Most Influential Photos From January 2016
January 1, A couple watches the fireworks during the New Year at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
A young boy salutes as he watches the casket of his father, NYPD officer Joseph Lemm, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan, following funeral services in New York City.
Two children from Pakistani play in front of the sunset in Lahore.
A man and his dog paddle on a surf board as part of the traditional New Year’s sea plunge at Malo-Les-Bains beach in Dunkirk, France.
Moon Jellyfish at the ZSL London Zoo during the anual stocktake of animals. Zookeeper Collene Gibbings looks into the tank.
January 7, Protestors from South Korean hold a anti-North Korea rally in Seoul, South Korea. This is after North Korea announced that they had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
Januray 6, A crowd is dressed up to perform the traditional Epiphany parade in Malaga, Spain. As a celebration of Little Christmas, children in Spain receive their Christmas presents from the Three Wise Men this day.
Everyone jumps to the freezing water for Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day swim at Coney Island in the Brooklyn, New York.
A giant peace sign made of life vests from migrants in Lesbos by MSF and Greenpeace. The Greek vacation island of Lesbos continues to have massive refugee flows from Middle Eastern countries.
Six Sikh men take a selfie on the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh. The Shikh's shrine in Amrisar, India painted in the background.
During his general audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis huggs a child wearing a protection mask.
Santa Monica National Park says biologists recently discovered the two mountain lion kittens in the Mountains. Brother and sister, P-46 and P-47 in their den in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Muslims from Bangladeshi pray during the Annual Islamic Congregation’s phase in Tongi, Bangladesh.
Two men wait a cricket match through rain delays between Austrailia and the West Indies.
A memorial is made in honor of actor, Alan Rickman at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross station in London. The British actor died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer.
A tear in President Barack Obama’s eye while speaking about the youngest victims of the Sandy Hook shootings.
Flowers, candles, and glitter are placed on David Bowie's star on Hollywood's walk of fame in California.
Protestors in Kosovo, Pritina throw molotov cocktails at Kosovo police guarding a government. Supporters of Kosovo’s opposition gathered for a rally to bring down the government.
January 4, A Syrian refugee and their child, after arriving on a raft on a beach of the Greek island, Lesbos.
A man dressed as Darth Vader holds a poster during a rally aganist the terrorist attack in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Two girls take a selfie within a sunflower field in Bangkok, Thailand.
January 11, A fan cries in front of a mural of David Bowie, moments after the announcment of the film and music icon's death. The mural was painted by Australian street artist Jimmy C. David died of cancer at the age of 69.