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February 5, 2014

Daily Life: January 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Canada, Spain, United States, Myanmar, Germany, and Egypt and other countries around the world. --Lloyd Young (24 photos total)

Gary Case, left, and Chuck Hoss, judges at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo, watch contestant Chase Williams as he prepares the calves that will be used during the tie down roping portion of the show Jan. 3 at the Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via Associated Press)

Alan Eaton, an estimator with Custom Body on North Monroe Street, walks a customer's doorframe over to Pat's Frame Shop two blocks away on West Dalton Avenue, on Jan. 21 in Spokane, Wash. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via Associated Press) #

A sailboat travels on the Salish Sea as dense fog hangs over the water at sunset in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Jan. 24. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via Associated Press) #

The Jose Gasparilla is illuminated while at anchor in Hillsborough Bay on the evening of Jan. 20 in Tampa, Fla. (Edmind D. Fountain/The Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press) #

A man holding his son rides a horse past the Santa Maria church, as they celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in Caldas de Montbui, near Barcelona on Jan. 26. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

Ken Muldrow, top, director of the Flint Southwestern marching band, warms up with his students Chelsea Tidwell, right, and Samantha Rosemond before their performance at the Destination Forever Youth rally and fundraiser for Flint artist Brinae Ali, held at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint on Jan. 18. (Samuel Wilson/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

A mummer struts during the annual New Year's Day parade on Jan. 1 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) #

A dogsled team pulls passengers on a scenic ride across Mirror Lake on Jan. 17 in Lake Placid, N.Y. There is a 50 percent chance of snowfall in the Lake Placid area heading into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. (Mike Groll/Associated Press) #

In this photo taken on Jan. 25 an ethnic Karen man smokes in Yathae Pyan cave in Pa-An township, Karen state, Myanmar. Yathae Pyan or literally "hermit return" is a historic site housing a statue of the Buddha and protective dieties. (Khin Maung Win/Associated Press) #

Second-grader Triston Kassin, 7, shouts at his ball as he aims for the first pin while bowling with classmates during physical education class on Jan. 24 at Central Elementary School in Davison, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

Illinois North Elementary School Principal Tiana Montgomery, right, and third grade teacher Natalie Lewis, left, face down another student preparing to tape them to a wall in the gymnasium at Horace Mann School in Alton, Ill., on Jan. 22. The taping, part of "Stuck for a Buck" week, raises money for the fight against blood cancers like leukemia. Students and faculty paid a dollar for each strip of tape they used and a different teacher will undergo the ordeal of being taped up each morning this week. The school raised $133. (John Badman/The Telegraph via Associated Press) #

Swimmers with a rainbow umbrella attend the annual ice carnival of the winter swimming club Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) at Oranke Lake in Berlin on Jan. 11. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #

Trever Maur from Santa Cruz, Calif., took advantage of the King high tides on the central coast to wakeboard off the side of a old fishing boat in the Moss Landing Harbor on Jan. 29 in Moss Landing, Calif. King tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the position of the earth and sun and bring some of the highest tides of the year. (Vern Fisher/Monterey County Herald via Associated Press) #

As his brother, first-grader Avry Koch,7 gets off of the school bus from Rankin Elementary School, Lyric Koch, 5, laughs as he rolls around in the snow at his father Gregory Koch's feet on Jan. 16, at their neighborhood in Pickwick Village in Flint Township, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

A tourist poses for a photograph while standing on a camel at one of the pyramids at Giza outside of Cairo, Egypt, on Jan. 2. Tourism in Egypt has waned after its 2011 revolution and the subsequent July 3 popularly backed military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) #

Pakistani children, whose families were displaced from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, attend their daily Madrassa, or Islamic school, at a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 28. Around two hundred boys and girls whose families can't afford financially to send them to regular schools, gather for three hours daily in the mosque to learn by two volunteering adults on how to read alphabets and verses of the holy Quran. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A young Indian girl plays with a rope in an alleyway in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 3. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press) #

Elderly people dance in a pedestrian subway in Kiev, Ukraine on Jan. 5. Many elderly Ukrainians gather every Sunday to find moral support and communication in dancing with other like-minded people in the Ukrainian capital, as the post Soviet country copes with political instability.(Efrem Lukatsky/Associated Press) #

Vera Monteiro, 17, performs a Portuguese traditional Fado song during a class in a local association at Lisbon's Moureria neighborhood in Portugal on Jan. 21. Fado was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2011. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

A woman dressed as an angel begs in front of the Barcelona cathedral, Spain, on Jan. 23. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A street vendor arranges a fresh flower display as a Buddhist nun walks past outside Shwedagon Pagoda, considered Myanmarís holiest Buddhist shrine in Yangon, Myanmar, on, Jan. 23. Thousands of Myanmar Buddhists visit the pagoda daily to practice Buddhist rituals.(Gemunu Amarasinghe via Associated Press) #

Henderson Fire Department Lt. Scott Foreman, right, emerges from a cloud of smoke as he surveys the scene at a garage fire on Deer Lane in Henderson, Ky. on Jan. 6. (Darrin Phegley/The Gleaner via Associated Press) #

A participant gets blasted with blue dye during the Run or Dye 5k on Jan. 18 at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Participants ran 3.1 miles and had the chance to get painted with different color of dyes made out of corn starch. (Gabe Hernandez/The Monitor via Associated Press) #

A Somali man, his face covered in sand, during a day out at Lido beach in Mogadishu on Jan. 31. The Mogadishu lifeguards, made up entirely of a volunteer group of fishermen, began patrolling Lido beach in September 2013 after a spate of drownings. Mogadishu's beaches have become a popular destination for the city's residents since Al-Shebab withdrew the majority of its militants from the city in 2011. (Tobin Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
 
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