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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIJI PRESS / AFPLink
Talk about catching some air. Robert Kranjec of Slovenia takes a training jump at the FIS World Cup Four Hills competition in Innsbruck, Austria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFPLink
A participant surfs during the Punta Galea EVE Challenge in Getxo in northern Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA RIVAS / AFPLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
A customer shops for used goods at what is called "A Mall of Junk" in Depok, Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADI WEDA / EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SCOTT HEPPELL / Associated PressLink
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-HeraldLink
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