MANDELA

MALAYSIA-SAFRICA-MANDELA
A boy looks at a wax figure of late former South African president Nelson Mandela at the i-City Red Carpet Wax Museum in Shah Alam, Malaysia on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95

Actor Tom Hanks poses with actress Emma Thompson (L) and his wife Rita Wilson (R)

Actor Tom Hanks poses with actress Emma Thompson (L) and his wife Rita Wilson (R)
Actor Tom Hanks poses with actress Emma Thompson (L) and his wife Rita Wilson (R) during the US Premiere of the film 'Saving Mr. Banks' at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, on December 9, 2013. The film has a limited opening on December 13 and will open nationwide on December 20.

South Africa Mandela Memorial

South Africa Mandela Memorial
Mourners chant outside of FNB Stadium as they wait for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

CAMBODIA-ANNIVERSARY-RIGHTS

CAMBODIA-ANNIVERSARY-RIGHTS
A supporter of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) waves a national flag over other supporters during a march to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Human Rights day in Phnom Penh on December 10, 2013. Thousands of supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and rights activists march to mark the 65th Anniversary of Human Rights day in Cambodia.

Actress Emma Thompson

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress Emma Thompson poses on arrival for the US Premiere of the film 'Saving Mr. Banks' at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, on December 9, 2013. The film has a limited opening on December 13 and will open nationwide on December 20.

Actress Felicity Jones

Actress Felicity Jones
Actress Felicity Jones attends "The Invisible Woman" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on December 9, 2013 in New York City.

US-ENTERTAINMENT-PREMIERE

US-ENTERTAINMENT-PREMIERE
Actor Dick Van Dyke and his wife pose on arrival for the US Premiere of the film 'Saving Mr. Banks' at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, on December 9, 2013. The film has a limited opening on December 13 and will open nationwide on December 20.

AUSTRALIA-WEATHER-CYCLONE

AUSTRALIA-WEATHER-CYCLONE
This satellite image obtained from NASA shows Tropical Cyclone Alessia over Australia on November 27, 2013

MACEDONIA - TREE DAY

MACEDONIA - TREE DAY
A man plants trees on a hill near Skopje on November 27, 2013 as part of the “Tree Day - Plant Your Future" event during which Macedonia is planting about 5 million trees throughout the country

Pakistan Daily Life

Pakistan Daily Life
Pakistani girls enjoy jumping on a trampoline after paying for the owner each 10 Rupees (U.S. 16 cents) per ten minutes in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

LIBYA UNREST BOMBING

LIBYA UNREST BOMBING
Libyan soldiers inspect site of the damaged mosque and shrine of Ottoman-era leader Murad Agha, in Tajura, on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, 27 November 2013. Media reports state the mosque and shrine, dating back to 1551, was targeted by explosives on 27 November. Murad Agha is a Sufi figure and is believed to be buried in the shrine

Switzerland Russian Royals Auction

Switzerland Russian Royals Auction
An employee of the Hotel des Ventes auction house holds a photograph portraying the familie of Tsar Alexander III , at the Hotel des Ventes auction house in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. From the 10th to 13th December 2013, the auction house will put on sale exceptional objects from the Russian royal and imperial collections, mostly collections of the Romanov family. The last tsars of Russia will be particularly highlighted in this sale. Objects owned by Prince Romanov, Prince Yussupov, King Boris III of Bulgaria, King Faruk of Egypt will be presented.

India Cyclone

India Cyclone
Indian fishermen return to shore after a cyclone alert in the coastal area of Gopalpur, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Orissa state has asked its coastal and southern districts to remain alert and fishermen who are out at sea to return to safer places as cyclone Lehar is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, according to news reports.

FRANCE-DEBUTANTE-BALL-FITTING

FRANCE-DEBUTANTE-BALL-FITTING
Kyra Kennedy, great niece of late President John F. Kennedy and daughter of Robert Kennedy Jr, smiles during a dress fitting at Dior in Paris on November 27, 2013, ahead of the Debutante Ball. "Le Bal", as it is now called, will take place in Paris on November 30

AUSTRIA BOOK RESTAURATION

AUSTRIA BOOK RESTAURATION
AUSTRIA BOOK RESTAURATION

NIGERIA-POLITICS-RELIGION-ISLAM-SOCIAL

NIGERIA-POLITICS-RELIGION-ISLAM-SOCIAL
Sharia enforcers called Hisbah destroy thousands of bottles of beer outside northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 27, 2013. The Hisbah destroyed over 240,000 bottles of beer along with over 8,000 litres of local brew called "Burukutu" at a ceremony attended by Hisbah chiefs and government officials as part of sharia enforcement. Kano has banned the sales and consumption of alcohol since 2001 when it reintroduced strict sharia Islamic law in the predominantly muslim state

Mideast Yemen Daily Life

Mideast Yemen Daily Life
Yemeni boys play marbles in front of their house in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Space Thanksgiving

Space Thanksgiving
In this frame grab taken from enhanced video made by NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft, comet ISON, left, approaches the sun on Nov. 25, 2013. Comet Encke is shown just below ISON, The sun is to the right, just outside the frame. ISON, which was discovered a year ago, is making its first spin around the sun and will come the closest to the super-hot solar surface on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at 1:37 p.m. EST.

FASHION-JAPAN-TRIUMPH

FASHION-JAPAN-TRIUMPH
Japan's lingerie maker Triumph International Japan campaign models Ai Takahara (L) and Eri Oishi (R) display the company's new unique bra "Omotenashi Compact Bra", which focuses on the quintessential Japanese spirit of "omotenashi" to express warm hospitality to guests, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on November 28, 2013. The bra's cups have Chinese characters which read "sincere heart" with an ornament (C) that depicts two hands clasped in prayer.

India Elephant Festival

India Elephant Festival
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 photo, elephants run a race at the elephant fair in Sonepur, India. Hoping there is something for everyone at this year's Sonepur Mela, organizers admit they are struggling to revive one of India's largest livestock markets now sapped of its main attraction by a ban on elephant sales. In decades past, the festival drew hundreds of elephants, and hundreds of thousands of people hoping to watch the animals revered in India as an Earthly incarnation of the Hindu god Ganesh bath in the river or do tricks for a crowd.

India Elephant Festival

India Elephant Festival
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 photo, people stand outside a tent promising viewers a collection of abnormal and supernatural human beings at the elephant fair in Sonepur, India. Hoping there is something for everyone at this year's Sonepur Mela, organizers admit they are struggling to revive one of India's largest livestock markets now sapped of its main attraction by a ban on elephant sales.

CHINA SOTHEBY'S

CHINA SOTHEBY'S
Local art enthusiasts look at a pair of portraits by 18th century French master Jean Honore Fragonard at preview exhibitions of art works to be auctioned by British auction house Sotheby's in Beijing, China, 28 November 2013. The upcoming sale includes masterpieces of Western art, diamonds and furniture alongside 144 lots of modern and contemporary Chinese art.

INDONESIA SINABUNG VOLCANO

INDONESIA SINABUNG VOLCANO
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Brastagi, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 28 November 2013. Indonesian authorities have told residents near erupting Mount Sinabung to evacuate their homes as the Sumatran volcano continued to shoot hot gas into the air. The National Disaster Management Agency ordered residents of 17 villages in Karo district in North Sumatra province to leave and seek refuge in shelters. The vulcanology office raised the alert to the highest level after it erupted nine times.

CHINA SOTHEBY'S

CHINA SOTHEBY'S
A statue entitled 'Numbers of Flowers' by Chinese artist Yan Shilin is shown at preview exhibitions of art works to be auctioned by British auction house Sotheby's in Beijing, China, 28 November 2013. The upcoming sale includes masterpieces of Western art, diamonds and furniture alongside 144 lots of modern and contemporary Chinese art.

