Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pictures of the week 6th - 12th Feb

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Syracuse University photographer Okoniewski takes a picture through the roof of the Carrier Dome before the start of a NCAA men's basketball game in Syracuse

Syracuse University photographer Michael Okoniewski takes a picture through the roof of the Carrier Dome before the start of a NCAA men's basketball game between Syracuse Orange and Connecticut Huskies in Syracuse, New York, February 11, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Fenster (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL MEDIA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

People examine "Luminous Field" a sound and video show projected at Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean" in Millennium Park in Chicago

People examine "Luminous Field" a sound and video show projected at Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean" in Millennium Park in Chicago, February 11, 2012. The show created by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero will be projected nightly until February 20. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)

Indian policemen look at members of the JKLF as they try to march to the office of UNMOGIP, in Srinagar

Indian policemen look at members of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) holding placards with pictures of Maqbool Bhat as they try to march to the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), in Srinagar February 10, 2012. Clashes broke out in Srinagar on Friday after Indian police stopped the march demanding the remains of Maqbool Bhat, JKLF said. Bhat, a founder leader of JKLF, was hanged and buried in an Indian jail on February 11, 1984 on charges of killing an Indian intelligence officer, JKLF added. Chairman of the Front, Yasin Malik, who led the march was detained along with a dozen of supporters during the clash. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A supporter of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon writes well wishes on his picture during a demonstration in downtown Madrid

A supporter of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon writes well wishes on his picture on a banner during a demonstration in downtown Madrid February 9, 2012. Spain's Supreme Court disbarred crusading Garzon for 11 years on Thursday for illegally recording defence lawyers' conversations with clients, which may effectively end his career in international human rights trials. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An artist dressed as Mughal Emperor Akbar sits along the roadside in Mumbai

An artist dressed as Mughal Emperor Akbar sits along the roadside in Mumbai February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A man with a chain around his neck licks the shoes of a woman on a sidewalk during a performance in Wuhan

A man with a chain around his neck licks the shoes of a woman on a sidewalk during a performance in Wuhan, Hubei province February 8, 2012. Four artists and art students presented the performance as part of a demonstration calling for equality for men and women, local media reported. Picture taken February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

A man bathes in an ice-hole in Lisi Lake, with the air temperature at about minus 6 degrees Celsius, in Tbilisi

A man bathes in an ice-hole in Lisi Lake, with the air temperature at about minus 6 degrees Celsius (21.2 degrees Fahrenheit), in Tbilisi February 9, 2012. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Visitors walk through an illuminated 'ice palace' in Schwarzsee

Visitors walk through an illuminated 'ice palace' in Schwarzsee, about 50 kilometres (31.07 miles) west of Bern February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Tibetan exiles light oil lamps during a protest in New Delhi

Tibetan exiles light oil lamps during a protest in New Delhi February 8, 2012. Hundreds of protesters held a demonstration on Wednesday after the recent self-immolations by three Tibetans in protest against Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, protesters said. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Japanese college students raise their fists at a rally wishing their success in job searching in Tokyo

Japanese college students raise their fists at a rally wishing their success in job searching in Tokyo February 8, 2012. More than 1,000 students from business schools took part in the rally to boost their morale before their job search. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Banknotes shredded and compressed into heating fuel are distributed at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc

Banknotes shredded and compressed into heating fuel are distributed at the Foundation to Help Autism in Miskolc, eastern Hungary February 7, 2012. Hungary is the only country to recycle its worn cash for fuel each year, a total of some $1 billion worth of forints. The bricks are then sent to a few charities, covering up to a third of their annual heating fuel supplies. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)

Villagers stand on an overturned truck at Kherli village

Villagers stand on an overturned truck at Kherli village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh February 7, 2012. Two people, including the driver, were injured on Tuesday after the truck carrying footwear overturned and fell in a water canal after losing its balance on the road, villagers said. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Syrian girl living in Qatar shows her hands, on which the revolution Syrian flag is painted, during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Doha

A Syrian girl living in Qatar shows her hands, on which the revolution Syrian flag is painted, during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Doha, February 7, 2012, against the vetoing by Russia and China of a U.N. resolution that backed an Arab plan calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to quit. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Anti-austerity protester shouts anti-government slogans in front of the heavily guarded parliament in Athens

Anti-austerity protester shouts anti-government slogans in front of the heavily guarded parliament in Athens February 7, 2012. Alarmed by the prospect of yet more budget cuts, Greece's two main trade unions hold a 24-hour strike on Tuesday in protest against policies they say have only driven the economy into a downward spiral. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

To match Feature SPORT-SKATEBOARDING/HOFFART

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada skates at dusk in Encinitas, California July 31, 2011. Ever since Jordan Hoffart decided to turn his back on the seemingly incessant rain of his native Vancouver, he has been living his dream as a professional skateboarder in the perpetual sunshine of Southern California. The 27-year-old Canadian, who briefly worked in construction and also as a stunt man in the movie industry to help pay off a mortgage, is now able to twin his ideal career with a near-perfect lifestyle. Whether he is competing on the professional circuit, filming video footage for one of his brand sponsors, giving advice to up-and-coming skateboarders or simply trying out a new trick, he is exactly where he wants to be. Picture taken July 31, 2011. To match Feature SPORT-SKATEBOARDING/HOFFART REUTERS/Mike Blake

The ice sculptures are seen on a pond of Dobra Voda
The ice sculptures are seen on a pond of Dobra Voda, near the east Bohemian city of Horice, 100 km from Prague, February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek
Men cool off in tub of sauna that floats in frozen river Spree on cold winter night in Berlin

Men cool off in the tub of a sauna that floats in the frozen river Spree on a cold winter night in Berlin, February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Volunteers from the pressure group Berri-Otxoak walk towards the town hall during a Via Crucis protest against social services cuts in the Spanish Basque town of Barakaldo

Txera Alonso (L) and Juan Carlos Bezarra, volunteers from the pressure group Berri-Otxoak walk towards the town hall during a "Via Crucis" (Way Of The Cross) protest against unemployment, social services cuts and reduction in housing benefit, in the Spanish Basque town of Barakaldo February 6, 2012. The unemployment rate in Spain was last reported at 21.5 percent, a record 4.9 million people without jobs. The industrial costal town of Barakaldo has 18% unemployment and the benefits budget has been reduced by half in the last year, according to Berri-Otxoak. REUTERS/Vincent West
Turkish military watchtower is seen through the barbed wire of a fence, which is being constructed, along the Greek-Turkish borderline near Orestiada town

A Turkish military watchtower is seen through the barbed wire of a fence, which is being constructed, along the Greek-Turkish borderline near Orestiada town February 6, 2012. Greece is building a 12.5 km (8 miles) fence on its border with Turkey to prevent a wave of illegal immigrants from flowing into the country. Asian and African migrants increasingly use the northern Greece Evros border with Turkey to reach the EU, after the bloc stepped up surveillance at its sea borders and Spain and Italy signed repatriation deals with Afri

A boat is seen at a frozen lagoon in Venice

A boat is seen at a frozen lagoon in Venice February 6, 2012. Bitterly cold weather sweeping across Europe claimed more victims on Sunday, brought widespread disruption to transport services, and left thousands without power with warnings that low temperatures would continue into next week. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

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