Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010

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

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
Archie Kirk plays in the snow as his school remains closed after the heavy snow of the last few days, in Brighton, southern England. London Gatwick reopened on Friday after a two-day shutdown due to snow, but other British airports and rail services were closed again as the country's cold snap tightened its grip. Britain is struggling to cope with its earliest widespread winter snowfall since 1993, with airports, major train lines and trunk roads all disrupted. Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
A sculpture, entitled Tulips of Shangri-la, by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in snowy Lille, northern FranceImage Credit: EPA

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
A handout photograph released by the British Ministry of Defence showing Guardsman Clement Makwero and Guardsman Farai Mabasa both 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards carring out Sentry duty in the snow outside St Jame's Palace, in central London Britain.Image Credit: EPA

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
An Israeli firefighter plane drops water during a forest fire in the Carmel Forest close to Haifa, northern Israel. A major fire in northern Israel spread through thousands of acres of land and resulted in the deaths of at least five people when a bus evacuating them overturned.Image Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
An Indian girl walks on a rope to ask for alms in Hyderabad, IndiaImage Credit: AP

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
Surfers look for waves at the Punta Veleros beach in the northern city of Piura. Northern beaches in Peru, near the border of Ecuador, are being promoted by government campaigns to encourage tourism in this part of the country.Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
Afghan horsemen compete during a game of buzkashi in Kabul. The Afghan national sport is played between two teams of horsemen competing to pick a headless calf, goat or sheep carcass from the ground and throw it into a scoring circle.Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
A woman carrying a baby walks at a touristic area of Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province. In China's richest village of Huaxi, a booming market town of 36,000 in the affluent eastern province of Jiangsu, every family has at least one house, two cars and $250,000 in the bank. Officials from elsewhere in China tour Huaxi to find out how this once sleepy village, just 576 residents in the 1950s, is now so rich and why non-local businessmen would donate million-dollar factories to buy the privilege of a local residence permit.Image Credit: Reuters

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
Muslim men pray for rain at Mohammed al-Amin mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The special Muslim prayers known as Salat al-Istisqa - a ritual practiced since the time of the Prophet Mohammed -- are frequently held across the Middle East, where water is a precious resource.Image Credit: AFP

Day In Pictures: 3 Dec 2010
Nepalese Mahouts walk their elephants towards a polo ground through the waters of the Rapati river at Chitwan, some 200kms southwest of Kathmandu.The world may be lurching into recession, but in the jungles of southern Nepal, it's business as usual for the eclectic bunch of jetsetters gathered for their annual festival of Pimm's and elephant polo during The World Elephant Polo Championships which is taking place from November 29 - December 4.Image Credit: AFP


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