The Day in Pictures

ice-clad forest area

Image highlights from around the world

robotic costume

I, ROBOT: A man in a mechanized robotic costume points the way for showgoers to the CES Unveiled event at CES in Las Vegas, on January 3, Reuters/UNI

purification ceremony

LET LADY LUCK SMILE: People bow during a purification ceremony as they offer prayers at the start of the new business year at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, on January 4, Reuters/UNI

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

CHANGE OF GUARD: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar is sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on January 4, UNI

Ducks swim

SILENCE, THEY SAID: Ducks swim in the early-morning hour in a little lake in Eichenau near Munich, Germany, on January 3, Reuters/UNI

Books Bring Us Together

READERS AHOY! The UPS Store “Books Bring Us Together” float which was featured in the 128th annual Rose Parade is pictured in Pasadena, California, on January 3, Reuters/UNI

Cambodian soldiers

HAIL THE COUNTRY: Cambodian soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) march during a send-off ceremony at Pochentong Air Base in Phnom Penh, on January 4, Reuters/UNI

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi

STARTING THE COUNTDOWN: Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, flanked by election commissioners A K Joti and O P Rawat, announce the dates for polls to the legislative assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in New Delhi on January 4, UNI

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan

CREATIVE QUARTET: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao, music composers Ajay Gogavale (2nd from right) and Atul Gogavale (left) during the launch of special music video shot by filmmaker Nagraj Manjule to announce Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, in Mumbai on January 4, UNI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

SHOW OF SUPPORT: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav felicitates veteran poet and lyricist Gopal Das Neeraj with Jannayak Samaan, at a function at his residence in Lucknow on January 4, UNI

DMK treasurer MK Stalin

COMETH THE MOMENT: DMK treasurer MK Stalin seeks blessings from his father and DMK president M Karunanidhi after he was elevated as DMK’s working president, in Chennai on January 4, UNI

ice-clad forest area

WHITE SPLENDOUR: A view of the ice-clad forest area of picturesque Tangmarg as Kashmir Valley experiences snowfall on January 4, UNI