Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
Sergio Morae | Reuters
A zookeeper (not pictured) sprays water to cool down an Indian elephant on a hot summer day at Rio de Janeiro's zoo Jan. 9, 2013. According to a local climate institute, temperatures in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday rose up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sukree Sukplang | Reuters
Buddhist monks release paper lanterns into the sky in Suphan Buri Province on Jan. 9, 2013. The lanterns were released during a traditional pilgrimage to pay homage to Lord Buddha and bless Thailand as it enters the new year.
Muhammad Hamed | Reuters
Men play in the snow after a heavy snowstorm in Amman on Jan. 9, 2013. Snowstorm and heavy rains caused the closure of main streets in the capital Amman and other cities over the past two days.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters
New York City emergency responders care for victims of a commuter ferry crash during the morning rush in New York on Jan. 9, 2013. At least two of the people injured in a Wednesday morning commuter ferry accident in New York are in critical condition, and nine others are in serious condition, a city official said. The accident occurred at 8:43 a.m. as the high-speed catamaran was docking in lower Manhattan. More than 50 people were injured in the incident, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said at a press briefing held near the scene.
Dinuka Liyanawatte | Reuters
A group of men perform physical exercise training during sunset at Galle Face green in Colombo on Jan. 9, 2013.
Mohammed Dabbous | REUTERS
Saudi Arabia's fans are pictured before the team's Gulf Cup tournament soccer match against Yemen in Isa Town on Jan. 9, 2013.
Posted Jan. 09, 2013, at 5:21 p.m.