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Around the world in 8 images: photos of the day

Today’s images feature beached whales in India, baby elephants in Germany, peach blossoms in Italy, art exhibits in London and Steven Seagal receiving Serbian citizenship.

Camel mounted Border Security Force soldiers prepare to march during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade, near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Indian marks Republic Day on Jan. 26.
Image by AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Camel mounted Border Security Force soldiers prepare to march during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade, near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Indian marks Republic Day on 26 January.

Pigeons sit in the snow with a portrait of Albert Einstein painted on a wall in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Low temperatures caused the two-days of snowfall in St.Petersburg.
Image by AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

Pigeons sit in the snow with a portrait of Albert Einstein painted on a wall in St.Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday. Low temperatures caused the two-days of snowfall in St.Petersburg.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, left, welcomes Hollywood actor and producer Steven Seagal, in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015. Serbia has granted citizenship to Seagal on Monday.
Image by AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, left, welcomes Hollywood actor and producer Steven Seagal, in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday. Serbia granted citizenship to Seagal on Monday.

People look at one among the dozens of whales that have washed ashore on the Bay of Bengal coast's Manapad beach in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu state, India, Tuesday, Jan.12, 2016. More than 80 whales have washed ashore on India's southern coast. The top government official in the southeastern port town of Tuticorin said the short-finned pilot whales began washing up on beaches Monday evening.
Image by AP Photo/Senthil Arumugam

People look at one among the dozens of whales that have washed ashore on the Bay of Bengal coast’s Manapad beach in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu state, India on Tuesday. More than 80 whales have washed ashore on India’s southern coast. The top government official in the southeastern port town of Tuticorin said the short-finned pilot whales began washing up on beaches Monday evening.

A newborn bull elephant stands under its mother Kandy and next to 6-month-old female elephant Anjuli, left, at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. The little Asian elephant was born on Jan. 11, 2016.
Image by Christian Charisius/dpa via AP

A newborn bull elephant stands under its mother Kandy and next to 6-month-old female elephant Anjuli, left, at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany on Tuesday. The little Asian elephant was born on 11 January.

Fans sign a tribute book for legendary David Bowie as they wait to hear collaborators Tony Visconti and Mick "Woody" Woodmansey bring their acclaimed group Holy Holy performing Bowie's 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World in its entirety in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound and the look of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died of cancer Sunday.
Image by Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

Fans sign a tribute book for legendary David Bowie as they wait to hear collaborators Tony Visconti and Mick “Woody” Woodmansey bring their acclaimed group Holy Holy performing Bowie’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World in its entirety to Toronto on Tuesday. Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound and the look of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died of cancer Sunday.

Blossom is seen on the branches of a peach tree, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Exceptionally high temperatures and dry weather have been marking the first part of the winter.
Image by AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Blossom is seen on the branches of a peach tree, in Milan, Italy on Tuesday. Exceptionally high temperatures and dry weather have been marking the first part of the winter.

Two Cows by Stephanie Quayle which forms part of the Champagne Life Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in west London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 12, 2016. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, is showcasing new and arresting work by 14 emerging, international female artists, reflecting on what it means to be a female artist working today.
Image by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Two Cows by Stephanie Quayle which forms part of the Champagne Life Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in west London. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, is showcasing new and arresting work by 14 emerging, international female artists, reflecting on what it means to be a female artist working today.