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Friday in Pictures: January 8

A gunman ambushed a police officer in Philadelphia, Flying Scotsman rolls again, and more in today's news pictures.

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A frame from a video shows that Edward Archer runs with a gun toward a police car driven by Officer Jesse Hartnett in Philadelphia, Pa. on Jan. 7. 


READ: Gunman Who Ambushed Philly Cop Shot in 'Name of Islam'

Philadelphia Police Department via AP
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A surfer walks to the beach after surfing unusually high waves left over from recent El Nino storms in Oceanside, Calif.  


GALLERY: El Niño Storms Drench Drought-Stricken West

Lenny Ignelzi / AP
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The Flying Scotsman steam engine passes over a viaduct as it leaves East Lancashire Railway in Bury, Britain. One of the world's most famous steam engines, "Flying Scotsman," is set to return after a decade of restoration and over 80 years since it became the first locomotive to reach 100mph.  


GALLERY: Legendary Flying Scotsman Rides the Rails Again

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A Syrian activist sprays graffiti in solidarity with the besieged town of Madaya, on a wall of a damaged building in Kafr Batna, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

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A young girl looks out of a tram as it passes by a giant advertisement billboard, in Milan, Italy.

Luca Bruno / AP
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A Yemeni inspects a building destroyed by airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sana’a, Yemen.

Yahya Arhab / EPA
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A man is silhouetted against the setting sun as he plays cricket near the banks of the Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Shi'ite Muslim girl holds a picture of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, as she takes part in a protest rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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A dune buggy driver trains before competing in a sand dune drag racing event as part of the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi.   

KARIM SAHIB / AFP - Getty Images
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A Muslim boy walks on the main carpet during the Friday prayer at the Mosque in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Have a great weekend.

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