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Image: Smoke rises as seen from a government-held area of Aleppo


Today in Pictures: Dec. 12

Muslims honor the birth of Muhammad, smog envelops New Delhi, Macedonians celebrate political victory and more images from around the world.

Image: Islamic festival of Eid-e-Milad in Kashmir

Kashmiri Muslim women lift their hands in worship during prayers following the Islamic festival of Eid-e-Milad, the Prophet Muhammad's birthday in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, December 12, 2016. Hundreds of Muslims thronged at the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad.
Image: Aftermath of twin explosions in Istanbul

Relatives of police officer Hasim Usta who was killed in bomb attacks outside the Vodafone Stadium in Besiktas on Dec. 10th mourn over his coffin during the funeral in Istanbul, Turkey. At least 44 people were killed and 160 others wounded in two explosions outside Besiktas Stadium and in nearby Macka Park a few hours after the night's soccer match. The bombs apparently targeted police officers who were securing the match.

Pilgrims arrange a crown on a Virgin of Guadalupe statue as they make their way towards the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country converge on Mexico's holy Roman Catholic site, many bringing with them images or statues of Mexico's patron saint to be blessed, marking the Virgin's Dec. 12 feast day.
Eduardo Verdugo / AP
Image: Displaced Iraqis who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul walk at Khazer camp IraqDisplaced Iraqis, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, walk at Khazer camp, Iraq. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Displaced Iraqis, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, walk through the Khazer camp in Iraq.
Image: Pollution in New Delhi

A Delhi Metro train track passes through smog in New Delhi, India. Delhi is one of the world's most polluted capitals. The government works daily to implement emergency measures in an attempt to hinder the high levels of pollution detected in the city.

Sparrows fly along the edge of the forest as they feed in the field in outskirts Minsk, Belarus. The temperatures has reached around 21 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sergei Grits / AP
Image: Prophet Muhammad birthday celebrations in Mumbai

Indian muslim children put their fingers in their ears as others light fire crackers during a procession to mark Mulid, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad in Mumbai. Around the world Muslims are celebrating the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad, called Mulid in Arabic, believed to have been born in Mecca in 570 AD on the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal, the third month of the Islamic Calendar, which this year falls December 11 in the Gregorian calendar.
Image: Early parliamentary elections in Macedonia

Supporters of the ruling Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) light torches and wave party flags as they celebrate victory on early parliamentary elections in front of the party headquarter in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. According to the first official results announced by the state election commission, the ruling VMRO-DPMNE has won 51 of 120 seats in parliament ahead of the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) with 49 seats.
Image: Smoke rises as seen from a government-held area of Aleppo

Smoke rises as seen from a government-held area of Aleppo.

Chinese paramilitary police border guards train in the snow at Mohe County in China's northeast Heilongjiang province, on the border with Russia. Mohe is the northernmost point in China, with a sub-arctic climate where border guards operate in temperatures as low as -32.8 F.
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