Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 2:33 pm (UTC-4)
An injured Egyptian woman stands outside a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. The trial of former President Hosni Mubarak has resumed amid speculation that a recent acquittal of policemen tried for killing Egyptian protesters could be a prelude to the dismissal of charges against the ousted leader. (AP)
Buddhist monks perform Kalachakra ritual dance during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, Bihar, India. (AP)
A fire on a pulp mill plant is seen during a forest fire near Concepcion city some 500km (311 miles) south of Santiago, Chile. Around 10,000 hectares of land have been burned due to multiple fires near the city, local media reported. (Reuters)
Japan's Emperor Akihito (center L) and Empress Michiko (center R) wave to well-wishers with other members of the royal family during a public appearance for New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (Reuters)
A winding tower of a former coal mine is pictured against the sunset in Moers, Germany. (AP)
Molly the dog walks around dead herring on a beach at Kvennes in Nordreisa, northern Norway. (Reuters)
A giant light installation of the flag of Switzerland, by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter, illuminates the north face of the Jungfrau mountain, next to the Eiger and Moench mountains (L) and above the city of Thun (bottom), as seen from Oberbuetschel, near Bern, January 1, 2012.