Revelers dance amid clouds of colored powder during celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
A Western tourist joins local revelers in celebrating Holi, which also heralds the coming of spring.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A flock of snow geese estimated at 30,000 strong is a blur in this slow-shutter image as it takes flight from the Middle Creek Reservoir. The geese stop at the reservoir to feed on marsh grass before continuing their migration north to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM LO SCALZO / EPALink
Musher Bill Pinkham collects hot water during a stop on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race course.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily NewsLink
Kosovo Albanians bearing torches participate in a "Night of the Fires" bonfire ceremony in memory of a 1998 clash at the village between Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Serb forces that left 46 KLA soldiers dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Sisters Simcha, left, and Miri, dressed as dolls in their doll boxes, wait to join local Purim celebrations commemorating the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
An Israeli border police officer watches as a clown, a local settler in costume, entertains at a Purim parade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / EPALink
A passing man is dwarfed by a giant eye painted on a wall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Francois Heersbrandt, from left, of Belguim, Konrad Czerniak of Poland and Rafael Munoz of Spain race in a men's 100-meter butterfly heat at the British Gas Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty ImagesLink
A poodle holds a pose waiting for grooming on the opening day of the Crufts Dog Show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Turkish women chant slogans during a demonstration on International Women's Day in Ankara. Turkey’s Parliament marked the holiday by approving a package of laws aimed at better protecting women and children from abuse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian woman raises her hands in front of Israeli soldiers while taking part in a demonstration seeking to remove barriers on Palestinian land as part of International Women's Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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