Photos of the Day: Vladimir Putin and Burning Candles

Tijuana, Mexico

A woman takes pictures as birds sit along a rusted top section of the border wall near the beach.

Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP

Baku, Azerbaijan

Members of a family light candles to celebrate Christmas. Orthodox Christians use the old Julian calendar instead of the 17th-century Gregorian one, and therefore celebrate Christmas on 7 January

Photograph: Tofik Babayev/AFP/Getty

Lalibela, Ethiopia

Deacons and a priest perform the Beza Kulu ceremony around Bete Mariam (St Mary’s church) during Orthodox Christmas celebrations

Photograph: J Countess/Getty

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