Amnesty International campaigners with aluminum foil masks protest outside Vendanta Resources in London to raise awareness of what they claim are human rights abuses linked to Vedanta's aluminum refinery in Orissa, India. Lewis Whyld/AP
Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses people during the opening ceremony of the ONe Young World World Summit at Old Billingsgate in London on Feb. 8. The event brings together over 600 delegates age 25 and under from over 100 countries to discuss important world issues. Sang Tan/AP
Students from Boroughmuir High School look at a Sumatran tiger through the glass at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland on Monday. David Cheskin/AP
Honey bees swarm on a honeycomb at Al Taryyaq farm in Jordan Valley on Feb. 8. After an outbreak in 2008 decimated nearly half of the region's bee hives, Jordan has introduced a modern laboratory to help protect the bee population. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
China National Acrobatic Troupe members in tiger costumes rest after a street parade in the 2010 Valletta Chinese Spring Festival in Valletta, Malta, on Feb. 8. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Year of the Tiger begins on Feb. 14. Darrin Zammit/Reuters
One of three newborn endangered golden takin calves plays in the snow at the Zoo in Liberec, Czech Republic. The calves were born in January and joined the herd outside in their enclosure on Monday. Radek Petrasek/CTK/AP
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday. The 13-day mission includes three space walks and the delivery of a module that will increase the interior space of the International Space Station. Thom Baur/Reuters
A camel is seen at the annual Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in Al Gharbia, United Arab Emirates, on Monday. Jumana El-Heloueh/Reuters
A boy struggles with a snow shovel as he helps his father (not shown) clear the sidewalk outside their home on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. The federal government announced it would remain closed on Monday and most schools planned to stay shut as residents of the Mid-Atlantic struggled to dig out from a blizzard that dumped over two feet of snow in the region. Jason Reed/Reuters
Members of the German short track speedskating team train in preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 8. David Gray/Reuters
A rescuer digs Cedric Genoud out of the snow on Sunday at an avalanche site in Evolene, Switzerland. Genoud was buried under the avalanche on Friday and was found alive 17 hours later by the rescue team, which noticed snow moving from a helicopter. Genoud managed to breathe under the snow by making a cavity with his hands around his face. Air Glaciers/Reuters
Performers from the Beijing Dance Academy take part in a street parade during the 2010 Valletta Chinese Spring Festival in Valletta, Malta, on Monday. Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
Supporters of Ukrainian opposition leader and president candidate Viktor Yuanukovych rally in front of the Central Election Commission in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Much blood has been spilled in Syria's civil war, and many of Assad's neighbors have supported forces that sought his ouster. Whether to reengage with someone accused of crimes against humanity is more than just a tactical decision.
After more than six years of bloodshed and destruction, Bashar al-Assad’s hold on the presidency of Syria seems assured for now, which leaves neighboring countries beginning to ponder if, how, and when relations can, or should, be restored with Damascus.