Sarah August of New Zealand competes in the Speights Coast to Coast race, in which competitors run, cycle and kayak across New Zealand's south island, from Kumara Beach on the Tasman Sea to Sumner Beach on the Pacific Ocean, a distance of about 150 miles, over two days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Walter / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
San Bernardino County Sheriff deputies fight the elements near Switzerland Drive as they continue to search for murder suspect Christopher Dorner in Big Bear Lake on Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico takes a run on the Jerez track on the final day of testing for the upcoming Formula One racing season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Thompson / Getty Images EuropeLink
Worshippers burn incense while offering prayers at the Yonghegong lama temple as China prepares to welcome the Lunar New Year on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFPLink
Chinese commuters on their way home for the Lunar New Year holiday walk through falling show at the Shanghai railway station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated PressLink
Malian soldiers stand by the remains of a motorcycle used by a suicide bomber at to attack a military checkpoint. The bomber was the only reported fatality.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated PressLink
Hindu holy men of the Awahan Akhara sect participate in rituals intended to help them rid themselves of all ties to the worldly life and dedicate themselves to serving God as "naga" or naked holy men, during the Maha Kumbh festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
A worker maneuvers pallets stacked with red roses bound for Valentine's Day bouquets at the Aalsmeer flower auction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOEN VAN WEEL / ANPLink
The pack races along the waterfront with the skyline of Doha in the background during the sixth stage of the Tour of Qatar cycling race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICOLAS BOUVY / EPALink
TOPSHOTS People watch the fireworks exploding over the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on February 7, 2013, to celebrate the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening. Putin vowed today Russia would justify expectations when it hosts the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in one year, after ruthlessly firing an official blamed for delays in building infrastructure. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVANATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images ** TCN OUT **
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFPLink
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