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Pictures of the Week-4 January 2011

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(1) Let it Snow: A child"s face is covered with foam used to simulate snow at a shopping mall in Singapore.

(2) Barricade: An opposition party member climbs over an obstacle constructed of furniture by members of his group.

(3) Cookie Cutter: New houses stand in Huaxi village, China"s richest village in Jiangsu province.

(4) Holidays on Ice: Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa Claus head down the slope at Sunday River, Maine.

(5) Winged: A girl dressed as an angel on the day of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception celebrations in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala.

(6) Water Logged: A dog lies on a shelf in a flooded house in Rio Chico, Venezuela.

(7) Where There"s Smoke...

Federal police patrol near a brush fire after a shootout with officials in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

(8) Bubble Boy: European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Angelo Nespoli sits inside Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft in the assembling hangar at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Russia.

(9) Voter IDs: A Haitian police officer sorts though identification cards at a city hall in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.

(10) Catastrophe: Pakistani volunteers and firefighters struggle to extinguish a fire at a crash site in Karachi. A cargo plane crashed into a housing complex shortly after takeoff setting off a huge blaze.

(11) Performance: The Manganiyar Seduction, a band from India"s Rajasthan state performs at the historic Purana Qila fort in New Delhi.

(12) The Game Goes On: People play dominos in a street after flooding and landslides killed at least 30 people and forced thousands from their homes in Higuerote, Venezuela.

(13) May the Force be With You

A street performer dressed as Darth Vader from the film "Star Wars" stages in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

(14) Bear-ded: Santa Clauses receive instructions from a teddy bear and pose for pictures after a general meeting to launch the annual Student Union charitable Santa Claus rental campaign in Berlin, Germany.

(15) The Winner: Indonesia"s Hendra Setiawan celebrates his and Markis Kido"s win over South Korea"s Jung Jae-sung and Lee Yong-dae in their men"s doubles semi-final badminton match at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

(16) Uncollected: A child walks through piles of garbage in the streets of Naples, Italy.

(17) Troubled Waters: A woman crosses a polluted gutter in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to the Ministry of Heath about 1,200 people have died from Cholera.

(18) Bombed: Onlookers watch as smoke rises from South Korean Yeonpyeong Island after being hit by dozens of artillery shells fired by North Korea.

(19) Down the Rabbit Hole: Egyptian boys show off rabbits given to them by a Palestinian man (unseen) in an underground tunnel linking the southern Gaza Strip to Egypt.

(20) Earthly Beginnings: A baby Olive Ridley Turtle makes its way to the water at San Diego Beach, El Salvador. More than 1,000 baby turtles were freed by villagers on the Salvadoran coast.

(21) Overcast Glance: An Indian woman from the state of Bihar holds incense as she offers prayers in the Yamuna River on the Hindu holiday of Chaath Puja in New Delhi. On Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth.

(22) Small Sanctuary: Businessmen speak on the outdoor smoking area of a building in Lisbon.

(23) Tragedy: Chinese firefighters extinguish a huge fire that engulfed a high-rise in Shanghai after construction scaffolding surrounding the building caught fire and spread to the building itself. The blaze killed at least 53 people.

(24) In the Streets: Haitians protest in the city of Cap-Haitien, accusing Nepalese of bringing cholera to Haiti. Protesters gathered, yelling anti-U.N. slogans and hurling stones at U.N. peacekeepers, while setting up burning barricades and torching a police station.

(25) Game Off: Snow lies on the field of the Minneapolis Metrodome after the roof collapsed from a large accumulation of snowfall.

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