Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Germany's Michael Uhrmann soars through the air during the practice for the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
A falconer releases a hawk during a falconry demonstration held by the Suwa falconry preservation as part of New Year celebrations in Tokyo. Falconry in Japan is steeped in about 1,600 years of history. The art of hawk hunting has been preserved by the imperial family, according to the Suwa falconry preservation society. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Members of the Wisconsin Badgers marching band are reflected in a tuba at the opening of the 97th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, California, USA. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
A small plane takes off from a portion of the flooded runway at the Rockhampton airport in the state of Queensland. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Czech Tomas Tomecek drives his Tatra during the 4th stage Wad Tissint to Chebeika in the third edition of the Africa Eco Race. The Africa Eco Race started on December 29, 2010 in Nador, Morocco, and will continue over 12 days and 6,000 kilometres through Mauritania to "lac Rose" in Senegal. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
A man blows smoke from a marijuana cigarette on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, as part of a cleansing ritual in Tepito in Mexico City. Followers gathered at her altar to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank her for granted favours or to ask for new ones in the new year. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Four-year-old Qasim presses his face against a plastic window as he plays on a rickshaw in Karachi. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Participants (including one dressed in a shark costume) run from the cold waters of the English Bay while taking part in the 91st Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Japanese Emperor Akihito (centre) and other members of the royal family greet well-wishers gathered at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 2, 2011 for the emperor's annual New Year's greetings. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 2 Jan 2011
Frankie Edgar takes down Gray Maynard during the second round of their UFC lightweight mixed martial arts title match at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was declared a draw. Image Credit: AP



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