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February 6, 2013

Daily Life: January 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Pakistan, Turkey, Belarus, Germany, El Salvador, Spain, Portugal and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 38 photos total)

Pakistani children, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, watch a girl skipping a rope, while playing in an alley of a neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 28. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

A picture taken from Galata Tower shows a seagull flying over the snow-covered old city of Istanbul on Jan. 9. Heavy snowfall blanketed Turkey's commercial hub Istanbul, a city of 15 millions, paralyzing daily life, disrupting air traffic and land transport. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Afghan children play in a street in Herat on Jan. 14. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Belarus Orthodox believer plunges into icy waters as a priest blesses him on the eve of the Epiphany holiday in Pilnitsa some 30 km outside Minsk, on Jan.18. Thousands of believers jump into holes cut in ice, braving freezing temperatures to mark the Epiphany when they take part in a baptism ceremony. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images) #

A model is pictured during rehearsals at L'Oreal Professionnel Academy for the show of the label C'est tout at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, on Jan. 11. Look rehearsals are used to prepare the styling of the models for the fashion shows. (Jens Kalaene/AFP/Getty Images) #

The landmark "Tiger & Turtle" sculpture that resembles a roller coaster is pictured at the former zinc smeltery's grounds Krupp Mannesmann in the Angerpark in Duisburg-Wanheim on Jan. 13. One hundred twenty tons of galvanized steel are mounted and welded for the sculpture on the heap. The walkway area will amount to 220 meters including 249 steps. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man sits in a tent while ice fishing at sunrise in the Lake Vileika near the Belarus village of Kasun, some130 km north of the capital Minsk early on Jan. 2. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images) #

A young skater picks himself up from the ice on a rink at Penn's Landing, on Jan. 11 in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) #

Indian visitors watch a heart shaped kite fly during the International Kite festival on the lawns of Priyadarshani park in Mumbai on Jan. 7. Kite enthusiasts from different countries are participating in the day-long festival. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) #

Members of the brotherhood of Saint Sebatian Matyr participate in the dance of The Moors and Christians in the town of Apastepeque, 50 kms east from San Salvador, El Salvador on Jan. 16. The members of the Saint Sebastian brotherhood dance in the honor of the co-patron saint of Apatepeque. The Moors and Christians dance tells the adventures of the crusaders and is celebrated from more than 300 years ago. (Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images) #

A boy wearing a crown watches the Cabalgata Los Reyes Magos (Cavalcade of the three kings) the day before Epiphany, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Jan. 5. It is a parade symbolizing the coming of the Magi to Bethlehem following the birth of Jesus. In Spain and many Latin American countries Epiphany is the day when gifts are exchanged. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #

A woman stops to pat "Manchas" or "Spots", a pet pig being walked by its owner Claudia Botas, in the background, in Lisbon's Graca neighborhood, on Jan. 12. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

A man dressed as a 'Momotxorro' a natural entity made of bones and sheep skin walks to take part in a carnival in the Basque village of Zubieta on Jan. 28. In one of the most ancient carnivals in Europa , dating from before the Roman empire, companies of Joaldunak (cowbells) and Momotxorros parade between the villages of Zubieta and Ituren. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza/Associated Press) #

Dylan Belanger, 8, of Royal Palm Beach, holds onto a horn as Cora, a 51-year-old Indian elephant, blows a note during an afternoon performance at the new Elephant Encounter on opening day of the South Florida Fair on Jan. 18 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Cora was in the 1980 film Smokey and the Bandit II. (Allen Eyestone/Palm Beach Post via Associated Press) #

Participants jump with their sled during the traditional Schnablerrennen sledge race in a valley near the Bavarian village Gaissach, southern Germany, on Jan. 27. More than 70 teams took part in the traditional event. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #

With temperatures around 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit), a man plays in the surf, with some thousands celebrating the New Year by jumping into the North Sea during the traditional New Year's Dive in Ostend, Belgium, on Jan. 5. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press) #

Kashmiri boys play in the snow in Srinagar, India, on Jan. 19. Snowfall in the Indian portion of Kashmir has disrupted power supply and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press) #

Duane Griffith is dragged upside down across Wolf River Harbor to bare foot ski backwards during the 36th annual Ski Freeze in Wolf River Harbor in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 1. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

South Korean special warfare forces take part in a winter season drill in Pyeongchang, about 180 km east of Seoul on Jan. 9. The Korean peninsula is the world's last Cold War frontier as Stalinst North Korea and pro-Western South Korea have been technically at war since the 1950-53 conflict. (DONG-A ILBO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Aaron Kunkle is airborne as he back flips out of the bowl at the Memphis Skate Park on Jan. 2 in Memphis, Tenn. Temperatures hovering in the mid 30's didn't keep skate and bike enthusiasts away from the park. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

