Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
A fisherman arranges a fishing net as his wife paddles their boat in the waters of the Periyar river on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi, India. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
People write calligraphy during the 47th annual New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. Almost 3,000 people participated in the calligraphy contest to celebrate the start of the New Year. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
People skate across a frozen lake at Shichahai in central Beiijng, China. Despite a relatively mild winter for Beijingers in the north, where traditional outdoor winter activities remain popular as ever, frigid weather in south and central China has forced the emergency evacuation of around 58,000 people and caused 1.35 billion yuan (204 million US dollars) in economic losses, the government said. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
Members of French street theatre group Trans-Express perform in downtown Santiago, Chile as part of an international theatre festival. Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
A motorcyclist races in the third stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between San Miguel de Tucuman and Jujuy, Argentina. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
Fireworks light the early morning sky as the Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, arrives from Bremerhaven, Germany, to her home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. The 4,000-passenger cruise ship will make her maiden voyage on January 26. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
This picture shows an island formed by flood water stranding vehicles and other equipment in Rockhampton, Australia. Floods that have cut air, rail and road links to an Australian coastal city are now threatening its sewage plant, and waters are still expected to rise another few feet before peaking Wednesday. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
A couple rides bicycles in Soroa, Cuba. The head of the Cuban Workers Confederation says the first layoffs have begun in the communist government's program to cut the jobs of 500,000 state workers. The initial layoffs are occurring in the sugar, agriculture, tourism, health and construction sectors. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
Polar bears fight at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic. Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 5 Jan 2011
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor celebrates amid confetti following Ohio State's 31-26 win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Image Credit: AP


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