Pictures of the day: January 6, 2017

Published: January 6, 2017
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A child plays in an art installation called The Beach as they "float" on polyethylene balls as part of the annual Sydney Festival. PHOTO: AFP

A child plays in an art installation called The Beach as they "float" on polyethylene balls as part of the annual Sydney Festival. PHOTO: AFP

Workers gather ducks to be culled in Latrille, France, after France ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe outbreak of bird flu as it tries to contain the virus which has been spreading quickly over the past month. PHOTO: REUTERS A child plays in an art installation called The Beach as they "float" on polyethylene balls as part of the annual Sydney Festival. PHOTO: AFP A member of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association displays his balancing skills atop bamboo ladders during a New Year demonstration by the fire brigade in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS Couples pose for pictures during a mass wedding on the second day of Harbin's International Ice Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS Demonstrators try to cross a police barricade during a protest organised by India's main opposition Congress party against demonetisation, in Chandigarh, India. PHOTO: REUTERS A man swims in the partially frozen Houhai lake in Beijing, China. PHOTO: REUTERS Mongolian-born sumo grand champion or Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to lead a mass to celebrate the Epiphany, or 12th day of Christmas, with a mass in Saint Peter's Basilica which marks the visit to the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. PHOTO: AFP Peugeot's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz compete during Stage 4 of the 2017 Dakar Rally between San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina and Tupiza in Bolivia. PHOTO: AFP This picture taken on January 5, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 6, 2017 shows a mass rally taking place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. Thousands of North Koreans have rallied in Pyongyang, chanting communist slogans and vowing support for leader Kim Jong-Un, who in his New Year's message announced plans to test-fire a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. PHOTO: AFP An aerial view shows the flooded area in Jal Besar, Malaysia's northeastern town of Tumpat, which borders Thailand. PHOTO: AFP Firemen fight a wildfire near La Adela in La Pampa Province. PHOTO: AFP Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders during a presentation at the Tokyo Fire Department's New Year fire review. PHOTO: AFP A child plays in an art installation called The Beach as they Rubel Hossain of Bangladesh bowls during the 20/20 International between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. PHOTO: AFP Young Buddhist monks participate in a special religious teaching prayer attended by the Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama during the Kalachakra event at Bodhgaya. PHOTO: AFP
Couples pose for pictures during a mass wedding on the second day of Harbin's International Ice Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Couples pose for pictures during a mass wedding on the second day of Harbin’s International Ice Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Demonstrators try to cross a police barricade during a protest organised by India's main opposition Congress party against demonetisation, in Chandigarh, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

Demonstrators try to cross a police barricade during a protest organised by India’s main opposition Congress party against demonetisation, in Chandigarh, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man swims in the partially frozen Houhai lake in Beijing, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man swims in the partially frozen Houhai lake in Beijing, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mongolian-born sumo grand champion or "yokozuna" Harumafuji performs a ring-entering ceremony at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

Mongolian-born sumo grand champion or “yokozuna” Harumafuji performs a ring-entering ceremony at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. PHOTO: AFP

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to lead a mass to celebrate the Epiphany, or 12th day of Christmas, with a mass in Saint Peter's Basilica which marks the visit to the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. PHOTO: AFP

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to lead a mass to celebrate the Epiphany, or 12th day of Christmas, with a mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica which marks the visit to the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. PHOTO: AFP

Peugeot's Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz compete during Stage 4 of the 2017 Dakar Rally between San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina and Tupiza in Bolivia. PHOTO: AFP

Peugeot’s Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz compete during Stage 4 of the 2017 Dakar Rally between San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina and Tupiza in Bolivia. PHOTO: AFP

This picture taken on January 5, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 6, 2017 shows a mass rally taking place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. Thousands of North Koreans have rallied in Pyongyang, chanting communist slogans and vowing support for leader Kim Jong-Un, who in his New Year's message announced plans to test-fire a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. PHOTO: AFP

This picture taken on January 5, 2017 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 6, 2017 shows a mass rally taking place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. Thousands of North Koreans have rallied in Pyongyang, chanting communist slogans and vowing support for leader Kim Jong-Un, who in his New Year’s message announced plans to test-fire a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. PHOTO: AFP

Workers gather ducks to be culled in Latrille, France, after France ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe outbreak of bird flu as it tries to contain the virus which has been spreading quickly over the past month. PHOTO: REUTERS

Workers gather ducks to be culled in Latrille, France, after France ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe outbreak of bird flu as it tries to contain the virus which has been spreading quickly over the past month. PHOTO: REUTERS

An aerial view shows the flooded area in Jal Besar, Malaysia's northeastern town of Tumpat, which borders Thailand. PHOTO: AFP

An aerial view shows the flooded area in Jal Besar, Malaysia’s northeastern town of Tumpat, which borders Thailand. PHOTO: AFP

Firemen fight a wildfire near La Adela in La Pampa Province. PHOTO: AFP

Firemen fight a wildfire near La Adela in La Pampa Province. PHOTO: AFP

Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders during a presentation at the Tokyo Fire Department's New Year fire review. PHOTO: AFP

Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders during a presentation at the Tokyo Fire Department’s New Year fire review. PHOTO: AFP

Rubel Hossain of Bangladesh bowls during the 20/20 International between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. PHOTO: AFP

Rubel Hossain of Bangladesh bowls during the 20/20 International between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. PHOTO: AFP

Young Buddhist monks participate in a special religious teaching prayer attended by the Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama during the Kalachakra event at Bodhgaya. PHOTO: AFP

Young Buddhist monks participate in a special religious teaching prayer attended by the Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama during the Kalachakra event at Bodhgaya. PHOTO: AFP

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