A Paraguayan gaucho rides a colt during the Misiones Traditional Festival, held yearly in Santiago, Misiones, some 270 km south of Asuncion.
Demonstrators shout anti-racist slogans on January 19 in Athens as hundreds of Greeks and other nationals marched peacefully against racism and fascism. Nearly 3,000 people joined the rally that was set up by municipalities, organisations, migrant communities and main opposition party radical leftists Syriza. This week, authorities arrested a 29-year-old firefighter and another Greek man aged 25 for the murder of a 27-year-old Pakistani migrant in Athens.
Rebel sniper takes aim at a target in the city of Aleppo. UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned that Syria is in a "death spiral", as his top humanitarian and human rights officials pleaded with the UN Security Council to take firmer action.
A man detained by residents of Ayutla de los Libres forming their own vigilante police forces, is watched at a house in this town in the Mexican southern state of Guerrero. Hundreds of civilians armed with rifles, pistols and machetes decided to provide security for the communities of Tecoanapa and Ayutla de los Libre in the state of Guerrero, saying gangs were committing robberies, kidnappings and murder. The vigilante force has put up checkpoints on roads and conducts night watches in the towns. Guerrero, home to
Thousands of Turks gather in front of the offices of Armenian newspaper "Agos" during a commemoration ceremony for slain journalist Hrant Dink ,in Istanbul. Dink, one of the most prominent voices of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, was killed by a gunman on January 19, 2007. The 52-year-old Dink, a prominent member of Turkey's tiny Armenian community, campaigned for reconciliation but was hated by Turkish nationalists for calling the World War I massacres of Armenians a genocide.
Activists of the Ukrainian feminist movement Femen take part in a training session at the official Femen Centre, the Lavoir Modern Parisien, a former theatre in Paris.