India Elephant Festival

India Elephant Festival
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 photo, dancing girls perform at the elephant fair in Sonepur, India. Hoping there is something for everyone at this year's Sonepur Mela, organizers admit they are struggling to revive one of India's largest livestock markets now sapped of its main attraction by a ban on elephant sales. "The mela is back to its old glamour," said Rahul, a local government official who goes by one name, running down attractions that include an exotic bird market, traditional folk music concerts, hundreds of street-food stalls and eight caged stages featuring writhing girls in heavy makeup and sparkly spandex.

Severe Weather Missing Keepsakes

Severe Weather Missing Keepsakes
In this November 2013 family photo provided by Annmarie Klein, the Klein family poses in front of the fireplace mantle at their Washington, Ill., home after it was destroyed by a Nov. 17 tornado. From left are Logan Klein, 13; Brady Klein, 11; Morgan Klein, 11; Annmarie Klein, 41; Griffin Klein, 2; Eric Klein, 44; and Owen Klein, 5. Annmarie Klein is asking for the public’s help in locating three cards swept away by the twister, each of which Klein’s brother, Paul McLaughlin, personalized with a note before his 2005 death from colon cancer. McLaughlin had entrusted Klein to give the cards to his children someday.

Severe Weather Missing Keepsakes

Severe Weather Missing Keepsakes
Severe Weather Missing Keepsakes

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON AFTERMATH

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON AFTERMATH
Filipino typhoon victims tend to their children inside a church turned into a temporary evacuation center in the typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 28 November 2013. The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5,500, with 1,757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency said 27 November.

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON AFTERMATH

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON AFTERMATH
Filipino typhoon victims queue for food relief distribution in the typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 28 November 2013. The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5,500, with 1,757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency said 27 November. Authorities fear the number of fatalities will increase since emergency workers were retrieving more bodies as they cleared debris. More than 3.5 million people were displaced by the typhoon, which slammed into the eastern Philippines with record winds of more than 300 kilometres per hour on 08 November. The disaster relief agency said more than 26,000 people were injured, while more than 1 million homes were destroyed.

Philippines Typhoon

Philippines Typhoon
The Astorga family, all typhoon survivors, rest with plastic bags of relief supplies they received from good samaritans inside their shack Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.

Afghanistan Daily Life

Afghanistan Daily Life
An Afghan child is vaccinated against polio during a polio eradication campaign in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Afghan children are being vaccinated in a three-day polio vaccination drive, launched by the Afghan Health Ministry with the cooperation of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund.

Philippines Typhoon

Philippines Typhoon
Typhoon survivors look at relief supplies being lined up for distribution by the International Red Cross at an evacuation center in Tacloban city Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Leyte province, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons to make a landfall this year, battered central Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.

Afghanistan Daily Life

Afghanistan Daily Life
An Afghan girl mimics her mother, by wearing a burqa cut to her size, while playing on the outskirts of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Britain Starlings

Britain Starlings
A murmuration of starlings on display over the town of Gretna, Scotland, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The starlings visit the area twice a year in the months of February and November.

Britain Starlings

Britain Starlings
A murmuration of starlings on display over the town of Gretna, Scotland, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The starlings visit the area twice a year in the months of February and November.

INDONESIA-VOLCANO-SINABUNG

INDONESIA-VOLCANO-SINABUNG
This photo taken on November 25, 2013 shows a cabbage covered with ash following the Sinabung volcano eruption in Karo. Several thousand people left their homes overnight, taking the total number of those who have fled since the volcano rumbled to life to around 12,300, said the national disaster agency.

Philippines Typhoon

Philippines Typhoon
Typhoon survivors queue up for relief supplies being distributed at a village in Tacloban city Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, Leyte province in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction

PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-TYPHOON-US-MILITARY-DIPLOMACY

PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-TYPHOON-US-MILITARY-DIPLOMACY
Typhoon survivors queue up for relief goods in Palo, Leyte province, on November 26, 2013. The swift US humanitarian response to the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan highlights the need to expand America's military presence in the Philippines, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on November 25.

BRITAIN KING RICHARD III BONES

BRITAIN KING RICHARD III BONES
(FILES) An undated photo released by the University of Leicester in England 4 February 2013 showing the skeleton remains of English king Richard III who was killed at the Bottle of Bosworth Field in 1485 following the confirmation by the university's archaeologists at a press conference in Leicester, central England. The legal battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried has been adjourned by the High Court in London 26 November. A judicial review will decide on the outcome of the dispute between the cities of Leicester and York on the burial site.

ZIMBABWE FOOD AID

ZIMBABWE FOOD AID
Villagers in carry maize food hand outs in Mutawatawa, Zimbabwe 26 November 2014. The World Food Programme and the United Methodist committee on relief is because of an estimated 2 million people in Zimbabwe need food aid .Zimbabwe is importing maize from Zambia to ease the food crisis after bad rains forced the cancelation of recent maize crops

ZIMBABWE FOOD AID

ZIMBABWE FOOD AID
Villagers wait in line for a maize food hand out in Mutawatawa, Zimbabwe 26 November 2014. The World Food Programme and the United Methodist committee on relief is because of an estimated 2 million people in Zimbabwe need food aid .Zimbabwe is importing maize from Zambia to ease the food crisis after bad rains forced the cancelation of recent maize crops.

SAUDI ARABIA FOREIGN WORKERS

SAUDI ARABIA FOREIGN WORKERS
A photo made available on 26 November 2013 shows a Saudi police officer standing next to foreign workers, who had been illegally staying in the Kingdom, before being deported, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 20 November 2013. Media reports on 13 November 2013 state Saudi authorities have detained more than 20,000 foreign migrant workers in the holy city of Mecca since a nationwide clampdown started. Saudi authorities began their sweep after the end of a seven-month amnesty for foreign migrants whose work permits had expired or who were not working for their official sponsors.

SAUDI ARABIA FOREIGN WORKERS

SAUDI ARABIA FOREIGN WORKERS
A photo made available on 26 November 2013 shows foreign workers, who had been illegally staying in Saudi Arabia, waiting before being deported, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 20 November 2013. Media reports on 13 November 2013 state Saudi authorities have detained more than 20,000 foreign migrant workers in the holy city of Mecca since a nationwide clampdown started. Saudi authorities began their sweep after the end of a seven-month amnesty for foreign migrants whose work permits had expired or who were not working for their official sponsors.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Afghan Army soldiers pray during a break in exercise at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the United States and its allies, money that is now at risk following President Hamid Karzai’s decision to defer signing a security agreement until after the April elections. The US wants the deal signed by the end of the year so that it can plan for a residual force after 2014, when all foreign combat forces leave. If the deal is not signed, billions in funding for the army and police may dry up.

TURKEY-POLITICS-RIGHTS-FILES

TURKEY-POLITICS-RIGHTS-FILES
A file photo taken on June 11, 2013 shows people running away as Turkish riot policemen fire tear gas on Taksim square. The Council of Europe warned on November 26, 2013 that Turkish police action against non-violent demonstrators during the wave of anti-government protests in June could have a "chilling effect" on freedoms in a country seeking to join the European Union.

TURKEY-POLITICS-RIGHTS-FILES

TURKEY-POLITICS-RIGHTS-FILES
A file photo taken on June 11, 2013 shows a protester being hit by a water cannon during clashes with riot police in Taksim square in Istanbul. The Council of Europe warned on November 26, 2013 that Turkish police action against non-violent demonstrators during the wave of anti-government protests in June could have a "chilling effect" on freedoms in a country seeking to join the European Union.

Indonesia Volcano

Indonesia Volcano
Workers shell corn as Mount Sinabung is spewing volcanic ash in Berastepu, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Authorities raised the alert status of the volcano to the highest level on Sunday after it had a series of eruptions.

