Pictures of the day: December 28, 2016

We look at 13 pictures from events around the world


Multimedia Desk December 28, 2016
A man throws hot water into cold air in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire razed a squatter colony, in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines. PHOTO: REUTERS Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire razed a squatter colony, in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines. PHOTO: REUTERS

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Barack Obama pause after participating in a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, US. PHOTO: REUTERS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Barack Obama pause after participating in a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Displaced women, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, make bread at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS Displaced women, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, make bread at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

Family members mourn over the body of a relative, who died after consuming locally made toxic liquor, in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS Family members mourn over the body of a relative, who died after consuming locally made toxic liquor, in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

People attend the 15th birthday party celebrations of Rubi Ibarra in Villa Guadalupe, San Luis Potosi State, Mexico. Rubi, a small-town Mexican teen, welcomed thousands of guests for her 15th birthday party after her parents' video invitation to the milestone event went viral online. PHOTO: AFP People attend the 15th birthday party celebrations of Rubi Ibarra in Villa Guadalupe, San Luis Potosi State, Mexico. Rubi, a small-town Mexican teen, welcomed thousands of guests for her 15th birthday party after her parents' video invitation to the milestone event went viral online. PHOTO: AFP

A women poses for wedding photos at the wholesale fruit markets in the Yau Ma Tei district of Hong Kong. PHOTO: AFP A women poses for wedding photos at the wholesale fruit markets in the Yau Ma Tei district of Hong Kong. PHOTO: AFP

Indian schoolchildren dressed as Hindu God Lord Shiva pose for a 'selfie' ahead of performing a routine during an annual school function in Amritsar. PHOTO: AFP Indian schoolchildren dressed as Hindu God Lord Shiva pose for a 'selfie' ahead of performing a routine during an annual school function in Amritsar. PHOTO: AFP

A man demonstrates a toilet roll for wiping smartphones, installed by Japanese mobile phone company NTT Docomo, in a high-tech bathroom equipped with bidet and heated seat at Narita international airport in Narita, Japan. PHOTO: AFP A man demonstrates a toilet roll for wiping smartphones, installed by Japanese mobile phone company NTT Docomo, in a high-tech bathroom equipped with bidet and heated seat at Narita international airport in Narita, Japan. PHOTO: AFP

A photograph and rose lie on a car in tribute to singer George Michael outside of his home in north London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS A photograph and rose lie on a car in tribute to singer George Michael outside of his home in north London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

People take part in a traditional carbide shooting, intended to scare off evil spirits, in Kampen. Carbide shooting is a tradition in some parts of the southern, northern and eastern regions of the Netherlands, usually taking place on or around New Year's Eve. PHOTO: AFP People take part in a traditional carbide shooting, intended to scare off evil spirits, in Kampen. Carbide shooting is a tradition in some parts of the southern, northern and eastern regions of the Netherlands, usually taking place on or around New Year's Eve. PHOTO: AFP

Indian officials and bystanders gather beside the wreckage of train carriages at Rura, some 30kms west of Kanpur, following a train crash in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. At least two people died and 28 were injured after a train derailed in north India, close to the site of a previous rail accident that killed 146. PHOTO: AFP Indian officials and bystanders gather beside the wreckage of train carriages at Rura, some 30kms west of Kanpur, following a train crash in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. At least two people died and 28 were injured after a train derailed in north India, close to the site of a previous rail accident that killed 146. PHOTO: AFP

The photo shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Yellow Sea, off China's east coast. PHOTO: AFP The photo shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Yellow Sea, off China's east coast. PHOTO: AFP

Ko Chee-shing poses with his male British Shorthair cat Ko Chee-shing poses with his male British Shorthair cat "Tsim Tung Cream Brother", or "Cream Brother" for short, near photos and memorabilia of the cat at his flat in Hong Kong. The British Shorthair has nearly 200,000 followers on Facebook and draws masses of fans, including when his shop closed. PHOTO: AFP

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