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Friday in Pictures: January 1

See Friday's best news photos.

A Kurdish boy protects himself against the cold as heavy snow hits the city of Sirnak, southeastern Turkey, on Jan. 1, 2016. BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images

Clouds of smoke rise from the 63-story Address Downtown Dubai hotel in Dubai on Jan. 1, the day after it caught fire.

Reuters

Swimmers plunge into the water during the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day swim in Brooklyn, N.Y.

ANDREW KELLY / Reuters

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God Mass and the celebration of the 49th World Day of Peace in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. 

GIUSEPPE LAMI / EPA
The first sunrise of 2016 appears as New Year's Day dawns in Jiujiang, east China. Hu Guolin / Xinhua/Zuma Press
Maurizio Palmulli dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge in Rome. Three men dived into the muddy waters from the bridge, continuing a New Year tradition which dates back to 1946. MAX ROSSI / Reuters
Israeli police respond at the scene of a shooting attack in a bar in central Tel Aviv. A hunt was launched Friday for a gunman who killed at least two people and injured seven others outside a cafe-bar in downtown Tel Aviv. Tomer Appelbaum / EPA
Ukrainian nationalists hold torches during a march in Lviv to mark the 107th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera. A leader of anti-Soviet fighters during World War II, Bandera was allegedly assassinated by the KGB in 1959. YURIY DYACHYSHYN / AFP - Getty Images

Fireworks light up the sky over the city skyline as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Gallery: Cities Around the World Ring in New Year

WALTER BIERI / EPA

A couple watches fireworks just after the start of the new year at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. 

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CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP - Getty Images