SWITZERLAND WEATHER SNOW

SWITZERLAND WEATHER SNOW
A snow covered landscape is pictured above Sarnen, Switzerland, 26 November 2013

LEBANON SYRIA REFUGEE CAMP

LEBANON SYRIA REFUGEE CAMP
Eight-year-old Syrian refugee, Baraa (R), takes photos by a disposable camera for a child inside a tent at the Syrian refugee camp in Ketermaya village, near Sidon, southern Lebanon, 26 November 2013. The camp hosts a majority of Syrian refugees from Aleppo and al Ghouta in Rural Damascus all living in makeshift shelters. A group of 'Lahza 2' Project (moment in Arabic) visited the refugees in the camp as part of the project carried in cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The project focuses on children between the age of seven and 12 to let them take photos to illustrate their life as they see through their cameras.

Colonial Psalm Book Auction

Colonial Psalm Book Auction
This April 2013 file photo provided by Sotheby's and taken in New York shows what the auction house describes as "the world’s most valuable book," the Bay Psalm Book, which is the first book ever printed in what is now the United States. Sotheby’s, offering it Tuesday evening, Nov. 26, 2013 with a presale estimate of $15 million to $30 million, says it could set an auction record for any printed book. The book was published in Cambridge, Mass., by the Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It came just 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

Mideast Palestinians Daily Life

Mideast Palestinians Daily Life
A Palestinian man rides a camel on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea during the sunset in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Key West Cuba Flights

Key West Cuba Flights
FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2006 file photo, Silvio Garcia, left, photographs family members Marta Lucia, left, David Garcia, center, and Esther Gamboa, right, at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Fla. More than two years after Key West was granted approval to begin operating flights to Cuba, not a single plane to the island has taken off. Key West and Cuba have a long and intertwined history

Mideast Israel Tree Climbing Lion

Mideast Israel Tree Climbing Lion
Salam, 5, an African lion, stands on the branches of a tree at the Ramt Gan safari near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Tree-climbing lions are relatively uncommon and are best known for their populations in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park and Tanzania's Lake Manyara national Park

ctresses Octavia Spencer and Paula Patton

ctresses Octavia Spencer and Paula Patton
Actresses Octavia Spencer and Paula Patton attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Press Conference at W Hollywood on November 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Press Conference

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Press Conference
Film Independent President Josh Welsh, right, and actors Octavia Spencer, left, and Paula Patton pose for photos after at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations press conference at The W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Spirit Awards will take place Saturday, March 1, 2014.

CINEMA-ECONOMY-CULTURE

CINEMA-ECONOMY-CULTURE
A picture taken on November 24, 2013 shows a general view of Playa de Santiago during the shooting of the film "In the heart of the sea" by US director Ron Howard, on the Spanish Canary island of La Gomera. With its outrigger canoes and sailing whaler anchored off the coast, a Hollywood blockbuster started shooting more than three months ago in the small port of Playa de Santiago, where the few bars and restaurants are now always full thanks to the production

SPAIN-US-CINEMA-ECONOMY-CULTURE

SPAIN-US-CINEMA-ECONOMY-CULTURE
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (R) poses with fans in Playa de Santiago, on the Spanish Canary island of La Gomera on November 23, 2013, during the shooting of the film "In the heart of the sea" by US director Ron Howard. With its outrigger canoes and sailing whaler anchored off the coast, a Hollywood blockbuster started shooting more than three months ago in the small port of Playa de Santiago, where the few bars and restaurants are now always full thanks to the production. A godsend, welcomed in this region of Spain battered by the crisis and an unemployment rate reaching 35.1%

SPAIN-US-CINEMA-ECONOMY-CULTURE

SPAIN-US-CINEMA-ECONOMY-CULTURE
A picture taken on November 23, 2013 shows the film crew working on a ship during the shooting of the film "In the heart of the sea" by US director Ron Howard near Playa de Santiago, on the Spanish Canary island of La Gomera. With its outrigger canoes and sailing whaler anchored off the coast, a Hollywood blockbuster started shooting more than three months ago in the small port of Playa de Santiago, where the few bars and restaurants are now always full thanks to the production. A godsend, welcomed in this region of Spain battered by the crisis and an unemployment rate reaching 35.1%.

BRITAIN CHARITY GALA

BRITAIN CHARITY GALA
US singer Taylor Swift arrives at Centrepoint's Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace in London, Britain, 26 November 2013. Prince William (unseen), Duke of Cambridge, is patron of Centrepoint, a charity organization in aid of young homeless people, and host of the Winter Whites Gala music event.

RUSSIA MISS INDEPENDENCE 2013

RUSSIA MISS INDEPENDENCE 2013
Women in wheelchair dance during the final of the Miss Independence 2013 beauty contest in Moscow, Russia, 26 November 2013. The beauty contest is organized to increase awareness of women with disabilities.

France Central African Republic

France Central African Republic
Displaced people who fled from rebels of the former Seleka coalition, regroup in a camp in Bossangoa, in the north of the Central African Republic Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. France has promised to send 1,000 troops to the near-anarchic Central African Republic, pledging Tuesday to help bring stability as human rights groups and United Nations officials warn that the seeds of genocide are being planted in the former French colony

Bahamas Haitian Migrants

Bahamas Haitian Migrants
This image taken from video made available by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a group of Haitian migrants sitting on the hull of a capsized sailboat near Staniel Cay, Bahamas, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Bahamian authorities have confirmed that at least 20 people died when the boat flipped over near Staniel Cay. Interviews with migrants suggest the toll could reach about 30 people. The overloaded sailboat apparently struck a reef and capsized near tiny Harvey Cay, west of Staniel Cay in the Exumas.

Vigilante Detained

Vigilante Detained
This 2009 family photo provided by Grisel Rodriguez shows Nestora Salgado, who has been detained since she was arrested Aug. 21, 2013 in the state of Guerrero, south of Mexico City, where she had been leading a vigilante group targeting police corruption and drug cartel violence. At right is her grandson, Cristian Rodriguez, who she was raising at the time the photo was taken.

SWITZERLAND ACCELERATOR MODERNIZATION

SWITZERLAND ACCELERATOR MODERNIZATION
General view of the modernized detector in the ALICE experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland, 26 November 2013. Polish researchers are taking part in the modernization of the complex accelerators. The LHC will start again for two years

UKRAINE-POLITICS-EU-OPPOSITION-DEMO

UKRAINE-POLITICS-EU-OPPOSITION-DEMO
A girl holds a placard reading "Ukraine-EU" on November 26, 2013 during a pro-European movement rally in the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk , on a third day of protests over the government's decision to scrap a key pact with the EU. The Ukrainian authorities admitted for the first time on November 26 that Moscow had asked Kiev to delay signing a pact with Brussels that would have opened the ex-Soviet state's path to EU membership.

US-TURKEYS-RAISED-ON-CALIFORNIA-FARM

US-TURKEYS-RAISED-ON-CALIFORNIA-FARM
With less than one week before Thanksgiving, turkeys roam at the Willie Bird Turkey Farm November 26, 2013 in Sonoma, California. An estimated forty six million turkeys are cooked and eaten during Thanksgiving meals in the United States.

US singer Taylor Swift

US singer Taylor Swift
US singer Taylor Swift (L) and US musician Jon Bon Jovi (R) pose for a picture during the Winter Whites Gala dinner in aid of youth homeless charity Centrepoint at Kensington Palace in London on November 26, 2013

Britain Royals Centrepoint

Britain Royals Centrepoint
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, right, sings with Taylor Swift, right, and Jon Bon Jovi at the Centrepoint Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace in London Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

Border Scuffle

Border Scuffle
In this Sunday Nov. 24, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol, border patrol agents respond to a crowd at the U.S.-Mexico border in the Tijuana River channel. Authorities say U.S. Border Patrol agents were hit with rocks and bottles Sunday as they tried to stop dozens of people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

FYROM FIRST SNOW

FYROM FIRST SNOW
A man walks during the first snow in the capitol Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 27 November 2013

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon attends the "Sparkle Louder" Launch Event at 18 9th Avenue on November 26, 2013 in New York Cit

Caitlin Fitzgerald , left, and Lizzy Caplan

Caitlin Fitzgerald , left, and Lizzy Caplan
Caitlin Fitzgerald , left, and Lizzy Caplan are seen at the premiere screening of MASTERS OF SEX, hosted by SHOWTiME and SONY PICTURES TELEVISION, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York.

