The Day in Photos January 5, 2016


Specialist rescue crews from HM Coastguard Rescue Service and The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service help to rescue an elderly couple and their two dogs whose house was in danger of flooding on January 4, 2016 in Blairgowrie, United Kingdom. Storm Gertrude is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)



Bahraini anti-government protesters carry a palm tree trunk to block a street from police during a demonstration against Saudi Arabia's execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, in Daih, Bahrain, Saturday, January 2, 2016. Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including al-Qaida detainees and al-Nimr, who rallied protests against the Saudi government. The execution of al-Nimr is expected to deepen discontent among Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority and heighten sectarian tensions across the region. (Photo by Hasan Jamali/AP Photo)



A boy poses for a photo with a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left in photo, and U.S. President Barack Obama in a shopping mall in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo)



A tourist boat with restaurant aboard, especially designed for winter rivers, cruises the frozen Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Monday, January 4, 2016. Temperatures dipped to -18 C (-0,4 F) in Moscow and -20 C (-4 F) in surrounding regions. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)



Fire show actors perform during a fire and smoke festival as they celebrate incoming Orthodox Christmas in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, January 4, 2016. Russians continue to celebrate the New Year and Orthodox Christmas from Jan. 1 to Jan. 10. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo)



An Iranian woman stand under a portrait of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the conclusion of a rally to protest the execution last week of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Shiite cleric, shown in the posters, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, January 4, 2016. Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom's lead and began scaling back diplomatic ties to Iran on Monday after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of al-Nimr. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/AP Photo)



Specialist Meric Greenbaum works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, January 4, 2016. U.S. stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note, dropping sharply after a plunge in China and declines in Europe. (Photo by Richard Drew/AP Photo)



People run as huge waves hit the coast at San Sebastian, northern Spain, 04 January 2016. Bad weather is expected this week especially in the northwestern part of the country, where rough winds, rain and snow are forecast. (Photo by Javier Etxezarreta/EPA)



Harvest helpers brave the morning temperatures of about minus seven degrees Celsius as they cut grapes for the so-called 'Ice Wine' at a vineyard near the town of Bzenec, South Moravia, Czech Republic, early 04 January 2016. Ice wine is a very sweet desert wine made of grapes that have been frozen at the vine and harvested during subzero temperatures. (Photo by Tomas Hajek/EPA)



A group of people participate in a 'corraleja' (traditional amateur bullfight) in Turbaco, close to Cartagena, Colombia, 03 January 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Maldonado Rozo/EPA)



Chinelos (traditional costumed dancers) perform in front of San Andres Ocotlan church as part of continuing festivities to welcome the new year in Calimaya, Mexico on January 4, 2016. (Photo by Arturo Hernandez/Demotix/Corbis)



Indian soldiers of the Assam Rifles march during a rehearsal for the forthcoming Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 4, 2016. India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day on January 26 with a large military parade. (Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP Photo)



Ice floats along the Oder river on the German-Polish border in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, 04 January 2016. Temperatures of around –10 degrees celcius were forecast in the region. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/EPA)



A herdsman makes his way through 1-metre deep snow near Hemu village in north-west China’s Xinjiang autonomous region January 4, 2016. (Photo by Zhao Ge/Xinhua Press/Corbis)



Wearing ancient Japanese costumes, members of the Kemari Preservation Society play "kemari," an ancient Japanese ball-lifting game using only the right leg, at the Shimogamo shrine in Kyoto, western Japan on January 4, 2016. The annual New Year football-like game came from China almost 1,400 years ago. (Photo by AFP Photo/JIJI Press)



Portuguese Helder Rodrigues in action during the second stage of the Rally Dakar 2016 in Cordoba, Argentina, 04 January 2016. (Photo by Nicolas Aguilera/EPA)



Sebastien Loeb of France steers his Peugeot in the Villa Carlos Paz-Termas de Rio Hondo second stage in the Dakar Rally 2016 in Cordoba province, Argentina, January 4, 2016. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)



A mechanic tightening the nuts of a truck that is part of the Rally Dakar 2016 in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina, on 3 January 2016 after the suspension of the first stage of the Rally Dakar 2016, because of heavy rains and thunder storms in the region. (Photo by Felipe Trueba/EPA)



People warm themselves by a brazier on a tram stop in Katowice, Poland January 4, 2016 as the temperature dropped to below minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of Poland. (Photo by Dawid Chalimoniuk/Reuters/Agencja Gazeta)



A man walks his dog near section of the A93 between Ballater and Braemar near Crathie which has collapsed into the river Dee in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain January 4, 2016. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)



Army soldiers celebrate after taking over the main port of Yemen's southern city of Aden from gun men, January 4, 2016. Yemeni authorities announced a dusk to dawn curfew in Aden starting on Monday following a night of gunbattles between armed men and government forces that killed at least 12 people from both sides, a local government spokesman said. The government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has been grappling with lawlessness in the southern port since militiamen, backed by a Saudi-led Arab alliance, drove the Iran-allied Houthis out in July. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



An Israeli artillery gun fires a shell into Lebanon, after a roadside bomb exploded next to an Israeli military border patrol near the Shebaa Farms area on Monday, near Kiryat Shmona, Israel, January 4, 2016. Hezbollah said it set off a bomb targeting Israeli forces at the Lebanese border on Monday in an apparent response to the killing in Syria last month of a prominent commander, triggering Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon. (Photo by Ancho Gosh/Reuters/Jinipix)



