Pictures of the Day: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Posted Jan. 11, 2013, at 9:19 p.m.
An employee wearing a panda costume slides down from an ice sculpture during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 11, 2013.
Sheng Li | Reuters
An employee wearing a panda costume slides down from an ice sculpture during the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan. 11, 2013.
A child prepares for his next sled ride down the hill at Mansfield Stadium on Union Street in Bangor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Carter F. McCall
A child prepares for his next sled ride down the hill at Mansfield Stadium on Union Street in Bangor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Buy Photo
Puppies sit in kennel at a frontier guards' cynology center near the town of Smorgon, some 87 miles northwest of Minsk on Jan. 11, 2013. The center prepares instructors with trained dogs for guarding Belarus' border and also sells puppies and dogs, which are not fit for service at the border, to civilians in the country.
Vasily Fedosenko | Reuters
Puppies sit in kennel at a frontier guards' cynology center near the town of Smorgon, some 87 miles northwest of Minsk on Jan. 11, 2013. The center prepares instructors with trained dogs for guarding Belarus' border and also sells puppies and dogs, which are not fit for service at the border, to civilians in the country.
A worker walks on the roof of the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille on Jan. 11, 2013. The museum, based in the Fort Saint-Jean overlooking the southern French city will open 2013 as Marseille will be the European Capital of Culture.
Jean-Paul Pelissier | Reuters
A worker walks on the roof of the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille on Jan. 11, 2013. The museum, based in the Fort Saint-Jean overlooking the southern French city will open 2013 as Marseille will be the European Capital of Culture.
A woman treats a cat in a private volunteer animal shelter, Totoshka, in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Jan. 11, 2013. The shelter, operated on charity, has treated and found new owners for more than 500 stray cats and dogs since it was established by a group of enthusiasts in 2011.
Vladimir Konstantinov | Reuters
A woman treats a cat in a private volunteer animal shelter, Totoshka, in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Jan. 11, 2013. The shelter, operated on charity, has treated and found new owners for more than 500 stray cats and dogs since it was established by a group of enthusiasts in 2011.
Three diggers, their bodies hunched over as they work, search for clams on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the tidal mudflat of Raccoon Cove in Lamoine.
Three diggers, their bodies hunched over as they work, search for clams on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the tidal mudflat of Raccoon Cove in Lamoine. Buy Photo
A Belarussian military instructor trains her dog in a frontier guards' cynology center near the town of Smorgon, some 87 miles northwest of Minsk on Jan. 11, 2013. The center prepares instructors with trained dogs for guarding Belarus' border and also sells puppies and dogs, which are not fit for service at the border, to civilians in the country.
Vasily Fedosenko | Reuters
A Belarussian military instructor trains her dog in a frontier guards' cynology center near the town of Smorgon, some 87 miles northwest of Minsk on Jan. 11, 2013. The center prepares instructors with trained dogs for guarding Belarus' border and also sells puppies and dogs, which are not fit for service at the border, to civilians in the country.

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