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March 5, 2013

Daily Life: February 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Iraq, Israel, Burma, Germany, China, Pakistan, Serbia and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 37 photos total)

Tommy Edmonds and Agnes Hill get the dance floor to themselves during a Valentine's Day dance at a senior center in Knoxville, Tenn., on Feb. 14. (Saul Young/The Knoxville News Sentinel via Associated Press)

An Iraqi bride sits in her wedding car in Baghdad on Feb. 7. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images) #

Two girls offer prayers to Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh on Feb. 4. Sihanouk's body had been lying in state at the Royal Palace after being flown from Beijing where he died Oct. 15 of a heart attack at the age of 89. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) #

A costume shop employee, dressed to advertise the shop, eats his lunch ahead of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 19. Israelis will mark Purim on Feb. 24 remembering the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther with the full text being read aloud twice during the celebration, in the evening and again the following morning. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press) #

A motorcyclist passing a flag bearer during a race in a snow covered forest close to Radashkovichi, some 55 km north of Minsk on Feb. 9. (Victor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images) #

Leo Pszeniczny catches a tiny perch while ice fishing on Lake Erie on a chilly winter day in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 14. He said he caught just enough for dinner yesterday and was hoping to do the same today. (David Duprey/Associated Press) #

Two women stand under a fountain in the so-called "Sonnenbad" (Sun bath) swimming pool at temperatures just below 0 degrees Celsius during the opening of the pool for the new season Karlsruhe, southern Germany on Feb. 22. The pool is the first to re-open after being closed for winter. (Uli Deck/AFP/Getty Images) #

Jim Dravage and his son Jimmy play a game of ice hockey at Frances Slocum State Park on Feb. 18 in Wyoming, Pa. (Mark Moran/The Citizens Voice via Associated Press) #

A Chinese blacksmith throws molten metal against a cold stone wall to create sparks, during the Lantern Festival which traditionally marks the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations, in Nuanquan, Hebei province on Feb. 24. For over 300 years, the village which is famous for its blacksmith skills, has maintained the tradition which they considered a cheaper alternative than buying fireworks during the Lantern Festival. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images) #

Buddhist monks hold candles as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathumthani province on Feb. 25. Makha Bhucha day is observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha. (Pornchai Kittiwongsaku/AFP/Getty Images) #

Pakistani Kushti wrestlers warm up in the ring before fighting as part of their daily training, at a wrestling club in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 26. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A boy works at a car wash in Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 27. (Reuters) #

A Serbian Army soldier stands guard during a ceremony at the monument of the Unknown Soldier on mount Avala near Belgrade, on Feb. 15. Serbia's Statehood Day is a celebration of the 209th anniversary of the first Serbian uprising and the creation of the modern Serbian state. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Premont junior David Arredondo sorts through sombreros for the right fit as members of Mariachi Estrella from Premont High School prepare to perform in the Texas High School Mariachi Competition on Feb. 9 in San Antonio. (Michael Zamora/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via Associated Press) #

A road construction worker smiles as she takes a break from work near Mong Pan town in central Shan state, Myanmar on Feb. 21. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press) #

A small jet is silhouetted against the rising moon on Feb. 25 in the skies above Phoenix, Ariz. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) #

Stacy Crain and Al Giannini, both from Rockford, Ill., walk under Anish Kapoor's stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins on Feb. 26. Forecasters expect the storm to leave behind three to six inches of snow in the greater Chicago area. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press) #

Rex Brodie and his dog "Ebby" play with a flying disc on the athletic fields at Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn. in the late afternoon sun on Feb. 6. (Don Treeger/The Republican via Associated Press) #

A swimmer dives into the icy water of the Houhai Lake in central Beijing, China, on Feb. 16. (Petar Kujundzic/Reuters) #

A boogie boarder rides a wave on the Banzai Pipeline off Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore of O'ahu, Hawaii, on Feb. 18. (Frederic Larson via Associated Press) #

A cyclist flies through the trees as he jumps a dirt mound at a bike park on Feb. 26 in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/Associated Press) #

A domesticated elephant halts at a traffic intersection in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 20. There are an estimated 28,000 wild elephants in India, along with thousands of domesticated ones that do everything from performing in shows to carrying heavy loads in the country's big cities. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press) #

A Pakistani wood-cutter wears a plastic sheet to protect himself from the rain as he cuts logs, which are in great demand as fuel for cooking and heating homes, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Feb. 22. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Indian children play cricket amid smoke emitting due to civic workers fumigating an area following reports of Malaria in Mumbai, India, on Feb.18. According to the civic authorities, nearly 700 cases of Malaria were recorded in the city in January, local news reports said. (Rajanish Kakade/Associated Press) #

Clowns on stilts pose for photographs with people as they celebrate Car Free Day in Mumbai, India, on Feb. 24. The event locally organized for the third consecutive year was held aimed at cutting down on pollution and giving people an opportunity to enjoy a traffic free environment. (Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press) #

A boy rides his bicycle along Reforma Avenue which is covered by red dust spread by a detergent company in Mexico City on Feb. 24. Thousands of cyclists, skaters, pedestrians and pets take over Mexico City's Reforma Avenue during "bicycle Sundays." (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press) #

A man enjoys fun in a toboggan at a pool of district of Puenta Piedra, Lima, Peru, on Feb. 9. Every weekend during summer hundreds of families visit the place. (Paul Vallejos/European Pressphoto Agency) #

Abdullah Gull, 12, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army holds on to his umbrella against the wind while standing on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Feb. 5. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Ferris wheel attendants walk up the inside of the wheel to make it spin at a rural carnival in South Dagon Township on Feb. 14 in Yangon, Burma. The ferris wheel is man powered and takes seven men to spin it for their customers. Myanmar is going through rapid political and economic reforms initiated by the countries first civilian president Thein Sein after years of military junta rule. (Chris Mcgrath/Getty Images) #

Children react as a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator dinosaur walks through crowds along the Southbank, in London, on Feb. 18. The dinosaur is one of many that can be visited at the Earth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo, visiting from Australia, the creatures can be touched and fed at the Southbank Center. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press) #

Alan Zepeda, 9, releases his kite into the air underneath the San Jacinto Monument on Feb. 17 in La Porte, Texas. Alan and his family came out to the monument to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather with a picnic. (J. Patric Schneider/Houston Chronicle via Associated Press) #

Six-year-old Cadence Kleinfeld spins while playing with a Hula Hoop at the Ready, Set, Explore event at the Susan Byrnes Health Center in York, Pa., on Feb. 2. (Jason Plotkin/York Daily Record/Sunday News via Associated Press) #

Connor Ogle, 4, stands among a group of Seymour High School students who gathered to cheer on their basketball team during a game in Seymour, Tenn., on Feb. 12. (Saul Young/The Knoxville News Sentinel via Associated Press) #

Abilene High School principal Jennifer Raney hits assistant principal Michael Trook with a pie in the face during a Patriotic Project pep rally on Feb. 20 in Abilene, Texas. Trook was selected by students by collecting the most donations when buckets were passed during lunches to raise money for a local VFW post. (Nellie Doneva/Abilene Reporter-News via Associated Press) #

Snowboarders sit in a chairlift at the Flumserberg skiing area in the eastern Swiss Alps on Feb. 27. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters) #

Three boys await the arrival of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) hunter Kim Carlsberg of UFO Sky Tours to begin their search outside Sedona, Ariz. as darkness falls in the desert on Feb. 14. (Mike Blake/Reuters) #

A man exercises moments before swimming in the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 27. (Ariel Schalit/Associated Press) #
 
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