Saturday, 26 April 2014

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KENYA TRAIN CRASH

KENYA TRAIN CRASH
People grow frustrated at the slow pace of rescue operation as they gather next to an overturned freight train that crashed into homes built along the railway track in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, 22 December 2013. A freight train heading to Uganda derailed and crashed into homes as it was passing through one of the biggest slums in Africa, injuring several people. Several people are feared trapped underneath the wreckage, the Kenya Red Cross says. Workers are trying to straighten the railway track to make a way for a heavy machinery to come and haul an overturned train cars

Central African Republic Unrest

Central African Republic Unrest
Residents keep an eye on a distant stand-off between French soldiers and angry protestors, as they cross a street in Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Several dozen Muslim supporters of the Seleka rebel coalition group, burned tyres and blocked a road Sunday, calling for the departure of French troops.

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PERU-THEME-LOVE
Tourists visit a statute called “The Kiss” at a park on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean skirting the Peruvian capital, Lima, on January 29, 2014. The statue depicting a couple kissing on the floor, a landmark in the city, is a creation of Peruvian modern sculptor Victor Delfin, was unveiled on February 14, Valentine’s Day of 1993.

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PERU-THEME-LOVE
Couples holding hands visit a statute called “The Kiss”, at a park on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean skirting the Peruvian capital, Lima, on January 29, 2014. The statue depicting a couple kissing on the floor, a landmark in the city, is a creation of Peruvian modern sculptor Victor Delfin, was unveiled on February 14, Valentine’s Day of 1993

Singapore Chinese New Year

Singapore Chinese New Year
Divers carry a man-made dragon, as part of Chinese New Year dragon blessings to wish all their guests boundless energy in the Year of the Horse, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the South East Asia Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. Local Chinese will celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar, which begins on Jan. 31.

City Ballet Art Installation

City Ballet Art Installation
A Patron of the New York City Ballet walks along a massive photograph on linoleum flooring featuring over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in New York. The work of French-born artist JR, winner of the 2011 TED Prize and known for his large-scale photography projects, was made by staging a photo shoot of the artists lying down pushing and pulling on a white crinkled paper. It’ll remain in place through March 2.

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ITALY-AUTO-BUSINESS-EARNINGS-DIVIDEND-FIAT
JANUARY 28: A Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Blackhawk helicopter flies near MetLife Stadium ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII on January 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Helicopters flown by "air interdiction agents" from the CBP's Office of Air and Marine (OAM), are providing air support for Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
This undated image made available by the journal Nature shows a mouse embryo formed with specially-treated cells from a newborn mouse that had been transformed into stem cells. Researchers in Boston and Japan say they created stem cells from various tissues of newborn mice. If the same technique works for humans, it may provide a new way to grow tissue for treating illnesses like diabetes and Parkinson's disease. The report was published online on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in the journal Nature.

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INDIA-WEATHER-WINTER-RESCUE
In this handout photograph taken and released by the Indian Air Force on January 29, 2014, stranded civilians are rescued in a helicopter airlift following snow and cold weather conditions in remote villages in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir. Some 203 civilians were rescued in ten sorties flown in an Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter in the remote Himalayan region.

GERMANY BUSINESS TOY FAIR

GERMANY BUSINESS TOY FAIR
A steam locomotive of German company KM1 Modellbau is displayed at the 65th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, 29 January 2014. The world's largest Toy Fair runs from 29 January to 03 February.

ROMANIA WEATHER HEAVY WINTER

ROMANIA WEATHER HEAVY WINTER
A municipality snow cleaning machine tries to clear a narrow street full of blocked cars, in Bucharest, Romania, 29 January 2014. A second series of snowfalls, blizzards and low temperatures have stroke southern and south eastern Romania starting with this morning; seven counties have declared weather red alert, two highways have been closed, 192 trains were cancelled and schools are closed for two days in affected areas.

Norway Fire

Norway Fire
In this photo taken from a helicopter, a major fire burns across open land Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014, in the county of Soer-Troendelag on the north western coast of Norway. This is the third major fire to hit Norway over the last few days, with people in the area being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Great Lakes Asian Carp

Great Lakes Asian Carp
In this June 13, 2012 file photo, Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, according to a scientific analysis released Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

South Sudan Displaced

South Sudan Displaced
In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, displaced South Sudanese women queue for water at the United Nations base where they have sought shelter in Malakal, South Sudan. South Sudanese who have sought safety at a United Nations base in an area that has suffered some of the country’s worst violence since mid-December feel it is too dangerous to return to their homes, despite a truce between the warring factions, highlighting the danger of renewed violence as both sides trade blame for sporadic violations of a ceasefire agreement signed last week in neighboring Ethiopia

Winter Weather Alabama

Winter Weather Alabama
Traffic is at a standstill on Interstate 65 northbound as officials work to clear abandoned vehicles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Hoover, Ala. Overnight, the South saw fatal crashes and hundreds of fender-benders. Jackknifed 18-wheelers littered Interstate 65 in central Alabama. Ice shut down bridges on Florida's panhandle and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, one of the world's longest spans, in Louisiana. Some commuters pleaded for help via cellphones while still holed up in their cars, while others trudged miles home, abandoning their vehicles outright.

Britian Weather

Britian Weather
A man walks beside the River Tone seen from Windmill Hill, near Burrowbridge, south western England, as flooding persists on the Somerset Levels, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Farmers, politicians and church leaders are demanding the Government takes immediate action to alleviate the flooding that has left a trail of devastation on the Somerset Levels as further heavy rain is forecast for the area over the next few days.

Avalanches Cut Off City

Avalanches Cut Off City
A photo released Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014, by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and made on Jan. 25, 2014, shows road crews beginning the job of clearing the closed Richardson Highway, near Valdez, Alaska. At least a dozen avalanches dumped snow on sections of the roadway Friday along 27 miles of the highway, the only road access to the city at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

Snake Stench

Snake Stench
A television cameraman records snakes brought out of a house in Santa Ana on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2014. A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked ceiling to floor inside his stench-filled home.

CORRECTION TV Miley Cyrus

CORRECTION TV Miley Cyrus
In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 photo provided by MTV, Miley Cyrus performs with Madonna during the taping of "Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The 21-year-old pop star and the 55-year-old Queen of Pop grinded and grabbed each other as they performed Cyrus' hit "We Can't Stop" and Madonna's 2000 track "Don't Tell Me." The MTV special that closes with the duet is set to air Wednesday

Super Bowl-Rock of Ages

Super Bowl-Rock of Ages
This undated publicity photo released by the Vivacity Media Group shows Joey Calveri, center, as “Stacee Jaxx” in a scene from “Rock of Ages," in New York. The cast of the Broadway show will be part of the televised pregame entertainment before Sunday’s Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014.

MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT

MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT
This picture taken in Jakarta on January 29, 2014 shows Miss Indonesia 2014 Elvira Devinamira (C) from East Java being crowned by Miss Indonesia 2013 Wulandari Herman (R) and Miss Universe Maria Gabriela Isler (L) during a grand final of the Miss Indonesia 2014 beauty contest in Jakarta. Elvira Devinamira of East Java was crowned as Miss Indonesia 2014 and will compete in Miss Universe 2014.

MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT

MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT
This picture taken in Jakarta on January 29, 2014 shows Miss Indonesia 2014 Elvira Devinamira (C) from East Java being crowned by Miss Indonesia 2013 Wulandari Herman (R) and Miss Universe Maria Gabriela Isler (L) during a grand final of the Miss Indonesia 2014 beauty contest in Jakarta. Elvira Devinamira of East Java was crowned as Miss Indonesia 2014 and will compete in Miss Universe 2014.

INDONESIA-MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT

INDONESIA-MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT
This picture taken in Jakarta on January 29, 2014 shows Miss Universe Maria Gabriela Isler from Venezuela (back-L) talking to Miss Indonesia 2013 Wulandari Herman (back-R) as Miss Indonesia 2014 Elvira Devinamira (front-R) from East Java and first runner-up Elfin Pertiwi (front-L) from South Sumatera wait for the jury to announce the winner during a grand final of the Miss Indonesia 2014 beauty contest in Jakarta. Elvira Devinamira of East Java was crowned as Miss Indonesia 2014 and will compete in Miss Universe 2014.

INDONESIA-MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT

INDONESIA-MISS UNIVERSE-BEAUTY PAGEANT
This picture taken in Jakarta on January 29, 2014 shows Miss Indonesia 2014 Elvira Devinamira (front-R) from East Java is crowned by Putri Indonesia 2013 Wulandari Herman (1st R) next to first runner-up Elfin Pertiwi (1stL) from South Sumatera and Miss Universe Maria Gabriela Isler (2nd-L) during a grand final of the Miss Indonesia 2014 beauty contest in Jakarta. Elvira Devinamira of East Java was crowned as Miss Indonesia 2014 and will compete in Miss Universe 2014.

People Cheryl Hines

People Cheryl Hines
Actor Jeremy Sisto, left, praises actress Cheryl Hines , as she's honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Hines stars in the ABC comedy series, "Suburgatory," with Sisto and Jane Levy.

VIETNAM-LUNAR-NEW-YEAR

VIETNAM-LUNAR-NEW-YEAR
This picture taken on January 27. 2014 shows a vendor standing behind her stand of colorfull sweets for Tet or the lunar new year in downtown Hanoi. Known locally as Tet, the lunar new year is Vietnam's most important holiday, triggering a surge in consumption and travel ahead of an extended nationwide shutdown. But critics argue that it may actually be hurting a fragile economy.

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CHINA-LIFESTYLE-LUNAR-NEW YEAR-TRAVEL
This picture taken on January 25, 2014 shows a Chinese family arriving on a motorcycle at a pitstop in Wuzhou, Guangxi province, as they join thousands shunning public transport to head home on the highways during the world's largest migration. China's 245 million migrant workers -- twice the entire population of Japan -- generally have to travel home to their families on jam-packed trains or buses for the Lunar New Year, but this year more than 600,000 are expected to ride home on their own motorcycles, according to state-run media, making gruelling journeys of several hundred kilometres for the country's biggest festival..

Winter Weather

Winter Weather
A man walks in the snow down a road along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.

Turkey Central Bank Rates

Turkey Central Bank Rates
In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, a woman counts U.S. dollar and Turkish lira banknotes at a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey's central bank has sharply raised its key interest rate to 12 percent from 7.75 percent to try to stave off inflation and support the national currency, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks. The decision was taken late Tuesday at an emergency meeting the central bank called for after the currency, the lira, hit a record low.

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FRANCE-TOURISM-AUTO-VINTAGE-PARADE
People are seen aboard an Italian Autobianchi car on the Concorde square during the 14th edition of the "Traversee de Paris en anciennes" ("Vintage Paris Crossing"), the largest gathering of classic vehicles in the French capital streets, on January 12, 2014, in Paris.

NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE

NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE
A group of young women wearing no pants participate in the first 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Brussels, Belgium, 12 January 2014. No Pants Subway Ride is an annual global event started in New York, USA in 2002. This is the first time that the event is organized in the Belgian metro.

Myanmar Danmark Crown Princess

Myanmar Danmark Crown Princess
Denmark’s crown Princess Mary, right, watches a Buddhist woman making rice noodles during a visit to a Buddhist resettlement village in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, Sunday, Jan 12’ 2014. Crown Princess Mary, accompanied by Denmark’s minister for development cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen, visited camps for internally displaced Muslims and relocation sites of the Buddhists, who become displaced following sectarian violence since 2012, concluding a three-day visit to Myanmar

NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE

NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE
A group of young people wearing no pants participate in the first 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Brussels, Belgium, 12 January 2014. No Pants Subway Ride is an annual global event started in New York, USA in 2002. This is the first time that the event is organized in the Belgian metro

BELGIUM NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE

BELGIUM NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE
Young women wearing no pants hold letters reading 'Less Is Mode' as they participate in the first 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Brussels, Belgium, 12 January 2014. No Pants Subway Ride is an annual global event started in New York, USA in 2002. This is the first time that the event is organized in the Belgian metro.

Indonesia Volcano Erupts

Indonesia Volcano Erupts
A woman weeps as she carries her belongings to a temporary shelter, following a heavy ash fall from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigaranggarang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The volcano has sporadically erupted since September, forcing thousands of people who live around it slopes to flee their homes.

SWITZERLAND TRADITION

SWITZERLAND TRADITION
People wearing monster costumes take part in the carnival parade in Diessenhofen, eastern Switzerland, 12 January 2014

SWITZERLAND TRADITION

SWITZERLAND TRADITION
A child plays tambor as he participates in the carnival parade in Diessenhofen, eastern Switzerland, 12 January

SWITZERLAND TRADITION

SWITZERLAND TRADITION
Two children wearing costumes of Spiderman (L) and a witch (R) collect confetti as they participate in the carnival parade in Diessenhofen, eastern Switzerland, 12 January 2014.

Indonesia Volcano Erupts

Indonesia Volcano Erupts
Indonesia Volcano Erupts Villagers ride on a truck as they inspect the damage on a coffee plantation, following a heavy ash fall from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigaranggarang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The volcano has sporadically erupted since September, forcing thousands of people who live around it's slopes to flee their homes.

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PORTUGAL-ACCIDENT-HAZING-FILES
A file picture taken on December 17, 2013 shows people looking at the waves following the disappearance of university students who were swept away by a huge wave, on a beach in Meco, near Sesimbra. The circumstances surrounding the death of six university students who were swept away by a wave during the night on December 15 remain unclear but the tragedy has provoked a heated debate about academic hazing following the ongoing investigation that hints the students may have taken part in a rite of passage ceremony. Former Portuguese president Mario Soares in an opinion piece published on January 28, 2014 called for a ban on university hazing.

Missouri Swimmer Assault

Missouri Swimmer Assault
In this photo provided by Mike Menu is his daughter, Sasha Menu Courey, with teammates. The Canadian family of former University of Missouri school swimmer says the school and its athletics department failed to properly investigate her alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in 2010. Menu Courey struggled with mental illness and committed suicide 16 months later.

