Bailey Bear, a Golden Labradoodle, sits in front of a picture of a cat during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England.
An Indian daily wage laborer rests during a daylong strike at a wholesale market in New Delhi, India. Traders have called the strike to protest against foreign direct investment, fearing big retail chains like Wal-Mart will gradually replace small time traders.
Bangladeshi police officials detain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawmaker Rehena Akter Ranu during a nationwide strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fight for the future of Bangladesh is playing out in the streets of this troubled south Asian nation. For a month, masses of moderate activists have camped at a Dhaka intersection demanding harsh punishment for those accused of crimes during the 1971 independence war from Pakistan, a stance that dovetails with the prime minister’s position.
Goodyear employees scuffle with riot policemen during a demonstration against layoffs, in front of Goodyear headquarters in Rueil Malmaison, west of Paris. France has yet to hit bottom. The unemployment rate in Europe's second-largest economy rose again in the last quarter of last year to 10.6 percent, putting new pressure on President Francois Hollande's rollout a controversial labor-market reforms.
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French soldiers wait for France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to arrive at a French military encampment at a Malian air base in Gao. Le Drian paid a surprise visit on Thursday to French forces battling Islamist rebels in rugged northern Mali, saying their military mission would not end until security was restored in the West African country.
A participant demonstrates his eagle at an eagle hunting event during the Eagle Festival in Jargalant valley near Ulan Bator. According to local media, the festival consists of events such as a traditional eagle hunting competition, and a demonstration of the eagle hunters' outfits.
Electricians check the electricity pylon situated amid farmland in Chuzhou, Anhui province. China published its economic blueprint for the year on Tuesday, targeting 7.5 percent growth in its gross domestic product that would keep the world's second-largest economy on an even keel.
Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. rappel down from an army helicopter during an air assault training course at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, north of Seoul. About 200 U.S. soldiers from across the division are taking part in the two-week course, from February 25 to March 8, focused on combat air assault operations.
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