Top news photos: Tamil Nadu gets award on road safety, Philippines Valcono, and more

Here are some of the top images from across the world.

12.45 pm | Students participating at the Pongal celebrations held at Co-operative College of Education in Puducherry on Monday. Photo: S.S. Kumar
11.00 am | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presenting the 'Best Performance in Road Safety' award to Tamil Nadu, received by State Transport Minister M.R. Vijaybhaskar in New Delhi on Monday, January 13, 2020. Roads and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari looks on. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
10.15 am | Lightning flashes as Taal Volcano erupts in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines. A tiny volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake belched steam, ash and rocks in a huge plume Sunday, prompting thousands of residents to flee and officials to temporarily suspend flights. Photo: AP
9.00 am | Members of the Australian Department of Defence search for deceased wildlife killed by bushfires on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia in this still image from a handout video obtained on January 13, 2020. Photo: REUTERS
8.00 am | Roger Federer of Switzerland practices ahead of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

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