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Tuesday in Pictures: January 5
President Obama gets emotional, El Nino hits California and more in today's news pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mount Soputan volcano spews lava and ash during an eruption in Minahasa Tenggara, Indonesia's Sulawesi Island.
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