Dec 30: Day in pics

Updated: Dec 30, 2012 16:12 IST

A woman throws flowers into the ocean waters at Copacabana beach as an offering for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The belief in the goddess comes from the African Yoruban religion brought to America by West African slaves. (AP Photo)
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A woman throws flowers into the ocean waters at Copacabana beach as an offering for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The belief in the goddess comes from the African Yoruban religion brought to America by West African slaves. (AP Photo)

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