January 27, 2009

Events in Pictures

Gaza protest

A boy takes part in a protest outside the UN headquarters in Beirut

Chinese Lanterns outside the Bird's Nest

Preparations for the Chinese New Year get under way in Beijing

snow in County Durham

Winds and wintry weather continues to battle Britain as sledgers brave the snow in County Durham

Baruto of Estonia

Estonian sumo wrestler Baruto is thrown to the ground during the Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama dance at MTV ^ ServiceNation: Live From The Youth Inaugural Ball

The 44th president danced a slow two-step with America's new First Lady Michelle Obama.

Pandas with their carers in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China

Keepers display the 13 baby pandas born in captivity at China's Chengdu breeding centre during 2008.

A boy dressed in Chinese traditional costume is held by his father as they wait for their train at Beijing Railway Station

A father holds his son, dressed in traditional Chinese costume, as they wait at Beijing Railway Station to travel home for the Lunar New Year, which falls on 26 January.

Nine baby lions, at the Serengeti wildlife park in Hodenhagen, western Germany

Nine baby lions, born in early December to two mothers, meet the public at the Serengeti wildlife park in Hodenhagen, western Germany.

Two Gaza residents walk through rubble

A little boy looks back as he and his mother walk through a heavily damaged neighbourhood in Gaza City.

Mother Linda Omondi holds one-day-old Michelle Obama in Kisumu, Kenya

One-day-old Michelle Obama yawns contentedly in Kisumu, Kenya, a day after her namesake became the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Workers emerge from a tunnel-boring machine in New Delhi, India

Workers building a new underground line in the Indian capital, New Delhi, emerge from a tunnel-boring machine at a breakthrough point.

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