Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010

The best amazing shots from around the world in the past 24 hours.

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
Fall colours mingle with the rainy weather along First Street in Santa Rosa, California. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
A snow-covered labyrinth at the Erlebnispark Teichland theme park in Teichland, northeastern Germany is pictured on December 9. Winter brought up to 15 cm of fresh snow to the region. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
A woman walks on the deck of the world's largest solar-powered boat in Cancun. The Turanor Planet Solar arrived in Cancun on December 6 as part of its expedition around the globe. Image Credit: Reut

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
Bruce Irons of Hawaii surfs during round 1 heat at the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Pipeline, Hawaii. The Billabong Pipeline Masters is the final stop on the ASP Men's World Tour and the third and final jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
Cardboard versions of New York's Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, Paris' Eiffel Tower, Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, London's Big Ben, Cairo's Great Pyramid of Giza, Mexico's Angel of Independence, Agra's Taj Mahal and Beijing's Temple of Heaven stand in the ocean at the Gaviota Azul beach in Cancun. Greenpeace staged a performance sinking the world's best known landmarks in the ocean as climate talks take place in the beach resort. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
A newborn baby orangutan lies with her mother Maimunah at Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne. The baby Orangutan was born five days ago and it may be a week or more before Maimunah and the baby go into the outdoor exhibit areas, with the zoo keepers waiting for a warm and sunny day for the baby’s first outdoor experience. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
Greenpeace activists stand on an artwork in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Greenpeace handed over a petition against genetically modified crops signed by one million citizens of the European Union to European Environment Commissioner John Dalli. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
Officials from the local Water Conservancy Bureau walk on the fringe of a desert, which has been planted with grass to prevent desertification, in Minqin County, northwest China's Gansu province. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
Children throw footwear to hit an empty sardines can as they play a game called "Tumbang Preso" in Navotas, Metro Manila. Tumbang Preso involves players who stand in a circle and try to be the first to knock down a target, such an empty can, using footwear. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 9 Dec 2010
An activist of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shouts slogans in support of a separate Telengana state during a sit-in protest in New Delhi, India. The demands for carving out the new Telengana state out of its southern region of Andhra Pradesh have erupted sporadically since the 1950s. Image Credit: AP



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