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News of the world, Jan 25

News of the world, Jan 25
Cambodian workers pull down structures at a slum during the eviction of families in the capital Phnom Penh. Around 250 police, many armed and in riot gear, plus more than 200 workers moved early in the morning to evict hundreds of families refusing to leave the shanty town. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 25
Entertainers play ox and lion dance during a temple fair to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Beijing, China. The coming year is the year of the Ox on the lunar calendar which falls on of Jan. 26. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 25
Truck drivers wait to cross the border into Greece in the Bulgaria town of Kulata, some 180 kms south of Sofia. Thousands of Greek farmers on Jan. 24 hunkered down for a fifth day of highway blockades in an ongoing tug-of-war with the government over the low price of produce. The farmers have blocked border routes to Bulgaria and Turkey, where freight traffic has slowed to a trickle, with the protesters only making exceptions for perishable goods and medical emergencies. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 25
The front of a taxi lies destroyed after it was hit by a falling tree in Barcelona. High winds lashed Spain and France today, killing at least seven in Spain, and knocking out power to over a million homes in south west France, as well as disrupting air and rail traffic. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 25
Indian schoolchildren, dressed in colours of their national flag, attend a function for India's Republic Day at the Shri Ram Ashram School in Amritsar. Country-wide preparations are picking up to celebrate India's forthcoming 60th Republic Day celebrations this Jan. 26. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 25
Bolivian president Evo Morales (right) vies for the ball with a local player during the inauguration of a sport complex in Shinahota, Chapare, some 180 km from Cochabamba, central Bolivia. Bolivians are ready for tomorrow's referendum on a new constitution to give greater political power and revenues from the vital natural gas industry to the indigenous majority. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Jan 25
Palestinian schoolboys stand in line following recess at a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. Some 200,000 Gaza children returned to school for the first time since Israel's offensive, many having lost family members, their home and their sense of security. UNRWA reopened all its 221 schools, which educate Palestinians in the territory, and provided shelter to tens of thousands of people during the fighting. (Getty Images)