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Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro’s government just under a year since he took office. Read more
A woman walks past a mural of Venezuelan Liberator Simon Bolivar in San Antonio, in the border state of Tachira, Venezuela. Angry Venezuelan students geared up to stage a fresh rally on Tuesday, the latest in three weeks of anti-government protests that have left at least 14 people dead.
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A worker hauls in a rope while perched on the shoulder of the Christ the Redeemer statue during a media tour following a ceremony blessing the workers by the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta, on Friday. The statue in Brazil’s second-largest city was damaged by multiple lightning strikes recently and crews are beginning to repair the damage while adding more lightning rods.
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Port workers demonstrate outside the customs building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The protesters say the government is not paying retired port workers their state pension plan, affecting over 1,000 of their union members.
A snow plow clears downtown lanes on Interstate 75/85 during a winter storm on Wednesday in Atlanta.
US President Barack Obama endorses the National Day of Prayer by attending the celebratory breakfast in Washington, DC, on Thursday
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The Tungurahua volcano, as seen from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador Read more
A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York. Read more
US Federal Reserve board governor Daniel Tarullo (left) administers the oath of office to new board chairwoman Janet Yellen in the Fed’s board room, Washington Read more
The Row2Recovery Team, made up of four British soldiers, light flares as they cross the finish line off the coast of the Caribbean island of Antigua after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday.