The Day in Photos December 30, 2015


Wodden pallets are piled up for the traditional bonfire on New Year's eve at the North Sea beach of Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 29 December 2015. (Photo by Bart Maat/EPA)



People pile up wooden pallets prior to the traditional bonfire of New Year eve, on december 29, 2015 in Scheveningen. (Photo by Bart Maar/AFP Photo/ANP)



A participant get their makeup done before taking part in the Miss Trans Queen contest North East India 2015 at Imphal city, capital of Manipur state, India, 28 December 2015. In April 2014 in a landmark decision, India's Supreme Court ruled that third gender people must be legally recognized. This event is also supposed to open a window for the social recognition of the socially marginalised community of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex). (Photo by EPA/Stringer)



Filipino traders blow plastic horns during celebrations marking the last trading day of the year 2015 at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 December 2015. The PSE index closed at 6,952.08, down 31.53 points or 0.45 per cent. (Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA)



People crowd around a fishmonger's in Ameya-Yokocho street as they do their food shopping in Tokyo, Japan, 29 December 2015, in preparation for the upcoming New Year. People are busy stocking up in preparation for the end of the year and New Year's holidays. (Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA)



Artists pass in front of ice sculpture of Bolshoi Theatre (Big Theatre) on the New Year holiday market on Poklonaya Gora in Moscow, Russia, 29 December 2015. Muscovites are preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve on 31 December and Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox Julian calendar, which is observed 13 days after Christmas Day (25 December) on the Gregorian Calendar. Temperatures finally fell below freezing after a period of generally mild weather. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA)



A picture made available 29 December 2015 shows Scientists measuring the solar radiation, at the Glaciar Union camp in the Antarctica, 18 November 2015. The ozone hole has reached a record size with 10 squared kilometers in December 2015, more than the double of the average of the season, according to data published on 28 December 2015 by the University of Santiago de Chile (Usach). (Photo by Felipe Trueba/EPA)



A Blossoming cherry tree is seen in Szczecin, Poland, 28 December 2015. Persisting high temperatures in Poland made the tree, which usually blooms in late March and April, blossomed in late December. (Photo by Marcin Bielecki/EPA)



Catholic faithful carry Child Jesus Christ images during a procession for Holy Innocents Day in the town of Antiguo Cuscatlan, a suburb of San Salvador, on December 28, 2015. (Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP Photo)



Newly inducted New York Police hug as they take part in a graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in the Manhattan borough of New York December 29, 2015. According to New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio, 1123 new officers graduated onto the force. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)



Relatives of victims of the 2012 Once train station crash, which resulted in 51 people dead and more than 700 people injured, react as they hear the sentence of the train crash trial outside a courtroom in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)



A 42-year-old man, who identified himself as Adam, a migrant from Kurdistan, sits in an abandoned van that he uses for shelter in a muddy field called the Grande-Synthe jungle, a camp of tents and makeshift shelters where migrants and asylum seekers from Irak, Kurdistan and Syria gather in Grande-Synthe, France, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)



Boys run in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)



Pedestrians stop to watch confetti fall as members of the Times Square Alliance perform an “air worthiness test” for the confetti that is similar to what will be used for New Year's Eve in New York December 29, 2015. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)



People sleep on a sidewalk in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)



A woman feeds a seagull as she travels on a ferry over the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey December 29, 2015. (Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters)



Belgian police officers stand guard on Brussels' Grand Place, December 29, 2015, after two people were arrested in Belgium on Sunday and Monday, both suspected of plotting an attack in Brussels on New Year's Eve, federal prosecutors said. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters)



A resident cleans up after flood waters receded on Huntington Road in York, Britain December 29, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Yates/Reuters)



A woman stands in front of makeshift shelter for victims of the floods in Asuncion, Paraguay, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Adorno/Reuters)



A plainclothes policeman is seen during a pro-Kurdish protest against the curfew in Sur district and security operations, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Sertac Kayar/Reuters)



Russian artist Vasily Slonov, dressed as Ded Moroz (Old man Frost or Grandfather Frost) who is the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, poses for a picture during a performance on an embankment of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 29, 2015. Slonov and his assistant organized a performance creating an optical illusion of a “dwarfish” Ded Moroz and marking the upcoming holiday of New Year. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



Paramilitary policemen take part in a training in Chaohu, Anhui province, China December 28, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)



Paramilitary policemen take part in a training in Chaohu, Anhui province, China December 28, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)



A soldier of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) takes part in training in temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit) at China's border with Russia in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, December 27, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)



A girl poses near a sculpture by Indonesian artist Purjito at National Gallery in Jakarta during Christmas holiday on December 29, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)



A student sits beside a sculpture by Indonesian artist Purjito at National Gallery in Jakarta during Christmas holiday on December 29, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)



Students pose near a sculpture by Indonesian artist Purjito at National Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia during Christmas holiday on December 29, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)



A saleswoman blows a plastic horn to attract customers at her stall ahead of New Year's eve celebration in Manila, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)



A protester holds up a sign in front of a New York Police officer while people march in a protest against the police in Manhattan, New York, December 28, 2015 after a grand jury cleared two Cleveland police officers on Monday in the November 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Rice was brandishing a toy gun in a park, and a prosecutor said there were a series of mistakes but no criminal activity. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)



A Secret Service agent (L), with a handheld metal detector checks passers-by as U.S. President Barack Obama finishes a round of golf with friends across the street at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, December 28, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)



Picador Diego Ochoa reacts while being pinned under a horse as a bull charges at it during a bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia, December 28, 2015. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)



A former resident of the Landmark at the Lake Village West apartment complex takes photographs of tornado damage in Garland, Texas, December 28, 2015. In Texas, at least 11 people were killed in the Dallas area over the weekend by tornadoes, including one packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour (322 km per hour). The twister hit the city of Garland, killing eight people and blowing vehicles off highways. (Photo by Todd Yates/Reuters)





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