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HONG KONG-GAY-GIGI-FILES
(FILES) This file picture taken in Macau on September 4, 2011 shows Gigi Chao (R), the daughter of Hong Kong tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung with her partner. The lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon, who offered more than 100 million USD to find her a male suitor, has issued a heartfelt open letter on January 29, 2014 urging him to accept her sexuality. In the letter, which starts "Dear Daddy", socialite Gigi Chao asked her father Cecil to treat her partner Sean Eav as "a normal, dignified human being" -- the pair have been together for nine years and are reported to have married in 2012 in France.

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PALESTINIAN-LIFESTYLE-MASS-WEDDING
Palestinian couples are pictured on January 28, 2014, during a mass wedding ceremony attended by Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas (unseen) in the West bank city of Jericho. Nearly 300 Palestinians were married in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Tuesday in a mass wedding funded by the Western-backed Palestinian Authority.

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AFGHANISTAN-ECONOMY-PEANUTS
Afghan labourers work at an export peanut factory in Herat on January 29, 2014. The economy of Afghanistan can be categorised as poor and unstable as it lacks proper industrialisation, there is a lack of well-developed manufacturing and infrastructure facilities, and it is dependent on foreign aid and assistance.

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MOROCCO-LITERACY-WOMEN
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India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival
Hindu pilgrims arrive on the eve of ‘Mauni Amavasya,’ an important bathing day at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers during the annual traditional fair ' Magh Mela' in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during this astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days

PHILIPPINES CYBERSEX CRIME

PHILIPPINES CYBERSEX CRIME
Arrested Filipino teens, suspected of engaging in a cybersex racket, are seen inside the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office in Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2013. Lured by easy money, fancy clothes and the latest gadgets, more and more young Filipinos are falling prey to syndicates operating cybersex dens that cater to clients mostly outside the Philippines. With nearly 30 percent of Filipinos living on less than one US dollar a day, poverty is a key reason why Filipinos are easily recruited by cybersex syndicates who operate clandestinely inside homes or internet cafes.

JAPAN-EDUCATION-EMPLOYMENT

JAPAN-EDUCATION-EMPLOYMENT
College students shout as they raise their arms at the start of a ceremony to mark the annual job hunt in Tokyo on January 29, 2014. Some 1,500 students, who will graduate from schools in March 2015, attended the annual ceremony which aims to encourage future graduates to look for employment.

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US-ANOTHER-EXTREME-COLD-FRONT-MOVES-THROUGH-MIDWEST
JANUARY 28: Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan as temperatures hovered around -10 degrees on January 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has had 18 days at or below zero so far this winter, two shy of the 20-day record

Winter Weather

Winter Weather
Vehicles are backed up on a snow covered US Highway 280 during a snow storm, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Chelsea, Ala. A fast-moving, unexpectedly severe winter storm blanketed much of Alabama with a treacherous layer of frozen precipitation Tuesday, causing multiple wrecks, stranding hundreds of children in schools and coating palm trees with ice at the beach

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US-CALIFORNIA-DROUGHT-DRIES-UP-BAY-AREA-RESERVOIRS
Low water levels are visible at the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels. Santa Clara County reservoirs are at 3 percent of capacity or lower. California Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency to speed up assistance to local governments, streamline water transfers and potentially ease environmental protection requirements for dam releases

BRITAIN-TRADITION-VIKING

BRITAIN-TRADITION-VIKING
The Viking longboat burns during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 28, 2014. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening

School Shooting Hawaii

School Shooting Hawaii
Students leave Roosevelt High School after a school shooting on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A 17-year-old student was shot by police in a counselor's office after he pulled a knife and cut one of the officers. The student was taken to a local hospital. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at the school and officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody

SPAIN-CARNIVAL-ZUBIETA

SPAIN-CARNIVAL-ZUBIETA
A participant sporting a mask rides tethered to a car during the ancient carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish province of Navarra province, on January 28, 2014. The yearly three day festivities, revolving mainly around agriculture and principally sheep hearding, run on the last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of January where Navarra Valley locals from three villages dress up and participate in a variety of activites as they perform a pilgrimage through each village

Winter Weather Ohio

Winter Weather Ohio
Snowrolls file the frozemn Scioto River near Greenlawn Ave. in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. According to the National Weather Service, a snow roller is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally when chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind.

Winter Weather Louisiana

Winter Weather Louisiana
Larry Nunn, Sr., who is homeless, huddles in blankets to keep warm under the Pontchartrain Expressway in downtown New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The third and nastiest arctic blast of the season hit Louisiana on Tuesday, as freezing rain began to fall and the rare possibility of snow tonight looms .

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US-NEW-YORK
A Blackhawk helicopter flown by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), flies over Midtown Mahnattan in route to MetLife Stadium on January 28, 2014 in New York City. Helicopters piloted by "air interdiction agents" from the CBP's Office of Air and Marine (OAM), are providing air support for Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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US-NEW-YORK-AREA-PREPARES-FOR-SUPER-BOWL-XLVIII
Newark Liberty International Airport is seen from a Customs and Border Protection (CBP), helicopter ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII on January 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Helicopters flown by "air interdiction agents" from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine (OAM), are providing air support for Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday.

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US-NEW-YORK-AREA-PREPARES-FOR-SUPER-BOWL-XLVIII
The Port Newark Container Terminal is seen from a Customs and Border Protection (CBP), helicopter ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII on January 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Helicopters flown by CBP's "air interdiction agents" from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine (OAM), are providing air support for Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday.

Winter Weather Louisiana

Winter Weather Louisiana
Nicollette Anders and Erinn Lingo watch Saturday Night Live on a cell phone at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after all flights were canceled Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The two said they plan on staying at the airport with hopes of flying out Wednesday, or Thursday.

Argentina Economy

Argentina Economy
Unemployed youth who belong to a nationwide organization of unemployed and retired people camp outside the Casa Rosada government palace, background, to protest government policies that they believe exclude the poor in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Argentina is suffering one of the world's highest inflation rates

Winter Weather Georgia

Winter Weather Georgia
January 28, 2014 Atlanta: Traffic inches along the Connector as snow blankets the At;anta on Tuesday afternoon Jan. 28, 2014, as seen from the Pryor Street overpass. Interstates were clogged as commuters ended their workday early.

Giffords Gun Initiatives

Giffords Gun Initiatives
Devyn Hembry leans on his Bushmaster rifle as he waits to get in line to enter a Washington state House panel hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified before the panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you." With her husband, retired NASA space shuttle commander Mark Kelly sitting next to her, Giffords spoke slowly and briefly to the panel that was taking public testimony on Initiative 594

Portugal Daily Life

Portugal Daily Life
A man lights a cigarette while standing by the Tagus river in Lisbon as the sun sets behind the April 25th bridge Tuesday, Jan. 28 2014

Winter Weather Georgia

Winter Weather Georgia
Lily Turcotte-Keen, 8, screams as she sleds down a hill at Grant Park after getting out of school early due to the snow storm on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places.

Winter Weather Georgia

Winter Weather Georgia
Students attending a school rally at the Georgia Capitol try to catch snowflakes on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places.

