Pictures of the Day: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Yuya Shino | Reuters
A Japanese woman in kimono attends a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day in heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo on Jan. 14, 2013. Youths across Japan are honored with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of 20. Tokyo saw its first snowfall this season on Monday. Transportation has been affected by the weather with some flights to and from the capital's Haneda airport being cancelled, parts of the expressways have temporarily closed and local train services have been delayed.
Darren Staples | Reuters
Deer graze on Wollaton Park in Nottingham, central England on Jan. 14, 2013.
China Daily | Reuters
Laborers install scaffolding at a residential building construction site during sunrise on a hazy day in Zhengzhou, Henan province Jan. 14, 2013. China may postpone expanding a trial property tax nationwide, a senior tax official said in remarks published on Monday.
Vivek Prakash | Reuters
A group of boys stand on top of an excavator as they try to fly kites during the Makar Sankranti festival in Mumbai, Jan. 14 ,2013. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season. It is celebrated in different forms in different parts of India and in Maharashtra, the state of which Mumbai is the capital, it is celebrated by the flying of kites.
Ahmad Masood | Reuters
A policeman mounted on his horse maintains order during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad on Jan. 14, 2013. Upwards of a million elated Hindu holy men and pilgrims took a bracing plunge in India's sacred Ganges river to wash away lifetimes of sins on Monday, in a raucous start to an ever-growing religious gathering that is already the world's largest.
Ilya Naymushin | Reuters
Two girls look at reproductions of work by Russian classical painter Vasily Surikov, displayed in ice frames, during the 1st International festival of snow and ice sculpture called "The Magical Ice of the Siberia" on a bank of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Jan. 14, 2013. According to the festival organizers, teams of ice and snow sculptors from USA, China, Kazakhstan and from 25 cities in Russia are taking part in the 5-day competition which starts on Monday.
Posted Jan. 14, 2013, at 5:18 p.m.