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Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port. The area has been the scene of heavy battles for weeks against the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels, who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.
Auschwitz death camp survivor Danuta Bogdaniuk-Bogucka (maiden name Kaminska), 80 has her photo taken in Warsaw. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was 10-years-old when she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp with her mother. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was part of Josef Mengele’s experiments when she was in Auschwitz. After the war she met her mother again and they discovered they had both been at Ravensbruck camp at the same time, but they had not realised this. As the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on January 27, 1945 and about 200,000 camp inmates survived.
Workers nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China
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A South Korean police SWAT team moves towards a building during an anti-terror drill in Seoul.
Soldiers practice ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the annual event.
The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham, UK.
Fisherman next to a destroyed railway line on the flooded Shire river in Nsanjen district, Malawi. The government declared half the African country a disaster zone after torrential rain killed at least 48 people, left 70,000 homeless and destroyed bridges and roads.
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to compatriot Alexandra Panova during the women’s singles second-round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on Wednesday. Sharapova defeated Panova to win the match.
Iranian mourners at a funeral procession in Tehran for Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander in the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria.
Hyundai Motor Co. vehicles sit parked at a delivery center at the company’s factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan, South Korea. Hyundai, South Korea’s largest automaker, is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A man offers his fish for sale at a central fish market in Athens.
A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin fashion week autumn/winter 2015 in Berlin
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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France
Religious figures along with Hezbollah members and supporters mourn over the coffin of Lebanon’s Hezbollah commander Mohamad Issa, known as Abu Issa, during his funeral in Arab-Salim, south Lebanon on Tuesday.
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas (as a punishment for stealing cattle) as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, on Tuesday
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Members of Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, sit together during clashes with the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries in the streets of Benghazi. The council is an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia
An electoral agent checks the voter roll at Kanyama constituency in Lusaka, Zambia, as Zambians cast their ballots for the presidential elections
A constitution assembly member of an opposition party throws a chair during a meeting inside the Constituent Assembly building in Kathmandu, Nepal. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy