A Haitian woman, Madame Marcus, holds her newborn baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. A 6.1-magnitude shook the capital on Wednesday morning, a little over a week after the city was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake, which killed and displaced hundreds of thousands. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
A soldier stands near a burned vehicle in Jos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. The death toll after four days of clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs in Jos and nearby communities has topped 460, according to a mosque official and human rights activists. Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
Hindu women devotees pray beside a poster of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the banks of the Ganges River during the Basant Panchmi festival in Allahabad, India, on Wednesday. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
A North Carolina Highway Patrolman tries to remove a chicken from Interstate 85 near Lexington, N.C., on Tuesday. The chicken was reportedly on the highway median and became a traffic hazard. Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch/AP
On Wednesday, torchbearer Tyler MacRae snowboards down the half-pipe with the Olympic Flame at Canada Olympic Park, the site of the bobsled, luge, and ski jumping events at the 1988 Calgary Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. The 106-day torch relay will visit more than a thousand communities during its trip across Canada's provinces and territories before reaching Vancouver for the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/AP
A spectator with a giant tennis ball on his head watches the tennis match between Andy Murray and Marc Gicquel at the Australian Open Tennis Tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 20. Vivek Prakash/Reuters
Children dressed as soldiers perform during the traditional festival of Tamborrada in San Sebastian, Spain, on Wednesday. The Tamborrada commemorates the Napoleonic occupation of the city and thousands of children and adults play drums and barrels for 24 hours around the city during the festival. Vincent West/Reuters
Sculptor Alexander Chernoshchyokov works on the bust of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his studio in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday. The bust of Putin is being cast in bronze as a gift for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
A Mexican dancer takes a break after performing during Madrid's International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) on Jan. 20. FITUR is an international tourism fair with over 100 participating countries and thousands of companies showcasing their products and services. Susana Vera/Reuters
Members of the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue Team mark a collapsed building after determining that no one remained trapped inside in Petit-Goave, Haiti, on Jan. 20. The team was working to help assess the damage after a 6.1-magnitude aftershock hit on Wednesday morning in Haiti. Lynn Sladky/AP
US soldiers unload disaster relief supplies at the 82nd Airborne Division's forward operating base in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. The massive international aid flowing into Haiti has been met with logistical problems and many people are still desperate for food and water. Jae C. Hong/AP
Dina Koran carries her lunch through the rain and flooding outside Binn Duong Restaurant in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. Storms have been pummeling the region since Monday, creating flooding and landslides. On Wednesday, authorities issued evacuation orders to around 750 homes in the Los Angeles area that could be threatened by landslides. Up to 10 inches of rain could fall in the latest storm. Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram/AP
A hippopotamus named Nikica is seen in her enclosure at a private zoo in the Plavnica Hotel complex in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Wednesday. The two-ton hippo escaped nine days ago from the zoo and returned home without hurting anyone. Flooding in the area allowed the animal to swim over the cage surrounding her pen. Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters
A couple looks at boats at the 108th New York Boat Show in New York City's Javits Convention Center on Wednesday. Richard Drew/AP
As Venezuelan politicians prepare for long-delayed gubernatorial elections, some opposition members have argued that their participation would validate the increasingly undemocratic government. But memories of a backfiring boycott in 2005 have hung over the decision.
Since April, Venezuela’s opposition coalition seemed to be gaining the kind of support and momentum it was long criticized for lacking. Its calls for peaceful protests and boycotts were met by a broad, consistent turnout, and an unofficial referendum it organized in July led more than 7 million Venezuelans at home and abroad to condemn the increasingly authoritarian moves of President Nicolás Maduro’s government.