CUBA-CELAC-SUMMIT

CUBA-CELAC-SUMMIT
Handout photo released by the Argentinian Presidency of Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner (R) posing with Uruguayan President Jose Mujica (L) and Entre Rios Governor Sergio Urribarri in the framework of the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), on January 28, 2014 in Havana.

Winter Weather Georgia

Winter Weather Georgia
Deon Jackson with the Georgia Building Authority, salts steps in front of the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. Snow falling in Atlanta caused schools to close early and sent workers home at mid-day Tuesday.

Winter Weather Alabama

Winter Weather Alabama
Vehicles make their way around a beer delivery truck that slid off county road 25 during a snow storm which hit the south, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014 in Wilsonville, Ala. A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places

Gay Marriage Utah Protests

Gay Marriage Utah Protests
Married couple Chris Johnson, left, and David Tuma, hug each other during a rally outside the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Opponents and supporters of gay marriage held twin rallies at the Capitol on Tuesday. More than 1,000 gay couples rushed to get married when a federal judge overturned Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in late December 2013. In early January the U.S. Supreme Court granted Utah's request for an emergency halt to the weddings.

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28-FILMS-WITH-THE-CINEMA-SOCIETY
Actors Vanessa Hudgens, Brendan Fraser and Rosario Dawson attend the "Gimme Shelter" screening hosted by Roadside Attractions and Day 28 Films with The Cinema Society on January 22, 2014 in New York City

Haiti Displacement Camps

Haiti Displacement Camps
Betania Bruno, 26, sits with her children next to her few belongings after she was evicted from the Petion-Ville Golf Club, a camp for displaced people of the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The camp that was erected on Haiti's only golf course in the days after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the country, was cleared by police Wednesday leaving many homeless.

AUSTRALIA CHINESE NEW YEAR

AUSTRALIA CHINESE NEW YEAR
A troupe with a 15 meter Chinese dragon dances up the eastern arch of the Harbour Bridge to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the horse in Sydney, Australia, 21 January 2014. Chinese New Year will be celebrated on 31 January.

USA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT EMERGENCY

USA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT EMERGENCY
Visitors explore remnants and foundations of a mining town, known as Mormon Island which has been submerged under Folsom Lake since 1955 which is now visible due to the water level drop in Folsom, California, USA, 22 January 2014. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California and is asking its residents to cut back water use by 20 percent.

China Bird Flu New Year

China Bird Flu New Year
In this Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 photo, a farmer feeds chickens in a chicken farm in Huaibei, in central China's Anhui province. A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the world's largest annual human migration.

SINGAPORE-DINOSAUR-MUSEUM

SINGAPORE-DINOSAUR-MUSEUM
A visitor take a photo of a life size replica of a lizard crocodile 'Sauroshuchus' exhibited at the Art Science Museum during a media preview in Singapore on January 23, 2014. The exhibit called "Dinosaurs: from dawn to extinction " traces evolution of dinosaurs 600 years back in time. The exhibition will open to visitors from January 25 to July 27.

Molly Sims

Molly Sims
Molly Sims attends ELLE's Women in Television Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh attends ELLE's Women in Television Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Terry Pheto

Terry Pheto
South African actress Terry Pheto attends a special screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in Mumbai on January 22, 2014

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum attends ELLE's Women in Television Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Los Angeles

CHINA-HOLIDAYS-LUNAR-TRANSPORT

CHINA-HOLIDAYS-LUNAR-TRANSPORT
An elderly woman (C) loosits with her baggage as she prepares to take a train at a railway station in Beijing on January 23, 2014. The world's largest annual migration began on January 16 in China with tens of thousands in the capital boarding trains to journey home for Lunar New Year celebrations

Karina Smirnoff

Karina Smirnoff
Television personality Karina Smirnoff arrives at the Luminary Awards benefiting the U.C.L.A Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Australia Unexplained Cash

Australia Unexplained Cash
This March 13, 2014 photo released by Australian Federal Police, shows thousands of dollars of Australian money seized by the police on a cart, in Australia. The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, released results of its 12-month covert operation named Eligo, against serious organized crime specifically at money laundering networks. The task force managed to seize more than $580 million worth of drugs and assets last year.

GERMANY CHEESE WHEELS

GERMANY CHEESE WHEELS
Cheese maiden Floor swings two stacks of Gouda cheese wheels in front of the Brandenburg Gate as she participates in Green Week in Berlin, Germany, 16 January 2014. International Green Week begins 17th February and continues until 26 January 2014 in Berlin

epaselect ITALY FASHION

epaselect ITALY FASHION
Young models present creations by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli for fall-winter 2014/2015 during the Pitti Immagine Bimbo in Florence, Italy, 16 January 2014. The fashion event runs from 16 to 18 January

SCIENCE-ASTRONOMY-SPACE

SCIENCE-ASTRONOMY-SPACE
This handout artist's impression released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on January 15, 2014 shows one of the three newly discovered planets in the star cluster Messier 67. In this cluster the stars are all about the same age and composition as the Sun. This makes it a perfect laboratory to study how many planets form in such a crowded environment. Very few planets in clusters are known and this one has the additional distinction of orbiting a solar twin — a star that is almost identical to the Sun in all respects.

TURKEY-SYRIA-CONFLICT

TURKEY-SYRIA-CONFLICT
Syrian refugees walk among tents at Karkamis' refugee camp on January 16, 2014 near the town of Gaziantep, south of Turkey. Two weeks of battles between Syrian rebels and jihadists have killed at least 1,069 people, mostly fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday. Among the dead, not all of whom were identified, were 608 Islamist and moderate rebels, 312 jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and 130 civilians, the Britain-based group said.

US-WEATHER-FIRE

US-WEATHER-FIRE
Downtown Los Angeles is shrouded in a cloud of smoke from the Colby Fire, January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The fast-moving Colby Fire, originated early today in the San Gabriel Mountains just north of Glendora, about 30 miles (48 miles) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The fire is threatening homes and mandatory evacuations have been ordered.

Brazil Surfer Dogs

Brazil Surfer Dogs
Cecilia Canetti practices yoga on a stand-up paddle board as her dog Polo accompanies her off Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Canetti is training her dog to accompany her as she stand-up paddle surfs, along with other paddle surfing dog owners preparing for an upcoming competition of paddle surfers who compete with their dogs.

CHILE-TOURISM-VALPARAISO

CHILE-TOURISM-VALPARAISO
A man walks in Valparaiso, Chile on January 14, 2014. Valparaiso, one of the most important South American ports on the Pacific Ocean, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

CHILE-TOURISM-VALPARAISO

CHILE-TOURISM-VALPARAISO
People walk in a street of Valparaiso, Chile on January 14, 2014. Valparaiso, one of the most important South American ports on the Pacific Ocean, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003

Brazil Surfer Dogs

Brazil Surfer Dogs
People train their dogs to accompany them as they stand-up paddle board off Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The surfers are training for an upcoming competition of paddle surfers who compete with their dogs.

