No change from week 47. The world is still burning in Congo, Egypt and Syria. Let’s hope things change soon.

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Tear gas is thrown as police scuffle with anti-government protesters near the government house in Bangkok. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A general view of Xijiang village before Miao New Year's day in Leishan County. SHENG LI/REUTERS

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Tear gas is thrown as police scuffle with anti-government protesters in Bangkok. SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS

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A schoolgirl tries to climb out of a Schilka tank during an exhibition organised by the Indian army in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. AJAY VERMA/REUTERS

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Masai herders walk with grazing cattle during a celebration of an initiation ceremony in the remote village of Eremit. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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Police officers shield themselves during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government house in Bangkok. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Turkish Shi'ite women shout Islamic slogans as they mourn during an Ashura procession in Istanbul. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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Demonstrator makes his way amid tear-gas during clashes with riot gendarmes on land that will become new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

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An elk searches for food on the wooded edge of meadow in Banff National Park near Lake Louise. ANDY CLARK/REUTERS

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People watch fireworks during the Dev Diwali, or diwali of god, festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

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People dressed in the historic uniforms of the Imperial Russian and French army take part in a re-enactment of the 1812 Battle of Berezina, to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle, near the village of Bryli. VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

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Sign is seen in front of homes destroyed by a fire during Hurricane Sandy, in the Breezy Point neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Undated handout photo show a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet taking off from the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier. XINHUA/REUTERS

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A monkey nips a woman's hair at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple during the Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi province. CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS

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Members of the police inspect a garment factory after a devastating fire in Savar. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

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A Shi'ite Muslim boy runs on burning charcoals as part of the Ashura religious festival in Yangon. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Palestinians hold placards depicting President Abbas during a rally in support of Abbas' efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, in Ramallah. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece take part in a Muharram procession marking Ashura in Piraeus port town near Athens. YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS

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A Shi'ite Muslim breathes fire during a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad. AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

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General view of tents in Tahrir square as protesters and activists continue with their sit-in, in Cairo. ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS

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The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 Arena in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Mahesh Chaturvedi, who dresses up like Mahatma Gandhi, reads a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita on a train in New Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

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Demonstrators gather on a blockaded country road as evacuation operations continue on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

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72-year-old Liu Qianping, also known as MaDiGaGa, poses during a modelling shoot in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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Men take a shower while standing on a leaking water pipeline under a bridge in Mumbai. DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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A Palestinian worker shovels sand as he repairs a damaged smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah. MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

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A swan swims through flood waters from the River Soar at a caravan park in Barrow Upon Soar. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Farmers stand during a demonstration called 1,000 tractors to Brussels by European milk producers in central Brussels. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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A woman dances inside a train carriage during a concert at the Leopoldina train station in downtown Rio de Janeiro. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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European milk producers dump milk on the European Parliament during a demonstration in Brussels. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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A visitor casts a shadow on the ground as she looks at art made from trash picked from Mount Everest at a visual art symposium in Kathmandu. STRINGER/NEPAL/REUTERS

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Handout photo shows a sculpture of J. R. R. Tolkien character Gollum hanging from the roof of Wellington International Airport. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A soldier stands guard behind main gate of the Bayi Building in Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Joggers stand amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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man dressed in tradtional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in Heitwerwang. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah is greeted by footmen after arriving to meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle during his state visit in west London. POOL/REUTERS

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Anti-Mursi protesters carry a wounded man away from tear gas during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo. AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

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Anti-Mursi protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo. AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

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Contractors that have been hired locally work to clean sand deposited by the storm surge of superstorm Sandy out of a pool in the Queens borough region of the Rockaways in New York. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A man prays inside the Halil-ur-Rahman mosque, built by the Ayyubids in 1211, in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Photographer Steve McCurry poses with models for the launching of the Pirelli Calendar 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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A man takes a picture of a giant Kuratas robot at an exhibition in Tokyo. KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawai. HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS

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Migratory birds fly above a man rowing a boat on the Yamuna river. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS

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Scarf of a garment worker is seen in the burnt interior of garment factory Tazreen Fashions, after a devastating fire, in Savar. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

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A man wearing devil horn as he sells toys on a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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Handout of Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia lining up in the middle of the night ahead of a ground advance in an area south-west of the Somali capital Mogadishu. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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South Korean rapper Psy performs during a concert in Bangkok. CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS

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Albanian Kosovar youths wear masks of the Albanian flag as the nation marks the 100th anniversary of their independence in Pristina. HAZIR REKA/REUTERS

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An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland almost a month after the Oakwood neighborhood in the Staten Island borough of New York was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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A man reads next to his makeshift bicycle repair cart along a road in front of a poster of a construction site, in Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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A motor boat sails through a frosty fog across the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after appearing to face charges linked to alleged corrupt payments to public officials in London. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

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A combination photo shows students holding on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school and students going to school on a bridge built to replace the collapsed bridge,. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A woman walk her dog on a snow covered street in central Stockholm. SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS

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Honour guards march at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall during a heavy snowfall in central Moscow. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Lord Justice Brian Leveson poses with an executive summary of his report following an inquiry into media practices in central London. PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

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Dockers hold up flares during a protest in front of Portugal's parliament in Lisbon. RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS

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Former SAS soldier Danny Nightingale kisses his wife Sally outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

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A boy with a Mexican flag, stained with paint to resemble blood, lies down in a chalk outline representing the body of a crime victim during a protest in Mexico City. EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Models with physical disabilities present creations by French designer Boston in Paris. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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Priest Ganga, a member of Romania's Roma ethnic minority, baptizes a child during a very rare mass Orthodox baptism ceremony at a church in the Bora neighbourhood in Slobozia. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

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A Palestinian boy in traditional clothes waves a Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Pilots salute as U.S. soldiers carry a casket containing human remains believed to belong to a U.S. servicemen missing in action during the Vietnam War during a repatriation ceremony at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. KHAM/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House as it is bathed in red light to mark World AIDS Day. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Man walks at a waste dump of a copper mine in Sarlingyi township. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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Russian soldiers walk during snowfall in central St. Petersburg. ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS

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Corporal Neil Dobson, a survival equipment fitter, poses with his contest-winning Movember moustache in the cockpit of a World War Two Spitfire fighter plane at RAF Coningsby. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A M23 rebel fighter walks past a resident as they withdraw from the town of Sake. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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Handout photo of NYPD officer DePrimo giving boots to a homeless man in New York. Jennifer Foster/REUTERS

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A Turkish soldier takes up position near the border to Syria in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A masked Palestinian stone-throwing protester uses a sling to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli security officers during clashes near Ramallah. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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A protester burns tyres during clashes with police in Siliana. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays hockey during a visit to her former preparatory school St. Andrew's near Pangbourne, southern England. POOL/REUTERS

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A general view of protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo. MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

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A man looks out from the window of his flat in a residential building in Torremolinos. JON NAZCA/REUTERS