The day in pictures - 10 January 2013

Sao Goncalo, Brazil

Masks of different characters such as soccer players and politicians are being created for the Brazil's Carnival festival.

Carnival masks bearing the likeness of Brazilian soccer player Neymar, are pictured on a factory assembly line
Carnival masks bearing the likeness of Brazilian soccer player Neymar, are pictured on a factory assembly line Credit: Reuters/Sergio Moraes

Ramallah, West Bank

A young Palestinian girl holds a snowball beside a snowman in the West Bank city of Ramallah,

A snowman in the West Bank
A snowman in the West Bank Credit: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman

Hong Kong, China

Illegal poaching in Africa is being fuelled by a growing demand for ivory from wealthy consumers in China, and across Asia.

Customs officers in China are seizing increasing amounts of illegal ivory every week.
Customs officers in China are seizing increasing amounts of illegal ivory every week. Credit: Hong Kong Customs

Marseille, France

The inauguration of the Panorama Tower at the Friche Belle de Mai culture centre in Marseille

Visitors cast their shadows on a painting by Spanich artist Javier Perez
Visitors cast their shadows on a painting by Spanich artist Javier Perez Credit: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

London, UK

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was lambasted by a caller during the first of his new weekly radio phone-ins.

Nick Clegg faced some tough questions on his 'Call Clegg' radio phone-in
Nick Clegg faced some tough questions on his 'Call Clegg' radio phone-in Credit: PA

An replica ice sculpture of Canary Wharf is made in front of the building, ahead of the London Ice Sculpting Festival.

Annemarie Taberdo puts the finishing touches to the ice sculpture

Sheffield, UK

A young kitten had a lucky escape after he swallowed a six-inch TV aerial, after emergency surgery Alphie has fully recovered.

An x-ray of the aerial lodged inside Alpie's body
An x-ray of the aerial lodged between his oesophagus and stomach. Credit: Darren Casey/PDSA/PA Wire