The day in pictures - 17th January 2013

Fort William Mountain, Scotland

Mountain guide Mike Pescod walks at Nevis Range Mountain Experience, near Fort William during the launch of the Fort William Mountain Festival 2013.

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The Fort William Mountain Festival is one of the most popular events in Scotland's outdoor adventure calendar. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Cairo, Egypt

Travellers cling on to an overcrowded train in Cairo.

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An overcrowded train in Egypt. Credit: REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Dublin, Ireland

A group of Crested Macaques, more used to tropical rainforests in Indonesia, huddle for warmth in Dublin Zoo.

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The primates are in danger in their own land due to hunting. Credit: PA Wire

Allahabad, India

Hindu priests hold oil lamps as they perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges during the "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in the Indian city of Allahabad. The festival will return to Allahabad in 12 years time.

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During the festival thousands of Hindus take part in a religious gathering. Credit: Jitendra Prakash / Reuters

North Yorkshire, England

A sub-zero sunrise over Castle Howard, the stately home made famous in Brideshead Revisited. The lake in front of the castle is almost completely frozen over as the winter weather continues.

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Graduated filter used on this picture. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan man walks down a ladder during his exercise on top of a hill in Kabul.

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A man walks down a ladder in Afghanistan. Credit: Mohammad Ismail / Reuters

California, USA

A controlled aggression exercise with a military working dog in California. The exercises were conducted to train the dogs in subduing non-compliant suspects.

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A dog attacks US Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Randy Tallman in an exercise. Credit: REUTERS/Mark El-Rayes/US Navy