A Snowy Owls make a rare appearance in Grays Harbor County, Washington on February 5, 2012. The rare visitors from the Arctic will be staying in the area, feasting on small mammals and fattening up before departing in March headed on their way back to the Arctic to breed.
A side effect of China's rapid industrial growth, pollution now hangs heavily in many Chinese cities, where cheap energy prices and minimal environmental regulations have only hastened the hazy smog and poisoned waterways of the country.
The Super Bowl isn't all about the players on the field or the performances during halftime, no matter how many middle fingers are involved. Here's a look at some of the fans who put on a show of their own during Super Bowl XLVI.
Tens of thousands of Tibetans are celebrating the Tibetan New Year by making their way to the town of Xiahe and its Labrang Monastery, whose separation from the Tibetan Autonomous Region provides a measure of protection from Han Chinese attempts to regulate their culture.
Egyptians took to the streets on Feb. 2, 2012 following the previous day's soccer riots that caused the deaths of 74 people in Port Said as anger over the government's failures to ensure safety reached a boiling point.
At least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that erupted as soon as the referee blew the final whistle in the match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly in Port Said, Egypt on Feb. 1, 2012.
Obama announced new streamlined plans to solve the housing crisis and allow buyers to take advantage of historically low interest rates in an address at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia.
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