In Pics: What happened across the world on Jan 30

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Bangalore, Jan 30: A day after his State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama visited employees at a Costco store in Lanham. President Barack Obama is promoting his newly unveiled plans to boost wages for some workers and help Americans save for retirement no action from Congress necessary.

Meanwhile Pope Francis was gifted a parrot during his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican. Pope Francis was careful with the bird after a recent incident where two children released two doves along with Pope and the doves were attacked by a seagull and a crow.

OneIndia brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

Conversations behind closed doors

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi speaks from a glassed-in defendant's cage during his trial on charges of over charges related to the prison breaks at the height of the 18-day 2011 uprising against his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

Obama assures of raising minimum wage

President Barack Obama greets an employee in the bakery at a Costco store in Lanham where he spoke about raising the minimum wage the morning after his State of the Union address.

Security officials guard White House

Policemen stay alert before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photo Courtesy- IANS

Indonesia on alert before general elections

An Indonesian police officer holds the leash of a police dog in a security drill in Jakarta, Indonesia. The anti-riot drill was carried to ensure security for the general elections this year.Photo Courtesy- IANS

Say hello to Pope Francis' new friend

Pope Francis holds a green parrot named Amore that was offered to him by his owner, Francesco Lombardi, during his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican.

Setting the sails high on the sea

A boat attached with Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong sails nearby the Changcheng Station in Antarctica. The team arrived at the Changcheng Station on Tuesday. Photo Courtesy- IANS

Chinese magic in Denmark

Chinese female percussion band "Red Poppy" perform during "Chinese New Year" fashion show in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo Courtesy- IANS

Football all the way

Rodrigo Souto of Brazil's Botafogo and Victor Estupinan of Ecuador's Deportivo Quito fight for control of the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Quito, Ecuador.

Dolled up for Doll Festival

A visitor takes a picture of "Hina" dolls depicting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on display at Kyugetsu dolls company in Tokyo. The special "hina" dolls are on display to celebrate the upcoming Doll Festival, or Girls' Day, slated for March 3.

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