An Iranian girl shows her hand painted with the national flag colors during a ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday. The event mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from his exile in Paris to Iran, toppling the monarchy system and forming the Islamic republic
Fishermen move a boat that had been blown inland during a storm, by the seaside in Beirut on Wednesday
A dog lies down as its owner begs on a street nearby in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday
Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s begging. The civil war, which began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, has killed 200,000 people and turned 3 million more into refugees
Afghan shoe-shine boy Sameiullah, 11, leaves his house for the Karta-e-Sakhi cemetery where he waits for customers daily, in Kabul
A pro-Russian rebel checks a destroyed bus in Donetsk. Shelling hit a central bus station in Donetsk on Wednesday and killed at least four people
A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, chats with Jack Lew, US treasury secretary, after the family photo of G20 finance ministers who met in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday
Policemen detain a topless Femen activist after she jumped in front of the car carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn upon his arrival for his trial in Lille, northern France, on Tuesday
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A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz on Tuesday
A herdsman takes a rest while he drives his goats at a corn field at Dashiwo village, on the outskirts of Beijing. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep, also known as the Year of the Goat
A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma area of Damascus, Syria
David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number
An Afghan refugee child sits at the doorway of a mud home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
Pedestrians make their way along a snow-covered street during a storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston and other areas of the Northeast are braced for more snow.
A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday
People wait for the unveiling of a statue of the late reggae legend Bob Marley in Kingston. Jamaicans celebrated the 70th anniversary of Marley’s birth on Friday with a jamming session at his former home and a string of free concerts as the Caribbean island continues to wrestle over his place in its pantheon of heroes.
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Bangladesh police stop members of the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, during a protest outside the Bangladesh Nationalist party office in Dhaka against the nationwide strike on Monday. Violence triggered by the strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead.
Jordanian protesters hold up pictures of the country’s King Abdullah and pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, as they chant slogans during a march after Friday prayers in downtown Amman. Thousands of Jordanians gathered to show their loyalty to the king and to show solidarity with the family of the pilot, Muath al-Kasasbeh, who was killed by Isis.
Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion. This is the volcano’s second eruption in the past year after three years of quiet