Kris Jones and his wife, Robin Grendahl, hang on to their son, Erik Jones, 7, while ice skating at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage during a snowstorm on Christmas Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily NewsLink
Umbrellas hanging over a commercial street create a colorful pattern in south China's Fujian province.
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Chickens stand inside a cage on sale at a market in Dhaka. Bangladesh's livestock authorities are slaughtering around 150,000 chickens at a giant poultry farm nearby after the worst outbreak of avian flu in five years, officials said.
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Riders and hounds from the Avon Vale Hunt arrive for their traditional Boxing Day hunt. A vote on repealin the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales may not happen in 2013, Britain's environment secretary said, though he insisted the government' still intended to let Parliament vote on lifting the ban.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Shoppers check out handbags as they crowd inside the Selfridges department store in central London in search of a bargain during the post-Christmas Boxing Day sales. Hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters headed to the shops despite a strike on London's underground train network.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A police officer surveys the scene after an explosion at a building believed to be storing fireworks ignited a fire that ripped through a crowded neighborhood, injuring at least 30 people, in Nigeria's largest city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ghulam Mohammed, a 95-year-old Afghan refugee, sits on a roadside next to a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad. Ghulam took refuge in Pakistan after fleeing four months ago from violence in Afghanistan's northeastern city of Kunduz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Indians participate in a candlelight vigil for the recovery of a young woman who was brutally gang-raped recently on a bus. The victim was in a hospital in critical condition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
Participants brave the frigid waters of the Vltava River during the traditional post-Christmas swimming competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIP SINGER / EPALink
People walk past the Lenin Mausoleum, covered for reconstruction, in Red Square as the country debates whether to remove his body from the site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated PressLink
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Pictures in the News | December 26, 2012
It’s the the day after Christmas and that means riders and hounds preparing for their traditional Boxing Day hunt in Lacock, England. Britain’s environment secretary, Owen Paterson, said a campaign to repeal the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales may not happen in 2013, though he insisted the government still intended to let Parliament vote on lifting the ban.
In Asia, Indians participate in a candlelight vigil for the recovery of the young victim of a recent brutal gang-rape on a bus in New Delhi; umbrellas hanging over a street in China’s Fujian province create a colorful display; and Bangladeshi livestock authorities are slaughtering around 150,000 chickens at a giant poultry farm near Dhaka after the worst outbreak of avian flu in five years.
Elsewhere, an explosion at a building believed to be storing fireworks ignited a fire that ripped through a crowded neighborhood and injured at least 30 people in Lagos, Nigeria; participants brave the frigid waters of the Vltava River during a traditional Christmas winter swimming competition in Prague; and people walk past the Lenin Mausoleum, covered for reconstruction, in Red Square as the country debates whether to remove his body from the site in Moscow.
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