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Week in pictures 24-30 January

Lion dancers at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila on 26/1/09

People around the world welcomed in the Lunar New Year. Lion dances, such as this in the Philippine Stock Exchange, aim to ward off evil spirits.

Award ceremony

The cast of Mad Men accepted an award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

India's Republic Day parade in Delhi

India celebrated its 60th Republic Day with the traditional grand military parade in the capital, Delhi.

Antony Gormley

Angel Of The North creator Antony Gormley unveiled Filter, a sculpture of a life-sized male figure made of welded steel rings, at the Manchester Art Gallery.

Students with torches marching through Havana, Cuba

In Havana, Cuba, students marked the 156th anniversary of the birth of Cuba's independence leader Jose Marti.

A flower at a memorial to Jews who perished in the Holocaust, near Berlin's Friedrichstrasse railway

Remembrance ceremonies for victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II were held around the world during the annual Holocaust Memorial Day.

Angelina Jolie in Tokyo

The actress Angelina Jolie met her fans at the Japanese premier of the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Up Helly Aa

The spectacular Up Helly Aa event in Shetland culminated in the burning of a replica galley.

French workers demonstrate in the streets of Nice

Union leaders claimed as many as 2.5 million people took to the streets as France saw its first big strike triggered by the global credit crunch. French police put the number at just over one million.


Russian policemen arrested a man dressed as dustbin as he protested against a refuse disposal plant in Moscow.

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