As North America and northern Europe experience an Arctic blast and cold snap, we look at images that capture the icy conditions worldwide. And there’s some Guns N Roses news too in today’s images of the day.
Zookeeper Janet Abreu counts Humboldt Penguins during the annual stocktake at ZSL London Zoo, in central London.
A small footbridge is covered with ice at the cost of the Baltic Sea in Niendorf, Germany. The cold snap across northern Europe and parts of the east coast in the US is thought to be an aftermath of storm Frank.
A Lebanese municipality bulldozer removes snow as they open roads that were blocked by snow in Sawfar village, Mount Lebanon. A snowstorm engulfed Lebanon on the first day of the new year, cutting off mountain roads, isolating villages and worsening living conditions for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees.
A tourist boat with restaurant aboard, especially designed for winter rivers, cruises the frozen Moskva River in Moscow, Russia.
Thousands of bright pink plastic bottles have washed up on a beach in Cornwall in the UK. Volunteers are clearing the 2000 detergent bottles from Poldhu Beach, on the Lizard, as they pose a potential risk to wildlife. Further bottles are expected to wash up in the area today, the National Trust said.
North Koreans gather at Kim Il Sung Square, following their leader Kim Jong Un’s new year address in Pyongyang.
Guns N’ Roses founding members Slash and Duff McKagan are set to reunite with Axl Rose as the band headlines this year’s Coachella festival in California. Lead vocalist Rose has been the only original member left in the band since bassist McKagan and guitarist Slash left in the 1990s. It is the first date to be officially announced by the revived band.