Indian girls participate in Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jaipal Singh / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Maasai warriors cricket team players take part in a practice session on the beach. The team, made up of warriors from the Laikipia region, promotes healthier lifestyles and spreads awareness about HIV/AIDS among tribal youth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl De Souza / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Thousands of Buddhist monks chant during lantern lighting to celebrate Makha Bucha at Dhammakaya Temple. Makha Bucha commemorates the day Buddha gave an important sermon to scores of monk disciples who spontaneously gathered.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rungroj Yongrit / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser prepares his team to leave a checkpoint during the sled dog race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily NewsLink
Union members march through downtown on a day of nationwide strikes that brought South Africa's biggest city to standstill. The strikes were against the use of labor brokers and the tolling of public highways.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Ludbrook / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Pine trees, uprooted during last year's tsunami, are strewn over the beach. The one-year anniversary approaches of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left more than 15,800 dead and 3,300 missing. Thousands are still without homes and continue to struggle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty ImagesLink
Queen Elizabeth II attends a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty ImagesLink
Children and parents are dwarfed by a whale shark as it passes inside its tank at the Georgia Aquarium. The whale shark is the largest living fish species.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Emmert / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The artwork "Ernie" by Patricia Waller is seen at an art fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uli Deck / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Marco Loughran of Guildford City competes in the men's 200-meter backstroke event in the British championships at the London Aquatics Centre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty ImagesLink
A cyclist lies on Paulista Avenue as part of the "Bicicletada Nacional" demonstration advocating better traffic safety conditions in Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nelson Almeida / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A boy injured in a blast involving a remote-controlled bomb is treated at a local Pakistani hospital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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Pictures in the News | February 7, 2012
Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in India, with women participating in Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors in Jammu.
On the African continent, members of the Maasai Warriors cricket team take part in a practice session at the beach in Kenya, and union members march in Johannesburg on a day on nationwide strikes in South Africa.
Elsewhere, Thai Buddhist monks chant in a ceremony to celebrate Makha Bucha; four-time champion Martin Buser prepares his team to leave the checkpoint in Nikolai, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; and Queen Elizabeth II attends a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Add stops in Japan, Germany, Pakistan, Brazil and Georgia to round out the report.
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