MALAYSIA BASE JUMP

MALAYSIA BASE JUMP
Swedish BASE jumper Mikael Falt jumps from 300m high Kuala Lumpur (KL) Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 September 2013. More than 100 BASE jumpers take part in this extreme sport event, which enters its 13th year

MEXICO FASHION

MEXICO FASHION
A model wears a creation by Mexican designer Alejandro Clarin during the second day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 at Campo Marte in Mexico City, Mexico, 26 September 2013.

Brazilian actress Antonia

Brazilian actress Antonia
Brazilian actress Antonia Fontenelle poses for photos as she arrives for the premiere of the film "Amazonia" at the opening of the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Warehouse Fire Detroit

Warehouse Fire Detroit
Firefighters work to contain a fire at an abandoned building on the corner of Martin and Pittsburgh Roads on Detroit's west side on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The large, vacant building once housed a trucking company and a bread factory. It was on fire for much of Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported

LA Premiere of A.C.O.D. - Red Carpet

LA Premiere of A.C.O.D. - Red Carpet
Actress Virginia Madsen arrives on the red carpet at the premiere of the feature film "A.C.O.D." at The Landmark Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Actress Andie MacDowell

Actress Andie MacDowell
Actress Andie MacDowell poses at the Escada and W Magazine celebration of the Cool Earth Organization at the Escada Boutique on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Actress Sasha Alexander

Actress Sasha Alexander
Actress Sasha Alexander poses at the Escada and W Magazine celebration of the Cool Earth Organization at the Escada Boutique on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Actors Emily Osment (L) and Emmanuelle Chriqui

Actors Emily Osment (L) and Emmanuelle Chriqui
Actors Emily Osment (L) and Emmanuelle Chriqui attend the premiere of Crackle's new original digital series "Cleaners" held at the Cary Grant Theater on September 26, 2013 in Culver City, California.

Actors Missi Pyle

Actors Missi Pyle
Actors Missi Pyle attend the premiere of Crackle's new original digital series "Cleaners" held at the Cary Grant Theater on September 26, 2013 in Culver City, California

ctress Michelle Monaghan

ctress Michelle Monaghan
Actress Michelle Monaghan attends the premiere of Crackle's new original digital series "Cleaners" held at the Cary Grant Theater on September 26, 2013 in Culver City, California.

COLOMBIA PRISON CELEBRATIONS

COLOMBIA PRISON CELEBRATIONS
Prisoners participate during celebrations of the day of Virgin of Las Mercedes at El Buen Pastor, the main women penitentiary center in Colombia, located in Bogota, Colombia, 26 September 2013. Prisoners celebrate with music the day of the patron saint of imprisioned, a religious and cultural activity which helps in their social recovery. Tomorrow they will elect a queen of the festival.

COLOMBIA PRISON CELEBRATIONS

COLOMBIA PRISON CELEBRATIONS
Prisoners cheer during celebrations of the day of Virgin of Las Mercedes at El Buen Pastor, the main women penitentiary center in Colombia, located in Bogota, Colombia, 26 September 2013. Prisoners celebrate with music the day of the patron saint of imprisioned, a religious and cultural activity which helps in their social recovery. Tomorrow they will elect a queen of the festival.

MYANMAR-WORLD BANK-AID-ELECTRICITY

MYANMAR-WORLD BANK-AID-ELECTRICITY
A fishmonger uses battery-powered portable lamps as she waits for customers at a night market in Yangon on September 26, 2013. The World Bank approved on September 24 aid for a power plant project in Myanmar aimed at boosting electricity production in one of Asia's poorest countries

INDIA SELF DEFENCE

INDIA SELF DEFENCE
Indian women observe a self defense demonstration as part of a free training session at a college in Mumbai, India, 26 September 2013. The four men found guilty of the murder and gang-rape of a student in December 2012, which sparked widespread condemnation and protests across India, appeared at the Delhi High Court on 24 September to appeal their convictions and death sentences.

TV Elementary

TV Elementary
In this undated photo provided by CBS Entertainment, Holmes, played by Jonny Lee Miller, right, and Watson, played by Lucy Liu, film on location in London, for the second season premiere of Elementary. Perhaps it was elementary, after all. Detective drama "Elementary" is back for a second season, after silencing a chorus of skeptics by garnering critical praise and strong ratings in its first season. The show, which stars Jonny Lee Miller as a modern-day Holmes in New York, returns to CBS in the United States on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, further evidence of the inexhaustible appeal of Sherlock Holmes

BANGLADESH RANA PLAZA SURVIVOR

BANGLADESH RANA PLAZA SURVIVOR
Rehana, one of the survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse tries to walk with the arificial legs in the hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 September 2013. Reports state that 1,133 workers died and nearly 2,500 were rescued alive after the eight-story building Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories collapsed on 24 April 2013.

ITALY-MANAROLA

ITALY-MANAROLA
A worker carries a crate of grapes while walking on a small makeshift bridge made of wooden boards in a wine field in the village of Manarola in the "Cinque Terre" area on September 23, 2013. Wine picking is atypical due to the steep land, close to 50 degrees in some areas

Paris Fashion Balmain

Paris Fashion Balmain
A model wears a creation for Balmain ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

New York City Opera

New York City Opera
This Sept. 15, 2013 image released by the Booklyn Academy of Music shows, foreground from left, Sarah Coomes, Robert Brubaker and Sarah Joy Miller in a Scene from "Anna Nicole" composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House in the brooklyn borough of New York. New York City Opera says it likely will fail in its goal to raise $7 million by Monday, the deadline it set for suspending the bulk of its 2013-14 season.

Sudan

Sudan
A man on a donkey cart passes burned buses following rioting and unrest in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Sudanese authorities have deployed troops around vital installations and gas stations in Khartoum following days of deadly rioting over gas price hikes.

ITALY-GASTRONOMY-WINE-SEA

ITALY-GASTRONOMY-WINE-SEA
Pierluigi Lugano, an Abissi wine maker, lifts onto a boat a Primat, a bottle that contains 27 litres of sparkling wine brought to the surface on September 25, 2013 in Chiavari. Pierluigi Lugano is experimenting by storing his wine three to four years in the sea at a depth of 60 metres and some 3 kilometres offshore, where the water temperature remains constant under 6 bars of pressure with a slight deepwater current.

Britain Amy Winehouse Memorial

Britain Amy Winehouse Memorial
A doll of Amy Winehouse in a pop up shop selling limited edition merchandise in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, including exclusive Henry Hate artwork, in London, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011.

NINA RICCI-FEMEN-DEMO

NINA RICCI-FEMEN-DEMO
Activists of the feminist movement FEMEN protest on the catwalk as models present creations for Nina Ricci during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris

INDIA-ENTERTAINMENT-BOLLYWOOD

INDIA-ENTERTAINMENT-BOLLYWOOD
Activists of the feminist movement FEMEN protest on the catwalk as models present creations for Nina Ricci during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris.

FASHION-FRANCE-NINA RICCI-FEMEN-DEMO

FASHION-FRANCE-NINA RICCI-FEMEN-DEMO
Activists of the feminist movement FEMEN protest on the catwalk as models present creations for Nina Ricci during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris.

FASHION-PAKISTAN-FAIZA

FASHION-PAKISTAN-FAIZA
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Rizwan Beyg on the first day of Expo Pakistan 2013 fashion show in Karachi on September 26, 2013.

Miss Teen USA Extortion

Miss Teen USA Extortion
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2013, file photo provided by Miss Universe, Miss California Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf is crowned Miss Teen USA 2013. A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in an investigation into the hacking of webcams at the homes of Cassidy Wolf and other young women in an attempt to extort nude photographs and videos, the FBI said

Paris Fashion Lanvin

Paris Fashion Lanvin
Models present creations as part of Lanvin's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Paris.

