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Around the world in 12 images: photos of the day

Today’s images from around the world stretch from Denmark to South Africa, featuring a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, a new fossil and climate change museum in Egypt, a performance from China’s Guangzhou Military Region Soldier Acrobatic Troupe in Monaco, and more.

A boy holds his brother as their mother participates in community fishing as part of the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at the Goroimari Lake in Panbari village, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Bhogali Bihu marks the end of the harvesting season in the northeastern state of Assam.
Image by AP Photo/Anupam Nath

A boy holds his brother as their mother participates in community fishing as part of the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at the Goroimari Lake in Panbari village, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday. Bhogali Bihu marks the end of the harvesting season in the north-eastern state of Assam.

Sheep graze on the ancient Somerset site of Burrow Mump as the sun rises over the flooded Somerset Levels as colder weather and clearer overnight skies take hold across parts of the UK with frost and snow forecast.
Image by Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Sheep graze on the ancient Somerset site of Burrow Mump as the sun rises over the flooded Somerset Levels as colder weather and clearer overnight skies take hold across parts of the UK with frost and snow forecast.

In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 photo, Muslim pilgrims pray in front of the door of the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah.
Image by AP Photo/Amr Nabil

In this photo from Wednesday, Muslim pilgrims pray in front of the door of the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah.

A passer-by gestures to volunteers occupying the street-facing windows of Camden People’s Theatre, in north London, to promote the Whose London Is It Anyway? festival - which runs from 9-31 January and explores London’s housing crisis, the impact of “regeneration”, the privatising of public space, and the experience of living in Europe’s only megacity.
Image by Yui Mok/PA Wire

A passer-by gestures to volunteers occupying the street-facing windows of Camden People’s Theatre, in north London, to promote the Whose London Is It Anyway? festival – which runs from 9 to 31 January and explores London’s housing crisis, the impact of ‘regeneration’, the privatising of public space, and the experience of living in Europe’s only mega-city.

Denmark's Prince Henrik drives a coach with white horses on his way to a royal hunt in the forest of Grib Skov, Denmark, Thursday, Jan 14, 2016.
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Denmark’s Prince Henrik drives a coach with white horses on his way to a royal hunt in the forest of Grib Skov, Denmark on Thursday.

Fossilized whale bones are on display outside the Wati El Hitan Fossils and Climate Change Museum, a UNESCO natural World Heritage site, on the opening day, in the Fayoum oasis, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.
Image by Thomas Hartwell

Fossilized whale bones are on display outside the Wati El Hitan Fossils and Climate Change Museum, a Unesco natural World Heritage site, on the opening day, in the Fayoum oasis, Egypt, on Thursday.

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, two strollers pass snowy trees on Schauinsland mountain in the Black Forest near Hofsgrund, southern Germany.
Image by Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP

In this photo taken Thursday, two strollers pass snowy trees on Schauinsland mountain in the Black Forest near Hofsgrund, southern Germany.

The Chinese Guangzhou Military Region Soldier Acrobatic Troupe performs during the opening of the 40th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.
Image by Eric Gaillard, Pool photo via AP

The Chinese Guangzhou Military Region Soldier Acrobatic Troupe performs during the opening of the 40th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco, Thursday.

Burnt bushes scar the landscape after a recent fire near Scarborough on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Extreme weather conditions including windy weather hampered efforts in recent days to bring fire's under control on the outskirts of Cape Town.
Image by AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Burnt bushes scar the landscape after a recent fire near Scarborough on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday. Extreme weather conditions including windy weather hampered efforts in recent days to bring fire’s under control on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Actor Jude Law is seen on the set of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's TV series "The Young Pope", in Venice's St. Mark's Square, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Law plays the part of a fictional Pope Pius XIII as the first American pope.
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Actor Jude Law is seen on the set of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s TV series “The Young Pope”, in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Italy, early Thursday. Law plays the part of a fictional Pope Pius XIII as the first American pope.

Tunisians celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring, Thursday, Jan.14, 2016 in Tunis. Tunisian teachers, activists and political parties have joined to celebrate five years since protesters drove out their autocratic president and ushered in a democratic era.
Image by Riadh Dridi

Tunisians celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring, Thursday, in Tunis. Tunisian teachers, activists and political parties have joined to celebrate five years since protesters drove out their autocratic president and ushered in a democratic era.

The Indian army dog contingent marches during the Army day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The Indian army is the third largest army in the world.
Image by AP Photo/Manish Swarup

The Indian army dog contingent marches during the Army day parade in New Delhi, India on Friday. The Indian army is the third largest army in the world.