Photo: AP/Vadim Ghirda In this Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 picture a child wearing a bear fur costume yawns while dancing in Comanesti, Romania.
January 05, 2018 03:02 PM
Check out the top news photos from around the world for Friday, Jan. 5.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 picture a child wearing a bear fur costume yawns while dancing in Comanesti, Romania. Hundreds of people descend on the sleepy northern Romanian city of Comanesti every year dressed head to toe like bears, in costumes made from real fur, with the heads attached. It's a tradition that originated in pre-Christian times, when dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs went from house to house in villages, singing and dancing to ward off evil.
(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic
A bird flies above the statue of St. Sava, outside the St. Sava church, ahead of Orthodox Christian Christmas Eve in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Serbians celebrate Christmas according to Julian Calendar, on January 7.
(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Men dressed as the Three Kings ride on camels during a procession of the Three Kings across the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The procession, which annually marks the end of the Christmas festivities in Prague, is a re-enactment of the journey of the Three Kings to visit the infant Jesus. Prague Castle is in the background.
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A person salts the front porch of a home adjacent to an early morning fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. The fire broke out in a vacant structure in Newark early Friday morning in the area of 9th Avenue and South 14th Street and spread to two adjacent structures. Gusty winds carried the flames to two buildings across the street.
(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A prospective buyer inspects the quality of a fresh tuna before the first auction of the year at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. An 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo, local media reports said Friday.
(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iranian senior cleric Ahmad Khatami delivers his sermon during Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The hard-line Iranian cleric has called on Iran to create its own indigenous social media apps, blaming them for the unrest that followed days of protest in the Islamic Republic over its economy.
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An unidentified athlete makes his trial jump at the ski jump in Bischofshofen, Austria, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 the fourth stage of the Four Hills Ski Jumping event.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm.