Devotees dressed as Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali take part in a Shobha Yatra on the eve of Maha Shivratri in Patiala.
President Barack Obama stresses a point while speaking at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn.
A masked demonstrator throws a rock at riot police during an anti-government protest in Valencia, Venezuela.
The Dalai Lama speaks at The Lourdes Foundation Dalai Lama Lunch, in Los Angeles.
With the Arizona Capitol in the background, gay rights supporters Rachel Butas and Jo Jo Halko kiss after the two learn that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces she has vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, in Phoenix.
A Hindu holy man talks to his devotee during the "Shivaratri" festival at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Katmandu, Nepal.
Actors Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis take a picture with a fan as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles.
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during the third day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Devotees offer milk to perform ritual on Shivratri celebration in Allahabad.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in New Delhi .
President Pranab Mukherjee felicitates Hormusji N. Cama on behalf of Bombay Chronicle, one of the founding members of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) during its platinum jubilee celebrations in New Delhi.
Social activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar addresses a press conference at the party office in Mumbai.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi during the Traders National Summit in New Delhi.
Baby gorilla Yengo attempts his first steps at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany.
Indian army soldiers patrol outside their base camp at Safapora, outskirts of Srinagar.
Revelers dressed in carnival costumes celebrate the start of the street-carnival with its tradition of entering the town halls and women cutting off men`s ties with scissors on carnival`s so called "Old Women`s Day" in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh with APCC President Botcha Satyanarayana addressing the media at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad.
Revelers in carnival costumes attend the opening of the Lucerne carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland.