The Day in Photos December 31, 2015


Freddy Lim (C), a candidate to the 2016 legislative election and singer of death metal band Chthonic, and members of Chthonic pose for photographers during an interview with reporters after a concert to boost his campaign in Taipei, Taiwan, December 26, 2015. (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters)



Ryan Lemm, 4, salutes as he is carried by New York Police Department officer John McCrossen as he watches the casket of his father, NYPD officer Joseph Lemm, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan, following funeral services in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 30, 2015. McCrossen was Lemm's partner in the NYPD Warrant Squad. Lemm was one of six U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram air base in Afghanistan. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)



A policeman looks at a glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, on December 29, 2015. (Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP Photo)



View of a glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, on December 29, 2015. (Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP Photo)



Smart City space information platform “Yunduan” flies in Dongguan, Guangdong province, in this picture taken December 28, 2015. (Photo by Huo Jianbin/Reuters/Southern Metropolis Daily)



Smart City space information platform “Yunduan” flies in Dongguan, Guangdong province, in this picture taken December 28, 2015. According to local media, the 41.8-meter-long airship-shaped aerial platform “Yunduan” was used in the rescue work in Shenzhen after the landslide on December 20. With the launch in Dongguan on Monday, “Yunduan” started to serve as a real time monitor for the city’s water system, weather and air quality, and also to contribute to regional security surveillance. (Photo by Huo Jianbin/Reuters/Southern Metropolis Daily)



Sebastian Aho of Finland scores during the 2016 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship match between Slovakia and Finland in Helsinki, Finland, on December 30th, 2015. (Photo by Heikki Saukkomaa/Reuters/Lehtikuva)



A supporter waits in a crowd to meet U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a rally at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)



People carry a man injured by Houthi shelling in Yemen's southwestern war-torn city of Taiz December 30, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Horses stand in a flooded field beside the River Tay near Ballinluig, Scotland December 30, 2015. Torrential rain and gale force winds battered northern Britain on Wednesday cutting power to thousands of homes and forcing some to evacuate flooded streets in the third major storm in a month. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)



A plastic doll is seen outside a house in a flooded neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay December 30, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Adorno/Reuters)



An injured man rests in a field hospital after what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Khan al-Sebil, southern Idlib countryside, Syria December 30, 2015. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)



A migrant holds running shoes as he walks in a muddy field called the Grande-Synthe jungle, a camp of makeshift shelters where migrants and asylum seekers from Iraq, Kurdistan and Syria gather in Grande-Synthe, France, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)



The Eastern Star, the cruise ship which went down in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in June, is seen in Jianli, Hubei province, December 30, 2015. A formal inquiry has concluded that freak weather led to the sinking of a Yangtze River cruise ship in June that killed 442 people and recommended that the captain be investigated for possible crimes, media reported. (Photo by Darley Shen/Reuters)



A flooded street is pictured in Dumfries, Scotland December 30, 2015. (Photo by Darren Staples/Reuters)



A man stands on a balcony at a block of apartments on the Broadwater Farm estate in north London, Britain, December 30, 2015. Oliver Letwin, British Prime Minister David Cameron's policy chief, apologised on Wednesday after a newly released memo from 30 years ago revealed he had blamed poor morals in the black community for the 1985 riots in the Broadwater Farm estate and said any investment would be wasted on discos and drugs. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)



Armed police stand on duty outside The Houses of Parliament in London England, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters)



A stranded Afghan migrant covers himself with a blanket in Victoria square in Athens, Greece, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)



Municipal workers arrive to clean the streets in Sur district, which is partially under curfew, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Sertac Kayar/Reuters)



Children collect bullet shells off the streets of Sur district, on December 30, 2015 in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, after a curfew was partially lifted. Tensions are running high throughout Turkey's restive southeast, as security forces have been imposing curfews in several towns in a bid to root out Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels from urban centres. (Photo by Ilyas Akengin/AFP Photo)



Police officers search civilians as they enter Sur district, which is partially under curfew, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Sertac Kayar/Reuters)



A tribal fighter loyal to Yemen's government carries a photo of a slain army officer loyal to Yemen's government in the country's northern city of Marib December 30, 2015. (Photo by Ali Owidha/Reuters)



A boy rides atop a truck ferrying firewood in Yemen's northern city of Marib December 30, 2015. (Photo by Ali Owidha/Reuters)



An Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) employee holds a coin found during excavations in Rosh Ha'ayin, east of Tel Aviv, Israel December 30, 2015. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)



Amit Shadman, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), touches a mosaic floor which was revealed during excavations in Rosh Ha'ayin, east of Tel Aviv, Israel December 30, 2015. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)



Amit Shadman, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), touches a mosaic floor which was revealed during excavations in Rosh Ha'ayin, east of Tel Aviv, Israel December 30, 2015. The IAA said on Wednesday that a 2,700-year-old farmhouse and a 1,500-year-old church with a mosaic floor were discovered during excavations ahead of the construction of new neighbourhoods in Rosh Ha'ayin. The IAA added that the ancient remains will be conserved and displayed to the public in the communal areas of the new neighborhoods. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)



A worker sweeps the floor in front of the final stock price index as employees of the Korea Exchange (KRX) leave after the ceremonial closing event of the 2015 stock market in Seoul, South Korea, December 30, 2015. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)



People hold placards next to a statue symbolizing “comfort women” during a weekly anti-Japan rally in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, December 30, 2015. The placard (bottom L) reads, “Oppose the relocation of the statue”. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)



A female rebel fighter of the New People's Army (NPA) aims a pistol during an event commemorating the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines, in Ifugao province, north of Manila December 29, 2015. (Photo by Harley Palangchao/Reuters)



Armed members of the New People's Army (NPA) stand at attention as they gather during an event commemorating the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines, in Ifugao province, north of Manila December 29, 2015. (Photo by Harley Palangchao/Reuters)



Armed members of the New People's Army (NPA) aim their weapons during an event commemorating the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines, in Ifugao province, north of Manila December 29, 2015. (Photo by Harley Palangchao/Reuters)



Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro sits at a desk during his weekly broadcast “En contacto con Maduro” (In contact with Maduro) at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, in this December 29, 2015 handout picture provided by Miraflores Palace. (Photo by Reuters/Miraflores Palace)





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