Dec 30: Day in pics

Updated: Dec 30, 2012 16:12 IST

Six gladiolas frame a fish on a paper plate, left as an offering for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On New Year's Eve, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity, offerings flowers and launching boats, large and small, into the ocean in exchange for blessings in the new year. (AP Photo)
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Six gladiolas frame a fish on a paper plate, left as an offering for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On New Year's Eve, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity, offerings flowers and launching boats, large and small, into the ocean in exchange for blessings in the new year. (AP Photo)

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