Reuters best images of the month
Above are a collection of some of the best Reuters images from the month of January. Click here to see more: http://reut.rs/1kNNcGw
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A pro-European protester throws a burning tire during clashes with riot policemen in Kiev January 22, 2014. The European Union threatened on Wednesday to take action against Ukraine over its handling of anti-government protests after three people died during violent clashes in Kiev. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris
A man takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China. Photos by REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A hero dog and his blind owner survived being run over by a New York City subway train, and drew enough private donations on Wednesday to keep the two together.
Cecil Williams, 60, was standing on a platform in Harlem on Tuesday when he fainted and fell on the tracks. Cecil’s black Labrador, Orlando, jumped down just as a train was approaching. Cecil is recovering from non-life threatening injuries. http://reut.rs/1cAZ5cn
Photo taken on December 18, 2013 by Carlo Allegri. More pictures from the past 24 hours: http://reut.rs/1bSRaJV
Chinese artist Liu Bolin paints himself to blend into backgrounds made of his own photography. Photos.
In Myanmar, an impoverished country rich with natural resources, people from poor communities find ways to supplement their income by exploiting such resources often using primitive and dangerous methods.
Photos from the past 24 hours: http://reut.rs/1f45XT5
Ko Min, 26 manually extracts oil from one of three 300 feet deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district.
Everyday, Ko Min makes around $30 extracting crude oil from three small wells after he bought rights to use them for close to $1000 from a farmer who owns the land. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Remembering the Gas War
On Thursday, Bolivians commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Gas War revolt which arose after strong public opposition to selling natural gas through Chilean ports.
The concern over who had rights to Bolivia’s natural gas resulted in the resignation of the then-president and the rise to power of now-President Evo Morales, who nationalized Bolivia’s natural gas industry in 2006.
Industry analysts criticized Morales, saying his leftist policies drove away private investment that funded natural gas exploration. Supporters say Morales has protected the country’s indigenous groups and resource sovereignty.
Bolivia’s political trials left an unquestionable mark on politics in the Americas. Today, countries in both Central and South America continue to debate over the role of protecting natural resources and indigenous rights, with the Gas War not far away in memory.
Timeline: Gas War, from Reuters Archives http://reut.rs/jEZqyh
Photos by REUTERS/Gaston Brito