Image: German Chancellor Merkel visits her constituency's news year reception

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Friday in Pictures: January 15

Merkel nibbles a piece of wild boar, a Palestinian man shows off his parkour skills, and more in Friday's news pictures.

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Peter Prevc of Slovenia competes during the second round jump of the Ski Flying World Championships at Kulm, Bad Mitterndorf, Austria. 

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A lonely stable stands in the middle of a snow-covered meadow in Branavieja, Cantabria, Spain. Spanish Meteorology Agency (AEMET) issued an orange alert in the region due to snowfalls.  

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Image: A resident looks out of a window during the passage of hurricane Alex in Ponta Delgada

A resident looks out of a window during the passage of Hurricane Alex in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Hurricane Alex caused little damage in Azores, according to Reuters.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel nibbles on a piece of grilled wild boar at her constituency's new year reception in Trinwillershagen, Germany. Merkel has been representing this constituency in the Bundestag (Germany’s federal constitutional and legislative body) since 1990.

OVE ARSCHOLL / EPA
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Indian Hindu devotees wait to take part in an event to mark Pongal in Mumbai. Pongal, which coincides with the Hindu festival Makara Sankranthi, is a thanksgiving and harvest celebrated throughout India and specifically by those from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. 

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Supporters of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen attend an election rally in New Taipei City. Momentum is gathering across Taiwan ahead of the January 16 pivotal election, in which voters are expected to turn their backs on Kuomintang, which has been strengthening ties with Mainland China.

 

READ: For Some Taiwanese Americans, a Long-Haul Flight to Vote for President

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A young Palestinian shepherd leads his flock in front of Israel's controversial separation barrier near Shufat refugee camp, with the settlement of Pisgat Ze'ev in the background, in east Jerusalem.

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Image: A Palestinian youth demonstrates his parkour skills on a street in Gaza City

A Palestinian man demonstrates his parkour skills on a street in Gaza City. 

SUHAIB SALEM / Reuters
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Bangladeshi Muslim devotees pray during the first day of an Islamic congregations’ second phase in Tongi, Bangladesh. 

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Workers use a steam iron on a Chinese flag before a bilateral meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.

 

PHOTOS: Yesterday in Pictures and The Week in Pictures

 

Have a great weekend.

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