Activists and supporters of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) sit near candles during a protest in Srinagar.
Faithful stand arm in arm after delivering their offerings to Yemanja, the African sea goddess, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian activist during a protest against Jewish settlements near the West Bank village of Burin.
Indian army commandos participate in a mock drill during a display of army equipment in Kolkata.
Indian schoolgirls wear masks of Malala Yousufzai, a 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, during a campaign to demand better budgetary allocation for health and education of Indian children in New Delhi.
Chinese New Year decorations are displayed on a window at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, to celebrate the Year of the Snake as the Chinese lunar New Year starts on Feb. 10.
West Indies` Chris Gayle plays a shot against Australia during their one day international cricket match in Perth, Australia.
Taiwanese farmers and supporters shout slogans outside the Presidential Office in Taipei.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, right, hugs former NATO Secretary General Javier Solana as he arrives for the Security Conference in Munich, Germany.
Iraqi civilians and security forces inspect a crater caused by a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq.
Catholic believers hold candles outside a church before they parade on the main roads in Laiza, chanting prayers for peace, in northern Myanmar`s Kachin-controlled region.
Maria Kirilenko of Russia poses with her trophy after winning the final match over Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Pattaya, Thailand.
A couple, background, sits as their elder relatives perform a ritual a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) north of Kolkata.
The "corteo delle Marie" (Mary`s procession) crosses St. Mark square during the opening day of the Venice Carnival, in Venice, Italy.
Fireworks explode in front of the cremation site ahead of Cambodia`s former King Norodom Sihanouk`s cremation ceremony, near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Members and supporters of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community participate in the Hyderabad gay pride parade in Hyderabad.