January 6, 2012

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 2:52 pm (UTC-4)
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High water levels in Dordrecht in the Netherlands have led authorities to order the evacuation of about 800 people living in the north of the country, fearing heavy rains could cause a dyke to collapse. (AFP)

India Kashmir

An Indian paramilitary solider stands guard outside a closed market during a shutdown in Srinagar. (AP)


A view of the Syrian police station building soon after an attack by a suicide bomber at Midan neighborhood of Damascus. (AP)


People walk past two of the four famous horse sculptures of the Anichkov Bridge on the Fontanka River in St.Petersburg, Russia. Light decorations for the Russia Orthodox Christmas celebrations, which falls on January 7, are seen in the background. (AP)


A child holds the cross as believers sing and dance at the river Tundzha, as they celebrate Epiphany in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria. (AP)


A member of the clergy attends the Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (Reuters)


Cardinals follow the Eucharist for the Solemnity of Epiphany lead by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Italy. (AFP)

India-Tibet Fest

A young Buddhist monk sits in a niche made in a wall in the compound of Mahabodhi temple, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival in the town of Bodh Gaya, in the state of Bihar, India. (AP)


Sumo referee Shonosuke Kimura leads dew-sweeper (forerunner) Kyokutenho (C) and sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia before Hakuho performs his ring entry forms to dedicate to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)


Jack Moule, 17, demonstrates a jet-ski during the opening day of The London Boat Show at the Excel Center in London, Britain. (AFP)


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