Pictures of the day: January 4, 2017

Published: January 4, 2017
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Nunak, Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), yawns in the enclosure at Usti nad Labem Zoo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. PHOTO: REUTERS

Nunak, Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), yawns in the enclosure at Usti nad Labem Zoo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. PHOTO: REUTERS

Nunak, Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), yawns in the enclosure at Usti nad Labem Zoo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. PHOTO: REUTERS Tourists have a view from the Bastei rock massiv over the snowy landscape at the Nationalpark Saechsische Schweiz (National Park Region Saxon Switzerland) near Rathen, eastern Germany. PHOTO: AFP This photo shows a general view of ruby mines in Mogok, north of Mandalay. Myanmar produces more than 80 percent of the world's rubies, yet decades of isolation under the former military junta means the industry remains cloaked in mystery. PHOTO: AFP Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 metres (12,388 feet) is seen behind skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku area during sunset. PHOTO: REUTERS This picture shows a flock of pied avocets resting in the Budai salt fields in Chiayi, southern Taiwan.  PHOTO: AFP Actor Casey Affleck attends The 2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards on in New York City. PHOTO: AFP Youths play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon. PHOTO: AFP A woman looks at the millennia old olive tree, famous for Nunak, Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), yawns in the enclosure at Usti nad Labem Zoo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. PHOTO: REUTERS South Korean navy soldiers disinfect in Changwon, South Korea. PHOTO: REUTERS A migrant looks on, onboard the former fishing trawler Golfo Azzurro after the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as the raft he was on drifted out of control in the central Mediterranean Sea, some 36 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. PHOTO: REUTERS Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade dives but fails to stop the ball thrown at the wicket by teammate Nathan Lyon. PHOTO: REUTERS China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea in this undated photo taken December 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez looks dejected during a football match with AFC Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium. PHOTO: REUTERS A man throws water on burning tires during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government at the side of a Pemex gas station in San Miguel Totolcingo , Mexico. PHOTO: REUTERS
A migrant looks on, onboard the former fishing trawler Golfo Azzurro after the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as the raft he was on drifted out of control in the central Mediterranean Sea, some 36 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. PHOTO: REUTERS

A migrant looks on, onboard the former fishing trawler Golfo Azzurro after the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as the raft he was on drifted out of control in the central Mediterranean Sea, some 36 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. PHOTO: REUTERS

Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade dives but fails to stop the ball thrown at the wicket by teammate Nathan Lyon. PHOTO: REUTERS

Australia’s wicketkeeper Matthew Wade dives but fails to stop the ball thrown at the wicket by teammate Nathan Lyon. PHOTO: REUTERS

Austria’s Stefan Karft soars through the air. during the 65th four hills ski jumping tournament trial round. PHOTO: REUTERS

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea in this undated photo taken December 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea in this undated photo taken December 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez looks dejected during a football match with AFC Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium. PHOTO: REUTERS

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez looks dejected during a football match with AFC Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man throws water on burning tires during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government at the side of a Pemex gas station in San Miguel Totolcingo , Mexico. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man throws water on burning tires during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government at the side of a Pemex gas station in San Miguel Totolcingo , Mexico. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tourists have a view from the Bastei rock massiv over the snowy landscape at the Nationalpark Saechsische Schweiz (National Park Region Saxon Switzerland) near Rathen, eastern Germany. PHOTO: AFP

Tourists have a view from the Bastei rock massiv over the snowy landscape at the Nationalpark Saechsische Schweiz (National Park Region Saxon Switzerland) near Rathen, eastern Germany. PHOTO: AFP

This photo shows a general view of ruby mines in Mogok, north of Mandalay. Myanmar produces more than 80 percent of the world's rubies, yet decades of isolation under the former military junta means the industry remains cloaked in mystery. PHOTO: AFP

This photo shows a general view of ruby mines in Mogok, north of Mandalay. Myanmar produces more than 80 per cent of the world’s rubies, yet decades of isolation under the former military junta means the industry remains cloaked in mystery. PHOTO: AFP

Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 metres (12,388 feet) is seen behind skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku area during sunset. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain at 3,776 metres (12,388 feet) is seen behind skyscrapers in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area during sunset. PHOTO: REUTERS

This picture shows a flock of pied avocets resting in the Budai salt fields in Chiayi, southern Taiwan. PHOTO: AFP

This picture shows a flock of pied avocets resting in the Budai salt fields in Chiayi, southern Taiwan. PHOTO: AFP

Youths play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon. PHOTO: AFP

Youths play a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon. PHOTO: AFP

A woman looks at the millennia old olive tree, famous for "staring" in the film "the Olive" by Spanish director Iciar Bollain, in an olive grove in the municipality of Uldecona. PHOTO: AFP

A woman looks at the millennia old olive tree, famous for “staring” in the film “the Olive” by Spanish director Iciar Bollain, in an olive grove in the municipality of Uldecona. PHOTO: AFP

South Korean navy soldiers disinfect in Changwon, South Korea. PHOTO: REUTERS

South Korean navy soldiers disinfect in Changwon, South Korea. PHOTO: REUTERS

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