An employee of a printing house holds a copy of the latest edition of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo with the title "One year on, The assassin still on the run" near Paris, France, January 4, 2016. France this week commemorates the victims of last year's Islamist militant attacks on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket with eulogies, memorial plaques and another cartoon lampooning religion. (Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters)



A wounded man is being carried from the site of a blast near the Kabul international airport, Afghanistan January 4, 2016. A large explosion struck close to Kabul airport on Monday, causing at least 10 casualties near to the area where a suicide bomber blew himself up earlier in the day in the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



Shi'ite Muslims burn an effigy of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, in front of Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi, India, January 4, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Shi'ite Muslims scuffle with police during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, in front of Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi, India, January 4, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 4, 2016. (Photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)



A masked man points a weapon as he speaks in this still image from a handout video obtained on January 4, 2016 from a social media website which has not been independently verified. Britain was on Monday examining the Islamic State video showing a young boy in military fatigues and an older masked militant who both spoke with British accents. The propaganda video, which could not be independently verified, also shows the killing of five men accused of spying for the West. (Photo by Reuters/Social Media)



Israeli policemen search for a suspect in the January 1 deadly shooting attack on a Tel Aviv bar, in Tel Aviv January 4, 2016. Police in Israel were still hunting on Monday for Israeli Arab, Nashat Melhem, 29, from the village of Arara in northern Israel, who police identified as the suspect in the deadly shooting attack on a Tel Aviv bar in which two Israelis were killed. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)



Relatives and onlookers look at the demolished house of Palestinian Bahaa Mohammed Halil Allyan in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber January 4, 2016. A spokesperson for the Israeli army said on Monday that security personnel demolished the house of Palestinian Bahaa Mohammed Halil Allyan and sealed off the house of Allah Daud Ali Abu Jamal in Jabel Mukaber. The spokesperson added that on October 13, 2015 Allyan and a second assailant shot and stabbed passengers riding a public bus killing three Jews, and Jamal killed one Jewish man in a car ramming and stabbing attack in Jerusalem. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)



Activists from the anti-globalisation organisation ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens) protest against planned trade pact CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) with the U.S. and Canada, in Berlin, Germany January 4, 2016. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)



Villagers ride a motorcycles as passing trees cover by volcanic ash of Mount Bromo during eruption at Ngadisari village in Probolinggo, January 4, 2016 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. (Photo by Ari Bowo Sucipto/Reuters/Antara Foto)



Family members and villagers gather during the cremation of Wilson Dangol, 10, an earthquake victim after he died suffering from pneumonia at Khokana in Lalitpur, Nepal January 4, 2016. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)



A man (C) holds a 1000-yen bank note for offering before praying on the first business day of the new year at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 04 January 2016. Many Japanese business people visit the shrine on their first business day of the year to pray for wealth and business success. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/EPA)



People pray at the start of the new business year at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2016. Several thousand company representatives traditionally visit the shrine on the first day of business in the new year to ask for luck and commercial fortune. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)



A member of Afghan Quick Reaction Force (QRF) fires a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher during an operation near the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan January 4, 2016. Afghan special forces prepared to clear insurgents barricaded in a house near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday after an overnight attack that coincided with an assault on an Indian air base near the border with Pakistan. (Photo by Anil Usyan/Reuters)



Women, dressed in ceremonial kimonos, pose for the pictures in front of an electronic board showing the Japan's Nikkei average after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), held to wish for the success of Japan's stock market, in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2016. Japan's Nikkei fell 1 percent, playing catch-up to falls in U.S. stocks in the last two sessions during Japan's market holidays. The Nikkei gained around 9 percent last year. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)



A 200-kilogram bluefin tuna is prepared by employees of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai at the company's main restaurant near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2016. The bluefin tuna was traded at 117,000 USD (14 million yen) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year. Tsukiji market will close its doors after 80 years followed by a new market opening in Toyosu this autumn. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP Photo)



President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne gives his speech at the stock exchange as the Ferrari luxury carmaker made its Milan stock market debut, in Milan, Italy, Monday, January 4 2016. The company famed for its Formula 1 racing machines and coveted red roadsters began trading Monday morning, the first business day of the year, at 43 euros ($47) under the RACE ticker. (Photo by Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP Photo)



In this Sunday, January 3, 2016, photo, provided by SpaceX, the used Falcon 9 first stage rocket is seen in a hangar at Cape Canaveral, Fla. This represents SpaceX’s first successful fly back and landing of a rocket booster. This leftover booster returned to land, following liftoff on a satellite-delivery mission, on December 21, 2015. (Photo by SpaceX via AP Photo)



An Emirates Airbus A380 plane lands over houses in Myrtle Avenue near Heathrow Airport, west London, England on January 4, 2016. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Wire via ZUMA Press)



Indian army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Pathankot air force base in Pathankot, India, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian army soldiers take position outside the Pathankot air force base in Pathankot, India, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian army trucks carrying military equipments arrive at the Pathankot air force base in Pathankot, India, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian security men stop a commuter outside the Pathankot air force base in Pathankot, India, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Combing operations to secure the Indian air force base where a group of militants started an attack before dawn on Saturday were continuing late Sunday morning. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



In this January 2015 file photo, attendees sit in the self-driving Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car at the Mercedes-Benz booth at the International CES, in Las Vegas. Everything we buy or use these days has the potential to be smarter. Self-driving cars can transform our commuting hours into productive time. Sensor-laden socks can let us know how to jog with fewer injuries. The 2016 International CES will have a panoply of vendors showing off such connected devices, from smart umbrellas that will notify you if you’ve left them behind, to navigation devices that project directions on car windshields so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)





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