January 7, 2016

    Published January 07, 2016


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

    1

    Ukrainians wearing traditional costumes sing Kolyadky or Ukrainian Christmas Carols, as a part of Orthodox Christmas in Kyiv.

    2

    French police check a pedestrian as they secure the area after a man was shot dead at a police station in the 18th district in Paris. Police shot dead a knife-wielding man who tried to enter a police station, police union sources said. The incident took place on the anniversary of last year's deadly Islamist militant attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in the French capital.

    3

    A woman walks along a canal in Stockholm, Sweden. After an unusually warm December, Sweden was hit by the coldest January in fifteen years with -42.8º C (-45º F) in the far north and -15º C (5º F) in Stockholm.

    4

    ESA astronaut Tim Peake took this photograph over the west coast of Canada from the International Space Station on Dec. 31, 2015, and shared it with his Twitter followers on Jan. 5, 2016. The photograph shows Canada's Coast Range of mountains, with King Island and Burke Channel in the center. The Pacific Ocean is visible at the bottom and north is to the left.

    5

    The last of 17 Cargill salt miners emerge after being rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet below the surface at the Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, New York. A rescue cage was lowered from a crane to bring them up four at a time.

    6

    A mud flow skirts a house protected with sandbags in Monrovia, California, Jan. 6, 2016. A wildfire two years ago stripped away vegetation and loosened soil.

    7

    Two armadillos are held by a zookeeper during the annual inventory at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany.

    8

    Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year's ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.

    9

    Mount Sinabung volcano spews lava and ash during an eruption as seen from Tiga Serangkai village in Karo, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

    10

    Sharon Osborne kicks at an unidentified man who interrupted the acceptance speech by the cast of her show "The Talk," who won the award for favorite daytimeTV hosting team, at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 6, 2016.

    11

    A trail of car lights resembling a train seen in a long-exposure photo taken by Diaa Bekheet in a rainy afternoon outside VOA building on Independence Ave., SW in Washington, D.C., Dec. 30, 2015

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