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Photos of the day for Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

A collection top photos from around the nation and world today:

Police officers from across the country attend a funeral service for slain New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu in New York City. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Pei Xia Chen, the widow of New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu, cries while holding his picture following a funeral service at Aievoli Funeral Home in the Dyker Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. | Eric Thayer/Getty Images

A salvage tug lights the hull of the stricken Hoegh Osaka cargo ship after it ran aground on a sand bank in the Solent in Cowes, England. The cargo ship ran aground on Bramble Bank after leaving Southampton bound for Germany. All 25 crew members were rescued overnight. | Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Members of Cirque Du Soleil perform the contortion act during the dress rehearsal for “Kooza” by Cirque Du Soleil” at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. | Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Severin Freund of Germany during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Vierschanzentournee (Four Hills Tournament) in Innsbruck, Austria. | Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

St. John’s Danaejah Grant (15) lands on top of Connecticut’s Morgan Tuck as players scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Sunday’s game. Connecticut beat St. John’s 70-54. | AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

The moon lights behind a monument to Red Army soldiers killed in action against Nazi Germany troops during World War II in the village of Peremilovo in Moscow region, about 70 km (40 miles) northwest of Moscow. | AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr

Icicles hang down from a railing on top of the Feldberg mountain near Schmitten, central Germany. | AP Photo/Michael Probst

Indianapolis Colts’ Cory Redding (90) celebrates with Colts mascot “Blue” following Sunday’s wild card game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Indianapolis. The Colts defeated the Bengals 26-10. | AP Photo/Michael Conroy