Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
Nandong, an elephant in captivity at the Night Safari, is showered by her keeper in Singapore. The city-state's Wildlife Reserves ensures that its animals in captivity have habitats as close to that of the wild as part of its wildlife conservation efforts. Elephants are listed as endangered on International Union for Conservation of Nature.Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
The Anaheim Ducks sit on the bench during a time out as an ice girl cleans the ice during the game against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on December 16, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Ducks 3-2. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
Thomas Mullin of Mill Valley, California gets a last look at the sun from Bodega Head, in Bodega Bay, California, as the first in a series of large Pacific storms move inland, bringing a promise of heavy precipitation and high winds. The thin high clouds ahead of the front produce a halo containing millions of tiny ice crystals which take on an elongated hexagonal shape, refracting the light. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
Two workers install decoration lights for New Year celebrations on a tree in early morning in Beijing, China. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
Icicles form on a statue at the Fountain of the Naiads in Republic Square in Rome, Italy. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
This image provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals shows Jordy Smith from Durban, South Africa during his Quarter Final heat at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Backdoor, Hawaii. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
Deer are seen in a pasture as snow covers the landscape near Schinnen, southern Netherlands. Most schools in the Netherlands have closed their doors for two weeks of Christmas holidays. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
A Buddhist monk walks to attend a teaching session by Tibet's exiled Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, near the Tashiding monastery in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, India. The Dalai Lama is in Sikkim, which borders China, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is in New Delhi for an official three-day visit. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
US Army soldiers walk with their dog dressed with Christmas decorations in the back stage of the entertaining performance of "Holiday Troop Visit" by US celebrities for Christmas at boardwalk stage of the Kandahar Air Field. US Actor Robin Williams, together with Lance Armstrong and Lewis Black attended the event. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 17 Dec 2010
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kichner is seen on a TV screen during the Mercosur summit in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. Mercosur is a South American trade block. Image Credit: AP



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