Photos of the Day: Cromer’s Annual Boxing Day

London, UK

A woman browses among the luxury shoes in Selfridges department store during the Boxing Day sale.
Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Chennai, India

Women carry flowers to be thrown into the sea during a ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami at Pattinapakkam beach. The earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004 killed more than 230,000 people and devastated coastal communities, including the shorelines of the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

Essex, UK

Hundreds of people attend the hunt meeting at Matching Green. Setting off from the Chequers public house, the Essex hunt has met regularly in the village since the early 19th century, although since 2005 it has not been allowed to use dogs to chase and kill foxes
Photograph: Martin Dalton/Rex/Shutterstock

Hulun Buir City, China

Women of the Oroqen ethnic group dance during an ice and snow festival in northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
Photograph: Xinhua/Barcroft Images

Sydney, Australia

Black Jack leads the fleet down the coast after passing through Sydney Heads following the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP

Monrovia, Liberia

George Weah, former international footballer and the Congress for Democratic Change candidate, arrives to cast his ballot during presidential elections at a polling station.
Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

Redcar, UK

Hundreds of people race into the cold waters of the North Sea as they take part in the annual Boxing Day dip. Participants wear fancy dress as they help to raise money for charity.
Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Cromer, UK

Fundraisers take part in Cromer’s annual Boxing Day dip in the North Sea. Many wear costumes for the annual event on the Norfolk coast which has taken place since 1985 to raise money for the Stroke Association.
Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Moscow, Russia

President Vladimir Putin poses for a photo with children before a Christmas show for youngsters at the State Kremlin Palace.
Photograph: Sergei Savostyanov/TASS

Dublin, Ireland

Racegoers before the action starts at the 2017 Christmas festival at Leopardstown racecourse.
Photograph: Keane/INPHO/Rex/Shutterstock

Dorset, UK

Brave souls ready for the Boxing Day swim put on by Bridport Round Table to raise money for charity.
Photograph: Finbarr Webster/Rex/Shutterstock

Aripal, Kashmir

People attend the funeral of Noor Mohammad Tantray, leader of militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad. He was killed in a gun battle with Indian troops in the Samboora area of Pulwama.
Photograph: Faisal Khan/Rex/Shutterstock

Pristina, Kosovo

Ties are hung on the fence of the Kosovo government headquarters in protest against the prime minister’s decision to raise government salaries, including his own.
Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Prague, Czech Republic

Girls kiss a swimmer as she climbs out of the Vltava river at the traditional Christmas competition named in memory of winter swimming pioneer Alfred Nikodem.
Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Beirut, Lebanon

Protesters carry pictures of Palestinian detainees as they call for the release of 17-year-old Ahed Al-Tamimi. The Israeli army arrested her on 19 December after the uprising following President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Cali, Colombia

Some of the 1,500 dancers wait backstage prior to the Salsodromo, the largest parade of salsa dancers in the world.
Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

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