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Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 2

February 2, 2014

Ethnic Dong men try to grab a chicken attached to a bamboo stick on February 1, 2104, during a local marriage ritual in Congjiang county, Guizhou province. According to tradition, men who want to marry the woman that stands at the front of the stick have to grab the head of the chicken from the hands of the woman and her friends to win a chance to marry her. Reuters
Ethnic Dong men try to grab a chicken attached to a bamboo stick on February 1, 2104, during a local marriage ritual in Congjiang county, Guizhou province. According to tradition, men who want to marry the woman that stands at the front of the stick have to grab the head of the chicken from the hands of the woman and her friends to win a chance to marry her. Reuters
Commuters ride on the roof of a train on February 2, 2014, as they return to Dhaka, Bangladesh. after attending the Akheri Munajat. Thousands of Muslims joined the second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the Haj, which ended with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind on Sunday. Andrew Biraj / Reuters
Commuters ride on the roof of a train on February 2, 2014, as they return to Dhaka, Bangladesh. after attending the Akheri Munajat. Thousands of Muslims joined the second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the Haj, which ended with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind on Sunday. Andrew Biraj / Reuters
A Filipino informal settler child is seen February 2, 2014, inside a shanty along the banks of Lake Sampaloc, one of seven lakes in the city of San Pablo, Laguna province, Philippines. The Seven Crater lakes are designated ‘Threatened Lake of the year 2014’ by environmental foundation Global Nature Fund, which says decades of human activities, such as illegal squatting along the shores, illegal fish pens, and overfeeding and crowding fish cages, have had a detrimental effect on the volcanic lakes. The seven lakes are Lake Bunot, Lake Calibato, twin lakes Yambo and Pandin, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Muhikap and Lake Sampaloc. Francis Malasig / EPA
A Filipino informal settler child is seen February 2, 2014, inside a shanty along the banks of Lake Sampaloc, one of seven lakes in the city of San Pablo, Laguna province, Philippines. The Seven Crater lakes are designated ‘Threatened Lake of the year 2014’ by environmental foundation Global Nature Fund, which says decades of human activities, such as illegal squatting along the shores, illegal fish pens, and overfeeding and crowding fish cages, have had a detrimental effect on the volcanic lakes. The seven lakes are  Lake Bunot, Lake Calibato, twin lakes Yambo and Pandin, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Muhikap and Lake Sampaloc. Francis Malasig / EPA
A boy poses for a photo on February 2, 2014, by a peach tree decorated with artificial flowers at Daguanyuan park, on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing. Jason Lee / Reuters
A boy poses for a photo on February 2, 2014, by a peach tree decorated with artificial flowers at Daguanyuan park, on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing. Jason Lee / Reuters
TV journalists are seen on February 1, 2014, in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome in the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, before the 2014 Winter Olympics. Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images
TV journalists are seen on February 1, 2014, in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome in the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, before the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images
A frustrated Thai voter, centre, holds her national identification card and shouts at police blocking the entrance to a polling station as voting was cancelled after anti-government protesters prevented the delivery of election material in downtown Bangkok on February 2, 2014. Christophe Archambault / AFP photo
A frustrated Thai voter, centre, holds her national identification card and shouts at police blocking the entrance to a polling station as voting was cancelled after anti-government protesters prevented the delivery of election material in downtown Bangkok on February 2, 2014. Christophe Archambault  / AFP photo
Empty ballot boxes are shown before the voting for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 2, 2014. Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday amid signs of disruptions at several polling stations and fears of violence, a day after gun battles between protesters and would-be voters broke out at a busy Bangkok intersection. Sakchai Lalit / AP photo
Empty ballot boxes are shown before the voting for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 2, 2014. Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday amid signs of disruptions at several polling stations and fears of violence, a day after gun battles between protesters and would-be voters broke out at a busy Bangkok intersection. Sakchai Lalit / AP photo
A February 2, 2014, view of the Mountain Cluster venue at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images
A February 2, 2014, view of the Mountain Cluster venue at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images