A Hindu holy man carrying a Trident, walks at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
Army Lt. Col. Tamatha Patterson, of Huntingdon, Tenn., waits for Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to hand her the memorandum he has just signed ending the 1994 ban on women serving in combat during a news conference at the Pentagon.
A photograph of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez flanks one of Jesus Christ, held by a Chavez supporter at a rally in Caracas, Venezuela.
Ice forms on a stop sign and the side of a burned out warehouse after a fire reignited in Chicago.
FC Barcelona`s Lionel Messi from Argentina reacts as he celebrates his goal against Malaga during a Copa del Rey soccer match at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, Spain.
Police hit protesters after the latter managed to throw paint at the seal of the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
Members of murgas, groups of extravagantly dressed dancers and drummers that parade their way through the streets, perform ahead carnival celebrations along Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Police arrest a woman during a protest in support of Mapuche Indians, after protesters tried to block an avenue in Santiago, Chile. The Mapuches` demands for the return of their lands and autonomy date back centuries.
Pranab Mukherjee,, greets Bhutan`s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Manmohan Singh, Bhutan`s Queen Jetsun Pema, Mukherjee`s daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee and Singh`s wife Gursharan Kaur pose for the media during the ceremonial reception of Wangchuk in New Delhi.
Protesters burn books of laws and show placards during a protest rally in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok,Thailand.
Firefighters spray water as they try to douse a fire in a shanty in Mumbai. A fire has swept through a slum in India`s financial capital Mumbai killing six people and injuring at least seven others.
Former soldiers of South Korean`s Headquarters of Intelligence Detachment (HID) shout a slogan during a rally against South Korean government giving support to pro-North Korean groups in South Korea near Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea.
Bangladeshi activists perform a street play during a protest demanding punishment for the Tazreen Fashions factory owner and compensation for the victims outside the factory in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
England’s Kevin Pietersen, left, visits the Namgyal Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist temple, in Dharmsala.
Female Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officer, right in front row, takes oath with her male colleagues during their passing out ceremony in Bangalore.
An Indian Muslim carries a child on his shoulder and participates in a procession to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammed in Lucknow.
British musician Omar Lye-Fook, centre, with his parents Sonia and Byron, displays his Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal after it was presented to him by the Prince of Wales during the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London.
King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks to the assembly at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland.
A woman takes a photograph of a sand sculpture created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik on the eve of Republic Day at Puri.