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In today’s pictures, a person swims in a partially frozen lake in China, women seek to wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a little girl tries to escape Santa’s lap at a mall in Pennsylvania, and more.

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SNOWY IN SWITZERLAND: Snow covered a church, pictured from an aerial view, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday. The World Economic Forum opens Wednesday in the resort area. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

SOCCER SILHOUETTES: Youths played soccer on a beach in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday. Equatorial Guinea will co-host the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament with Gabon. (Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)

SMILING NEAR A SHIPWRECK: People smiled as they took a picture on a rock in front of the Costa Concordia Monday. The cruise ship rammed into a reef off Giglio, Italy, Jan. 13. Salvage experts plan to pump fuel from the shipwreck. At least 15 people died in the accident. (Tony Gentile/Reuters)

TRUCKS IN TURIN: A German truck driver shrugged as trucks were parked on a highway in Turin, Italy, Monday. Truckers blocked roads throughout Italy to protest an increase in gas prices, introduced as part of austerity measures. (Giorgio Perottino/Reuters)

IN SESSION: Salafi parliamentary members attended the opening of Egyptian Parliament—the first session held since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak—in Cairo Monday. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

LUNAR NEW YEAR: A worshiper burned incense at the Lama Temple, one of China’s most renowned monasteries, on the first day of the Year of the Dragon in Beijing Monday. (Diego Azubel/European Pressphoto Agency)

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EARLY MORNING FIRE EARLY MORNING FIRE: Firefighters battled a fire Thursday in Dubuque, Iowa. A family fleeing their flooded home ignited the blaze when they tried to start their partially submerged car. (Jeremy Portje/Telegraph Herald/Associated Press)

JOYOUS CROWD JOYOUS CROWD: Fans of the Indonesian national soccer team celebrated their team’s Thursday 4-3 victory over Turkmenistan during a match in Jakarta, Indonesia. ( Adek Berry/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

FOREST BLAZE FOREST BLAZE: A helicopter sprayed water to extinguish a forest fire that started Thursday morning near Nelas, Portugal. (Nuno Andre Ferreira/European Pressphoto Agency)

A MAZE OF SLIDES A MAZE OF SLIDES: A visitor slid down a water slide Thursday at a water park built inside Beijing’s National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, in China. (Diego Azubel/European Pressphoto Agency)

WATER FOUNTAIN WATER FOUNTAIN: People rested Thursday near a water fountain in Moscow. (Nikolay Korchekov/Reuters)

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