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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.
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.
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.
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.
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