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Around the world in 8 photos: images of the day

Images of the day include cold weather in the UK and Ireland, the devastating death of musical icon David Bowie, a baptism at the Vatican, and a commemoration in France of  all those killed in Islamic extremist violence in 2015.

People enjoy the snow as temperatures drop in the Killakee Mountain area of Dublin.
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People enjoy the snow as temperatures drop in the Killakee Mountain area of Dublin.

File photo dated 19/06/87 of David Bowie, who has died following an 18-month battle with cancer.
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File photo dated 19 June 1987 of David Bowie, who has died following an 18-month battle with cancer.

Fireworks are let off as Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, one of the Three Queens liners, makes her way down Southampton water into the River Solent on her first world voyage of 2016. Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 also leave the same port for their first world voyage of 2016.
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Fireworks are let off as Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, one of the Three Queens liners, makes her way down Southampton water into the River Solent on her first world voyage of 2016. Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 also leave the same port for their first world voyage of 2016.

The Duke of Edinburgh (right), the Duke of Cambridge (second right), the Duchess of Cambridge (second row), Pippa Middleton (thrid row) and Michael Middleton (left) arrive at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, to attend a morning church service. Following the service the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will place floral wreaths at the Sandringham war memorial cross to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the doomed First World War Gallipoli campaign.
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The Duke of Edinburgh (right), the Duke of Cambridge (second right), the Duchess of Cambridge (second row) and Pippa Middleton (third row) arrive at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, to attend a morning church service. Following the service the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh placed floral wreaths at the Sandringham war memorial cross to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the doomed First World War Gallipoli campaign.

Pope Francis baptizes a baby at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Pope Francis welcomed 13 boys and 13 girls into the Catholic Church on Sunday during the annual ceremony, held in the Sistine Chapel, that marks the day in the liturgical calendar when Jesus was baptized.
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Pope Francis baptizes a baby at the Vatican on Sunday. Pope Francis welcomed 13 boys and 13 girls into the Catholic Church on Sunday during the annual ceremony, held in the Sistine Chapel, that marks the day in the liturgical calendar when Jesus was baptized.

A woman is reflected in a small pound as she walks along a street in the town of Tuzla, 120 kms north of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The country experienced warm weather in some parts with temperatures of up to 15 Celsius.
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A woman is reflected in a small pound as she walks along a street in the town of Tuzla, 120 kms north of Sarajevo, Bosnia, 10 January. The country experienced warm weather in some parts with temperatures of up to 15 Celsius.

The Place de la Republique is lighted in red after a commemoration ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher supermarket terror attacks, in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. French President Francois Hollande and other dignitaries held a special ceremony Sunday to honor all those killed in Islamic extremist violence around Paris in 2015 a year when the European way of life was targeted time and again with deadly consequences.
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The Place de la Republique is lighted in red after a commemoration ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher supermarket terror attacks, in Paris, Sunday, 10 January. French President Francois Hollande and other dignitaries held a special ceremony Sunday to honor all those killed in Islamic extremist violence around Paris in 2015 a year when the European way of life was targeted time and again with deadly consequences.

The sunset in Twickenham, west London.
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The sunset in Twickenham, west London.