A commando stands guard during the Turkish Army's annual winter military exercises near the eastern town of Sarikamis, Turkey.
Gun-rights activist Clint McQueen and his son, Chance, carry their rifles as they gather with others at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah during a "National Day of Resistance" rally.
Giraffe Magoma, born two weeks ago, and his mother, Koobi, stand in their enclosure in the Cologne zoo.
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An employee displays a green water dragon at the 'Frankfurt Animal Lounge' at the airport in Frankfurt. Some 300 reptiles were received from Vietnam at the lounge which is run by Lufthansa Cargo. The animals, which undergo quarantine in their country of origin, are checked for health and correct documentation before being moved on after a few hours.
A member of the honor guard stands at attention during a welcome ceremony for Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at Cuban Independence hero Jose Marti memorial in Havana, Cuba. Medvedev is on a two-day working visit to Cuba.
A reveller dressed as 'Peliqueiros' adjusts his headgear during a carnival in Spain's northwestern village of Laza. 'Peliqueiros', or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks.
A one week old baby Asian elephant is seen next to its mother in the Budapest zoo. The baby does not have a name yet and will be on display at the zoo from the weekend.