El Salvador: Deportees get off a bus at an immigration facility in San Salvador after a flight arrived with immigrants who had been in the US without documents (Photo: CNS).
US: Search and rescue workers with dogs scour through properties after a mudslide in Montecito, California.
Australia: Family and friends sprinkle holy water on the caskets of three family members of actress Jessica Falkholt (best known for her role in ‘Home and Away’) after their funeral Mass at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Sydney. Lars, Vivian and Annabelle Falkholt were killed in a car accident the day after Christmas.
Holy Land: A Palestinian demonstrator hurls stones toward Israeli troops near Nablus, West Bank, during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Chile: A priest removes glass from a vandalised church window in Santiago. Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru from January 15-21.
The upcoming abortion referendum featured heavily in the first cabinet meeting of 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told reporters at Government Buildings there is a fear allowing abortion up to 12 weeks is “one step too far” for majority of public.
India: A man prepares tea for customers on a cold morning in New Delhi. Winter takes a heavy toll each year around northern India, as poverty forces many homeless people to live outdoors.
Cork: Bishop John Buckley, combining his hurling and bowl playing skills, getting the St Vincent’s GAA Poc Fada under way at Kerry Pike. Photo: Mike English
Clare: Tulla parishioners bringing in the New Year before the Blessed Sacrament in Ss Peter and Paul’s Church.
Peru: People walk near a banner with an image of Pope Francis on the facade of the cathedral in Lima, Peru. On January 15, Pope Francis will begin a six-day visit to Chile and Peru.