The day in pictures - 16th January 2013

Pinnacle@Duxton public housing estate, Singapore

People play basketball at a 50-storey public housing estate in Singapore.

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There are seven connected 50-storey buildings in the housing estate. Credit: Edgar Su / Reuters

Herrington Country Park, England

Parts of Britain could see up to four inches of snow by the weekend, as a cold snap is set to hit.

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Swans on a icy lake at the Herrington Country Park near Sunderland. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Nairobi, Kenya

Mock coffins burn outside the Kenyan parliament in Nairobi during a protest called State Burial-Ballot Revolution, a demonstration against legislators planning to receive higher bonuses.

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Activist reacts as mock coffins burn outside the Kenyan parliament in Nairobi. Credit: Thomas Mukoya / Reuters

Siberia, Russia

The temperature in the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk plummeted to -46C, leaving trees covered in frost.

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Trees are covered with frost in the Siberian city Yakutsk. Credit: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Arizona, USA

Donald Smitherman, 98, kisses his wife Marlene at the end of a dance in Sun City, Arizona. In 1959 entrepreneur Del Webb built Sun City, America's first active retirement community for the over-55's.

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A couple kiss in Sun City, Arizona. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Damascus, Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at buildings destroyed by the Syrian Air Force in a suburb of the capital.

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A Syrian fighter looks at the destruction in front of him. Credit: Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Leicester, England

Macy, the pomeranian dog, runs in the snow in Leicester ahead of a cold snap that is set to hit Britain before the weekend.

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A dog running in the snow in a garden in Leicester. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire