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Wednesday in Pictures: January 20
Homeless Indian children watch a movie on a mobile phone, migrants continue arduous journey to Greece, and more in today's news pictures.
Meric Greenbaum works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are inching higher today after sharp sell-offs a week earlier. Utilities and telecommunications companies are rising, but energy and mining stocks continue to slump on fears that demand and prices will get worse.
U.S. stocks finished the day sharply lower today.
Indian homeless children watch movie on a mobile phone on the roadside, in Mumbai, India. According to a recent report, the first-ever census of street children conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the voluntary organization Action Aid India suggest that more than 37,000 children live on the streets of the Indian metropole.
A Syrian woman with her children takes a shelter in an iron box during a rainfall, after they arrived from Turkey to the Greek deserted island of Pasas near Chios on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Thousands of migrants and refugees continue to reach Greece's shores despite the winter weather.
Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas, a character who wears a devil-like mask and a colourful costume, as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain.
The festival is a centuries-old tradition believed to symbolize the expulsion of everything bad.
Afghan man Nasir stands below his pigeons flying from the rooftop of his home in Herat, Afghanistan.
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