A man cleans the snow-covered tomb at the Neue Wache (New Guard House), the Central Memorial of Germany for the Victims of War and Tyranny in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
A Chinese student at York University stands among falling snow in Deans Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN GILES / EPALink
A terrace in front of the national theater is covered by snow in downtown Zaghreb. Heavy snow covered much of continental Croatia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Bandic / Associated PressLink
Young Japanese women dressed in colorful kimonos walk through Toshimaen Amusement Park in the snow after attending a ceremony marking "Coming of Age Day" in Tokyo. The holiday celebrates young people who have reached the age of 20, the age of maturity in Japan, when they are legally permitted to smoke, drink alcohol and vote.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIYOSHI OTA / EPALink
A sadhu, or holy man, comes up for air after immersing in the waters of the Sangham, the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers, during the Kumbh Mela ritual in Allahabad. As many as 100 million worshipers will gather over the next 55 days to take a bath in the waters, which are believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Soldiers patrol under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Islamist forces based in northern Mali vowed Monday to avenge, on French soil, France's fierce military offensive against them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The light installation "Dresscode" is seen across Moenckenbergstrasse in Hamburg,Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AXEL HEIMKEN / EPALink
Palestinians remove rubble after their home was reportedly destroyed by a bulldozer in the village of Yatta. The house, apparently located in a closed military zone where Israel exercises full control, was believed to be constructed without permission.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
Supporters of Pakistani religious leader Tahir ul Qadri take part in a protest march in Domeli. Tens of thousands of Pakistani protesters streamed toward Islamabad on Monday, led by a cleric calling for revolution and accused of trying to sow political chaos ahead of elections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A model shows a hairdo by Hwamiju hair shop during the Asia Beauty Festival in Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
Tamil women stand in queue to collect utensils and other materials to cook Pongal during the Pongal festival in Mumbai. Pongal, very popular in South Indian states, is a dish in which rice is boiled with milk, sugar and other sweeteners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves in her first-round match against Olga Puchkova of Russia during the first day of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ryan Pierse / Getty ImagesLink
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