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Thursday in Pictures: January 14

France evacuates part of "The Jungle," Taiwan waits for its presidential election, and more in today's news pictures.

Image: Joe Biden, Carlos Raul Morales

Vice President Joe Biden talks to Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales during Biden's arrival to the air force base in Guatemala City.

Moises Castillo / AP
Image: Craig Morin, Nancy Leftenant-Colon

U.S. Army Cpt. Craig Morin, left, presents an American flag to Nancy Leftenant-Colon during a memorial service for her brother, Tuskegee Airmen, 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. While escorting bombers to Sankt Viet, Austria, Leftenant’s P-51 was involved in a midair collision causing him to bailout of his damaged aircraft. He was reported “Missing-In-Action” on April 12, 1945 and declared dead in 1946, since he was never found.  

Evan Vucci / AP
Image: Ukrainian traditional holiday Malanka

Locals wearing costumes take a break as they walk from house to house and perform short plays during celebrations of Malanka in Krasnoilsk, Ukraine. 'Malanka'- or 'Old New Year Celebrations' is one of the most popular traditional festivals in western Ukraine, which is celebrated every year between the 13th and 14th of January.

Roman Pilipey / EPA

Migrants move their belongings through the camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais, France, after authorities asked migrants to evacuate part of the site. The migrants are being offered accommodation in a housing project, according to BBC.


Jordanian soldiers carry Syrian refugee children stranded in the makeshift camp into Jordanian territory through the Hadalat border crossing, located near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria and Iraq.

Raad Adayleh / AP

A mourner cries at the funeral of Lokman Acikgoz and his two sons in Cinar, in the mostly-Kurdish Diyarbakir province in Turkey. The members of the family were among several people killed late Wednesday when Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb at a police station in Cinar.

Dominique Sequel / AP

Migrant children play with soap bubbles as they wait to be taken to the train station in Sid, in Adasevci, Serbia, on Jan. 11, 2016. Photo was made available on Jan. 14.

Although winter conditions and stricter border controls have reduced the numbers of refugees traveling toward the wealthy European nations in recent weeks, thousands are still embarking on the trip daily, braving both the freezing temperatures and mounting anti-immigrant sentiments fueled by the November terror attacks in Paris and New Year's Eve attacks on women in Germany.

Darko Vojinovic / AP

Kashmiri Muslims grieve as they watch the funeral of Owais Bashir Malik in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Police fired warning shots and tear gas Thursday (local time) to disperse hundreds of protesters shouting anti-India slogans after the body of a college student with his throat slit was found in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. 

Dar Yasin / AP
Image: Flock of starlings in southern Israel

A flock of starlings fly in formation at sunset near the village Tidhar, southern Israel.


A dog walks past plastic stools set up for a Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party rally for their presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen in Taoyuan district of Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 16. 


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