The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association held its annual snowball melee near Dupont Circle Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. In attendance were Captain America, a large giraffe and dozens of others out to let off a little steam. The event is organized on social media.
Tokyo's Hie shrine hosted the Setsubun bean-throwing ceremony Feb. 3, 2015, to drive demons out from the temple and invite good luck. tradition holds you eat the same number of beans as your age for this event.
Code Pink activists disrupted the Senate Armed Services Committee as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrived to testify on Jan. 29, 2015, calling Kissinger a "war criminal." Sen. John McCain called the protesters "low-life scum."
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Kalangel was one of two soldiers killed by Lebanon's Hezbollah militants Jan. 28, 2015, when an anti-tank missile struck an Israel Defense Force vehicle on patrol near the border with Lebanon in northern Israel. He leaves behind a wife and a one year old daughter. Photos by Debbie Hill/UPI
Protesters set tires on fire outside the offices of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Wednesday, Jan. 28. 2015, railing against a decision to end an aid program for Gaza residents displaced by Israeli attacks. Photos by Ismael Mohamad / UPI
Workers in fire suits pour molten bronze metal into molds during the casting of the Screen Actors Guild Award statuettes at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2015. The awards are to be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 2015. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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