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Top news photos: Netaji birth anniversary, MNS party convention, and more

From Republic Day Parade's dress rehersals to Thailand protests, here are some of the top news images of the day

2.30 p.m. | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (R), senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad (3R), Anand Sharma (4L) and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi (5L) and others after paying floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Photo: PTI
1.30 p.m. | MNS founder Raj Rhackeray's son Amit Thackeray gestures after joining active politics, during MNS party convention at NESCO grounds, Goregaon on Thursday. Photo: Vijay Bate
12.30 p.m. | Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta having a long of the arms and ammunitions surrendered by the militants of deferent militants groups in Guwahati on Thursday. A total of 644 militants of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam along with 177 arms. The members of the insurgent groups were ULFA (I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI (Maoist), NSLA, ADF and NLFB. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar
11.30 a.m. | The newly-inducted Chinook CH-47 heading towards Rajpath for the Republic Day flypast under clear skies. A full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade started off from New Delhi's Vijay Chowk at 9.50a.m. today and proceeded towards the Red Fort via Rajpath, C-Hexagon, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg, taking the route the actual parade will take on January 26. Photo: V.V. Krishnan
10:30 am | Indonesian Muslim farmers pray for rain in Pekan Bada, near Banda Aceh on January 23, 2020. The special Muslim prayers known as Salat al-Istisqa are frequently held across the Middle Eastern countries too. Photo: AFP
9:30 am | Environmental activists rally to demand rights to clean air, near the Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, as the country struggles to contain worsening air pollution January 23, 2020. Photo: REUTERS
8:30 am | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during their meeting in Jerusalem January 22, 2020. Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on January 23 to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp Photo: REUTERS
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