The last days of the past year in photos

The yacht «England's Ran» cuts through the waves at the beginning of the race Sydney - Hobart. (AP Photo / Rolex, Carlo Borlenghi)

The boat seems little point in comparison with the huge clouds floating in Hobart during the regatta off the coast of Sydney. (AP Photo / Rolex, Carlo Borlenghi)

Visitors to the exhibition of ice and snow in Harbin, China. The exhibition covers an area of ​​600,000 sq.m. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Wang Jianwei)

Visitors to the exhibition of ice and snow in Harbin, China. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Wang Jianwei)

Jeff Calw goes to the stadium «Lambeau Field» before the match between the national football league «Green Bay Packers» and «New York Giants» in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (AP Photo / Jeffrey Phelps)

The car on a snowy road in the morning Ralee, North Carolina. (AP Photo / Jim R. Bounds)

Johnny Mendoza sledding their daughters - 7-year-old Gabriela and 9-year-old Natasha - on city streets in Ralee, North Carolina. (AP Photo / Jim R. Bounds)

Canadian geese on the bank of the River Don Goulet, England. In Shropshire, the temperature dropped to -17 Celsius, and it was the coldest Christmas in the UK. (Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

Hoarfrost on plants near the river Don Goulet, England. Frost continues to keep the country in the icy embrace. (Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

Two Sicilian donkey Robin and Sammy looking for food after a storm in Richmond, Virginia. They live in the district Varina in Henrik County. (AP Photo / Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

The woman in the snow on a street in East Village, New York. Snow hit the east coast of the United States, the greatest amount of rainfall is expected in New York and New England. (Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Pedestrian Broad Street in a blizzard in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum)

Ice on a tree and a bench at Lake Geneva in Versoix after a frost, near Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo / Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

A man sleeping at the airport Domodedovo. Sunday due to freezing rain in Moscow airport was closed for 15 hours, resulting in a freezed streets, and 300 000 people and 14 hospitals were left without electricity. (AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin)

People walk near a Christmas tree in a park in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner)

Indonesian youth in Santa Claus costume is celebrating Christmas in Jakarta. (AP Photo / Irwin Fedriansyah)

People spend the rituals on the beach Marina where in 2004 there was a tsunami in Chennai, India. December 26, 2004 tsunami killed 230,000 people from 12 countries from the Indian Ocean - from Thailand to Sri Lanka. (AP Photo)

Former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko speaks with his wife Irina through the grid before the start of the hearing in Kiev. General Prosecutor's Office opened a criminal case against him on the grounds of crime under Part 3 of Art. 364 (abuse of power or position) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. (Pool / Reuters)

Students of primary and secondary schools are rubbed with snow during outdoor activities in the winter military camp for children on the South Korean island of the Daewoo. (Ahn Young Joon / Associated Press)

Swans on the Vistula River in Krakow. (Agencja Gazeta / Reuters)

Yangon, Myanmar - People on the sunset over the river Yangon on the broken bridge. (Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters)

Children sledding hill in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

West Des Moines, Iowa - Bright Cardinal male bird on frosted branch. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

Figurines chimney decorated with quatrefoil clover on the market in Dusseldorf. It is believed that these figures bring happiness in the New Year. (MARTIN GERTEN / AFP / Getty Images)

The fish is hung out to dry on the lake in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. (Guo Bin / China Foto Press / Zuma Press)

A child photographs on your laptop head miniature tuna exposed to the sushi restaurant in the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Owners of establishments are not hearsay know how to promote a restaurant. (AP Photo / Koji Sasahara)

A couple comes out of the ice sculptures in the form of a flying saucer, which is installed as part of the festival of ice sculptures in Moscow. (AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

Runners dressed as Santa Claus during the race in Belgrade, Serbia. (Dai Zhenhua / Xinhua / Zuma Press)

People stand at the exit of the subway station in Brooklyn during a snowfall. On the East Coast of the United States wave of blizzards and snowfalls. (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press)

Pakistani children play in a wooden wheelbarrow on the outskirts of Islamabad. (AP Photo / Muhammed Muheisen)

The guide is an umbrella group of tourists from Russia through the Old City of Jerusalem. 2010 was a record for Israel in terms of tourism, in the past year the country was visited 3, 4 million people. (AP Photo / Tara Todras-Whitehill)

A column of Indian soldiers during a march in New Delhi shortly before the upcoming parade for the Day of the Republic. (Manish Swarup / Associated Press)

South Korean demonstrators in Seoul harness posters with the image of Kim Jong-il and his younger son and successor Kim Jong Un during a rally against the policies of Pyongyang. (JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / Getty Images)

American soldiers from the division Bravo photographed Afghan Loya Derah in the village during a patrol in the village-stripping Dawn, bred in the Afghan province of Kandahar. (BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP / Getty

In New York, a bulldozer while clearing snow on 50th Street, two days after a heavy snowstorm, which on Monday night walked around the East Coast of the United States. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)

Passengers sleep on the reception desk at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. Thousands of people were stranded in the capital's airport after freezing rain, which was held in
Moscow during the weekend, led to power outages and problems with transport. (MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKY / REUTERS)

Covered with ice and rime train to Berlin. Volker Treier, chief economist at the Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the country with the largest economy in Europe, said that the severe frosts will most likely become the cause of stopping the growth of the German economy in the fourth quarter. (Pawel

A worker puts the tiles on the gates of the residential complex under construction in the Chinese province of Hubei. Housing prices in China early next year likely to decline because of the tightening of monetary policy. (STRINGER SHANGHAI / REUTERS)

Sportswoman of the German Katrin Heltsl during the first round of the competition among the women giant slalom at the World Cup in Alpine skiing, which takes place today in the Austrian Semmering. (Christiane Bauer / REUTERS)

Military aircraft division acts within the graduation ceremony of Israeli Air Force pilots based Hatzerim near the southern Israeli city of Beer Shiva. (DAVID BUIMOVITCH / AFP / Getty Images)

3-year-old Afghan refugee Mohammed Sarah stands at the entrance to his house in the alley, located in the slums on the outskirts of Islamabad. (Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press)

Man with laptop in the Berlin Congress Centre, which now hosts international conference «Chaos Communication Congress». This annual congress attracts thousands of computer professionals. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)

Firefighters extinguish a passenger train that caught fire near Kibbutz Shefayim, near Netanya. Cause of the fire, injuring 116 people, it turns out. (Jack Guez / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)

One of the 10 Taliban who surrendered to the forces of the Afghan government in Herat province. (Milad / Xinhua / Zuma Press)

A woman is reflected in a shop window in Beijing on Tuesday. As you can also see the reflection of red lights - one of the symbols of the new year in China. (Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press)

Burned cans stock non-governmental organizations in the French city of Roubaix. The fire burned food, which would be enough 15 thousand needy for a period of about six months. Fortunately none of the people in case of fire does not hurt. (Philippe Huguen / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)

Homeless people warm themselves by the fire in Allahabad. In northern India is unusually cold weather for this region. From the cold has killed at least seven people. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press)

Electrician in Allahabad balances on power lines during maintenance work. (Prakash Jitendra / Reuters)

Passengers sleep on the floor in Moscow's Domodedovo airport, which is plagued by power outages. (Mikhail Voskresensky / Reuters)

Dave Duncan, in his car buried in the snow in Asbury Park, New Jersey. North-eastern states continue to "dig ourselves up" of the massive snowdrifts after heavy snowstorms that took place in the region over the weekend. (Beth DeFalco / Associated Press)

The shamans perform a ritual for good luck in 2011 to photograph President Barack Obama in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo / Karel Navarro)

47-year-old Dutchman Wim Hof ​​famous, known as the "Ice Man" can tolerate extremely low temperatures. He broke nine world records and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The picture was taken during his speech in Hong Kong. (AP Photo / Kin Cheung)

Honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall in Moscow. After a freezing rain over the weekend in Moscow on Wednesday passed the heavy snowfall. (AP Photo / Misha Japaridze)

Indonesian fan pours on his head a white powder during the final match for the Cup AFF Suzuki Cup between Indonesia and Malaysia at the stadium named Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta. (AP Photo / Irwin Fedriansyah)

Teens snowboarding, close to the Polish memorial in Berlin park. (AP Photo / Markus Schreiber)

