Top news photos: Rajinikanth's 'Durbar' release, Feast of the Black Nazaren, and more

Here are some of the top images from across the world

05.00 p.m. | Advocates and law students participating in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in front of the High Court premises in Bengaluru on Thursday, January 09, 2020. Photo: Sampath Kumar G P
11.00 am | NCP President Sharad Pawar flag off Gandhi Shanti Yatra lead by Yashwant Sinha from Gateway of India on January 9, 2020. Bahujan Vanchit Aghadi president Prakash Ambedkar, former CM Prithviraj Chavan also attended the flagging off ceremony. Photo: Emmanual Yogini
10.00 am | Frenzied fans of Rajinikanth get ready to welcome the release of their matinee idol's film 'Darbar' at Woodlands Theatre in Chennai on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Photo: R. Ragu
9.00 am | Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a forehand during her second round singles match against her compatriot Christina McHale at the ASB Classic tennis in Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan 9, 2020. Photo: AP
8.00 am | Devotees try to climb the carriage of the Black Nazarene during a raucous procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Manila, Philippines. A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the increasingly volatile Middle East at the start Thursday of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in one of Asia's biggest religious events. Photo: AP

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