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The World In Pictures (Awesome Images You Missed This January).

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

A group of geisha and maiko attend New Year’s ceremony at Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater in Higashi Ward, Kyoto, Japan on Jan 7, 2017.

Geisha officially marked the first working day of the year ahead of their dance performance.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

A child reacts among migrants as they try to reach a rescue craft from their overcrowded raft, while lifeguards from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue all 112 on aboard, including two pregnant women and five children.

The boat drifts out of control in the central Mediterranean Sea, some 36 nautical miles off the Libyan coast January 2, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

Young contestants write calligraphy during the annual New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan on January 5, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

A member of the US Army Honor Guard lays on the floor after passing out during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for US President Barack Obama at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Virginia, January 4, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank) at The Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on January 5, 2017, during a ‘Jalau’, a splendour show of Sikhism’s symbolic items.

The ‘Jalau’ took place on the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

Law enforcement officers move in to verify the identity of people in this field just outside the airport perimeter following a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US January 6, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

Samah, 11, and her brother, Ibrahim, transport their salvaged belongings from their damaged house in Doudyan village in northern Aleppo Governorate, Syria, January 2, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) carries her daughter Abigail during a mock swearing in with US Vice President Joe Biden during the opening day of the 115th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, January 3, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

The mother of Fatih Cakmak, a security guard and a victim of an attack by a gunman at Reina nightclub, reacts during his funeral in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

Displaced Iraqis from Mosul’s eastern al-Karamah neighbourhood leave the area on January 2, 2017, as Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) advance during an ongoing military operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.

The world in photos: Jan 2-8

Indian military personnel prepare to march as they rehearse for the forthcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 3, 2017.

The world in photos: Dec 26 -Jan 1

A woman looks at tributes outside the house of singer George Michael, where he died on Christmas Day, in Goring, southern England, Britain, December 26, 2016.

The world in photos: Dec 26 -Jan 1

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on Dec 26, 2016, at the outset of his two-day tour of Hawaii including the site of Japan’s surprise attack 75 years ago.

The world in photos: Dec 26 -Jan 1

A bird flies over the foggy country in Zlebe, Slovenia December 26, 2016.

The world in photos: Dec 26 -Jan 1

The front of the General Staff Building during a New Year multimedia light show, in St Petersburg’s Palace Square, Dec 27, 2016.

The world in photos: Dec 26 -Jan 1

An adorable forest vole perches on a snowball to nibble the carrot nose of a miniature snowman in a forest in the Voronezh region of Russia, Dec 28, 2016.

The world in photos: Dec 26 -Jan 1

Spring jumps across the crevasse at Mount Baker, in Washington, Dec 29, 2016. Leigh McClurg and wife Spring braved trekking across an ice crevasse 9,500 feet above sea level.

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