Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
A Sri Lankan boy looks on during Christmas mass in Colombo. Sri Lankan Christians make up a small minority of the predominantly Buddhist nation's population, but Christmas is a popular festival. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
A sailboat takes tourists out for an excursion along Waikiki Beach at sunset in Honolulu, Hawaii. The beach, on the south shore of the island of Oahu, has been a popular tourist destination since the 1800s. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
Fishermen pull their boat on the Marina beach in Chennai, India, after fishing in the Bay of Bengal on December 25. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
Catholics pray at the St. Esprit Church during Christmas mass at midnight, in Harbiye, downtown Istanbul. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
Indonesian Christians attend Christmas Eve mass in Surabaya, Indonesia. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
A worker cleans an ice sculpture of pagodas prior to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. The 27th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will kick off on January 5, 2011, according to local media. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
Firefighters spray water onto a burning tobacco warehouse in east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
The city of Rotterdam in Netherlands is covered by snow on Christmas Day. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
A Western Lowland Gorilla named Momoko picks up fruit from a Christmas pouch with her one-year-old baby Komomo at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan. The Gorillas received Christmas presents from the zoo keepers to celebrate the festivities. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 25 Dec 2010
The Indian GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle), carrying the GSAT-5P satellite as payload, is seen moments after it exploded above Sriharikota on December 25. The Indian space rocket carrying a communications satellite exploded right after take-off. Image Credit: AFP



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