Thursday January 4, Our World in Pictures
SOUTH CAROLINA — Kids Enjoy the Snow: Finley Bork, 7, uses a boogie board, typically used on the beach, to sled down a hill on a golf course at the Isle of Palms on Wednesday. A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades.
CALIFORNIA — Figure Skater Performs: In this Wednesday photo, Mirai Nagasu performs during the women’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose.
PHILIPPINES — Stock Exchange Opens for New Year: Confetti rains on executives of the Philippine Stock Exchange as they ring the opening bell to signal the first trading day of 2018 at the financial district in Makati on Wednesday. Traders are optimistic this year following a record-setting high on the last day of trading for 2017.
GERMANY — Keeping Warm: In this Wednesday photo, several female Gelada baboons, also known as bleeding-heart baboons, cuddle with their babies in order to keep warm at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart.
BOSTON – Deep Freeze: Sea ice floats in Boston Harbor, Wednesday, in Boston. After a week of frigid temperatures, a major winter storm is predicted for the region on Thursday.
GEORGIA – Frozen Fountain: Visitors walk around the frozen fountain and snow covered sidewalks at Forsyth Park, Wednesday, in Savannah, Ga.
RUSSIA – Boy Rides Camel: A boy rides a camel past a sculpture of Emperor of Russia Paul I in a park in Gatchina, 40 km (25 miles) south of St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Senators Sworn in: The Capitol is seen in Washington, Wednesday, as White House officials plan to meet with the Republican and Democratic leaders of both chambers to discuss the budget. Two new senators are being sworn in today, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a Democrat, will take over from Al Franken who resigned, and Senator-elect Doug Jones, a Democrat of Alabama, succeeds Luther Strange.
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