Global Gay Rights

Global Gay Rights
FILE - An activist with multicolored paint on her face and matching umbrella particiaptes a protest demanding equality for LGBTIQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) people in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, May 31, 2012. In heavily Muslim Indonesia, gay sex is not criminalized, and many young, urban Indonesians are relatively tolerant of homosexuality, but most citizens consider it unacceptable. "Gay people are still living in fear," said King Oey, chairman of the country's main gay-rights group

Natural Disaster Declaration-Drought

Natural Disaster Declaration-Drought
In this April 2, 2013 file photo, Davis Nixon, left, and Jose Ponce, walk on the dry shores of Minnequa Lake in Pueblo, Colo. Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highlighting the financial strain the lack of rain is likely to bring to farmers in those regions. The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Jan. 16, 2014, included counties in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, Texas, Utah, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma and California.

California Wildfires

California Wildfires
Smoke from the Colby fire spreads over the Pacific Ocean, seen from the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Homes burned in a wildfire threatening neighborhoods in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains on Thursday, fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers into the city below.

Northridge Quake 20 Years

Northridge Quake 20 Years
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, the Santa Monica Freeway has split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours. The Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake caused death and destruction over a wide area of Southern California. While the state has made strides in retrofitting freeways and hospitals, work remains to strengthen concrete buildings and housing with underground parking.

Fort Unburied Skeletons

Fort Unburied Skeletons
FILE - In this 1993 file photo, skeletons uncovered during a 1950s archaeological excavation are among the 10 skeletons of French and Indian War soldiers displayed in the cemetery at Fort William Henry in Lake George, N.Y. The skeletons were once thought to have been reburied in a 1993 ceremony. The fort’s owners and the two anthropologists who studied the skeletons revealed in 2012 that only three skeletons were actually re-interred in 1993. The 15 mostly complete skeletons likely will be returned to the fort "before the end of the summer," fort spokeswoman Melodie Viele wrote in an email

SUDAN-SSUDAN-UNREST-REFUGEE

SUDAN-SSUDAN-UNREST-REFUGEE
Displaced South Sudanese citizens arrive at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda, where Sudan's White Nile state meets the South's Upper Nile, after fleeing battles between rebel and government forces on January 16, 2014. Those waiting on the border are among an estimated 10,000 who have fled north to Sudan as part of an exodus, which the UN's refugee agency UNHCR says has seen almost 80,000 people escape battles between rebel and government forces in South Sudan over the past month.

CENTRAFRICA-UNREST

CENTRAFRICA-UNREST
hildren look at French troops, in a displacedpersons camp during the visit of commandant of the Sangaris force, general Francisco Soriano in Bossangoa on January 16, 2014 . At least seven people were killed in overnight clashes in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui, according to a compiled toll Thursday from the Red Cross and AFP.

California Wildfires

California Wildfires
A firefighting plane makes a water drop on a wildfire that's burning in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains

Brazil Weather

Brazil Weather
Lightning lights up the the sky over Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan.16, 2014. An alert was called by Rio authorities due to heavy rains and the possibilty of floods in the city.

MONACO-FESTIVAL-CIRCUS-PEOPLE

MONACO-FESTIVAL-CIRCUS-PEOPLE
Hans Klok performs during the 38th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on January 16, 2014. The International Circus Festival will take place from January 16 to January 26, 2014

MONACO-FESTIVAL-CIRCUS-PEOPLE

MONACO-FESTIVAL-CIRCUS-PEOPLE
Dutch illusionist Hans Klok performs during the 38th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on January 16, 2014. The International Circus Festival will take place from January 16 to January 26, 2014.

SPAIN-HORSES-RELIGION-FIRE

SPAIN-HORSES-RELIGION-FIRE
A horse and rider pass through a burning pyre in the central Spanish village of San Bartolome de Pinares on January 16, 2014 during celebrations for the feast of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. Since time immemorial, the horses' owners have conditioned their beasts to pass through the flames marking a religious folklore deeming the process will cleanse the village of disease.

MONACO CIRCUS FESTIVAL

MONACO CIRCUS FESTIVAL
'The Faltiny' perform during the 38th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, 16 January 2014. The International Circus Festival will take place from 16 to 26 January 2014

EL SALVADOR PEACE

EL SALVADOR PEACE
Members of social and human rights groups participate during a march in San Salvador, El Salvador, 16 January 2014, to mark the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Peace Agreements that ended the civil war between 1908 and 1992.Peace Agreements were signed on 16 January 1992 between the Government and members of former guerrilla 'Farabundo Marti front for Nacional Liberation' (FMLN), which is the party in power nowadays

MONACO CIRCUS FESTIVAL

MONACO CIRCUS FESTIVAL
'Vavilov' perform during the 38th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, 16 January 2014. The International Circus Festival will take place from 16 to 26 January 2014

MONACO CIRCUS FESTIVAL

MONACO CIRCUS FESTIVAL
Dutch illusionist Hans Klok (L) performs during the 38th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, 16 January 2014. The International Circus Festival will take place from 16 to 26 January 2014.

Actress Elisabeth Rohm

Actress Elisabeth Rohm
Actress Elisabeth Rohm attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California

Actress Abigail Breslin

Actress Abigail Breslin
Actress Abigail Breslin attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California

Actress Abigail Breslin

Actress Abigail Breslin
Actress Abigail Breslin attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

Actress Margot Robbie

Actress Margot Robbie
JANUARY 16: Actress Margot Robbie attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif

Amy Adams, , and Darren Le Gallo

Amy Adams, , and Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams, left, and Darren Le Gallo arrive at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Actress Sandra Bullock

Actress Sandra Bullock
Actress Sandra Bullock attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif

Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Cali

Amy Adams

Amy Adams
Amy Adams arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Amy Adams, left, and Melissa McCarthy

Amy Adams, left, and Melissa McCarthy
Amy Adams, left, and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Actor Darren Le Gallo and actress Amy Adams

Actor Darren Le Gallo   and actress Amy Adams
Actor Darren Le Gallo (L) and actress Amy Adams attend the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

Actress Amy Adams

Actress Amy Adams
Actress Amy Adams attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

US-19TH-ANNUAL-CRITICS'-CHOICE-MOVIE-AWARDS---SHOW

US-19TH-ANNUAL-CRITICS'-CHOICE-MOVIE-AWARDS---SHOW
JANUARY 16: (L-R) Actors Alessandro Nivola, Shea Whigham, Elisabeth Rohm, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper accept the Best Comedy award for "American Hustle" onstage during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California

Actor Marlon Wayans (L) and host Aisha Tyler

Actor Marlon Wayans (L) and host Aisha Tyler
JANUARY 16: Actor Marlon Wayans (L) and host Aisha Tyler attend the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.

