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Around the world in 9 images: photos of the day

Today’s images from around the world feature the newly crowned Miss Universe, a celebration of Australia Day, cold weather in Lebanon, the fifth anniversary anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Cairo, a Burns Supper in Scotland and more.

A contingent of camel mounted soldiers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), march down Rajpath during Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. French President Francois Hollande Tuesday joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top officials to view an elaborate display of Indian marching bands and military hardware as the guest of honor at India’s Republic Day celebration.
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A contingent of camel mounted soldiers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), march down Rajpath during Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India on Tuesday. French President Francois Hollande Tuesday joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top officials to view an elaborate display of Indian marching bands and military hardware as the guest of honour at India’’s Republic Day celebration.

An Aboriginal man plays a didgeridoo during Australia Day in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Australia Day is the anniversary of the arrival and landing of the First Fleet of convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, on Jan 26, 1788.
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An Aboriginal man plays a didgeridoo during Australia Day in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Australia Day is the anniversary of the arrival and landing of the First Fleet of convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, on 26 January, 1788.

A Lebanese man, right, takes pictures of his wife and daughter, left, as they stand in front of icicles hanging on stones, in Mdeirej village, mount Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. A snow storm is currently hitting Lebanon isolating dozens of villages and cutting the highway linking Beirut with the Syrian capital of Damascus. Schools and day cares were also closed because of the storm, one of the strongest to his Lebanon this winter.
Image by AP Photo/Hussein Malla

A Lebanese man, right, takes pictures of his wife and daughter, left, as they stand in front of icicles hanging on stones, in Mdeirej village, Mount Lebanon, on Monday. A snow storm is currently hitting Lebanon isolating dozens of villages and cutting the highway linking Beirut with the Syrian capital of Damascus. Schools and day cares were also closed because of the storm, which is one of the strongest to hit Lebanon this winter.

A 27-year old Egyptian artist stops with her bicycle in front of the Kasr Al Nile bridge that leads to Tahrir Square, after making her way back from the square, during the fifth anniversary anniversary of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. "The anniversary of Jan. 25 2011 does not represent a single moment, but the start of an ongoing movement. This affected everything from the big things to the little things – such as giving me the push that I needed to ride my bike as a woman in Egypt. We have a different understanding now of public spaces and of our streets and that cannot be undone – no matter how hard they try," says the young artist.
Image by AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty

A 27-year old Egyptian artist stops with her bicycle in front of the Kasr Al Nile bridge that leads to Tahrir Square, after making her way back from the square, during the fifth anniversary anniversary of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, 25 January. “The anniversary of 25 January 2011 does not represent a single moment, but the start of an ongoing movement. This affected everything from the big things to the little things, –such as giving me the push that I needed to ride my bike as a woman in Egypt. We have a different understanding now of public spaces and of our streets and that cannot be undone no matter how hard they try,” says the young artist.

Newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach waves as her float passes by the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines for a victory parade in Metropolitan Manila Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe Dec.20, 2015 but not before pageant host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the winner at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Thousands of Filipinos lined the parade route to take a glimpse of the third Filipino to be crowned Miss Universe.
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Newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach waves as her float passes by the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines for a victory parade in Metropolitan Manila on Monday. Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe on 20 December but not before pageant host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the winner of the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Thousands of Filipinos lined the parade route to catch a glimpse of the third Filipino to be crowned Miss Universe.

Sunrise in north London as huge swathes of the UK are braced for a deluge of rain which could pour more misery on communities still reeling from flooding after Christmas. The remnants of storm Jonas, which blanketed much of the east coast of America in deep snow, have begun to sweep in from the Atlantic, prompting widespread weather and flood alerts.
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Sunrise in north London as huge swathes of the UK are braced for a deluge of rain which could pour more misery on communities still reeling from flooding after Christmas. The remnants of Storm Jonas, which blanketed much of the east coast of America in deep snow, have begun to sweep in from the Atlantic, prompting widespread weather and flood alerts.

People hold up copies of Thomas More's Utopia to celebrate it's 500th year, at Somerset House in London, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. 2016 marks 500 years since Thomas More published his seminal text Utopia and in celebration of this anniversary, Somerset House is staging a year-long season of events and exhibitions exploring the idea of Utopia.
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People hold up copies of Thomas More’s Utopia to celebrate it’s 500th year, at Somerset House in London on Monday. 2016 marks 500 years since Thomas More published his seminal text Utopia and in celebration of this anniversary, Somerset House is staging a year-long season of events and exhibitions exploring the idea of Utopia.

A visitor to the Toy Fair 2016 looks at a Classic Ferris Wheel by K'NEX at Olympia in London.
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A visitor to the Toy Fair 2016 looks at a Classic Ferris Wheel by K’NEX at Olympia in London.

Ian Farrell addresses the haggis at the first Burns Supper to be held in Robert Burns' cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire in more than two centuries. Tickets cost around £250 a head as the Burns Birthplace Museum used the event as a fundraiser to help save the monument. The very first Burns Supper - including haggis, toasts to the poet and recitals of his work - was held by a group of his friends in the Alloway cottage in 1801, five years after his death.
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Ian Farrell addresses the haggis at the first Burns Supper to be held in Robert Burns’ cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland in more than two centuries. Tickets to the event on Monday cost around £250 a head as the Burns Birthplace Museum used the event as a fundraiser to help save the monument. The very first Burns Supper – including haggis, toasts to the poet and recitals of his work – was held by a group of his friends in the Alloway cottage in 1801, five years after his death.