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Monday January 8, Our World in Pictures

January 8, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tidal Basin Freezes: The Jefferson Memorial is reflected in the frozen surface of the Tidal Basin at daybreak in Washington on Monday. The Tidal Basin, famous for the Cherry Trees that surround it, is a sheet of ice after several days of bitter cold weather in the Nation’s Capital.

ECUADOR — Residents Dress Up for Good Luck: Dressed for the traditional New Year’s festival known as La Diablada, a participant strikes a pose in Pillaro on Friday. Thousands of singing and dancing devils take over the mountain town for six days of revelry in the streets. Local legend holds that anyone who adopts a costume for the celebration and wears it at the event six years in a row will have good luck.

PHILIPPINES — Honoring the Black Nazarene: In this Monday photo, a mother helps her child kiss the foot of the image of the Black Nazarene as Filipino Roman Catholic devotees wait for their turn on the eve of the celebration of its feast day in Manila. Hundreds of thousands of devotees join the traditional hourslong but raucous procession around the city’s streets that usually leaves several people injured.

CALIFORNIA — Stars Stand Against Harassment: Chris Sullivan wears black nail polish as he arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday in Beverly Hills. Celebrities dressed in black for the event to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.

JAPAN — City Holds Coming-of-Age Ceremony: Japanese participants clad in kimonos walk together after a coming-of-age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park on the national holiday in Tokyo on Monday.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Baptizes Babies at the Vatican: Pope Francis baptizes a baby at the Vatican on Sunday. Pope Francis baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the “language of love” is spoken at home. With Michelangelo’s famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents, some with other young children in tow, brought 18 girls and 16 boys forward to Francis in the annual ceremony.

PERU — Motorbike Riders Compete: Yamaha rider Adrien Van Beveren, of France, bottom, overpasses KTM rider Sam Sunderland, of the United Kingdom, during the second stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally in Pisco on Sunday.

INDIA — Taking a Dip: In this Sunday photo, an Indian Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, is seen silhouetted against a makeshift tent as he applies vermillion paste on the forehead of a Hindu devotee after taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the meeting point of Indian holy rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna, during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela.

INDIA – Blessing: A sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, blesses a devotee as he smokes marijuana at a transit camp on the way to Gangasagar, in Kolkata, India, Sunday. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take the annual holy dip at Gangasagar, where the Ganges River reaches the Bay of Bengal, on the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival day that falls on Jan. 14. 

FLORIDA – Unusually Cold Water: Wearing only T-shirts and shorts more than 50 boys dove into the chilly waters to retrieve a cross Saturday, in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Unusually cold temperatures in Florida from a monster winter storm didn’t dissuade them from making their annual plunge in a bayou as part of the largest epiphany celebration in the United States. The tradition is to honor the baptism of Jesus. 

LOS ANGELES – Slam Dunk: Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams (3) slam-dunks over Loyola Marymount in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday. 

VATICAN CITY – Sistine Chapel Mass: Pope Francis presides over a Mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, Sunday. Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the “language of love” is spoken at home. With Michelangelo’s famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents, some with other young children in tow, brought 18 girls and 16 boys forward to Francis in the annual ceremony. 


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