Today in Pictures: Jan. 2, 2012.

Jan 2, 2012 3:14pm

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A boy runs between dozens of snowmen assembled in Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 2, 2012. (Misha Japaridze/AP Photo)

 

 

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People take part in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day swim at Coney Island, Jan. 1, 2012, Brooklyn, New York City. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club claims to be the oldest winter bathing organization in the U.S. and attracts hundreds to the beach for the annual swim in the Atlantic Ocean. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

 

 

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Orthodox Jewish children, wearing a Star of David patch and uniform similar to those the Nazis forced Jews to wear, attend a rally in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood, Dec. 31, 2011. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered to rally for the right to protect their way of life. (Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

 

 

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Semi-nude shoppers enter a Spanish clothes outlet for free clothes during a promotion on Jan. 2, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. The first one hundred semi-nude shoppers were alllowed free clothes on the first day of January sales. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

 

 

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A young dancer from the Fairfax Chinese dance troupe from the Washington DC area performs in heavy rain during the annual London New Year’s Day parade, Jan. 1, 2012. (Alastair Grant/AP Photo)

 

 

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A young Buddhist monk jumps over spilled tea near the venue of the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, Bihar, India, Jan. 2, 2012. (Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)

 

 

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Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters extinguishes numerous cars on fire in a carport in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles Jan. 2, 2012. For the fifth night in a row, a spate of arson fires has sent firefighters scrambling to extinguish car fires in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. (Dan Steinberg/AP Photo)

 

 

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Buddhist monks perform Kalachakra ritual dance in presence of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, unseen, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, Bihar, India, Jan. 2, 2012. (Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)

 

 

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A group of young adults ride on a specially made steel sled on a frozen lake during a New Year holiday in Beijing, China, Jan. 2, 2012. (Andy Wong/AP Photo)
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