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Top 10 PHOTOS of the Day

Last updated on: January 30, 2012 13:20 IST

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A winter swimmer warms himself near a fire after bathing in the icy waters of a pond at the Victory Park, with the air temperature at about minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) in St. Petersburg.

The participants, including fans of winter swimming, known as "walruses" and World War Two veterans, gathered to mark the 69th anniversary of the city liberation after the 900 day-long Nazi siege of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, according to organisers.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Instructor Sarah Tiefenthaler (front) demonstrates a pose during her Yogaqua class, which combines yoga and paddleboarding, in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles.

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Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi arrive on a bus to take part in a peace march in Kolkata. Four hundred and eighty-five children from the Training Resource and Care for Kids (T.R.A.C.K.S), a charity for single mothers and children living without support at railway stations, took part in a peace march in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for being the largest gathering of people dressed as Mahatma Gandhi.

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Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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The court being dried during a rain delay at the men's singles final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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The cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the west coast of Italy, is seen at dusk at Giglio island.

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Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

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US President Barack Obama greets students after delivering remarks on college affordability at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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An Anti-WEF demonstrator uses water from a puddle to wash his eyes after he was sprayed with tear gas by Swiss Riot Police during a protest against the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Photographs: Miro Kuzmanovic/Reuters
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Anti-regime protesters perform the weekly Friday prayers during a rally to demand a trial for Yemen's outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

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A Palestinian jockey (L) watches as a friend tries to control his horse before the beginning of a race at an equestrian club in the West Bank city of Jericho.

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Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

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A destroyed kitchen is seen in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Rio de Janeiro. At least 22 people were still missing after rescuers recovered four bodies from the rubble of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro.   


Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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