FASHION-PAKISTAN-RIZWAN

FASHION-PAKISTAN-RIZWAN
A model presents a creation by Pakistani designer Rizwan Beyg on the first day of Expo Pakistan 2013 fashion show in Karachi on September 26, 2013

Drones Justice Department

Drones Justice Department
FILE - This Jan. 8, 2009 file photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department shows a small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

SPACE-SCIENCE-STAR-NEBULA-ARTEMIS

SPACE-SCIENCE-STAR-NEBULA-ARTEMIS
A handout photo released on September 23, 2013 by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) shows the star formation region NGC 6334, one of the first scientific images from the ArTeMiS instrument on APEX. The picture shows the glow detected at a wavelength of 0.35 millimetres coming from dense clouds of interstellar dust grains. The new observations from ArTeMiS show up in orange and have been superimposed on a view of the same region taken in near-infrared light by ESO’s VISTA telescope at Paranal.

NEW"-VINTAGE-CHEVROLETS

NEW"-VINTAGE-CHEVROLETS
A row of 1955 Chevrolets from the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership sit in a field on the Lambrecht family farm on September 26, 2013 in Pierce, Nebraska. The cars will be auctioned along with about 500 others from the Lambrecht dealership this weekend. When Ray Lambrecht, who ran the dealership with his wife Mildred for 50 years, would get in a new model year car he would put any unsold cars from the previous model year into storage along with any used car trade-ins that remained at the dealership for too long. These leftover cars along with dealership memorabilia will be sold at the auction. Many of his 500 cars being offered at the auction have never been titled and have less than 20 miles on them. An estimated 10 to 12 thousand car enthusiasts from around the world are expected in Pierce, a town with a population of 1,700, for the auction. Bidders from about a dozen countries have already started the bidding at Proxibid.com Scott

FASHION-FRANCE-OLYMPIA LE TAN

FASHION-FRANCE-OLYMPIA LE TAN
A model presents a creation by Olympia Le Tan during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris.

Spain San Sebastian Film Festival

Spain San Sebastian Film Festival
Australian actor, Hugh Jackman, right, recipient of the Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema, talks with fans after he arrives at an hotel, for the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Utah Daily Life

Utah Daily Life
Houses at Summit Park near the top of Parley's Canyon are dusted with snow Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Park City, Utah

NY Premiere Of Two Guns

NY Premiere Of Two Guns
Actress Paula Patton attends the premiere of "Two Guns" on Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York

Beyonce - Mrs Carter World Tour - Washington DC

Beyonce - Mrs Carter World Tour - Washington DC
Singer Beyonce performs during her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013", on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

US-ENVIRONMENT-OFFBEAT-SCIENCE-FILES

US-ENVIRONMENT-OFFBEAT-SCIENCE-FILES
Photo dated December 19, 2008 shows Hannah the Mermaid in the Mermaid Lagoon exhibit at Sydney Aquarium. The United States government on July 3, 2012 has assured citizens that much like zombies, mermaids probably do not exist. "Mermaids -- those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea -- are legendary sea creatures," read one online statement from the National Ocean Service (NOS), generally charged with responding to "climate change and natural hazards such as hurricanes and tsunamis. "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found," the post added. The NOS reportedly received letters inquiring about the existence of the sea maidens after the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet network broadcast "Mermaids: The Body Found" in May.

Travel Trip Bulgaria

Travel Trip Bulgaria
This July 15, 2011 photo shows a woman selling honey at a roadside stand in Bulgaria. A visit to Bulgaria can alternately feel like taking like a step back in time and witnessing a society that has modernized at warp speed. Mules and Ferraris share the freeways. Near a store selling Prada and Versace clothes, old women peddle handmade crocheted doilies and embroidered tablecloths. Dilapidated Soviet-style apartment buildings teem with people, as does a sparkling new shopping mall

JAPAN-ECONOMY-INFLATION

JAPAN-ECONOMY-INFLATION
People wait for their turn in line to buy bread from a street vendor in Tokyo on August 30, 2013. Japan's consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in more than four years in July, pushed up largely by higher energy costs, data showed

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump
TV personality Lisa Vanderpump arrives to Genlux Magazine's Issue Release party featuring Erika Christensen at The Sofitel Hotel on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Nabilla Benattia

Nabilla Benattia
TV personality/model Nabilla Benattia arrives to Genlux Magazine's Issue Release party featuring Erika Christensen at The Sofitel Hotel on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

Nabilla Benattia

Nabilla Benattia
AUGUST 29: TV personality/model Nabilla Benattia arrives to Genlux Magazine's Issue Release party featuring Erika Christensen at The Sofitel Hotel on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Erika Christensen

Actress Erika Christensen
Actress Erika Christensen arrives to Genlux Magazine's Issue Release party featuring Erika Christensen at The Sofitel Hotel on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Elle Evans

Elle Evans
AUGUST 29: Actress/model Elle Evans arrives to Genlux Magazine's Issue Release party featuring Erika Christensen at The Sofitel Hotel on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
New Afghan Army recruits stand in formation during a graduation ceremony at the Afghan National Army base on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

CHINA HONG KONG ENDANGERED SEAHORSES

CHINA HONG KONG ENDANGERED SEAHORSES
Dried seahorses are seen in a Chinese medicine shop in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China, 29 August 2013. Apart from their use as a supposed aphrodisiac and cure for male impotence, the seahorse is commonly found in traditional Chinese medicine as an unproven cure for kidney problems, memory loss, inflammation, antenatal ailments, arthritis and breast cancer. Due to the massive growth and industrialisation of China, coupled with modern fishing techniques, dried seahorses are now widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies right across China, including Hong Kong. This has led to a depletion of sea horses from China’s territorial waters, which in turn has meant that the species is now mostly imported to China from Vietnam, the Philippines, India and Africa. Scientists estimate that tens of millions of seahorses are killed each year for Chinese aphrodisiacs, and also warn that unless the species gains protection at international level, the seahorse looks set to head towards extinction. Attempts to commercially farm seahorses have so far proved unsuccessful.

Afghanistan Daily Life

Afghanistan Daily Life
An Afghan elderly man rests on his pushcart as he waits for customers in Kandahar, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug, 29, 2013.

JAPAN AGRICULTURE

JAPAN AGRICULTURE
A Japanese farmer carries bundles of rice straw home after harvest in her rice field 80 kilometers east of Tokyo in Isumi city, Chiba prefecture, Japan, 29 August 2013. Unseasonably hot and dry weather caused a reduced production of rice this year, according to local farmers who are concerned about the future of Japanese agricultural following the government's announcement to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks that concluded last month

INDIA ECONOMY

INDIA ECONOMY
A man displays worn Indian rupee bank notes at a market in Bhopal, India, 29 August 2013. The Indian rupee traded at around 67.69 against the US Dollar the same day. Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is expected to give a statement in Parliament on 30 August regarding the economic condition in India. One of the main reasons for the continuing slide of the Indian rupee is the fear of rising oil prices as a result of concerns of possible military action against Syria.

Actress Fumi Nikado

Actress Fumi Nikado
Actress Fumi Nikado arrives for the screening of the movie 'Why Don't You Play In Hell' the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival held from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Japanese actress Megumi Kagurazaka

Japanese actress Megumi Kagurazaka
Japanese actress Megumi Kagurazaka poses during a photocall for the movie 'Jigoku de naze warui (Why don't you play in hell)', by Japanese director Sion Sono, presented at the Orizzonti section at the 70th annual Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, 29 August 2013. The festival runs from 28 August to 07 September.

