Pictures of the day

A selection of images from around the world

  • A jogger runs beside ice-covered trees near Albispass mountain pass, Switzerland. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

  • A Humboldt penguin swims in a pool during the annual stock take at ZSL London Zoo in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

  • Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan soars through the air during the trial round of the third stage of the 68th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • People visit a snow sculpture prepared for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province. REUTERS/Aly Song

  • Participants react in the water as they take part in the annual New Year's Day "Loony Dook" swim, in the Firth of Forth, in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. AFP / ANDY BUCHANAN

  • A zookeeper counts Bactrian camels during the annual stocktake at ZSL London Zoo in central London. AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

  • Indonesians clean their homes and cutlery along the river in Jakarta after flooding triggered by heavy rain which started on New Year's Eve hit the area. AFP / BAY ISMOYO

  • Children look on from a mud house during a cold day on the outskirts of Srinagar. AFP / Tauseef MUSTAFA

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