In Pics: What happened across the world on Jan 29

Bangalore, Jan 29: Terming the current year as the; year of action', USA President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address called for a unified approach. He said that the US Prison in Guantanamo Bay needs to be shut and he needed the Congress' actions to help him do so.

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday insisted that Moscow would come through on its economic commitments towards Ukraine even if the country's leadership were to change.

At their shortened 3-hour EU-Russia summit, Russia and Ukraine acknowledged that wide-ranging differences over Ukraine's choice whether to align itself closely with the EU remained, but stressed economic interests forced them to look for a common future.

OneIndia brings you news from across the world in pictures.

Obama's State of the Union address

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.

All smiles and handshakes

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, before he delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber.

Russia wants Ukraine's leadership to change

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, center, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso attend a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

WTA press conference in Singapore

United States' tennis legend Chris Evert and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada attend a press conference held at Singapore's Art Science Museum. Photo courtesy- IANS

Polar vortex is back in USA

Photo taken on on Jan 27, 2014 shows a view of Lake Michigan in Chicago, the United States. A polar vortex swept midwest America bringing frigid temperatures with wind chill down to as low as -40 degrees. Photo courtesy- IANS

Football with Christiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Espanyol's Sergio Garcia during a Copa del Rey soccer match between Real Madrid and Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain.

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