A man breathes out fire as he celebrates Poush Sankranti festival in Old Dhaka. Poush Sankranti is an auspicious festival mainly celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season. It is celebrated in different forms in different parts of Bangladesh and in Old Dhaka, it is celebrated by the flying of kites, fire-breathing and fireworks.
An angler casts her line on the opening day of the salmon fishing season on the river Tay, near Dunkeld, Scotland.
A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from the southern Indian city of Chennai. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal.
A woman wears a mask as she does her morning exercise outdoors in Fuyang, Anhui province. China's environmental watchdog on Monday ordered greater efforts to issue early warnings for air quality, as hazardous air pollution has hit many parts of the country in recent days, Xinhua News Agency reported.
A view shows destruction after two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded in two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.State television described the explosion at the university which lies in the government-controlled area, as a "terrorist attack".
KTM rider Ruben Faria of Portugal crosses a river during the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20.
(Victor R. Caivano/AP)
Ducks makes their way past a snow covered embankment at a public park in Wilrijk, Belgium. Belgium experienced the first snow of the season on Tuesday which snarled traffic in early morning rush hour.
Police officers stand around a local train that derailed and crashed into a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm in this picture taken by Scanpix Sweden. According to local media, a spokesman from Arriva, the company that operates the train line, says the train was stolen by a domestic cleaner, who stole the train for unknown reasons. The cleaner was taken to a hospital after the crash. No residents in the building were injured.
(Jonas Ekstromer/SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS)
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