A Palestinian man rides a horse on the beach at sunset in the central Gaza strip on Jan. 11. (Ali Ali/European Photopress Agency) #

A man and woman walk along a path at Fort Funston after the sun set in San Francisco on Jan. 18 (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press) #

Two passengers brave the frigid weather while riding outside on a ferry crossing Casco Bay in Portland, Me., on Jan. 3. The overnight low temperature dropped to zero degrees Fahrenheit in Portland. The combination of cold air and warmer ocean water created the arctic sea smoke. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #

Steam rises from Ryan Dignan after Arizona State University's swim team practice at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center on Jan. 14 in Tempe. (Mark Henle/Associated Press) #

Tony Bambenek of Bluff Siding, Wis., fishes on Jan. 11 at East Lake Winona. Despite the 40-degree temperature, ice on the lake remains around 10 inches. I like this weather, Bambenek said. "It's better than 20 below, I wouldn't be out here if it was that cold." (Andrew Link/Winona Daily News via Associated Press) #

Participants of the Five Lakes Skating Tour are transported on a tractor to avoid a stretch of bad ice in Wanneperveen, near Giethoorn, northern Netherlands, on Jan. 24. Some 15,000 skating enthusiasts participated in the first tour on natural ice, but a stretch of rapidly deteriorating ice in Wanneperveen forced organizers to call off the tour after a few hours. Dutch police later stopped people from reaching the area. (Peter Dejong/Associated Press) #

A man cleans the snow-covered tomb at the Neue Wache (New Guard House), the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Tyranny in Berlin on Jan. 14. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #

Two sisters light candles during an Orthodox Christmas service in a church in the village of Sokuluk some 30km outside Bishkek on Jan. 6. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7 in the Middle East, Russia and other Orthodox churches that use the old Julian calendar instead of the 17th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics, Protestants, Greek Orthodox and commonly used in secular life around the world. (Vyacheslav Osleledko/AFP/Getty Images) #

Homeless Bratislav Jovanovic, 43, enters a grave, which he uses as a shelter during winter time at a cemetery in Nis, 200 kilometres south Belgrade, on Jan. 10. Jovanovic has been homeless for nearly twenty years, since his house was burned down in a fire. The last 15 years he lives in a tomb beside the caskets of his decedents. (Sasa Djordjevic/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Indian woman from Ladakh region offers prayers at the Boudhanath Stupa premise in Katmandu, Nepal, on Jan. 18. Thousands of people temporarily migrate to Katmandu from hilly regions of Nepal and India to escape the cold weather during winter. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

Elder Cal Murrell, also known as "the happy preacher," reacts during a service celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., inside the State Capitol on Jan. 17 in Atlanta. (David Goldman/Associated Press) #

Children play in a portable pool set up in a street lined by shack homes in the Juan Pablo II shantytown in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 23. European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders gathering for this weekends economic summit will likely see only one side of Chile, the polished upscale country where tourists and investors stay in five-star hotels in a sparkling clean financial district nicknamed "Sanhattan", well away from Santiago's slums. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press) #

Malian children look inside a car on Jan. 27 in Konna, Mali. French-led troops were advancing on Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist militant groups in the north of the country. Meanwhile, African leaders meeting in the Ethiopian capital were discussing scaling up the number of African troops to join the offensive, after the African Union's outgoing chief admitted the body had not done enough to help Mali. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man casts his fishing rod to the Atlantic sea at the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain, on Jan. 1. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A boy rushes to catch up to his mother as she helps others carry a large fishing net back home, outside of Ouidah, Benin, on Jan. 19. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) #

A child walks amidst Douglas fir trees during a family outing at the base of Spencer Butte on Jan. 22 in Eugene, Ore. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via Associated Press) #

Children play with bubbles during events celebrating the 12th anniversary of the village of Kuetuvy on Jan. 20 in the Canindeyu department of Paraguay. The Ache are hunter-gatherers whose population of roughly 1,200 is distributed in five villages in eastern Paraguay. They also celebrated the recent success of their exports to the United States of shade-grown, organic yerba mate, a drink brewed from the leaves of the rainforest holly tree. In 2010, Paraguay's Congress gave them formal title to the land. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press) #

A rainbow is seen in the West Bank Judean desert on Jan. 7. Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing power lines and trees and causing several injuries. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) #