19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet
Julia Roberts, left, and Oprah Winfrey arrive at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

NY Premiere Klondike

NY Premiere Klondike
Conor Leslie attends the premiere of the Discovery Channel's "Klondike" on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 in New York

SPACE-US-CHANDRA-HAND OF GOD

SPACE-US-CHANDRA-HAND OF GOD
This NASA image obtained January 10, 2014 shows a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded. NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has imaged the structure in high-energy X-rays for the first time, shown in blue. Lower-energy X-ray light previously detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is shown in green and red. Nicknamed the "Hand of God," this object is called a pulsar wind nebula. It's powered by the leftover, dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion. The stellar corpse, called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short, is a pulsar: it rapidly spins around, seven times per second, firing out a particle wind into the material around it -- material that was ejected in the star's explosion. These particles are interacting with magnetic fields around the material, causing it to glow with X-rays. The result is a cloud that, in previous images, looked like an open hand. The pulsar itself can't be seen in this picture, but is located near the bright white spot.One of the big mysteries of this object is whether the pulsar particles are interacting with the material in a specific way to make it look like a hand, or if the material is in fact shaped like a hand. NuSTAR's view is providing new clues to the puzzle. The hand actually shrinks in the NuSTAR image, looking more like a fist, as indicated by the blue color. The northern region, where the fingers are located, shrinks more than the southern part, where a jet lies, implying the two areas are physically different. In this image, X-ray light seen by Chandra with energy ranges of 0.5 to 2 kiloelectron volts (keV) and 2 to 4 keV is shown in red and green, respectively, while X-ray light detected by NuSTAR in the higher-energy range of 7 to 25 keV is blue.

SPACE-US-MARS-ROVER-TRACKS

SPACE-US-MARS-ROVER-TRACKS
This NASA image obtained January 10, 2014 shows two parallel tracks left by the wheels of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as it crosses rugged ground in this portion of a December 11, 2013, observation by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover itself does not appear in this part of the HiRISE observation. Curiosity has been on the move. By the time this image was taken, it had driven about 2.86 miles (4.61 kilometers) since its August 2012 landing in Gale Crater. This enhanced color image shows where the rover zigzagged to avoid steep slopes and other obstacles on its route toward its long-term destination on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp. Curiosity is progressing from a bright dust-covered area to a region with a darker surface, where windblown sand scours the surface relatively free of dust. For scale, the two parallel lines of the wheel tracks are about 10 feet (3 meters) apart

SUDAN-UNREST-REFUGEES

SUDAN-UNREST-REFUGEES
A picture shows an aerial view of a camp of internally displaced people in Minkammen, 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Bor, on January 10, 2014. Some 80,000 displaced people from South Sudan's volatile Bor region have fled to safety in sprawling, dusty camps in Awerial region across the Nile River. The UN refugee agency warned on January 10 that fighting in South Sudan could drive more than half a million people from their homes, doubling the number of those affected by April.

Winter Weather NYC

Winter Weather NYC
In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, ice floes cover the surface of the Hudson River near west side of Midtown Manhattan in New York. After record-breaking cold sent the city into a deep freeze early in the week, temperatures climbed back into the 30's by Friday

Mideast Israel Boycott Hits Home

Mideast Israel Boycott Hits Home
In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Palestinian farmers cut onions at a field belong to Jewish settlers, just outside the West Bank Jordan valley Jewish settlement of Tomer. For Israeli farmers in the West Bank's Jordan Valley, an international campaign to boycott settlement products has turned almost overnight from a distant nuisance into a harsh economic reality. The export-driven income of growers in the valley's 21 settlements dropped by 15 percent, or $29 million dollars, last year because Western European supermarket chains trying to avoid political entanglements largely stopped buying the valley's grapes, dates and sweet peppers.

AFGHANISTAN-SOCIETY-DOG-FIGHT

AFGHANISTAN-SOCIETY-DOG-FIGHT
Afghan man screams at his dog during a dog fight on the outskirts of Herat on January 9, 2014. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said.

Mideast Israel Boycott Hits Home

Mideast Israel Boycott Hits Home
In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 photo, cutting tools placed on the ground while Palestinian farmers take their morning break at an onions field belong to Jewish settlers, just outside the west bank Jordan valley Jewish settlement of Tomer. For Israeli farmers in the West Bank's Jordan Valley, an international campaign to boycott settlement products has turned almost overnight from a distant nuisance into a harsh economic reality. The export-driven income of growers in the valley's 21 settlements dropped by 15 percent, or $29 million dollars, last year because Western European supermarket chains trying to avoid political entanglements largely stopped buying the valley's grapes, dates and sweet peppers.

Chemical Spill

Chemical Spill
This Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 photo shows a stretch of the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va. The White House has issued a federal disaster declaration in West Virginia, where a chemical spill that may have contaminated tap water has led officials to tell at least 300,000 people not to bathe, brush their teeth or wash their clothes. The West Virginia National Guard planned to distribute bottled drinking water to emergency services agencies in the nine affected counties. About 100,000 water customers, or 300,000 people total, were affected, state officials said

Britain HMS Illustrious

Britain HMS Illustrious
Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious - which played a major part in the typhoon relief effort in the Philippines in November – returns home to Portsmouth, England, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The 23,000-tonne ship was operating in the Gulf when she was diverted to the Philippines to relieve Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring, which was among the first ships on scene to offer aid. As part of the UK government’s response to the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Illustrious and her 950 crew spent three weeks delivering emergency UK aid supplies and repairing key services and broken infrastructure. Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois, who welcomed the ship back to her home port, said: “HMS Illustrious played a vital role in getting critical aid supplies and medics to the worst hit areas of the Philippines, including some of the most hard to reach islands. Her crew, their families and friends have dealt admirably with unplanned separation over Christmas and the New Year to make that happen. Britain can be proud of the part she and all those who operated from her have played, vividly demonstrating the UK’s ability to extend positive influence around the globe. I am delighted to have been able to visit on her return to her base port of Portsmouth and to personally thank those involved.”

US-2014-WINTER-TCA-TOUR---DAY-2

US-2014-WINTER-TCA-TOUR---DAY-2
Cast member Amanda Shaw speaks onstage during the 'MTV - House of Food' panel discussion at the Viacom portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California

GERMANY HAMBURG FLASHMOB

GERMANY HAMBURG FLASHMOB
Participants of a flashmob throw pillows and feathers on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany, 10 January 2014. A few hundred people took part in the pillow fight on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg to protest against the 'danger zone' set up by the police in which police officers are allowed to stop and search people for no specific reason. The danger zone comes was established by police in consequence to recent clashes between police and left-wing activists over the evicition of Rote Flora cultural centre

Haiti Building Safety

Haiti Building Safety
In this Dec. 25, 2013 photo, carpet vendors use the open space of an earthquake damaged building to cut carpet for a client near their shop in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Four years later after the 7.0-magnitude quake, construction practices in the Caribbean country have improved overall, with better materials being used for many larger projects. But construction of smaller commercial buildings and homes is more haphazard, in large part because most people in the impoverished nation don’t have the money to do things by the book.

SPAIN-MOTO-BIKE-PINGUINOS

SPAIN-MOTO-BIKE-PINGUINOS
Motorcycle enthusiasts load a log onto a motorcycle the camping grounds of Puente Duero in Valladolid for the 33rd edition of the "Pinguinos" on 10 January 2014. Pinguinos is said to be the most important winter motorcycle rally in Europe bringing together more than 30,000 bikers from all over Europe according to organisers.

SPAIN-MOTO-BIKE-PINGUINOS

SPAIN-MOTO-BIKE-PINGUINOS
Motorcycle enthusiasts leave Puente Duero during Valladolid for the 33rd edition of the "Pinguinos" on 10 January 2014. Pinguinos is said to be the most important winter motorcycle rally in Europe bringing together more than 30,000 bikers from all over Europe according to organisers.

