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An international hot air balloonist makes a final check before inflating during the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya
An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China
An Indian girl studies by candle light in a slum area without electric power in Phillaur, around 50 km from Jalandhar. India’s government will work to ensure all the country’s villages have electricity within two years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, as he presented the annual budget on Monday
Rioters throw bricks at police in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies
All women unit of Central Reserve Police Force participate in the 67th Republic day function in New Delhi, India. French President Francois Hollande was chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi with the city being placed under maximum security amid terrorist threats.
A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea
An Indian contingent of Assam Rifles rehearses for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade along Rajpath in New Delhi. French soldiers will march down Rajpath on Republic Day along with Indian troops in the presence of President Francois Hollande, who is the chief guest for India’s upcoming 67th Republic Day, to be celebrated on January 26
Indonesian police take position behind a vehicle as they pursue suspects after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on Thursday
Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion
Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters
Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International. They participate in an event to mark the International Widows’ Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. Widows from shelter homes gathered to celebrate International Widows’ Day which was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eats a pickled plum as he meets with Miss Plum Fuyuka Baba and Miss Plum Kozue Kimoto, who are representing the Kishu Plum Organisation, at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo
A migrant, who was found at sea on a boat, arrives at a temporary shelter near Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar.
Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India on Monday. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar