Large lanterns re-create the ancient painting "Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival" during a lantern show, one of the 60 large-scale lantern settings at the show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AN MING / EPALink
A woman with a red packet, which is used for holding money, poses for a souvenir photo with an employee dressed as a god of fortune outside a shopping mall. Chinese will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
Rescue workers continue operations around and on the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia off Giglio Island. Rescuers resumed their search using explosives to blast debris and other obstacles out of their path, Italian coast guard spokesman Filippo Marini said. "We want to take advantage of the good weather to try to make as much progress as possible" in the search for survivors, Marini added.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSIMO PERCOSSI / EPALink
Scuba divers recover a body from the cruise ship Costa Concordia. Italian media say five bodies have been found aboard the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany, raising the official death toll to 11.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated PressLink
Mohammad Saber Yaqoti Hussaini Khedri, second from right, the calligrapher of the world's biggest copy of the Koran, turns a page at a ceremony. Hussaini Khedri claims to have completed the writing of the world's biggest copy of Islam's holy book in five years along with his nine students.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Musadeq Sadeq / Associated PressLink
Protesting Tibetan activists are arrested outside Hyderabad House as visiting Chinese delegates meet their Indian counterparts to talk about border issues in New Delhi. The activists protested the lack of Tibetan representation in the ongoing border talks between India and China in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
A supporter of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf attends the ceremony to mark her second presidential inauguration at the capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY DOWNING / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Indian roosters engage in a mock fight by their owners before the start of rooster fights. Reports state that more than 2,000 roosters take part in the annual five-day rooster fights as part of the Pongal celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATHAN G / EPALink
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia serves during his first-round match against Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany during day two of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ryan Pierse / Getty ImagesLink
Mourners pass by the flag-draped casket of former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow as his body lies in state at the Capitol rotunda. Janklow, 72, died Thursday after a months-long battle with brain cancer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amber Hunt / Associated PressLink
An Egyptian protester with his his hands chained chants slogans as another holds hanging effigies representing ousted President Hosni Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli and others from his regime outside the police academy on the outskirts of the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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Pictures in the News | Jan. 17, 2012
Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in China, where large lanterns re-create the ancient painting “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” during a lantern show in Fuyang as Chinese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year next week.
The bodies of four men and a woman were recovered from the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Tuscany coast. The bodies, discovered in the submerged portion of the ship’s stern, were wearing life jackets and appeared to be passengers. See Gallery
Tibetan activists were arrested outside Hyderabad House in New Dehli as visiting Chinese delegates meet their Indian counterparts to talk on border issues. The activists protested against lack of Tibetan representation in the ongoing border talks between India and China.
Elsewhere, a supporter of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf attends the ceremony to mark her second presidential inauguration in the capital city of Monrovia; Egyptians continue to protest outside the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo, where ousted President Hosni Mubarak is on trial; and mourners pass by the flag-draped casket of former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow as his body lies in state at the Capitol rotunda in Pierre.
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