The organizers of the New Year celebration in Times Square in New York carried out the annual test run of confetti during a rehearsal of a New 2011 year. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer)

Reflection in a mirror, a Pakistani street barber, (left) cuts the customer (at the top right) in Islamabad. (AP Photo / Muhammed Muheisen)

DJ Peaches during dizhdeyskogo set on arts festival in Lorne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images)

Workers have fun during a security check at the ice rink in Beijing park. (AP Photo / Alexander F. Yuan)

A woman looking through a frosted window in Sofia. (Valentina Petrova / Associated Press)

Paratroopers of the Turkish army during the workout in the vertical wind tunnel at a military base near Ankara. (Adem Altan / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)

Workers clean snow, while soldiers stand guard near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow. (Dmitry Kostyukov / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)

Wim Hof ​​of the Netherlands in the icy water during his speech in Hong Kong, which he dedicated to the problem of global climate change. (Kin Cheung / Associated Press)

A woman walks past the fallen as a result of bad weather support high-voltage line in Moscow. (ANDREY SMIRNOV / AFP / Getty Images)

Two 4-month waiting crocodile weighing is carried out during a "census" of the zoo in Hamburg. (CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / Reuters)

Believers pour cider statue of the goddess of the sea Emandzhi during the ceremony, which is part of the traditional New Year celebrations on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The cult of the goddess Emandzhi, part African religion yoruban, once brought to Brazil black slaves from West Africa. (AP Photo / Felipe Dana)

Migrant workers are lucky just harvested cane for wetland in Liaohe River Delta, near the city of Panjin in Liaoning Province, China. (European Pressphoto Agency)

Indian electricians are on the high-voltage wires during maintenance work on the River Ganges in Allahabad. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press)

Discarded Christmas trees and wood collected in a pile in the vicinity of Amsterdam. All of this according to local traditions will be set on fire on New Year's night. (Evert Elzinga / European Pressphoto Agency)

Teens in bearskins in the city Komaneshti in northern Romania during the folk dances, which are attended by hundreds of people. According to ancient rural traditions, dancers in bright costumes or animal skin with songs and dances go from house to house local residents to ward off evil forces. (Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press)

Hidden folds of skin eyes pig breed Meyshan zoo «Tierpark» in Berlin. This zoo presents Meyshan breed pigs as a symbol of good luck in the coming 2011 year. (AP Photo / Markus Schreiber)

Indian workers spread a cloth to dry in the field in the Indian city of Agartala. (AP Photo / Sushanta Das)

Man on a background of snow-covered plates in the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. (AP Photo / Gero Breloer)

Celebrating New Year's Eve Hogmanay in Scotland. Torchlight procession "Viking" along Princes Street in Edinburgh. Thousands of people joined a torchlight procession, which ended with a solemn burning Viking boat. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

The celebration of Hogmanay in Edinburgh. Pagan celebration since the time of the Vikings celebrated a torchlight procession and all sorts of fun with the fire, which is traditionally considered the first means to drive away evil spirits. Hogmanay is celebrated for four days. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

Sunlight illuminates the mountain range of Santa Catalina, north of Tucson, Arizona. (AP Photo / Arizona Daily Star, David Sanders)

Actresses traditional Chinese opera are a new production of Pan Jin Lian during the presentation of the new program on the eve of the New Year concert at the National Theater in Taipei. (AP Photo / Chiang Ying-ying)

75-year-old Otoman Khan rides in the rain on a muddy road on the outskirts of Islamabad.
(AP Photo / Muhammed Muheisen)

View Kenneth Hahn Regional Park on the skyscrapers of Los Angeles in the background of snow-capped mountains. (Christina House / For The Times)

Covered in snow lonely tree in a field near the German city of Seversdorf. Forecasters are predicting that in the New Year in this region will remain cold weather. (Patrick Pleul / EPA)

Working migrant bake steamed buns for lunch peasants working in the Liaohe River Delta. (EPA)

Covered in snow and rime rosehip in Westerland on the island of Sylt in the North Sea. (PETER STEFFEN / DPA)

A couple of the illuminated area «Plac Baczynskiego» Warsaw. (AGENCJA GAZETA / Reuters)

School band from California, during a rehearsal of the New Year prada in Trafalgar Square in London. (BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images)


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