A homeless person sits in a street of the eastern French city of Lyon on February 6, 2012. Five people have died in weather-related incidents since the cold snap hit France. A homeless person sits in a street of the eastern French city of Lyon on February 6, 2012. Five people have died in weather-related incidents since the cold snap hit France.
A man pours water on himself as another rubs himself with snow on the ice-covered Lisi Lake, with the air temperature at about minus 6 degrees Celsius (21.2 degrees Fahrenheit), in Tbilisi, Georgia, February 9, 2012.
An anti-war demonstrator makes sure a banner is in place ahead of a "No #War on #Iran" protest in Los Angeles, California, on February 4, 2012
The body of the late Robert Sanders, 58, lies at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in Compton, Los Angeles, February 8, 2012. The funeral parlor has been in business since 1974, and is thought to be the only drive-through funeral home in southern California, according to office manager Denise Knowles-Bragg. Knowles-Bragg said the parlor offers a convenient alternative to older people who find it hard to walk, those who want to make a quick stop during the lunch hour, and the families of well-known deceased people who expect many visitors.
A photo taken on February 4, 2012 shows the ancient Colosseum in Rome after a snowfall.
People walk along a snowy beach on the bank of the frozen Black Sea in the Ukrainian port of Odessa February 6, 2012.
Supporters of anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave Iraqi flags during a rally in Baghdad, February 9, 2012.
People rally against corruption among politicians at SNP Square in Bratislava, Slovakia, February 3, 2012.
- Unionized nurses and healthcare workers from the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center take part in a 24-hour strike on January 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Signs are seen in front of a statue at the McPherson Square Occupy encampment in Washington, DC on January 31, 2012. The occupiers still occupy McPherson after the noon deadline on the no camping rule set by the National Park Service on January 30.
Kuwaiti tribesmen burn an election campaign tent for candidate Mohammed al-Juwaihel in Kuwait City, late on January 30, 2012.
Some 600 Ukraine nationalists, carrying torches, march in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv late on January 29, 2012 marking the 94th anniversary of a battle near the small city of Kruty.
Members of different unions block the entrance road to the harbor of Zeebrugge, part of a nationwide general strike in Belgium on January 30, 2012.
An injured Palestinian worker screams in pain after an Israeli army driver drove a trailer over his legs, as he tried to block him from building a house in West Bank on January 25, 2012.
- Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011
- Women raise their hands during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz.
Australian classical musician Shenzo Gregorio plays an electric violin while suspended under the dome of the historic Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. Shenzo plays a range of complex classical compositions, whilst suspended up to 25 meters high in the air, to entertain shoppers during the mid-year sales.
- Tank belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explodes after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011
People celebrate atop a destroyed tank belonging to forces loyal to Gaddafi after an air strike by coalition forces along a rd betn Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20 2011
An Israeli border police officer tries to escape from flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during clashes with Palestinians Silwan in East Jerusalem March 18 11
Aisha Gaddafi, daughter of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, greets supporters at Bab Al-Aziziyah in Tripoli March 19, 2011.
A woman rebel fighter supporter shoots an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces from Benghazi March 19, 2011
A survivor walks through debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, where the earthquake and tsunami hit last week, March 18, 2011
Protesters hold ''f''s in recognition of social network site Facebook's role in the North African revolts, during a protest in Rabat March 20, 2011.
Colombian football goalkeeper nicknamed "El Loco" and the creator of the Scorpion kick. Rene was considered one of the most 'unique' goal keepers of all time due to his 'crazy' style of playing and impressive plays
Shia , Sunni and all other sects of Islam commemoration Birthday of Hazrat Mohammad PBUH, with religious fervor and Integrity . Maulidur Rasul procession organized by Jamiyah on Saturday, 19th of March at Woodlands stadium.
Shia Community in Singapore commemorating the Birtday of Hazrat Mohammad PBUH , Maulidur Rasul procession organized by Jamiyah on Saturday, 19th of March at Woodlands stadium.
A ferry carrying 1749 foreigners from The Philippines, China, Morocco, Thailand, Brazil, Egypt and Vietnam arrive in the port of La Valetta, Malta, after being evacuated from Tripoli, Libya, on February 27, 2011.
