A young protester holds a fan cover to protect himself from rocks during clashes with military police near Tahrir Square in Cairo. Soldiers stormed a protest camp outside Egypt's Cabinet building, expelling demonstrators calling for an end to military rule, just as officials were counting votes in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections.
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US soldiers participate as professional cheerleaders entertain troops at Camp Virginia in Kuwait.
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Amie Sofia Ahmad (r.) closes her eyes after winning Malaysia's new Islamic reality TV show 'Solehah' which was telecast live in Kuala Lumpur. Solehah, an Arabic word for pious female, aims to find the best women preachers and change conservative mindsets on the role of women in Muslim societies. The 13-episode prime time program is a talent contest featuring charismatic young Muslim women who are judged on their religious knowledge as well as their oratory skills and personality.
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A woman tries to use her umbrella at Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland was hit by a heavy storm expected to bring hurricane-force winds to some areas of the Alps.
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Comet Lovejoy leaves the sun's corona which is several million degrees. The small comet survived what astronomers figured would be a sure death when it danced uncomfortably close to the broiling sun Thursday night. Astronomers had tracked 2,000 other sun-grazing comets make the same trip. None survived.
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A Christian pilgrim visits the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
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Lebanon's Christel El Saneh competes in the women's long jump final during the Arab Games in Doha, Qatar.
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Cargo ship TK Bremen lies stranded on Kerminihy beach at Erdeven, near Lorient, France. High winds beached the ship off France's Atlantic coast. Some of the 220 tons of fuel in its hold is leaking, threatening a local beach.
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A German soldier with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) gives a tennis ball to children during a patrol in the village of Isa Khel in the Chahar Dara district in Afghanistan.
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People walk their dogs in the snow at Lyme Park near Manchester, northern England.
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The Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy speaks with Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, on her 18th birthday in the central Indian city of Nagpur. Amge was certified as the shortest woman in the world at 24.39 inches.
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Eve Miller watches Tian Tian, a female giant panda, at Edinburgh Zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. A pair of giant pandas, which have been loaned to the zoo by China, were on public view for the first time.
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Members of the Pakistani army jump from a vehicle, witnessed by the media, during a training session in Khairpur Tamewali, Pakistan.
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Republican presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (l.) and former US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), share a laugh during the Republican Party presidential candidates debate in Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday night.
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of the United States compete during the men's 49er skiff gold fleet 1 race 11 at the Sailing Championships in Perth, Australia. The race was won by Denmark's Allan Noerregaard Christensen and Peter Lang.
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A doe beds down beside a horse in a pasture near Maysville, Ky.
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Philip Toczylowski of Philadelphia sits by his son's grave with a trumpet at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., a day after the Pentagon declared an end to the war in Iraq. Toczylowski says that he plays taps every time he visits the grave of his son, Army Major Jeffrey Philip Toczylowski, who died serving in Iraq in 2005.