smuggling woman suitcase
A Thai woman was caught trying to sneak into the US from Mexico curled up inside a suitcase in a at a border crossing in Nogales, ArizonaReuters
smuggling bananas
Confiscated cocaine in Berlin. Some140 kilos of cocaine, worth €6m, were discovered packed in banana boxes in discount supermarkets.Reuters
weather icicles
A man is framed by icicles as he walks along a beach in Chicago, Illinois, as the Polar Vortex goes onReuters
snow lifeguard
Jennifer Berry watches the sunset from a lifeguard chair on a snow-covered beach on Lake Calhoun in MinneapolisReuters
US weather New York
Ice forms on the shore of the East River in New YorkReuters
weather Brighton
The promenade is strewn with shingle after storms in Brighton, southern EnglandReuters
weather Wales
Storm damage to the promenade at Aberystwyth, mid WalesReuters
Snow Switzerland
The Matterhorn rises above the ski resort of Zermatt in SwitzerlandReuters
Markel crutches
German chancellor Angela Merkel stands with the aid of crutches as she sings with carol singers during a reception at the Chancellery in Berlin. Merkel fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland over the Christmas holidaysReuters
china miniature art
A miniature version of Chinese painter Xu Beihong's painting of eight running horses, made by Chinese artist Li Qici, is displayed on his finger, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Li, 68, spent several months in crafting the miniature on a 6mm x 3mm ivory plate. The year of the horse kicks off on 31 January.Reuters
sushi mosaic
Participants arrange sushi in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest sushi mosaic in Hong KongReuters
north korea rodman
Protesters wearing masks depicting former US basketball star Dennis Rodman and a pig signifying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rally in Seoul to denounce the basketball star's  visit to North Korea on Kim's birthdayReuters
Syria bomb boy
Men help a wounded boy who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of DamascusReuters
Protest Thailand
Anti-government protesters in body paint participate in a rally in BangkokReuters