Children watch a dancing cat-style robot called "Somali" during the Robot Athlete Cup 2011 in Tokyo, on January 30, 2011
Kai Greene, professional bodybuilder and winner of the Arnold Classic 2010, is at the Life Pharmacy in Dubai World Trade Centre, during the Arab Health Exhibition 2011.
Turkish Stars of Turkish Air Force are seen performing during the Al Ain Aerobatic show 2011 at Al Ain International Airport on the concluding day.
Mexican Artist perfoms during the DSF 2011 at the Al Seef Dubai Creek area
Bulgarian dancers known as a "kukeri" attend a ritual dance during the International Festival of the Masquerade Games in Pernik near the capital of Sofia, on January 30, 2011.
Jeddah Destructive Flood: Ten dead, three missing in Jeddah floods
Jeddah Destructive Flood: Ten dead, three missing in Jeddah floods
An undated handout photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on January 23, 2011 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (C) visiting the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang with his son, Kim Jong-Un (front 2nd R).
Red lanterns decorate a park for the coming lunar New Year in Beijing on January 25, 2011.
This handout picture taken by the Japan Meteorigical Agency on January 26, 2011 shows smoke rising from Mt. Shinmoedake in the Kirishima mountain range in Kagoshima prefecture, in the country's southern island of Kyushu.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels during the final full dress rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23, 2011.
People look at burnt-out cars next to an Albanian government building in Tirana on January 22, 2011 a day after three people were killed during an anti-government demonstration.
A partial solar eclipse is seen above a cross of the Life-giving Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow, on January 4, 2011.
South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang on January 4, 2011, as tension grows between the two Koreas.
A young boy holds a butterfly shaped kite at a workshop in Hyderabad as Pakistani kids prepare for the January 14 Makar Sankranti kite festival.
A Foreign student walks past a burning government bus which had been set on fire by students of India's Osmania University during a protest demanding a separate Telangana state in Hyderabad on January 6, 2011.
Ice sculptures are displayed at the annual Ice and Snow festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province on January 5, 2011.
Supporters of Iraq's Sadr movement, Muqtada al-Sadr carry his portrait as they listen to his first speech since returning to the holy city of Najaf after nearly four years away on January 8, 2011
The first snow of the season surprises people of the Iranian capital of Tehran on January 9, 2011.
An attendee looks General Electrics' new Residential WattStation plugged into a Chevrolet Volt electric car at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 8, 2011 in Las Vegas
At least 77 people have been killed and 27 injured in a passenger plane crash near Iran's northwestern city of Orumiyeh, in West Azarbaijan Province.
The new Porsche 918 RSY is revealed to the media to the media at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan
Delegates to the 11th Communist Party National Congress line up to pay homage to late president and founder of today’s Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, at his mausoleum in Hanoi on January 11, 2011.
Indian girls dressed as Punjabi folk dancers smile as they fly kites, at the Jagat Jyoti High School in Amritsar, January 12, 2011 prior to the Lahori festival.
Iran’s Khosrow Heidari(R) fights for the ball with North Korea’s Kim Kuk Jin during their Asian Cup group D soccer match at Qatar Sports Club Stadium on Jan. 15, 2011
A woman places her hand on her son’s head as he lies buried in sand up to his neck during a partial solar eclipse at Karachi’s Clifton beach January 4, 2011. Yasir, a seven-year-old handicapped boy, joined people with disabilities who were buried chest-deep during the partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, as part of a traditional superstition that it would bring healing to their bodies.
Chen Kecai (L) and Jin Songhao are seen in glass containers during a cold endurance competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province, Chile January 3, 2011. Chen and Jin competed by staying in a glass container filled with ice wearing only a pair of shorts. Jin won the competition with 120 minutes in the container, which outscored Chen’s 118 minutes. Chen set the Guinness record for the longest time spent in direct full body contact with ice on March 14, 2010 with 1 hour 48 minutes 21 seconds, local media reported.
Soccer players from Haiti’s Zaryen team (in blue) and the national amputee team fight for the ball during a friendly match at the national stadium in Port-au-Prince January 10, 2011.
Roofs of houses are visible above flood waters west of Brisbane, Australia, January 13, 2011.
An aerial view of a neighborhood partially destroyed by a landslide caused by heavy rains in Nova Friburgo,Brazil , January 13, 2011.
