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Monday in Pictures: January 11

David Bowie died, the White House joined Snapchat, and more in today's news pictures.

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A woman leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer.


GALLERY: David Bowie: See Star's Transformation Into Rock Legend

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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi is silhouetted on a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

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A U.S. flag flies at the White House in Washington on Jan. 11, 2016. The White House said on Monday that it had joined Snapchat, marking the Obama administration's latest move to reach a younger generation of Americans through social media.  

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People from Clavie carry a burning barrel on the top of a pole packed with tar soaked sticks in Burghead, Scotland. The burning of the Clavie takes place on January 11th every year as local people welcome in the New Year with the fire ceremony. It has ancient roots dating back to before1750, and is believed to bring good luck for the coming year.

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A man watches the huge waves which brakes at the Paseo Nuevo's promenade in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain. 

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A man walks outside a lecture hall with bullet-shattered window panes in Garissa University in Kenya. Students went back on Monday for classes at the Garissa campus in north eastern Kenya amid high security after a deadly siege by four gunmen nine months ago.  


GALLERY: Al Shabab Gunmen Storm University in Kenya

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A girl wipes her eyes as thick smoke engulf homes in Ocean View, Cape Town, South Africa. Gale force south-easterly winds have been fanning several fires in Cape Town, making firefighting extremely difficult.  

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Locals watch as an Elvis helicopter drops water to battle a large tyre fire in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, Australia. A large pile of truck tyres caught alight at an industrial area in Maygar Boulevard.

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A group of Japanese youths who will turn 20 this year, the traditional age of adulthood in Japan, dress in kimonos and sit in a train after a Coming-of-Age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo.

Shizuo Kambayashi / AP
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Pope Francis poses with ambassadors during an audience with the diplomatic corps at the Vatican.

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