SPAIN-MOTO-BIKE-PINGUINOS

SPAIN-MOTO-BIKE-PINGUINOS
Motorcycle enthusiasts leave Puente Duero during Valladolid for the 33rd edition of the "Pinguinos" on 10 January 2014. Pinguinos is said to be the most important winter motorcycle rally in Europe bringing together more than 30,000 bikers from all over Europe according to organisers.

USA NEW YORK WEATHER

USA NEW YORK WEATHER
Ice on the Hudson River with the New York City skyline seen on the background in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, 10 January 2013.

SYRIA-CONFLICT

SYRIA-CONFLICT
A doll lies amid debris in a damaged house following an alleged shelling by Syrian government forces on the city of Daraya, southwest of the capital Damascus, on January 10, 2014. Syria's civil war has killed more than 130,000 people, and forced millions more to flee their homes

Korean Friendship Bell

Korean Friendship Bell
Local and South Korean dignitaries gather to celebrate the restoration of the Korean Friendship Bell, Friday Jan. 10, 2014, which was presented in 1976 by the Republic of Korea to celebrate the bicentennial of the United State's independence and to honor Korean War veterans, at Angels gate park, in the San Pedro selection of Los Angeles

INDIA NEW TERMINAL T2 INAUGRATATION

INDIA NEW TERMINAL T2 INAUGRATATION
An Indian worker cleans the floor inside the newly inaugrated airport terminal T2 at the Chhatrapati International Airport in Mumbai, India, 10 January 2014. T2 terminal was conceived seven years ago to revamp the cramped and congested airport which is among India's busiest. The new terminal is spread over 1,400 acres, the size of about 27 football fields, NDTV news channel reported. The T2 terminal is estimated to have cost two billion US dollars.

Trucks Winter Racing

Trucks Winter Racing
Carl Renezeder of Laguna Beach, Calif., sails over a jump while racing in the Red Bull Frozen Rush short-course off-road truck race, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine. The cold weather race was the first ever of its kind for the Baja racers.

Niagara Falls Winter

Niagara Falls Winter
The area surrounding Niagara Falls, N.Y., is coated in a layer of ice in Niagara Falls State Park on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Niagara Falls hasn't frozen over, but it has become an icy spectacle, thanks to a blast of arctic wind and cold that blew around and froze the mist on surfaces and landscaping. Despite the urban legends, Niagara Falls doesn't freeze solid in the winter, tourism officials say. A section of the American Falls, one of three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction, has frozen. The Niagara River rapids and larger Horseshoe Falls continue to flow unimpeded.

INDIA NEW TERMINAL T2 INAUGRATATION

INDIA NEW TERMINAL T2 INAUGRATATION
An exterior view of the newly inaugrated airport terminal T2 at the Chhatrapati International Airport in Mumbai, India, 10 January 2014. T2 terminal was conceived seven years ago to revamp the cramped and congested airport which is among India's busiest. The new terminal is spread over 1,400 acres, the size of about 27 football fields, NDTV news channel reported. The T2 terminal is estimated to have cost two billion US dollars.

HUNGARY-CIRCUS-FESTIVAL

HUNGARY-CIRCUS-FESTIVAL
German 'Caselly' family performs during the second day of a 5-day long 10th International Circus Festival in the Capital Circus of Budapest on January 10, 2014. The final will be held till January 13.

US-CONSTRUCTION-CONTINUES-ON-NEW-YORK'S-2ND-AVENUE-SUBWAY

US-CONSTRUCTION-CONTINUES-ON-NEW-YORK'S-2ND-AVENUE-SUBWAY
JANUARY 10: Workers are viewed in a tunnel underneath Manhattan at the Second Avenue Subway project site on January 10, 2014 in New York City. New York City's long awaited Second Avenue Subway line, which will extend the route of the Q train into the Upper East Side, has been delayed since plans were first proposed in the 1920s and 1940s. Building the subway line has involved digging 8.5 miles of new tunnel from 125th Street in Harlem south to Hanover Square, which is located in Manhattan's Financial District. The total cost of the project is expected to top $17 billion and is scheduled to open for service in December 2016

HUNGARY-CIRCUS-FESTIVAL

HUNGARY-CIRCUS-FESTIVAL
Chinese artist Huang Jang performs during the second day of a 5-day long 10th International Circus Festival in the Capital Circus of Budapest on January 10, 2014. The final will be held till January 13.

APTOPIX Niagara Falls Winter

APTOPIX Niagara Falls Winter
Freezing water sprays from Niagara Falls coats the landscape at Niagara Falls State Park on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Niagara Falls hasn't frozen over, but it has become an icy spectacle, thanks to a blast of arctic wind and cold that blew around and froze the mist on surfaces and landscaping. Despite the urban legends, Niagara Falls doesn't freeze solid in the winter, tourism officials say. A section of the American Falls, one of three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction, has frozen. The Niagara River rapids and larger Horseshoe Falls continue to flow unimpeded.

CANADA-WEATHER-NIAGARA FALLS-FREEZE

CANADA-WEATHER-NIAGARA FALLS-FREEZE
Water still cascades over Niagara Falls on January 10, 2014. The famous falls at the US-Canadian border nearly froze during the recent cold snap which affected some 240 million people in the US and southern Canada .

CANADA-WEATHER-NIAGARA FALLS-FREEZE

CANADA-WEATHER-NIAGARA FALLS-FREEZE
Water still cascades over Niagara Falls on January 10, 2014. The famous falls at the US-Canadian were the subject of a social media debate as to whether the falls froze completely or not during the recent cold snap which affected some 240 million people in the US and southern Canada.

Dead Whale

Dead Whale
Rescue officials try to remove a large, dead sperm whale that washed up on a Boca Raton, Fla. beach, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Federal biologists were on their way to examine the carcass. Boca Raton police say the whale was discovered Friday morning on Spanish River Beach. It wasn't immediately clear if the whale had been injured or was sick. Police say biologists will try to make that determination later.

Dead Whale

Dead Whale
A crowd gathered to watch as officials tried to remove a large, dead sperm whale washed up on a Boca Raton, Fla. beach and federal biologists were on their way to examine the carcass, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Boca Raton police say the whale was discovered Friday morning on Spanish River Beach. It wasn't immediately clear if the whale had been injured or was sick. Police say biologists will try to make that determination later.

Florida Keys Soldier Ride

Florida Keys Soldier Ride
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, U.S. Army Sgt. Wade Mitcheltree, right, and about 50 other wounded veterans of wars pedal their way across the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, near Marathon, Fla. Mitcheltree lost his forearm and much of his right leg in Afghanistan in 2012. About 50 injured vets and their supporters are participating in the trip down segments of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway during Soldier Ride. The event is staged by the Wounded Warrior Project to help restore injured soldiers' physical and emotional well-being. It concludes in Key West Sunday, Jan. 12.

MOZAMBQIUE-CHILDREN-BEACH-LEISURE

MOZAMBQIUE-CHILDREN-BEACH-LEISURE
Young children play on a beach in Maputo on January 10, 2014

Dolphin Born

Dolphin Born
Bella, a nine-year-old bottlenose dolphin and first time mother, is seen with her newborn calf on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. The park’s marine mammal staff are monitoring the pair around the clock for the next several weeks.

