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.
Chadians attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Zakouma National Park, Chad’s oldest natural park, led by the Chadian president, during which 1,000 kilos of elephant tusks are incinerated
Health workers from different states attend a function in New Delhi, India, to celebrate three years since India was declared polio free
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech on Tuesday during a rally in Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Square, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution
Iran students show their fingers painted with Iran’s national flag during a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at Azadi (Freedom) Square in Tehran, Iran. The event mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from exile in Paris, toppling the monarchy and forming the Islamic republic Read more
Russian soldiers wearing second world war-era Red Army winter clothing march during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nazi blockade of the city Leningrad, now St Petersburg. The German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad was broken on January 18, 1943, but finally lifted a year later, on January 27, 1944.
Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and to remember its victims.
Red flags of Russian Communists fly near a monument to the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin during a rally to mark the 90th anniversary of his death in St Petersburg.
Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Iraqi police force at a police academy in Baghdad Read more
Palestinians wave flags during a rally to mark the 49th anniversary of the formation of the Fatah movement in the West Bank City of Nablus. Read more