An Afghan man is finger-printed and photographed for registration by US troops outside Command Outpost AJK in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province. Andrew Burton/Reuters
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi flee from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge , which leads to Tahrir Square in Cairo. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
Italy's Aaron March competes during the men's parallel slalom qualifications at the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Quebec. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters
Tourists look at Iguazu Falls from an observation platform at the Iguazu National Park near southern Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu. Jorge Adorno/Reuters
An Indonesian Chinese man cleans the Buddha statue in the preparation for the Lunar New Year celebrations in Satya Buddha Temple in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Binsar Bakkara/AP
Malian soldiers man a checkpoint on the Gao road outside Sevare, some 385 miles north of Mali's capital Bamako. Jerome Delay/AP
A competitor crawls under barbed wires during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central England. Nigel Roddis/Reuters
Kentucky's Jennifer O'Neill (r.) has her shot blocked by LSU's Theresa Plaisance (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. James Crisp/AP
Demonstrators march through the streets of Paris in support of the French government's draft law to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Christian Hartmann/Reuters
India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi. The ceremony symbolizes a retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. Adnan Abidi/Reuters
A man stands on his boat under a bridge at sunset in Yangon, Myanmar. Reuters
Beijing's Grain-for-Green program has helped blanket the country's hillsides with trees, undoing damage from decades of blistering development. But fostering biodiversity remains a challenge, conservationists say.
Standing on a hillside, Liu Minfang looks down at the lush landscape that surrounds her home in the remote mountains of southwestern China. Terraced slopes that farmers once used for growing crops are now filled with cedar trees and bamboo. A waterfall cascades down a distant cliff. In the valley below, a muddy river flows through a patchwork of rapeseed fields and rice paddies.