Pictures of the day: January 11, 2017

Published: January 11, 2017
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Serena Williams of the US hits a shot during a training session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. PHOTO: REUTERS

Serena Williams of the US hits a shot during a training session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. PHOTO: REUTERS

Serena Williams of the US hits a shot during a training session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. PHOTO: REUTERS The statue of Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi is seen covered after it was vandalised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO: REUTERS A road is covered in mud after a landslide caused by a storm in the village of Volcan during the Eighth stage from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Dakar Rally, Argentina. PHOTO: REUTERS A banner that reads, Serena Williams of the US hits a shot during a training session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. PHOTO: REUTERS The Parthenon temple atop the ancient Acropolis is seen following a rare snowfall in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS A model poses by the 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, US. PHOTO: REUTERS Pigeons perch on the statue of Greek Independence war hero Georgios Karaiskakis following a rare snowfall, in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS Palestinians make jumps on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP A trash collector walks next to the Galata bridge in Karakoy district after a snowfall in Istanbul on January. PHOTO: AFP A man walks under snowfall in a forest in Strasbourg, eastern France as a cold wave hits most parts of Europe. PHOTO: AFP Ice floes float in the water of the River Danube nearby the parliament building (L) of Budapest. PHOTO: AFP A woman holding an umbrella walks under Greek sculptor artist George Zongolopoulos' 'Umbrellas,' during heavy snowfall in Thessaloniki. PHOTO: AFP A picture taken through the bullet-riddled windshield of an Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) Humvee shows a shepherd and his flock of sheep fleeing in eastern Mosul. PHOTO: AFP France's biker Pierre Alexandre Renet powers his Husqvarna uring Stage 8 of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Uyuni in Bolivia and Salta in Argentina. PHOTO: AFP US President Barack Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. PHOTO: AFP An actor performs on stage in Julien Bouffier's theatre play The Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) is illuminated in Paris, to launch the 25th World Men's Handball Championship. PHOTO: AFP
An actor performs on stage in Julien Bouffier's theatre play "Le quatrieme mur" (The Forth Wall) based upon the novel by French writer and journalist Sorj Chalandon on in Mulhouse, eastern France. PHOTO: AFP

An actor performs on stage in Julien Bouffier’s theatre play “Le quatrieme mur” (The Forth Wall) based upon the novel by French writer and journalist Sorj Chalandon on in Mulhouse, eastern France. PHOTO: AFP

US President Barack Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

US President Barack Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

A road is covered in mud after a landslide caused by a storm in the village of Volcan during the Eighth stage from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Dakar Rally, Argentina. PHOTO: REUTERS

A road is covered in mud after a landslide caused by a storm in the village of Volcan during the Eighth stage from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Dakar Rally, Argentina. PHOTO: REUTERS

A banner that reads, "Home is where your mom is" is attached to a tree at a refugee camp north of Athens as stranded Syrian refugee children play with snow. PHOTO: REUTERS

A banner that reads, “Home is where your mom is” is attached to a tree at a refugee camp north of Athens as stranded Syrian refugee children play with snow. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Parthenon temple atop the ancient Acropolis is seen following a rare snowfall in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Parthenon temple atop the ancient Acropolis is seen following a rare snowfall in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS

A model poses by the 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

A model poses by the 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pigeons perch on the statue of Greek Independence war hero Georgios Karaiskakis following a rare snowfall, in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pigeons perch on the statue of Greek Independence war hero Georgios Karaiskakis following a rare snowfall, in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: REUTERS

Palestinians make jumps on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP

Palestinians make jumps on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP

A trash collector walks next to the Galata bridge in Karakoy district after a snowfall in Istanbul on January. PHOTO: AFP

A trash collector walks next to the Galata bridge in Karakoy district after a snowfall in Istanbul on January. PHOTO: AFP

A man walks under snowfall in a forest in Strasbourg, eastern France as a cold wave hits most parts of Europe. PHOTO: AFP

A man walks under snowfall in a forest in Strasbourg, eastern France as a cold wave hits most parts of Europe. PHOTO: AFP

Ice floes float in the water of the River Danube nearby the parliament building (L) of Budapest. PHOTO: AFP

Ice floes float in the water of the River Danube nearby the parliament building (L) of Budapest. PHOTO: AFP

A woman holding an umbrella walks under Greek sculptor artist George Zongolopoulos' 'Umbrellas,' during heavy snowfall in Thessaloniki. PHOTO: AFP

A woman holding an umbrella walks under Greek sculptor artist George Zongolopoulos’ ‘Umbrellas,’ during heavy snowfall in Thessaloniki. PHOTO: AFP

A picture taken through the bullet-riddled windshield of an Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) Humvee shows a shepherd and his flock of sheep fleeing in eastern Mosul. PHOTO: AFP

A picture taken through the bullet-riddled windshield of an Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) Humvee shows a shepherd and his flock of sheep fleeing in eastern Mosul. PHOTO: AFP

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