A male jungle nymph sits on a female jungle nymph during a photo call for the annual stock take at London Zoo. More than 17,500 animals including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are counted in the annual stock take at the zoo.
A civilian looks at a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria. The area is immersed in a Syrian civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.
Indians gather for a candlelight vigil in memory of a gang-rape victim in New Delhi, India. A group of men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through Indiaís capital were charged Thursday with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty. The attack on the 23-year-old, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, provoked a debate across India about the routine mistreatment of the nationís women and triggered daily protests demanding action.
An Afghan family walks on a road in winter on the outskirts of Kabul.
Norway's Anders Bardal soars through the air during his competition jump at the third stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.
A devotee smokes hashish outside the shrine of Muslim Sufi Saint Data Ganj Bakhsh during his death anniversary in Lahore. Devotees celebrate the last of three days of the 969th festival of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman popularly known as Data Gunj Bakhsh.
Students attend a winter military camp in Ansan, south of Seoul. Hundreds of students between 11 and 17 years old attend winter boot camp training courses every year. The winter courses range from 4 to 14 days at the Blue Dragon Camp run by retired marines, which also offers summer boot camp for students.
A worker collects pieces of shark fins dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong. For centuries, shark fin, usually served as soup, has been a coveted delicacy in Chinese cooking, extolled for its supposed ability to boost sexual potency, enhance skin quality, increase one's energy, prevent heart diseases and lower cholesterol.
Pakistani schoolgirls, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, chant prayers during a class to pay tribute for five female teachers and two aid workers who were killed by gunmen on Tuesday, at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Gunmen in northwest Pakistan killed five female teachers and two aid workers on Tuesday in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center, officials said.
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