Japanese actress Fumi Nikaido

Japanese actress Fumi Nikaido
Japanese actress Fumi Nikaido poses during a photocall for the movie 'Jigoku de naze warui (Why don't you play in hell)', by Japanese director Sion Sono, presented at the Orizzonti section at the 70th annual Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, 29 August 2013. The festival runs from 28 August to 07 September

Germany Pumpkins Sculptures

Germany Pumpkins Sculptures
Christine Bollinger designs a Nemo fish sculpture with pumpkins during the preparations for the autumn exhibition 'Glowing pumpkins ocean' (Leuchtender Ozean) at the horticultural exhibition 'ega' in Erfurt, central Germany, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Gardeners create different sculptures with more than 20.000 pumpkins. The exhibition starts on Sept. 1, 2013 and lasts until Oct. 31, 2013.

India Gold Markets

India Gold Markets
An Indian goldsmith makes jewelry in Gauhati, India,Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Gold prices were a tad softer Thursday after racing up to three-month highs on the back of worries over Syria. Gold often garners support through its status as a safe investment at a time of geopolitical uncertainty. India's rupee, already under pressure from the country's deteriorating economic and financial situation, closed at 66.55 against the dollar Thursday after a record low of 68.85 per dollar on Wednesday.

INDONESIA-BANK-RATE

INDONESIA-BANK-RATE
This picture taken in Jakarta on August 28 shows an Indonesian clerk holding a stack of USD 100 notes at a money changer office in Jakarta. Indonesia's central bank hiked interest rates for the third time in three month on August 28, at an unscheduled meeting after a plunge in the rupiah and stocks.

Mideast Lebanon

Mideast Lebanon
A Lebanese shepherd looks after his cattle at the Lebanese Israeli border in the southern village of Wazzani, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. There are concerns that U.S. military action in Syria would trigger cross border retaliation by the Lebanese militant Hezbollah against U.S. ally Israel.

YEMEN ARMY RECRUITS

YEMEN ARMY RECRUITS
Young Yemeni applicants queue to undergo a medical check-up before being called up to the Yemeni army at a military academy in Sana’a, Yemen, 29 August 2013. More than 27,000 participants are attending a medical and fitness check-up for the total of 2000 entry level posts.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Switzerland Pillow Fight

UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-CRISIS-ART

UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-CRISIS-ART
Artist Olga Oleynik, 25, poses for a photograph in her "anti-cafe" in Kiev on March 26, 2014, where her painting of a "naked" Viktor Yanukovych is exposed. First he was stripped of his presidency, then his lavish mansion and opulent tastes were laid bare, and now ousted Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych has been exposed even further, in an infamous nude painting on display in central Kiev. A burly and grim Yanukovych slouches in an unflattering position, with no detail left to the imagination, in the painting called "The Naked King" which swept to accidental fame during the revolution that forced him to flee the country in February.

Britain Henri Matisse Exhibition

Britain Henri Matisse Exhibition
Sophie Matisse, the great-granddaughter of Henri Matisse, stands alongside his work 'Blue Nude III 1952' at The Tate Modern in London, Monday, April 14, 2014. The artworks are part of the 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' exhibition that runs at the gallery from April 17 until Sept. 7, 2014

US-CHINA DANCE-RED DRESS

US-CHINA DANCE-RED DRESS
Dancers with the China Ningbo Performance & Arts Group perform a scene from “The Red Dress” during a dress rehearsal before opening night March 6, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center. The show which runs March 6 – 9 is the first time is has been performed in a major city outside of Asia.

COLOMBIA-PLASTIC-SURGERY-TOURISM

COLOMBIA-PLASTIC-SURGERY-TOURISM
Colombian plastic surgeon Lina Triana holds one of the prothesis to be implanted to Angie Astudillo in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on October 24, 2013. The city of Cali has become one of the favorite destinations for men and women from different countries who seek low cost cosmetic surgery performed with professionalism and experience.

JAPAN-AUTO-SHOW

JAPAN-AUTO-SHOW
People admire Kawasaki Heavy Industries' concept model of a stylish electric trike "J", which can be changed form of the vehicle for sporty or comfort riding style at a press preview at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on November 21, 2013. The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, which runs until December 1, features 177 exhibitors including parts suppliers from a dozen countries

Kenya Wildlife

Kenya Wildlife
Wildebeest walk in line toward the Mara River, in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Only months after their annual migration south to Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, thousands of wildebeest have been spotted back in the Maasai Mara, a rare occurrence which wildlife officials have said may be the result of drought and insufficient pastureland in Tanzania.

Music-Grammy Awards

Music-Grammy Awards
In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on the runway during the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York. Swift was among the top nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards announced Friday night, Dec. 6, 2013

Russia Travel Trip Sochi

Russia Travel Trip Sochi
In this May 19, 2011, file photo, an old Soviet style statue, right, is display over the sea port in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape from a dream. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea itself is seriously cold; turn away from the palms and the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus Mountains rise nearby.

DARUL HANA

DARUL HANA
Kawasan perkampungan di pinggiran Sungai Sarawak bakal dibangunkan dan diberi nama Darul Hana pada majlis pelancaran projek pembangunan Darul Hana oleh Ketua Menteri Sarawak Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud di Dewan Undangan Negeri di sini, hari ini. Kawasan yang terlibat dengan pembangunan Darul Hana akan dijadikan sebuah kampung moden yang lengkap dengan pangsapuri, pusat komersil, institusi kesihatan dan pendidikan serta pusat penyebaran dan pengembangan agama dan budaya.

USA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS

USA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS
A handhout image provided by Titan Aerospace/Google on 15 April 2014 shows a solar-powered Titan Aerospace drone. Technology giant Google fired a salvo 15 April against Facebook in their duel to providing internet service from the air to less-developed regions of the world, saying it has acquired Titan Aerospace, according to The Wall Street Journal. Titan's drones are reportedly able to remain aloft at an altitude of 19,000 metres for five years, using solar power. The drone looks like a glider and has a wingspan of 50 metres, according to photos published 15 April. The technology is expected to be ready by 2015.

SPACE-HUBBLE-BLUE TADPOLE

SPACE-HUBBLE-BLUE TADPOLE
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image released April 14, 2014 shows what appears to be a bright blue tadpole swimming through the blackness of space. Known as IRAS 20324+4057, but dubbed "the Tadpole," this clump of gas and dust has given birth to a bright, "protostar," one of the earliest steps in building a star. There are actually multiple protostars within this tadpole's 'head," but the glowing yellow one in this image is the most luminous and massive. When this protostar has gathered together enough mass from its surroundings, it will eventually emerge as a fully-fledged young star. The intense blue glow is caused by nearby stars firing ultraviolet radiation at IRAS 20324+4057, which also sculpts its tail into a long, wiggly shape. In total, this clump spans roughly a light-year from head to tail-tip, and contains gas weighing almost four times the mass of the sun.

BRITAIN-HISTORY-VIKINGS

BRITAIN-HISTORY-VIKINGS
People dressed as a 'Viking warrior-crew' sail along the River Thames near the Houses of Parliament in central London on April 15, 2014. The crew sailed in a replica Viking boat to mark the forthcoming live broadcast to just under 400 cinemas across Britain of Vikings Live from the British Museum at 19:00hrs BST (1800hrs GMT) on April 24, 2014

Switzerland Pillow Fight

Switzerland Pillow Fight
Young people amuse themselves taking part in a pillow fight during the pillow fight day in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Approximately 100 people took part in Lausanne

INDIA-RELIGION-HINDU

INDIA-RELIGION-HINDU
Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers during the Chaiti Chhath festival in Siliguri on April 5, 2014. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun in the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river.

UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-CRISIS

UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-CRISIS
Armed people move on the few APC with Donetsk region flag in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on April 16, 2014. Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

JORDAN-SYRIA-CONFLICT-REFUGEES

JORDAN-SYRIA-CONFLICT-REFUGEES
Syrian refugees boys push a wheelbarrow along a road in the Zaatari refugee camp, a seven-square-kilometre (2.8-square-mile) camp that is home to more than 100,000 refugees, on April 15, 2014, some 10 days after riots killed one refugee and left dozens, mainly policemen, injured. The kingdom which neighbours Syria along its northern borders is hosting more than 500,000 Syrian refugees.

