Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THE DAY IN PHOTOS via VOA


A look at the best news photos from around the world. January 30, 2019


The Notre Dame de Lorette World War I military cemetery in Northern France is seen covered with snow.


A Balinese youth takes part in the Hindu ritual of "Grebeg" at the Tegalalang village in Bali, Indonesia.


Mykh, a two-year-old Great Gray Owl, sits on the head of ornithologist Daria Koshcheyeva during a training session. It is part of a project by a local zoo to tame wild animals for further research and interaction with visitors, in the Siberian Taiga forest in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.


A Sri Lankan Air force officer hold the national flag as it is lowered during a daily ceremony held at sunset at the Galle Face Green promenade in Colombo.


A pedestrian takes a photo of the frozen Chicago River as a bitter cold phenomenon called the "polar vortex" descends on much of the central and eastern United States, in Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 29, 2019.


A discolored Zenopsis Nebulosa, or Mirror Dory is displayed during the Transparent Fish Exhibition at the Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Gallery assistants stand for members of the media during a photo call for the "Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams" exhibition at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London.


Guizers dressed as Vikings from the Jarl Squad surround the long ship with burning brands as the Guizer Jarl (C) stands aboard as they take part in the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom, Jan. 29, 2019.


Visitors take in their surroundings at a newly opened bookstore in Chongqing, China, Jan. 29, 2019.


A big wave surfer competes during the Illa Pancha Challenge surfing competition in Ribadeo, Spain, Jan. 29, 2019.


A man drives a horse-drawn carriage loaded with foam sheets on a street in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 29, 2019.


Divers perform a traditional lion dance as a shark swims past inside an aquarium at the Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a part of the Lunar New Year celebrations.


Professional cooks prepare food during the final of the "Bocuse d'Or" (Golden Bocuse) trophy, in Lyon, France.

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