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TOP SHOTS: Europe cold snap, Egypt football riots and more

Last updated on: February 6, 2012 11:51 IST

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The ancient Colosseum is seen during an heavy snowfalls late in the night in Rome on February 4. The Colosseum and other ancient tourist sights closed to tourists as Rome saw snow for the first time in 26 years.

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Kite surfers take advantage of the frozen Puck Bay in Chalupy, Hel Peninsula February 4. In Ukraine 101 people have now died -- a further 38 in the past 24 hours -- and supermarkets are short of food as trucks struggle to make deliveries. Eight more have died in Poland since Thursday.




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Members of a local winter swiming club warm up on the bank of the Yenisei River before going for a swim in an air temperature around minus 25 degree Celsius  in the town of Divnogorsk, some 38 km south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.




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Protesters try to scale an apartment building to put out a fire that began when a tear gas canister was thrown into the building during clashes between police and protesters near the Interior Ministry in Cairo. Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.




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An audience member looks out a window while waiting for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada.

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Sunday secured an overwhelming victory in the Nevada caucuses, recording his second straight win that cemented his position as the party front-runner to take on United States President Barack Obama in the November 6 polls.




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Girls look out from the door of their house in the northwestern Yemeni city of Saada February 3, 2012. Saada has been the scene of several waves of battles between the national army and Shi'ite rebels in recent years.




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Britain's Queen Elizabeth attends a tree planting ceremony in the Diamond Jubilee Wood on her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, eastern England.




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A protester retrieves her boots from her tent as US National Park Service police cordon-off the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square in Washington.



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Students display their paintings during an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records, at a school in Chennai on February 4. More than 4700 students on Saturday took part in the one hour long event, school authorities said.


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Arsenal's Thierry Henry sticks out his tongue during their English Premier League soccer match against Blackburn Rovers at the Emirates Stadium in London February 4.


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Children run as fireworks explode explode during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nab in Mumbai on Sunday.


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A part of an advertising billboard announcing discounts in euros is seen over a ruined old factory on the outskirts of Lisbon February 5, 2012. The ESM, a 500-billion-euro permanent bailout fund due to become operational in July, is expected to replace the EFSF, a temporary fund that has been used to bail out Ireland and Portugal and will help in the second Greek package.


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People dressed as clowns attend Sunday mass and the 66th annual clown service at Holy Trinity Church, Dalston in east London on Sunday. The church holds an annual February clown service in memory of Britain's best loved clown, Joseph Grimaldi, who lived from 1778-1837.


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Activists from the animal rights group AnimaNaturalis lie covered in red paint mimicking blood, in protest against bullfighting in Mexico City.


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Singer Madonna performs during the halftime show with a wire walker at the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday.


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