January 13, 2016

    Published January 13, 2016


    A look at the best news photos from around the world.

    1

    U.S. photographer Annie Leibovitz gestures during a press preview of her exhibition 'Women: New Portraits' at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in London, Britain.

    2

    A Pakistani farmer drives a tractor loaded with radishes on the way to a vegetable market in Lahore.

    3

    A woman and her daughter walk away after a blast near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Afghan security forces exchanged fire with gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad after a suicide bomber blew himself up, officials said.

    4

    The jerseys of the national soccer teams of all FIFA's member countries are shown in the rainbow room at the future FIFA World Football Museum during a media preview in Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 12, 2016. The FIFA World Football Museum will be open to the public on Feb. 28.

    5

    A Swiss Guard, who fell ill, is helped as Pope Francis leads the weekly audience at Vatican's Paul VI Audience Hall.

    6

    Revelers participate in a parade on the street during a carnival in the village of Vevcani, south of the Macedonian capital of Skopje. Vevcani village marks the annual Orthodox St. Vasilij Day with a carnival that features a 1,400-year-old celebration with pagan roots.

    7

    Tawfiq Okasha, a pro-government TV anchorman who was elected to parliament, is reprimanded by a fellow legislator after he taped his mouth shut in protest for not being given the floor during a parliamentary session in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 12, 2016.

    8

    Former ballerina Luke Willis plays on a sand berm after sunset in Encinitas, California, USA, Jan. 12, 2016.

    9

    Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India.

    10

    Honda rider Ricky Brabek, top, from the USA is followed by Sherco TVS rider Juan Pedrero Garcia, center, from Spain, and Yamaha rider France's Adrien Van Beveren, during the ninth stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally, in Belen, Argentina, Jan. 12, 2016.

    11

    Participants take a "selfie" at a sunflower field in Bangkok, Thailand.

    12

    A car covered with ice remains stranded on the waterfront in Hamburg, New York, Jan. 12, 2016. The owner left his Mitsubushi Lancer parked overnight outside a restaurant on Sunday and the next day, spray from Lake Erie had encased it in ice.

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