INDONESIA ELECTIONS

INDONESIA ELECTIONS
Indonesian Baduy tribe women wait for their turn to cast their ballots during the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kanekes village, Lebak, Banten province, Indonesia, 09 April 2014. Polls opened on 09 April in Indonesia's parliamentary elections amid expectations of an opposition victory. Twelve national political parties and three local parties in Aceh province are contesting the elections, the fourth since Indonesia embraced democracy following the fall of dictator Suharto in 1998.

SUDAN-UNREST

SUDAN-UNREST
Fishermen gather on the banks of the Sobat river in Nasir on April 14, 2014. Conflict in South Sudan has triggered a serious risk of famine that will kill up to 50,000 children within months if immediate action is not taken, the UN has warned. The African country has experienced high levels of malnutrition since it gained independence in 2011, UNICEF said, and conditions have worsened since ethnic conflict broke out between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and supporters of his former deputy Riek Machar

Germany Spider Man

Germany Spider Man
US actress Emma Stone arrives for the German premiere of the movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Belgium Daily Life

Belgium Daily Life
Thousands of Bluebells bloom in a forest near Halle, south of Brussels, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Bluebells are particularly associated with ancient woodland where it may dominate the understorey to produce carpets of violet–blue flowers.

10ThingstoSee-Sports

10ThingstoSee-Sports
10ThingstoSeeSports - North Korean spectators watch from the stands of Kim Il Sung Stadium as runners line up at the start of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The annual race, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer run, was open to foreign tourists for the first time this year.

CHINA-ECONOMY-GDP

CHINA-ECONOMY-GDP
This picture taken on April 15, 2014 shows people controlling drones to spray pesticides on a farm in Bozhou, central China's Anhui province. China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, the government said Wednesday, marking a further slowing in the world's second-largest economy.

Auto Show-Mustang 50th

Auto Show-Mustang 50th
This 1964 file photo shows the 1965 Ford Mustang, introduced in April 1964 and billed as a "low-priced, four-passenger sports car." Ford will announce a limited edition 50th Anniversary Mustang on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Only 1,964 cars will be built

SEASON-6-TOP-12-RED-CARPET-EVENT

SEASON-6-TOP-12-RED-CARPET-EVENT
APRIL 15: (L-R) Christina Grimmie, Delvin Choice and Kat Perkins arrive at NBC's "The Voice" Season 6 Top 12 Red Carpet Event at Universal CityWalk on April 15, 2014 in Universal City, California.

South Korea Ship Sinking

South Korea Ship Sinking
South Korean coast guard officers and rescue team members try to rescue passengers from the ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast

Pets-Prosthetic

Pets-Prosthetic
In this August 26, 2011photo provided by OrthoPets, shows Veterinarian Christie Pace playing with Naki’o, a red heeler mix breed, the first dog to receive four prosthetic limbs at Denver, Colo. Naki’o was found in the cellar of a Nebraska foreclosed home with all four legs and its tail frozen in puddles of water-turned-ice. What frostbite didn’t do, a surgeon did, amputating all four legs and giving him four prosthetics.

Auto Show Chevrolet

Auto Show Chevrolet
Members of the media surround the Chevrolet 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible at the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in New York

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary
A woman greets Paul Norden, right, as he and his brother, J.P. Norden, left, walk with a group of family and friends down Boylston Street toward the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The brothers, each of whom lost his right leg in the 2013 Marathon bombings, traveled the 26.2 miles of the marathon route Tuesday as a fundraiser. They face a lifetime of expenses for the prostheses that have replaced their legs

South Korea Ship Sinking

South Korea Ship Sinking
South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities.

CHINA-CULTURE-DAI-NEW YEAR

CHINA-CULTURE-DAI-NEW YEAR
This picture taken on April 15, 2014 shows people taking part in the annual water festival to celebrate the new year of the Dai ethnic group in Jinghong, southwest China's Yunnan province. A series of celebrations kick off on April 13 to welcome the coming year of 1376 in the Dai ethnic group calendar, with people dancing and parading on the streets of Jinghong municipality in China's Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture.

SKOREA-ACCIDENT-BOAT

SKOREA-ACCIDENT-BOAT
This image taken at sea some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014 shows a helicopter rescuing some of the 476 passengers and crew aboard a South Korean ferry sinking on its way to Jeju island from Incheon. South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank on April 16 off the southern coast.

CHINA-HEALTH-OBESITY

CHINA-HEALTH-OBESITY
This picture taken on April 14, 2014 shows Sun Liang lying on his hospital bed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Rizhao People's Hospital in Rizhao, east China's Shandong province. Sun Liang, 22 year-old, weighing more than 300 kilogramme currently, has been unable to walk since early this year and entered hospital for treatment after suffering from physical disfunctions caused by obesity in April, local media reported.

model Ankita

model Ankita

model Ankita Shorey

model Ankita Shorey
Indian actress and model Ankita Shorey poses during the launch of a gym in Mumbai on April 15, 2014

Australia Britain Royals

Australia Britain Royals
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George arrive in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George

The Week That Was From Latin America Photo Gallery

The Week That Was From Latin America Photo Gallery
In this Monday, April 7, 2014 cell phone image provided by local station, Radio San Jose de Alcudia and downloaded from its Facebook page, a herd of cattle carcasses lay under a tree on a ranch in Rio Bueno, Chile. Ranchers in southern Chile say a series of lightning strikes spawned by storms has killed more than 60 of their dairy cows.

Italy-Furniture Show

Italy-Furniture Show
In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 file photo, outside furniture by Dutch design factory Mal is displayed at the Milan Design Fair, in Milan, Italy. The sprawling Milan Furniture Show, which closes Sunday, April 13, 2014, is the largest and most prestigious in the world, capitalizing on Italian excellence in furniture design and craftsmanship. The weeklong happening, which spills out into Milan venues with numerous side events, is also increasingly the launching pad for high-level collaborations among the fashion, architecture, technological and design worlds.

actress Victoria Justice

actress Victoria Justice
US actress Victoria Justice arrives for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public.

Barbadian singer Rihanna

Barbadian singer Rihanna
Barbadian singer Rihanna arrives for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public

CHILE-VALPARAISO-FIRE

CHILE-VALPARAISO-FIRE
A helicopter works after some fire focuses reactivated, in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. More than 10,000 people were evacuated as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that --on the eve-- tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 11 people dead. The fire, which started in woodland Saturday, gutted 500 homes as flames advanced on the city of 270,000, famed for its UNESCO-listed center with cobblestone streets and brightly painted wooden homes

actress Jessica Alba

actress Jessica Alba
US actress Jessica Alba arrives for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public.

Actress Holland Roden

Actress Holland Roden
Actress Holland Roden arrives on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2014.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is seen watching Lana Del Rey perform at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey performs at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

NEPAL NEW YEAR WORSHIP

NEPAL NEW YEAR WORSHIP
A Nepalese devotee takes a holy bath during the first day of the Nepali New Year at Sapnatirtha temple in Tokha village, north of the Kathmandu valley, Nepal, 14 April 2014. On the occasion of the Nepali New Year thousands of Nepalese flock the Sapnatirtha temple to take a holy bath for a fresh start in the New Year, which is believed to protect from all diseases

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley
Television personality Jenni 'JWoww' Farley arrives on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2014.

Model Chrissy Teigen

Model Chrissy Teigen
Model Chrissy Teigen arrives on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2014.

Mayra Veronica

Mayra Veronica

Actress Mayra Veronica

Actress Mayra Veronica
Model and actress Mayra Veronica arrives on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2014.

Kat Graham (L) and her fiance Cottrell Guidry

Kat Graham (L) and her fiance Cottrell Guidry
Swiss-born US actress Kat Graham (L) and her fiance Cottrell Guidry (R) arrive for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public.

singer Ellie Goulding

singer Ellie Goulding
British singer Ellie Goulding arrives for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public.

actress Kat Graham

actress Kat Graham
Swiss-born US actress Kat Graham poses in the photo room at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public.

