Pictures of the Day: Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
Steve Zugschwerdt, The Kitsap Sun | AP
In a Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 photo, a firefighter retreats down a ladder as the moon rises over a strip mall fire in Silverdale, Wash.
Urs Flueeler | AP
Nuessler, men or boys in traditional costumes and masks that are derived from those worn by the characters in the Venetian Commedia dell' Arte, parade through the streets of Brunnen, Switzerland on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, marking the opening of the carnival season.
Dmitry Lovetsky | AP
The full moon rises among the clouds behind a statue of an angel fixed atop the Alexander Column at Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, late Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
Niranjan Shrestha | AP
Nepalese Hindu women warm themselves before taking a holy bath in Salinadi River during the first day of Madhav Narayan Festival, in Sankhu, about 12.5 miles northeast of Katmandu, Nepal on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. Hindu women observe a fast and pray to Goddess Swasthani for the longevity of their husbands during the festival.
Shizuo Kambayashi | AP
Shinto priests Masaki Kaji (left) and Kenji Kaji perform purification rites for the dogs at Ichigaya Kamegaoka Hachimangu in Tokyo on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. The shrine specially arranges the dates for pet owners and their pets to offer the New Year's prayers together.
Posted Jan. 09, 2012, at 7:36 p.m.