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Bosnian Orthodox Serbs light candles to honor deceased relatives.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP / Getty Images

A ceremony marks the Orthodox Christmas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shakh Aivazov / Associated Press

A child is entertained at a carnival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIGI TISCHLER / EPA

National health workers protest austerity measures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul White / Associated Press

A giraffe eyes an unfamiliar species at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / AFP / Getty Images

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual state of the world address.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pool / Getty Images

Supporters cheer the inauguration of President John Dramani Mahama, who won a closely fought election in December.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gabriela Barnuevo / AFP / Getty Images

A Palestinian boy finds an inventive way to battle the weather.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated Press

Visitors walk among large ice sculptures at the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPA

Heavy snow fell on the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian woman warms herself around a bonfire at Sangam. More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

The Plosky Tolbachnik volcano erupts for the first time since 1976.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Petrov / Associated Press

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Sarajevo, where Bosnian Orthodox Serbs light candles during Christmas Mass at Congregational Church of the Mother of God to commemorate passed souls of their relatives.  Dominantly Orthodox Christians, Bosnian Serbs observe the old Julian calendar differing from the Catholic and secular Gregorian calendar, established in the 16th century. In nearby Tbilisi, Georgians take part in a religious procession to mark the Orthodox Christmas.

In Europe, national health workers march during the first major demonstration of the year in Madrid against government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms; Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual state of the world address to accredited ambassadors at the Regia Hall in Vatican City; and heavy snow blanketed Istanbul, Turkey, paralyzing daily life and disrupting air traffic.

Elsewhere, Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupts in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula; supporters cheer during the inauguration ceremony for President John Dramani Mahama at Independence Square in Ghana; and a Palestinian boy uses a cardboard box to protect himself from rain and strong gusts of wind on a winter day in Gaza City.

Add stops in India, China, Germany and Switzerland to round out the report.

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