A Hindu devotee washes himself at a holy pond in Mumbai.
Snake were being milked for their venom at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province. Residents of the village, also known as "Snake Town", raise over 3 millions snakes a year whose meat is sold to food manufacturers and their venom to pharmaceutical companies.
Seoul, South Korea
People watch fireworks two days before "Jeongwol Daeboreum" (great full moon), which is a Korean traditional holiday that celebrates the first full moon of the lunar calendar.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sheep breeder Patrick Donnelly inspects a lamb on his farm, near the town of Ballymena.
British and Irish sheep farmers fear for their future as an oversupply of lamb in recession-hit Europe drags farm-gate prices to three-year lows while production costs have soared.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Christ the Redeemer statue is dwarfed by the surroundings as it looks out over the view of the Sugarloaf Mountain.
A boy stands in the middle of a hole in a Syrian opposition flag during a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Bustan al-Qasr district of Aleppo. The Arabic writing on his headscarf reads, "There is no God but Allah, Mohammad is Allah's messenger".
Tel Aviv, Israel
A student wearing make-up looks on during a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv. At Bialik Rogozin, children of migrant workers and refugees from 48 states are educated alongside native Israelis.
Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
A woman stuck in her car is rescued from flood waters by a resident during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens.
One woman died after massive rainfall caused flash floods in the Greek capital.