Dec 30: Day in pics

Updated: Dec 30, 2012 16:12 IST

Beach goers enjoy themselves next to candles lighted by followers of Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda in tribute of Lemanja, goddess of the sea, in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Every end of the year, worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess to give thanks for the year that is finishing and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year.  (Reuters)
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Beach goers enjoy themselves next to candles lighted by followers of Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda in tribute of Lemanja, goddess of the sea, in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Every end of the year, worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess to give thanks for the year that is finishing and ask for blessings for the upcoming new year. (Reuters)

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