Retired teacher Gao Yinyu, 77, exercises in his underwear at a snow-covered bathing spot in northeastern China's Jilin province in sub-freezing temperatures. Gao has been exercising in only his underwear every morning for more than 10 years and has rarely caught cold ever since retirement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Belarus Orthodox believer plunges into icy waters on the eve of the Epiphany holiday. Thousands of believers jump into holes cut in ice, braving freezing temperatures to mark Epiphany, when they take part in a baptism ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Filipino fire victim carrying a baby returns to her burnt house following a fire in Cainta. Hundreds of families lost their homes and more than 200 houses were destroyed after a fire of undetermined origin razed a residential area in Rizal province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
A woman is evacuated from her home by officials during flooding. Nearly 100,000 people's homes were flooded and more than 10,000 people were taken to temporary shelters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADI WEDA / EPALink
A giant sculpture of a baby titled "Planet" is unveiled at the Gardens by the Bay. "Planet" was created by British artist Marc Quinn in 2008 and represents a 7-month-old child made out of painted bronze and steel, with the illusion of being weightless and suspended in mid-air.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Tourists walk outside the Colosseum. A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum's only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black and blue fresco, as well as graffiti and drawings of phallic symbols, indicating that the arena where gladiators fought was far more colorful than previously thought. Officials unveiled the discoveries Friday and said the passageway would be open to the public starting this summer, after the $100,000 restoration is completed. The frescoes were hidden under decades of calcified rock and grime, and were revealed after the surfaces were cleaned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated PressLink
Models pose at Sebastian Ellrich Autumn/Winter 2013-14 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Berry / Getty ImagesLink
Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after defeating Venus Williams in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dita Alangkara / Associated PressLink
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Redington / Getty ImagesLink
A Sikh man emerges after taking a holy dip in the sacred pond of the illuminated Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines on the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh ji, the 10th Sikh Guru or master's 347th birth anniversary in Amritsar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAMINDER PAL SINGH / EPALink
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