PAKISTAN SOUTH KOREA DIPLOMACY

PAKISTAN SOUTH KOREA DIPLOMACY
A handout picture made available by the South Korean Prime Minister's Office on 14 April 2014 shows South Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won (C) greeted by Pakistani officials and children upon his arrival at an airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 April 2014

Actress Zendaya

Actress Zendaya
Actress Zendaya arrives on the carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, on April 13, 2014.

Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat arrives on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2014

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Show

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Show
Ellen Page presents a clip from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on stage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

S actor Channing Tatum

S actor Channing Tatum
US actor Channing Tatum (L) and wife US actress Jenna Dewan pose with his Trailblazer MTV Movie Award for his performance in 'Magic Mike' in the press room at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 April 2014. The movies are nominated by producers and executives from MTV and the winners are chosen on-line by the general public.

Gina Lomeli

Gina Lomeli
Gina Lomeli of San Diego, Calif. takes a turn on the hula hoop on the Empire Polo Field during the third day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

2014 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3

2014 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3
Coachella festivalgoers Justin Gibbs and Olivia Hansen of Los Angeles relax on the Empire Polo Field during the third day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

Rapper Eminem (L) and singer Rihanna

Rapper Eminem (L) and singer Rihanna
APRIL 13: Rapper Eminem (L) and singer Rihanna perform onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman

Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman
Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman arrive on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2014

CHILE-VALPARAISO-FIRE

CHILE-VALPARAISO-FIRE
Firefighters work in the area the fire reactivated in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. More than 10,000 people were evacuated as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that --on the eve-- tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 11 people dead. The fire, which started in woodland Saturday, gutted 500 homes as flames advanced on the city of 270,000, famed for its UNESCO-listed center with cobblestone streets and brightly painted wooden homes.

Guatemala Palm Sunday

Guatemala Palm Sunday
Members of the brotherhood of the Church of Saint Joseph try to steady the statue of Jesus on the platform after it became unsteady during the Palm Sunday procession in Guatemala City, Sunday April 13, 2013.

US-2014-MTV-MOVIE-AWARDS---SHOW

US-2014-MTV-MOVIE-AWARDS---SHOW
APRIL 13: (L-R) Actress Leslie Mann, actress Cameron Diaz, actress-singer Nicki Minaj, and actress-model Kate Upton speak onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Shailene Woodle

Actress Shailene Woodle
Shailene Woodley poses in press room with her award for favorite character for "Divergent" at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

China Daily Life

China Daily Life
In this Sunday April 6, 2014 photo, tourists visit rapeseed field to see the blossoms in spring at Qianduo rapeseed field in Taizhou city, in eastern China's Jiangsu province

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes
Dutch top model Doutzen Kroes poses as she arrives at the Bjorn Borg autumn/winter collection fashion show in Amsterdam on January 22, 2014

Barbie dolls

Barbie dolls
Exhbit designer Wouter van der Tol prepares Barbie dolls for an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of Barbie in The Netherlands at Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, the Museum of Bags and Purses, in Amsterdam, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. Fifty dolls are on display till May 4, together with 1500 bags and purses, part of the museum's total collection of 4500 bags and purses

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Kimberly Schlapman, and from left, Philip Sweet, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of the musical group Little Big Town, arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas,

Shakira

Shakira
Shakira arrives at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon arrives at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon, left, and Jewel arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas

Kellie Pickle

Kellie Pickle
Kellie Pickler arrives at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals
Kimberly Schlapman, and from left, Philip Sweet, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of the musical group Little Big Town, arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Shawna Thompson

Shawna Thompson
Shawna Thompson, left, and Keifer Thompson, of the musical group Thompson Square, arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Keifer Thompson, of the musical group Thompson Square

Keifer Thompson, of the musical group Thompson Square
Fourth from right, Shawna Thompson and second from right, Keifer Thompson, of the musical group Thompson Square with the musical group Blues Traveler arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas

Catherine (L), carrying baby Prince George,

Catherine (L), carrying baby Prince George,
Britain's Prince William (2nd R) and his wife Catherine (L), carrying baby Prince George, arrive at the international airport in Wellington on April 7, 2014. William, Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.

stands naked with her wrists chained to a gate

stands naked with her wrists chained to a gate
Feb. 26, 2014 photo, a woman from the Bastardxs movement, a women's rights group, stands naked with her wrists chained to a gate, photographed through a gate, to protest machismo as pedestrians look on and take pictures in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The protester said she was demonstrating against physical and psychological violence against women.

the Tungurahua volcano spews

the Tungurahua volcano spews
April 4, 2014 photo, the Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash as seen from Ambato, Ecuador. The volcano spewed a miles high column of ash after a powerful explosion that shot pyroclastic material onto its northern and northwestern flanks

two stunt riders race around the arena

two stunt riders race around the arena
March 21, 2014 photo, two stunt riders race around the arena on a horse, between rodeo competitions, part of the Boyeros Cattlemen's International Fair in Havana, Cuba. Participants competing in the events came mostly from Cuba but also Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama

 

Paraguay's National Farmers Federation

Paraguay's National Farmers Federation
In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, members of Paraguay's National Farmers Federation shout slogans as they march during a general strike, the first in 20 years, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Workers, farmers, teachers and students united seeking a variety of demands from the Horacio Cartes government that include price control for basic foods, free, quality education, a raise in minimum wage, agrarian reform and an end to violence against small farmers

man pets a cat while watching military

man pets a cat while watching military
March 25, 2014 photo, a man pets a cat while watching military police officers patrol during an operation in the Mare slum complex, ahead of its "pacification," in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Elite federal police and army troops will be sent to the city to help quell a wave of violence in so-called "pacified" slums.

food and drink

food and drink
March 12, 2014 photo, an offering of food and drink sits during a ceremony on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico. Every year on March 12, residents make their way to the volcano to celebrate the day of Don Gregorio Chino Popocatepetl, as the volcano is known to them, with food, music, dance and fireworks. They bring grapes, corn, watermelon, chicken and tequila hoping to appease “Don Goyo,” as they call the mountain, from the Nahuatl language.

federal police parade white elephant dolls

federal police parade white elephant dolls
March 12, 2014 photo, federal police parade white elephant dolls symbolizing public waste as they demand higher salaries and better career opportunities in Brasilia, Brazil. The police are threatening to go on strike during the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament if their demands are not met

the Beija Flor samba schoo

the Beija Flor samba schoo
In this Monday, March 3, 2014 photo, performers from the Beija Flor samba school parade on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

street vendor Eduardo who sells snacks

street vendor Eduardo who sells snacks
In this Saturday, March 15, 2014 photo, street vendor Eduardo who sells snacks to beach goers strikes a pose in costume on the shore of La Herradura beach in Lima, Peru. Some street vendors in Lima will dress to achieve a voluptuous body type using balloons and banter with potential customers to attract attention, in hopes of increasing their sales.

Children pose with a life-size cardboard cutout

Children pose with a life-size cardboard cutout
In this Saturday, March 8, 2014 photo, children pose with a life-size cardboard cutout of Venezuela's former President Hugo Chavez while waiting for the arrival of President Nicolas Maduro in Bolivar Square for a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela. This week marked the one year anniversary of Chavez's death.

demonstrators roll a water pipe

demonstrators roll a water pipe
In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 photo, demonstrators roll a water pipe in an attempt to block a highway during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Venezuela. Anti-government protesters rallied and tried to block a highway to demand an end to the government crackdown on protests and the release of those jailed in recent weeks.

character from the movie Avatar

character from the movie Avatar
Saturday, March 1, 2014 photo, a reveler dressed as a character from the movie Avatar poses for a photo at the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.

the 10th annual Buenos Aires Tattoo Show

the 10th annual Buenos Aires Tattoo Show
March 7, 2014 photo, Victor Peralta poses for a picture during the 10th annual Buenos Aires Tattoo Show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Tattoo Show is one of the largest events in Latin America dedicated to art.

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