An aerial view shows a landslide-affected area , due to heavy floods in Teresopolis, Brazil January 12, 2011
People celebrate in their vehicles in front of the Tunisian Interior Ministry, after Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s address to the nation in Tunis, January 13, 2011.
Three one-month-old white lion cubs are seen in their enclosure
Juergen Burkhardt from Germany (L) and Franz Mitterhauser from Austria attend the European Beard Championships in Leogang, some 70 kilometres (44 miles) southwest of Salzburg, October 2, 2010. More than 150 competitors took part in 17 categories to win the prize for the most attractive, fancy and eccentric beard.
This combination of pictures shows the moon during a circle of a total eclipse as seen from Silver Spring, Maryland, on December 21, 2010.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hands with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is on a one day visit, in Tehran on December 20, 2010
Pedestrians pass shop decorations in the capital Tehran, as Iranian Christians celebrated Christmas Day, December 25, 2010.
Activists of Greater Cooch Behar People’s Association take part in a protest demanding a separate state of Cooch Behar, in New Delhi on December 28, 2010.
Flood waters cover most of Chinchilla in northeast Australia on December 29, 2010 after entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades.
Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma bids farewell to former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez at his funeral at the Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Westchester Chapel in South Miami on December 29, 2010.
Fireworks illuminate the sky behind the Oberbaum Bridge and the “Molecule Man” sculpture in river Spree as the clock strike midnight in Berlin, January 1, 2011.
Indian Sikh devotees wait for their turn to pay homage at a fog-shrouded Golden Temple in Amritsar on January 1, 2011.
Newly sworn in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C), his vice President Michel Temer (L) and outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva raise their hands during the inauguration ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on January 1, 2011.
Islamic Republic of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has placed his Personal 1977 Peugeot 504 for auction in an exhibition of classic cars,In a charitable move, Ahmadinejad auctioned off his [Peugeot] automobile at a gathering of the Mehr Housing Plan donors , which will provide affordable housing for low-income Iranian households.
A Palestinian farmer picks strawberries for export at a farm in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on November 29, 2010.
A man from China’s Hunan province cleans the exterior of his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months to save on rent, on December 1, 2010.
A woman poses for a picture in a street illuminated with Christmas lights on December 4, 2010 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia.
The world’s most famous polar bear Knut eats his “birthday cake” on his fourth birthday in his snow-covered enclosure at the Tiergarten zoo in Berlin, on December 5, 2010.
New Orleans residents look on as the traditional Algiers Point Christmas bonfire burns on the Mississippi River levee on December 4, 2010.
Members of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) light candles to make a representation of the Earth during a demonstration on December 5, 2010, during the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-16)
Members of the Iraqi “maqam” group Angham al-Rafidain perform in Baghdad on November 25, 2010.
Indonesian Muslims attend prayers at the Jami al-Hidayah mosque in Jakarta to mark the Islamic New Year on December 7, 2010.
The undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 7, 2010 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (C) visiting the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex in the North Hamgyong Province.
A UNAMID picture shows a doctor examining Sudanese children at the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nyala, South Darfur on December 6, 201.
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures at Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium in Dakar on December 10, 2010.
Supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a rally celebrating the 43rd anniversary of its establishment in Gaza City on December 11, 2010.
Pope Benedict XVI (C) performs a holy mass during a pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe on December 12, 2010 in Rome.
Senior Palestinian cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in the occupied West Bank Sheikh Raed Salah (C) addresses supporters upon his release from the Ayalon prison in Ramla on December 12, 2010
South Korean postmen wearing Santa Claus prepare to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people during a charity campaign in Seoul on December 13, 2010.
Ice clings to trees and grass along the lakefront after wind gusts upwards of 40 miles per hour blew waves onto the shore and temperatures in the low teens quickly turned the spray to ice December 13, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.
Allama Dr. S.Zameer Akhtar Naqvi, delivers a speech of Muharram ul Harram at Imam Bargah e Chaharda Masoomeen , Sadaat Colony , Karachi, Pakistan.
Allama Talib Jauhri giving a lecture Of Muhharam Majalis at Imam Bargah Shuhuda e Karbala , Sadaat Colony , Karachi , Pakistan.
Iran’s Sepideh Tavakolli-Nik competes in the women’s heptathlon high jump during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 22, 2010.
