Today in Pictures, Dec 27, 2019

Annular solar eclipse in Singapore, avalanche hits Canton Uri, Switzerland, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

A crowd at Merlion Park turning their eyes to the sky to watch the annular solar eclipse on Dec 26, 2019. PHOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES/NEO XIAOBIN
The annular solar eclipse as seen from the Supertree Grove at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay on Dec 26, 2019. PHOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES/KELVIN CHNG
Rescue forces search for missing people after an avalanche swept down a ski piste in the central town of Andermatt, canton Uri, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. PHOTO: KEYSTONE VIA AP
A cargo vessel that arrive at Israel's Ashdod port and was swept away when a storm began is seen close to the beach in the Mediterranean Sea close to Ashdod's port in southern Israel December 26, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS
People release sky lanterns during Christmas festivities in Volos, Greece, December 26, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS
Shoppers shelter under packages as they hunt for bargains during the Boxing Day sales in central London on December 26, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
Sixteen-year-old sea lion 'Leo' writes the Chinese character for rat ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, December 26, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
A couple walk in rain with Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge over Bosporus in the background, in Istanbul, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. PHOTO: AP
Mehrban Akhtar, 20, blindfolded and buried up to his neck in sand during a solar eclipse, is pictured along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan December 26, 2019. Many Pakistanis believe that burying people with disabilities in sand during solar eclipse would bring healing to their bodies. PHOTO: REUTERS
Three vintage FIAT 500 cars are parked in front of the ruins of the Ancient Roman Caracalla baths, in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. The FIAT 500, once one of Italy's most inexpensive and small car, has now become a collectors vehicle. PHOTO: AP
Ballet dancers Olga Smirnova (R) and Artemy Belyakov (L) perform during the Diamonds ballet of the New Year gala event at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, 26 December 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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