Events of the day in pictures: January 27


A selection of interesting photos for January 27. The most interesting events of the day in photos


A selection of the events of the day in photographs. All photos open in high resolution by clicking

Summerville Road in Worcester has been covered in bubble wrap to draw attention to traffic accidents, especially after an increase in crashes due to bad weather. This street was nicknamed «Crash Avenue» because of the record number of accidents over the past 5 years. (Photo by Michael Blann/Getty Images for

French rescuers carry a girl on a stretcher after she was crushed by a rock during class at a Port-au-Prince college. Rescuers pulled a girl out of the rubble 15 days after an earthquake struck Haiti. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

People collect water from a broken water main after the earthquake in Cite Soleil, near Port-au-Prince. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A woman makes mud cookies to sell at Cite Soleil, near Port-au-Prince. Made from dirt, salt and vegetable chips, the cookies are food for poor Haitians left homeless after the January 12th earthquake. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A savage in the foreground dances in a street in Basel, Switzerland, during a traditional medieval parade. In the background is a lion and a griffin. (AP Photo/Keystone/Georgios Kefalas)

A US soldier lights a cigarette before climbing into a combat patrol car, Kunar province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

A man assembles a carnival boat for the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A worker walks along galvanized steel rings at the ArcelorMittal Eko Stahl plant in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany. ArcelorMittal produces steel in factories around the world and is the world’s largest steel producer. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


A horse pulls a wagon through New York’s Central Park. Touring Governor David Paterson says the horses need to be better cared for or the popular tourist route will have to close. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


Tourists from all over the world pass under the famous «Work is the way to freedom» sign above the main gate of the former Nazi camp Auschwitz. Only a few hours have passed since the solemn ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by the Soviet Army. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)


Bholle Nath, an Indian shaman, begs in Allahabad, India. Thousands of religious Hindus bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers to wash away sins and achieve prosperity. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Workers drink Guarapo sugar water while resting. They are engaged in the destruction of coca leaves, from which cocaine is made, under the supervision of the Colombian police in Tumaco, Colombia. Colombian police are set to destroy 173,000 acres of coca plantations this year. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)

Supporters of Romanian President Traian Basescu applaud him as he lays a wreath at the monument to Stephen the Great, Prince of Moldova (1457-1504), Chisinau, Moldova. This is the first official foreign visit by a second-term president, and his first visit to Moldova since the Moldovan authorities accused him of trying to overthrow the Moldovan government. (AP Photo/John McConnico)

A firefighter tries to put out a fire in a destroyed building, Liege, Belgium. The five-story building collapsed after the explosion, 20 people were injured, there were no deaths. The explosion was caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)


Saudi soldiers greet Prince Khalid bin Sultan, Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia. Soldiers camped in Jizan province, on the border with Yemen. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)


Serena Williams rejoices after winning a point in the quarterfinals against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Australian Open tournament in Melbourne. Williams won and advanced to the semi-finals. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


A vendor holds lemons on a busy shopping street in Kabul. An international conference on Afghanistan issues begins in London on Thursday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)