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) holds flowers as she walks around the Shwedagon pagoda with her younger son Kim Aris (R) in Yangon on November 24, 2010.
More than 1,000 people dressed up as Santa Claus sit together on the steps of the Sydney Opera House after finishing the annual ‘Santa Fun Run’ for charity on November 28, 2010
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) meets with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) and Iran’s first vice president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi in Tehran, on November 29, 2010.
Indonesian Muslims attend an Eid al-Adha prayer in Jakarta on November 16, 2010 despite the government’s announcement that Eid would fall on November 17.
Nepalese Muslims perform congregational Eid al-Adha morning prayers at the Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on November 17, 2010.
Chinese firefighters extinguish a deadly fire on November 15, 2010, after the scaffolding surrounding a high-rise Shanghai building caught fire, setting the whole building ablaze
Muslim pilgrims arrive to pray at Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on November 15, 2010.
A group of Zulu ‘warriors’ perform a traditional dance against the backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, on November 10, 2010.
Giant waves hit ‘Le Rocher de la Vierge’ off the coast of Biarritz, southwestern France, on November 9, 2010.
Activists protest in front of the US embassy in Manila on November 9, 2010, calling for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), a deal which allows US troops to take part in joint military exercises in the Philippines.
Muslim pilgrims perform the Tawaf, the ritual of circumambulating the Ka’aba in the holy city of Mecca early morning on November 9, 2010.
Muslim supporters of the Indonesian section of the pan-Islamic organisation Hizbut Tahrir carry anti-Obama placards as they march toward the US embassy in Jakarta on November 7, 2010 to protest Barack Obama’s visit this week.
A crane lifts the “arms” of what will be the world’s largest statue of Jesus Christ in Swiebodzin, western Poland, on November 6, 2010.
People take part in Halloween celebrations in New York, October 31, 2010
Security personnel members and volunteers stand in front of an illuminated structure of the Expo Boulevard at the site of the 2010 World Expo on October 31, 2010, when the event ends.
Residents paddle through Thailand’s Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok on October 30, 2010, after heavy floods killed 100, including at least three foreigners.
A Pakistani girl wearing a Halloween costume walks through a slum area in Islamabad on October 29, 2010.
Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (R) stands next to the coffin of her husband and former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, at the Casa Rosada presidential palace on October 28, 2010.
A man faces anti-riot police officers during a demonstration on October 28, 2010 in Paris on the ninth day of protests against the country’s pension reform law
Watches and goods are crushed by a vibrating roller during an event to launch a new campaign by Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy platform ‘Stop Piracy’ on October 28, 2010.
Brazilian presidential candidate for the Worker’s Party Dilma Rousseff (R) greeting supporters during a rally in Fortaleza, north of Brazil on October 26, 2010.
Five-year-old African cheetah Makena sits unrestrained licking a frozen treat while a senior keeper and a veterinary technician hold a training session to carry out pregnancy ultrasounds at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on October 26, 2010.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il (C) lays a wreath at the cemetery of fallen fighters of the Chinese People’s Volunteers in Hoechang County with leaders including his son Kim Jong-Un (3L)
A picture of Mount Merapi volcano spews smoke, taken from Indonesias Umbul Harjo village in Sleman, Yogyakarta on early October 26, 2010.
A young employee harvests beans from a cocoa tree in Amichiakro in a cocoa plantation in Divo on October 25, 2010 ahead of the October 31 Ivory Coast presidential elections.
A Kyrgyz berkutchi (eagle hunter) launches a golden eagle during a traditional hunting festival in Bokonbayevoon October 24, 2010.
Indian Muslim brides wait for the start of a mass wedding ceremony in Ahmedabad on October 24, 2010
South Korean traditional dancers perform at the inaugural Korean Formula Grand Prix at Yeongam on October 24, 2010.
Armored vehicles are displayed during an inspection parade of the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) at the Asaka base in suburban Tokyo on October 24, 2010.
A Zimbabwe National Parks worker walks in the room where elephant tusks and rhino horns are kept on October 12, 2010 in Harare.
An Indian child collects water hyacinth flowers at a pond in Galgalia village, some 40 kms from Siliguri, on October 21, 2010.
Lightning flashes over the Las Vegas Strip as a thunderstorm dumps rain and hail on October 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada