Top news photos: French govt's pension overhaul challenged, Lebanon protests, and more

Here are some of the top images across the world

4.00 p.m. | French mathematics teacher Pierre Coste speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron after challenging him on the government's pensions overhaul at the Beaumont Palace in Pau, France on January 14, 2020. Photo: Reuters
3.00 pm | Anti-government protesters burn tires during ongoing protests after weeks of calm in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis in decades, with the local currency losing over 60% of its value to the dollar over the last weeks while sources of foreign currency have dried up. Photo: AP
2.00 pm | Gujarat Chief Minster Vijay Rupani holds a kite with a message, 'India with CAA,' on the occasion of 'Uttrayan', a kite flying festival, in Ahmedabad, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020/ Photo: PTI
1.00 pm| In this photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second left, next to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrive at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Photo: AP
11.30 am | Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant cheers while listening to a guest speaker as she restarts the "Tax Amazon" campaign she led in 2019 with a rally at Washington Hall in Seattle, Washington, U.S. Photo: Reuters
10.15 am | With only a day left for Pongal festival, people thronged the markets across different parts of Tamil Nadu. A scene at a market in Thoothukudi on Tuesday. Photo: N. RAJESH
9.30 am | This photo taken on January 13, 2020 shows Chinese rescuers watching as a car is lifted out after a road collapse in Xining in China's northwestern Qinghai province. - An enormous sinkhole swallowed passers-by and a public bus in northwest China, reported state media on January 14, injuring fifteen people while another ten are still missing. Photo: Stringer
9.00 am | A thick blanket of smog covered Chennai as residents in many areas burnt garbage, old mats and clothes to celebrate Bhogi, the first day of Pongal. A scene at Vyasarpadi Jeeva railway station on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
8.30 am | Poor visibility during the 'Bhogi' day in Triplicane, Chennai on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
8.00 am | Residents celebrate Bhogi with a bonfire in Puducherry on Tuesday. Photo: S.S. Kumar

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