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The wooden treasure ball is said to bring good fortune. Teams vie for the 8-kilo ball in Fukuoka, Japan, during the Tamaseseri festival at Hakozaki shrine. Teams of farmers and fishermen hope for a rich harvest or the largest catch. The festival dates back some 500 years.


Talk about catching some air. Robert Kranjec of Slovenia takes a training jump at the FIS World Cup Four Hills competition in Innsbruck, Austria.


A participant surfs during the Punta Galea EVE Challenge in Getxo in northern Spain.


It was a foggy morning in New Delhi as monkeys helped themselves to fruit offered by devout Hindus. Tuesday was the day of the Hindu deity Hanuman, when devotees give fruit and other food to monkeys. Hanuman, in the Ramayana, was a general among an ape-like race of forest dwellers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

Women hold up saris to dry after taking holy dips in the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A customer shops for used goods at what is called "A Mall of Junk" in Depok, Indonesia.


A woman holds on to a lamp post in strong winds in South Shields, England. There was a severe weather warning for gale force winds across the region.


Firefighters approach a burning building in downtown Beckley, W.Va., on Monday. Three buildings were destroyed; no one was hurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Tilley / The Register-Herald

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