Day in Pics

January 22, 2012

Jaipur Literature Festival
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Jaipur Literature Festival
Crowd entering diggi Palace for the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday (BCCL)

A view at clifton beach
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A view at clifton beach
Local tourist enjoy the camel riding at Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, with an illuminated water fountain seen behind, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP)
NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit Unveiling
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NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit Unveiling
Dale Inman and his wife Mary pose with beside the car of Richard Petty during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit Unveiling at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on January 22, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AFP)

NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit Unveiling
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NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit Unveiling
L-R) Brothers Leonard Wood and Glen Wood pose with their car during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit Unveiling at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. (AFP)
Lunar new year celebrations
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Lunar new year celebrations
A reveller writes the 'Dragon' in traditional Chinese characters and 2012 with fireworks in Beijing on January 22, 2012. China is preparing to say goodbye to the New Year of the Rabbit and welcome the New Year of the Dragon which starts on January 23 - with fireworks and dumplings, in the nation's most important annual, family holiday. (AFP)
Restricted vehicles allowed to move on Jammu-Srinagar NH
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Restricted vehicles allowed to move on Jammu-Srinagar NH
Trucks move at snow covered Jammu-Srinagar national highway which was partially opened today as authorities allowed a restricted number of vehicles to pass from Jammu on Sunday. (PTI)
Seagull seen on the coast of Mumbai
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Seagull seen on the coast of Mumbai
Group of Seagull bird seen at Arabian sea, way to Elephanta island, tourist enjoy to see bids in Mumbai on Sunday. (BCCL)
Hindu pilgrims dips in the confluence
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Hindu pilgrims dips in the confluence
An Indian man with his child on his shoulder points towards an elephant at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, in Allahabad. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence, some hoping to wash away sins and others to secure a fine spouse, during the month long festival. (AP)
Oprah Winfrey in Jaipur
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Oprah Winfrey in Jaipur
Oprah Winfrey, American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist at Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi Palace. BCCL
The Republic Day rehearsals in Kolkata
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The Republic Day rehearsals in Kolkata
Indian army's high altitude combat division soldiers march at the Republic Day rehearsals in Kolkata. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Jan. 26. AP
Actor Brad Pitt
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Actor Brad Pitt
Actor Brad Pitt arrives at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 21, 2012. REUTERS
Croatia: A referendum on joining the European Union
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Croatia: A referendum on joining the European Union
A Croatian woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Zagreb on January 22, 2012 in a referendum on joining the European Union as it bids to become the bloc's 28th member in mid-2013. Croatians went to the polls today in a nationwide referendum on EU membership, a vote that political leaders here see as key for the future of the Balkan country 20 years after independence. AFP
Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Taiwan
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Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Taiwan
Taiwanese people buy New Year's goods for Chinese Lunar New Year at a traditional market in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, the first day of the Year of the Dragon, falls on Jan. 23. AP
Toural square in Guimaraes
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Toural square in Guimaraes
The troop of La Fura dels Baus company performs at the Toural square in Guimaraes January 21, 2012, to mark the beginning of the city's tenure as European Capital of Culture for 2012. The city will host a variety of artistic events throughout the year to promote Europe's cultural diversity, according to the official organization for Guimaraes 2012 European Capital of Culture. (REUTERS)
Dragon dance
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Dragon dance
A group of Cambodian ethnic Chinese performs dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace, ahead of Lunar New Year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo)
A would-be immigrant
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A would-be immigrant
A would-be immigrant keeps warm after arriving at the southern Spanish port of Motril after being rescued from sea, January 21, 2012. Some 44 would-be immigrants aboard a fishing boat were intercepted off the southern Spanish coast as they were heading to European soil from Africa, authorities said. (REUTERS)
A pink flamingo
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A pink flamingo
A pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), born in captivity ten days ago, is seen at the zoo in Cali January 21, 2012. (REUTERS)
Ellie Jean Coffey
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Ellie Jean Coffey
In this photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Ellie-Jean Coffey, of Australia, competes in the Billabong World Junior Championship Gold Coast surfing competition in Burleigh Heads, Australia, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo)
Australian Open tennis tournament
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Australian Open tennis tournament
Iveta Benesova of Czech Republic wipes her face during her women's singles match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 22, 2012. (REUTERS)
US presidential Elections
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US presidential Elections
A supporter holds campaign buttons of Republican US presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at his South Carolina Primary election night rally in Columbia, South Carolina, January 21, 2012. (REUTERS)
Panetta watches day flight operations from USS Enterprise
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Panetta watches day flight operations from USS Enterprise
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R), escorted by Commander of Strike Group Twelve Rear Admiral Walter E. Carter Jr. (L), watches day flight operations from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise off the southeastern coast of the U.S., January 21, 2012. The US will not cut America's fleet of 11 aircraft carriers to help trim the budget deficit, Panetta said on Saturday, citing tensions with Iran as an example of why the massive ships are so critical to national security. (REUTERS)
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