A young man in Goettingen, Germany, Friday, looked at a stream colored green by chemicals released during a fire at a storage facility nearby and flushed into the stream by water used to extinguish the fire. Police said the chemicals were harmless.
A house sat in Destne, Czech Republic, Thursday. Almost 100 mushers with some 500 dogs are competing in the Sedivackuv Long dog-sled race in the area. They have to compete in deep snow and freezing conditions in the Orlicke mountains.
Decorative red lanterns hung in a tree before Lunar New Year celebrations at Ditan Park in Beijing Friday. The Lunar New Year begins Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon.
Fishermen sailed along the Yenisei River near the village of Ust-Mana, in Siberia, Russia.
Ash erupted from Mount Etna, a volcano near Catania, Italy.
Members of Hanyang technical high school mountaineering club, wearing Santa Claus costumes, reached the summit of Dobong mountain near Seoul.
Traffic moved slowly on Interstate 25 near Longmont, Colo.,. A storm dumped several inches of snow, forcing the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Denver International Airport. Denver was expected to see about 9 inches of snow.
People watched the sun rise during a winter solstice celebration at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.
A bright ring or ‘halo’ around the sun, called parhelion, was seen in Mongolia.
The cargo ship TK Bremen ran aground on a beach in Erdeven, France. Winter storm Joachim crossed France overnight.