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Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally occupying the finance ministry in Bangkok. Tens of thousands of protesters took over four more ministries: agriculture and co-operative, tourism and sports, transport, and interior. The protesters aim to paralyse the government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
Nikolay Petshak carries the Olympic torch as he leads members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
An Indian labourer erects a stage in front of the Taj Mahal hotel on the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia perform during the pairs short skating programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup, in Moscow on Friday
Some 800 people polish their shoes on a street in Tokyo’s Taito ward, a district famous for its shoemakers, to challenge the record of “most people polishing shoes” for the Guinness World Records, on Friday
A woman looks on from Sibintun village in North Sumatra, Indonesia, as Mount Sinabung spews ash on Monday
Japan’s Saori Sakoda spikes the ball during a game against Thailand at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Grand Champions Cup 2013 in Tokyo on Friday.