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News of the world, Jan 13

News of the world, Jan 13
French soldiers of the French rapid reaction force, called Licorne, pretend to evacuate a victim from the site of a simulated helicopter crash in the Bondoukou region during military exercises to secure the presidential election in Ivory Coast, set for 2009. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 13
US President-elect Barack Obama shakes hands with Mexico's President Felipe Calderón at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. The two leaders were due to discuss the US guest worker programme. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 13
A wounded Palestinian youth is helped to aid as he arrives at the Kamal Adwan Hospital after an Israeli strike in Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip. Despite a recent United Nations call for an immediate end to the fighting, hostilities continue between Israel and Hamas militants as Israeli troops entered the outskirts of Gaza City but failed to end rocket fire from Hamas. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 13
A demonstrator sits down at at a climate change protest inside Heathrow Airport in London, England. The Climate Rush protest group model themselves on the actions of the Suffragettes who believed in peaceful civil disobedience in order to bring about change. The group believes that climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 13
People are interviewed during the job application process at CityCenter's new career centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. CityCenter, a 67-acre, $9 billion mixed-use urban development centre on the Las Vegas Strip, a joint project between MGM Mirage and Dubai World, is the largest private development in the United States. MGM Mirage is looking to hire 12,000 workers ahead of the expected opening in late 2009. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 13
A woman protects herself from gas during a demonstration against Education Minister Xavier Darcos' plans to cut jobs in schools in Saint-Lo, western France, where French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented his New Year Wishes to Education staff. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 13
French master pastry chef Gaston Lenotre's coffin is carried in front of dozens of pastry chefs paying their respects at the Notre-Dame-de-la-couture basilica in Bernay, during Lenotre's funeral. Gaston Lenotre, who built a worldwide empire with his gourmet dessert creations that defined modern patisserie, died on January 8, 2009 at the age of 88. (Getty Images)