The Day in Photos January 2, 2016


A bonfire welcomes the New Year on the North Beach of Scheveningen, in a battle with the southern neighbors at Duindorp Beach, as to who will have the biggest fire. This year Duindorp won the battle again. (Photo by Hollandse-Hoogte via ZUMA Press)



Visitors gather on a beach in the city of Gangneung, South Korea, 01 January 2016, to view the New Year's first sunrise and make their New Year's wishes. (Photo by Yonhap/EPA)



Filipinos rush to get water to extinguish a fire in a residential area in Manila, Philippines, 01 January 2016. The fire, which razed more than 200 houses left hundreds of families homeless during the start of the year 2016, local reports said. The cause of the fire is still unknown. (Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA)



Fishermen sacrifice to the god of the lake on the ice-covered Shi Tou Men Kou reservoir during the winter fishing event in Changchun city, Jilin province, China, 01 January 2016. Local fishermen used a fishing net on the ice-covered reservoir at the first day of 2016 to celebrate the arrival of the new year. About 20,000 kilograms fish was caught. (Photo by Tian Weitao/EPA)



Supporters of different nationalist parties carry torches during their march to mark the 107th anniversary of Stepan Bandera birth in Kiev, Ukraine, 01 January 2016. Stepan Bandera was a Ukrainian politician and one of the leaders of Ukrainian national movement in occupied Western Ukraine (Galicia), who headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). He was responsible for the proclamation of an Independent Ukrainian State in Lviv on 30 June 1941. Allegedly, Soviet authorities authorized the KGB to assassinate him which took place in Munich, West Germany, on 15 October 1959. (Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA)



A man paddles with his dog on a surf board as people take part in the traditional New Year's sea plunge on January 1, 2016 at Malo-Les-Bains beach in Dunkirk, northern France. (Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP Photo)



Civil defence members put out a fire after what activists said was an explosion occurred at an arms depot in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib, Syria January 1, 2016. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)



Men drive motorcycles during a snowstorm in Jabal al-Zawiya, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria January 1, 2015. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)



A man reads a book while waiting to participate in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day swim at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)



Beach goers celebrate New Year's Day in the paddling pools on the beachfront in Durban, South Africa, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Rogan Ward/Reuters)



A woman takes a photograph of crashing waves on Brittany's Atlantic coast near Esquibien, in western France, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Mal Langsdon/Reuters)



Volunteers from various non-governmental organizations (NGO) arrange more than 2,500 discarded lifejackets, used by refugees and migrants, in the shape of the peace symbol on the Greek island of Lesbos, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters)



Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan January 1, 2016. The loud blast rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, apparently caused by a car bomb that targeted a restaurant popular with Afghan officials and foreign diplomats, a police official said. (Photo by Omar Sobhani/Reuters)



Israeli policemen search for suspects near the scene of a shooting incident in Tel Aviv, Israel January 1, 2016. A gunman killed two people and wounded at least three others in central Tel Aviv on Friday before fleeing, Israeli police said, adding that the motive for the attack was unclear. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)



A physically challenged girl looks at her brother as she is kept in a basin to seek alms from people on the street in Kano, Nigeria December 30, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A physically challenged girl smiles she is kept in a basin on her wheelchair to seek alms from people on the street in Kano, Nigeria December 30, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A physically challenged girl looks on she is kept in a basin to seek alms from people on the street in Kano, Nigeria December 30, 2015. The girl has suffered from her condition since birth. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Plumes of smoke rise from the 63-storey Address Downtown Dubai hotel and residential block near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, a day after the hotel caught fire on New Year's Eve, in Dubai January 1, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



A general view of flames and smoke billowing from the building after fire broke out at The Address Hotel in Dubai, UAE 31 December 2015. Media reports state that there is no immediate news of casualties. (Photo by Nicolas Cornet/EPA)



German police secure the main train station in Munich, Germany, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)



People walk on a promenade on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in the southern city of Ashkelon January 1, 2016. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



Civilians flee to a safe area with help from Iraqi security forces in Ramadi city, December 31, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Women pose for a selfie next to police officers at the location where a stampede incident occurred during New Year celebrations a year ago, on the Bund in Shanghai, China, December 31, 2015. Authorities in the Chinese city of Shanghai have opted not to organize New Year celebrations the historic riverfront Bund this week, a year after a stampede killed 36 people. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)



Boys perform Chinese Kung Fu to celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Tai Miao, the imperial ancestral temple in the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China, December 31, 2015. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



An Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter is refuelled by a C-130 during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli airforce pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel December 31, 2015. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)



A gun salute is performed at the funeral of senior North Korean official Kim Yang Gon in Pyongyang, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 31, 2015. Kim Yang Gon, a senior North Korean official and a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un, has died in a car accident, state news agency reported on Wednesday, the latest dramatic death or disappearance in the close circle of deputies to the country's leader. (Photo by Reuters/KCNA)



Revelers light sparklers to celebrate New Year's Eve in Paranaque city, metro Manila December 31, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)



A runner is dressed in a costume depicting the Rio 2016 Olympic torch, decorated with a figure of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and a pill, before the annual "Sao Silvestre Run" (Saint Silvester Road Race), an international race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 31, 2015. The runner says the pill represents his hope for an Olympics that is free of doping and the figure of Bolt embodies his wish to see the Jamaican in the 200-metre race. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A runner with tattoos on his body and his eyes is pictured before the annual "Sao Silvestre Run" (Saint Silvester Road Race), an international race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



A runner dressed as Apollo Creed, a fictional character from the Rocky films, gestures before the annual "Sao Silvestre Run" (Saint Silvester Road Race), an international race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 31, 2015. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)



Severin Freund from Germany soars through the air during the trial round for the second jumping of the 64th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, December 31, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)



Artist Murad Subai paints graffiti depicting a bottle of water, medicine and a loaf of bread on a street in Sanaa December 31, 2015. The graffiti is part of a campaign titled "Wreckage", which focuses on the issue of the blockade imposed on cities by the war sides and on Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition forces. (Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters)



A pro-Kurdish demonstrator is seen between members of Turkish police special forces during a protest against the curfew in Sur district and security operations in the region, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey December 31, 2015. (Photo by Sertac Kayar/Reuters)



A footbridge lies littered with debris following flooding at Newton Stewart in Scotland, Britain December 31, 2015. Torrential rain and gale force winds have battered northern Britain cutting power to thousands of homes and forcing some to evacuate flooded streets in the third major storm in a month. (Photo by Darren Staples/Reuters)





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