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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.

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A polar bear enjoys the cold winter weather at azoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany today.

Martin Meissner / AP
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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.

Richard Drew / AP
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Young migrants try to get warm around a brazier in the camp of Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk, France.

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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. 

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Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Shariq Ahmad Bhat, a suspected rebel, in Bandnu village, Indian controlled Kashmir. Bhat was killed in a gun battle with Indian government forces.

Dar Yasin / AP
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A nomadic shepherd from Rajasthan herds his sheep at a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi. These shepherds still cling on to pastoral nomadic life, trekking long distances in search of pasture for their sheep. 

PRAKASH SINGH / AFP - Getty Images
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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.

Petros Giannakouris / AP
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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.

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Passengers travel on a London bus during sunset in London, England. 

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Afghan man Nasir stands below his pigeons flying from the rooftop of his home in Herat, Afghanistan.


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AREF KARIMI / AFP - Getty Images
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