A Swiss Saint Bernard sleeps on the floor at the Hund 2010 Dog Exhibition in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Friday. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
John Ioannidis, a pin trader from Greece, poses for photos in Vancouver, British Columbia, ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Jae C. Hong/AP
A worker prepares roses before Valentine's Day at a farm in Sopo, Colombia, on Friday. For South American flower growers, Valentine's Day is the most important day of the year. John Vizcaino/Reuters
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throws before the start of practice at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla., on Friday. The Colts will face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in the Super Bowl. Hans Deryk/Reuters
British Columbia Premier Gordon Cambell rides a zip line set up for the 2010 Olympic festivities in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday. The temporary line runs from above Robson Square in the city and will be a free ride for people during the Winter Olympic Games. Darryl Dyck/Reuters
Supporters of Ukrainian opposition leader and presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych participate in a campaign rally in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday. Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will face off in the second round of the presidential elections on Sunday. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano stands behind the Los Remedios church in the valley of Puebla on Friday. The Popocatepetl, which means Smoking Mountain in Aztec is North America's second-highest volcano. Imelda Medina/Reuters
Cars and trucks drive on I-81 in Salem, Va., on Friday during a snowstorm. Eric Brady/The Roanoke Times/AP
A woman looks out of a window in her home during a clash between Kashmiri protesters and Indian police on Friday. Clashes broke out for the fourth consecutive day in Srinagar during anti-India protests. Reinhard Krause/Reuters
An Iraqi police officer secures the site of a bombing in Karbala, Iraq, on Friday. A twin car bombing targeted a crowd of Shiite pilgrims crowding a highway as they walked to a holy city south of Baghdad for a major religious ceremony. Hadi Mizban/AP
Deserted buildings in Skrunda, Latvia, a Soviet ghost town, are seen here on Friday. Latvia is preparing to auction off the town, which the Russian military withdrew from 12 years ago. The town foermly known as Skrunda-1 was built around a radar base that was part of the Soviet Union's early warning system. Roman Koksarov/AP
Anna Gesterak celebrates finding a wedding dress she likes at Filene's Basement during a 'Running of the Brides' bridal dress sale in New York on Friday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
An abandoned grocery cart sits in a snow-covered parking lot on the south side of Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday. A winter storm warning is in effect for Central Indiana until Saturday morning. Michael Conroy/AP
A father says goodbye to his son at a railway station in Hefei, China, on Friday as mother and son travel to their hometown in Qinghai, China. The father is staying behind to run a noodle restaurant. China began its annual peak travel period as an expected 2.54 billion journeys are expected in the days surrounding the traditional Lunar New Year holidays. Reuters
A 6.2 quake in central Italy has left at least 247 people dead this week. Although Italy is often stereotyped for its inefficiencies, the response effort by government agencies and volunteers has been quick and united.
It was the kind of convoy you would expect to see in a war zone – a long line of army trucks packed with soldiers, khaki-colored Land Rovers, and huge mechanical diggers on the back of flat-bed transporters.