The Capitol Climate Action Coalition holds a rally to demand that the Capitol Power Plant stop using coal and start using more environmentally friendly sources of energy in Washington on March 2, 2009.
Hundreds of people gather for an opposition rally to commemorate human-rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova in Moscow on February 15, 2009. Markelov and Baburova were shot dead on a Moscow street last month.
Fire rages through the under-construction Mandarin Oriental hotel in downtown Beijing February 09, 2009. China Central Television apologized for the blaze that may have been sparked by illegal, Olympic-style fireworks the state broadcaster commissioned to celebrate the Lantern Festival. The inferno gutted the five-star hotel, that was part of the network's landmark headquarters, and killed a fireman.
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