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Malabon Zoo owner Manny Tangco blows a horn with children outside a Bengal tiger glass enclosure as they celebrate the coming Year of the Tiger in Manila, Philippines, on Dec. 31.
Three Indian Muslim women enjoy the last sunset of 2009 in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, on Thursday.
Photographer Steve McCurry captures daily life – in all its humor, warmth, and complexity – as it unfolds around our planet.
Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.
German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas celebration at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Dec. 22.
Young red deer search for food in their snow-covered enclosure at a park in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday.
The eye of a goose is pictured at the Schwarzbauer geese farm in Hohenried near Ingolstadt, Germany on Friday. Geese are traditional food in Germany during the Christmas season.
Solutions to the abuses of capitalism are sought in new programs and corrective legislation – why not in the hearts of men?
The world’s leader in robotic technology is creating machines that do everything from cooking pancakes to guiding shoppers at malls.