CHILE MINING

CHILE MINING
Coloured smoke is seen at the copper mine El Teniente, located in the hillside of the Andes in the commune of Machali, Cachapoal Province, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile, 10 January 2014. The National Copper Corporation of Chile (CODELCO) celebrated its first year of work in an open area of the mine, after 108 years of underground mining. El Teniente, considered the biggest underground mine in the world, stopped subterranean explorations one year ago with around 3,000-kilometer of excavated tunnels

2014 AFI Awards - Inside

2014 AFI Awards - Inside
Amy Adams, Elizabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks attend the 14th annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills on January 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

2014 AFI Awards - Inside

2014 AFI Awards - Inside
Maisie Williams and Emilia Clarke attend the 14th annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills on Jan. 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

FASHION-RUSSIA-ZAITSEV

FASHION-RUSSIA-ZAITSEV
Models display creations by Russian designer Alena Akhmadullina during the Russia Fashion Week in Moscow, on October 30, 2013. The Russia Fashion Week takes place from October 25 to 31.

Russia Fashion Yudashkin

Russia Fashion Yudashkin
A model displays a creations by Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin during Moscow Fashion Week, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

RUSSIA MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK

RUSSIA MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK
A models waits backstage to present a creation by Russian designer Ruban during the Spring/Summer 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow, Russia, 30 October 2013. The event runs from 25 to 31 October

ussian designer Valentin Yudashkin

ussian designer Valentin Yudashkin
Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin (L) appears on the catwalk with models after his show, during the Spring/Summer 2014 Moscow Fashion Week, in Moscow, Russia, 30 October 2013. The event runs from 30 October to 04 November.

RUSSIA MOSCOW FASHION WEEK

RUSSIA MOSCOW FASHION WEEK
Models present creations by Russian fashion designers Yana and Anastasiya Shevchenko (fashion house Yanastasia) during the Spring/Summer 2014 Moscow Fashion Week, in Moscow, Russia, 31 October 2013. The event runs from 30 October to 04 November.

RUSSIA MOSCOW FASHION WEEK

RUSSIA MOSCOW FASHION WEEK
Models present creations by Russian fashion designers Yana and Anastasiya Shevchenko (fashion house Yanastasia) during the Spring/Summer 2014 Moscow Fashion Week, in Moscow, Russia, 31 October 2013. The event runs from 30 October to 04 November.

COSTA RICA CULTURE

COSTA RICA CULTURE
People participate in the Traditional Costa Rican Masquerade Day with a parade through downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, 31 October 2013. The masquerades are filled with people dressed as traditional legend characters such as 'El Cadejos', 'El Cegua' and 'El Diablo'.

Heidi Klum's 14th Annual Halloween Party

Heidi Klum's 14th Annual Halloween Party
Heidi Klum attends her 14th annual Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in New York.

SPACE WITCH HEAD NEBULA

SPACE WITCH HEAD NEBULA
An undated handout photo released by NASA on 01 November 2013 shows the Witch Head nebula, named after its resemblance to the profile of a wicked witch. The photo was captured by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Astronomers say the billowy clouds of the nebula, where baby stars are brewing, are being lit up by massive stars. Dust in the cloud is being hit with starlight, causing it to glow with infrared light, which was picked up by WISE's detectors. The Witch Head nebula is estimated to be hundreds of light-years away in the Orion constellation, just off the famous hunter's knee. WISE was recently ‘awakened’ to hunt for asteroids in a program called NEOWISE. The reactivation came after the spacecraft was put into hibernation in 2011, when it completed two full scans of the sky, as planned.

Alabama Daily Life

Alabama Daily Life
Randy.left, and Jillian Riley are anything but traditional, so in celebration of their love and their favorite holiday, the couple got married this Halloween, Oct. 31, 2013, outside of Olde Towne Coffee Shoppe in Five Points in Huntsville, Ala. It was a small, intimate wedding where family and friends dressed the part in honor of the couple's ghoulish affair.

Texas Storms

Texas Storms
Isabel Rodriguez and her children Christopher, left, 3, and Rubi, 8 months, are carried on a boat on Quicksilver Boulevard in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Heavy overnight rains brought flooding to the area. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in Central Texas, including up to 14 inches in Wimberley, since rainstorms began Wednesday.

CHILE-SOCIETY-HALLOWEEN

CHILE-SOCIETY-HALLOWEEN
Group of children and adults fancy-dressed pose during the celebration of Halloween on October 31, 2013 in Santiago. Thousands of Chilean children took to the streets to ask for sweets to celebrate Halloween.

BRAZIL ARTS

BRAZIL ARTS
Artists performs the play 'Fu Yong - The eternal fortune in the sacred mountain' as part of the cultural month of China in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31 October 2013. Rio de Janeiro is the first city of this show´s tour which will visit another eight Brazilian cities.

FASHION-BRAZIL-SAO PAULO FASHION WEEK-COLCCI

FASHION-BRAZIL-SAO PAULO FASHION WEEK-COLCCI
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen presents a creation by Colcci during the 2014 Winter collections of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 31, 2013.

Drug Tunnel

Drug Tunnel
An Oct. 31, 2013, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows agents in a tunnel designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego. The tunnel is equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system, U.S. authorities said. Authorities seized more than 8 tons of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine in connection with the discovery, ICE said.

Beached Whale

Beached Whale
Marine mammal biologist Andy Garrett, left, of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Mike Walsh, co-director of the aquatic animal health program at the college of veterinarian medicine at the University of Florida, inject a sedative into a whale that beached itself off of Madiera Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Wildlife officials say they plan to euthanize the beached whale

Restoration Project's 18th Annual Hulaween

Restoration Project's 18th Annual Hulaween
From left, television journalist Katie Couric, comedian Billy Crystal and actress Bette Midler attend New York Restoration Project's 18th Annual Hulaween gala on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in New York

Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project's 18th Annual Hulaween

Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project's 18th Annual Hulaween
Actress Bette Midler attends New York Restoration Project's 18th Annual Hulaween gala on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in New York

40TH-ANNUAL-VILLAGE-HALLOWEEN-PARADE

40TH-ANNUAL-VILLAGE-HALLOWEEN-PARADE
Kelly Ripa participates in the New York City 40th Annual Village Halloween parade on October 31, 2013 in New York City.

Halloween-NYC Parade

Halloween-NYC Parade
Spectators, some dressed for the occasion, including Louis Topi, 8, from France, right, watch as the Village Halloween Parade makes its up New York's Sixth Avenue Thursday Oct. 31, 2013.

HALLOWEEN PARADE

HALLOWEEN PARADE
Parade participants march in the 40th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York, USA, 31 October 2013. Some 50,000 participants parade up New York's Sixth Avenue decked out in Halloween costumes and spurned on by several live bands.

USA NEW YORK HALLOWEEN PARADE

USA NEW YORK HALLOWEEN PARADE
Parade participants march in the 40th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York, USA, 31 October 2013. Some 50,000 participants parade up New York's Sixth Avenue decked out in Halloween costumes and spurned on by several live bands.

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