The Sambadrome is alive with color and dance. The contributor here is a dancer from Mocidade samba school.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
Floats filled with dancing pass through the Sambadrome, here performed by members of the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPALink
A Rose Monday carnival float depicts German Chancellor Angela Merkel receiving an embrace from French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated PressLink
Young carnival-goers attend a Rose Monday celebration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Berg / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An anti-U.S. protest rally draws a crowd estimated at several thousand. Chants of "death to America" are reported, accompanied by calls to holy war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Thick ice on the Danube, the result of a recent spell of frigid weather, begins to break up and move during a rise in temperature.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
In People's Park, a matchmaking event involves sheets of paper containing personal information about available bachelors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Mahashivratri, a festival celebrating Lord Shiva, draws celebrants.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
A facsimile of the Shroud of Turin is on display at the Cathedral of Malaga.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tibetan exiles shout anti-Chinese government slogans and burn a flag in protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Quraishi / Associated PressLink
Sunrise finds joggers tracing a bank of the Alster river.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / EPALink
A roadside umbrella vendor awaits customers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
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