A vendor waits for customers at his vegetable shop in a boat on the Buriganga River during a nationwide strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Police fired tear gas and arrested dozens in northwestern Bangladesh Monday as the country's main opposition party enforced a dawn-to-dusk general strike to protest the government's alleged failure to run the nation effectively.
A man carries a child on his shoulders and reacts to performers wearing gigantic costumes to look like dinosaurs during a temple fair at a park on the fifth day of the Chinese New Year in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Workers at a restaurant enjoy fireworks to celebrate the fifth day of the Chinese New Year in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Anti-government protesters have their hair cut by hairdressers volunteering their services at the continuing protest in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Egypt's embattled regime announced Monday a 15 percent raise for government employees in an attempt to shore up its base and defuse popular anger, but the gestures so far have done little to persuade the tens of thousands of protesters occupying Tahrir Square to end their two-week long protest.
Anti-government protesters pray in front of an army armored vehicle as another dressed in a suit, right, stands to have his picture taken by a friend, at the continuing protest in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators, at right, pray as one sleeps under a makeshift tent, foreground left, in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
A Palestinian boy whose family received an evacuation order from the Israeli authorities, plays outside his house in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Jerusalem officials on Monday pushed forward plans to build new Jewish housing in the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, drawing swift condemnation from Palestinians who see it as encroaching on land they seek for a future state.
A Pakistani man sits on the back of a vehicle loaded with vegetables in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Smoke billows from warehouses during a fire in Cidade do Samba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. A massive fire consumed the warehouses where Rio de Janeiro's samba groups store the props and costumes for Brazil's largest Carnival parade. No injured were reported.
American artist Jennifer Rubell stands behind her life-sized wax statue of Prince William bearing a replica of the sapphire and diamond ring made famous by Princess Diana on his arm, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in London. Visitors to the Stephen Friedman Gallery in Mayfair are invited to step "into the shoes of Kate Middleton" by inserting their own fingers into the ring.
A woman views traditional Palestinian dresses during an exhibition, "Women in Orient," at the Quai Branly museum in Paris, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The exhibition presents a collection of traditional costumes and accessories from the Near East, selected by French designer Christian Lacroix and placed under the patronage of the French president's wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Indian school girls wearing traditional attire perform a folk dance during the Basant Panchmi festival celebrations in Amritsar, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Basant Panchmi marks the start of the spring season.