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A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president is entombed in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers made last-minute preparations for Wednesday’s ceremony marking the first anniversary of Chavez’s death. The anniversary has been marred by three weeks of protests against the government of Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro.
Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters rally and sing songs outside Pretoria High Court 4 in Pretoria, South Africa. The EFF are saying that the R600,000 ($56,000) deposit required when submitting candidates’ names for the upcoming national elections are unjust and are seeking a ruling in court against it. Read more
A Tibetan monk carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a function organised to mark Losar or the Tibetan New Year in Kathmandu
Palestinian relatives of Mousab Al-Zaanin mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli air strike on Monday killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, one of them Al-Zaanin, who Israel’s military said had been preparing to launch a rocket across the border. Read more
SPC Alfredo Vigil II from Woodlake, California with the U.S. Army’s 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a Kuchi village near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Kuchis are Afghan Pashtun nomads. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for a pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai or his successor refuses to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement. Read more
Edinburgh bakery Cuckoo’s launches a referendum opinion poll where customers can buy their Yes, No or Undecided cupcake and the weekly results will be published on the bakery’s Facebook and Twitter sites