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Tuesday in Pictures: January 5

President Obama gets emotional, El Nino hits California and more in today's news pictures.

Image: Sen. Bernie Sanders Speaks in New York

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speaks about Wall Street and his plans for new financial regulations at Town Hall in New York City.

Image: Barack Obama, Joe Biden

An emotional President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses as he recalled the 20 first-graders killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while speaking about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington.


READ: Tearful Obama Announces Plan to Curb Mass Shootings

Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Image: Brigadier General Diana Holland during a ceremony where she was appointed as the first female Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

U.S. Brigadier General Diana Holland, left, stands with West Point Superintendent Lieutenant General Robert Caslen, right, and Command Sergeant Major Dawn Ripplemeyer, center, as they arrive for a ceremony where Holland assumed the role as the first female Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.


READ: West Point Swears in First Woman Commandant of Cadets

MIKE SEGAR / Reuters

Slovenia's Peter Prevc soars through the air during his trial jump at the fourth stage of the 64. four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria.

Matthias Schrader / AP
Image: Temperatures drop to minus 15 degree Celsius in Minsk

A duck flutters its wings while others float in the relatively 'warm' waters of a steaming pond on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus. Temperatures dropped to minus 15 degree Celsius in the Belarussian capital, local media reports.

Image: Canal Saint-Martin maintenance in Paris

A bicycle and a shopping cart covered with mud appear inside the Canal Saint-Martin after being drained for maintenance in Paris, France. The cleaning and maintenance operations of the Canal Saint-Martin, which happen every 15 years, will last 3 months for a total cost of over 9 million euros. 

Image: Maya Osipova performs during the \"Super Grandmother and Super Grandfather\" contest in Tbilisi

Maya Osipova, 75, performs during the "Super Grandmother and Super Grandfather" contest in Tbilisi, Ga. Twenty-four participants aged over 70 from all over Georgia competed in the annual contest. 


A boy looks through a frozen bus window in Minsk, Belarus.

SERGEI GAPON / AFP - Getty Images

Rain drops bead on a car window below the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday in Sausalito, Calif. El Nino storms lined up in the Pacific, promising to drench parts of the West Coast for more than two weeks and increasing fears of mudslides and flash floods in regions stripped bare by wildfires.  


READ: Strongest El Niño on Record Torments California

Eric Risberg / AP
Image: Indonesia's Mount Soputan volcano spews lava and ash during an eruption as seen from Silian 3 village in Minahasa Tenggara

Mount Soputan volcano spews lava and ash during an eruption in Minahasa Tenggara, Indonesia's Sulawesi Island.


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