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Editor's Choice - Pictures of the Day - January 23, 2012

Three different news events, but one visual theme — partially obscured faces:



Actors dressed in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) costumes hold dragon flags as they take part in the heaven-worshipping ceremony, in which people pray for good harvest and fortune, to celebrate the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, January 23, 2012. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Reuters/Soo Hoo Zheyang)



Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich gestures as he speaks during an event at the The River Church on January 23, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Newt Gingrich arrived in Florida to campaign before votes before the January 31, primary. (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)



A woman shields herself from the rain at the March for Life rally on January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. Pro-life activists gather each year to protest on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman)


— @canice


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