President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha.
A Malian soldier peeks through a doorway behind which Malian and French soldiers are stationed in Niono. France and West African leaders called on other world powers to commit money and logistical support for African armies readying their troops to join French soldiers already battling al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali.
A Burmese monk and a novice are seen walking on a road toward Zalun, a small town in Irrawaddy Division, Burma, December 5, 2012. (Photo by Soe Paing/USA/VOA reader)
'Tamborilleros' wearing their uniform shelter from the rain, march in the traditional ' La Tamborrada', during 'El Dia Grande', the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain.