A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a toy weapon while marching in a parade marking the anniversary of a 1992 failed coup attempt led by Chavez, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The president was absent for the first time from the annual demonstrations as crowds gathered for multiple marches wearing the red T-shirts of his socialist movement. Chavez remained in Cuba, where he has been out of sight and hasn't spoken publicly since he underwent cancer surgery on Dec. 11.
A horse nibbles on a fence as others graze in a field under a blanket of snow during the cold winter weather in Akron, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
A Madame Tussauds employee works on the wax figure of British actress Helen Mirren in her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the wax museum Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany, Monday Feb. 4, 2013. Visitors can "meet" Helen Mirren wearing a dress based on her costume in "The Queen" in a replica of the Queen's office at Madame Tussaud's in Berlin.
Herring worth billions in exports are seen floating dead Tuesday Feb. 5 2013 in Kolgrafafjordur, a small fjord on the northern part of Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland, for the second time in two months. Between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of herring died in December and more now, due to lack of oxygen in the fjord thought to have been caused by a landfill and bridge constructed across the fjord in December 2004. The current export value of the estimated 10,000 tons of herring amounts to ISK 1.25 billion ($ 9.8 million, euro 7.2 million), according to Morgunbladid newspaper.
United States' Lindsey Vonn is airlifted after crashing during the women's super-G course, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Feb.5, 2013. Lindsey Vonn has been helicoptered to hospital from the Alpine skiing world championships after crashing and apparently hurting her right knee in the super-G race.
Rob Doar, with the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, holds up a rifle as a visual aid at a hearing on proposed new gun laws with the House public safety committee in the State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Hundreds of people from both sides of the debate swarmed the Capitol office building for the hearing, jamming the committee room and several overflow areas a day after President Barack Obama visited Minneapolis to tout his federal gun-control proposals. With Democrats controlling the Legislature, new limits on gun access have their best shot at the Capitol in a number of years. But the debate could expose divides between urban Democrats, who represent areas where new gun limits are popular, and rural Democrats from areas with high gun ownership and less support for serious curtailments on the ability to own weapons.
Maybelline employee Myrlene Laroche arranges cosmetics in their booth at the Fashion Week venue at New York's Lincoln Center, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. New York Fashion Week begins Thursday.
Models are schooled on the runway before the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
Ukrainian lawmakers talks in the parliament session hall in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. The severed hand and 'No' on a poster is supposed to symbolize opposition's call to stop corruption in parliament. Opposition lawmakers block the work of the Ukrainian parliament in a sign of protest against corruption.
A man shelters by the snow under an umbrella walking on the road, in El Espinal, northern Spain, Friday Feb. 8, 2013. A cold spell has reached northern Spain with temperatures plummeting far below zero.
A Chinese actor dressed as Qing Dynasty emperor, center, sits on a sedan chair during a rehearsal of an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Chinese will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 10 this year which marks the Year of Snake.