A decorated elephant, escorted by two others, carries a casket during the annual Buddhist festival of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Hundreds of thousands of Buddhists throng the hill-capital every year to venerate Buddha’s tooth relic which is taken on a parade on decorated elephants as traditional dancers and drummers perform. The event, which dates back centuries, is considered Sri Lanka’s most prominent religious and cultural ceremony. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
People throw colored powder into the air during the Holi Festival in Berlin. The original Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a festival celebrated in India and other Hindu countries. Some thousands of people celebrated this event with Indian Djs, acrobatics and dance in the German capital. (Oliver Lang/dapd) Click image to zoom.
Maria Delgado who lost 3 children, all victims of violence, poses next to volunteers holding a picture of her in front of their faces, during a protest in Caracas. (Reuters) Click image to zoom.
Bob Steele, of Jefferson, Texas, positions his bears during The Great Bear Show at the Dubuque (Iowa) County Fair. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald) Click image to zoom.
A girl uses two sticks connected with rope to make a big bubble at Luneta Park in Manila. (Reuters) Click image to zoom.
Fiestin poses for a picture on the last day of the fourth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala. Clowns from Central America and South America and the Caribbean have gathered for three days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops. (Mirror Online) Click image to zoom.
A sparrow drinks water from the beak of a pelican-shaped fountain at a park in Tokyo. (Mirror Online) Click image to zoom.
A man reacts while walking past an uprooted tree after Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong. A severe typhoon hit Hong Kong on Tuesday, disrupting business across the financial hub, with offices and the stock market to remain closed for at least part of the morning after the city raised its highest typhoon warning overnight. (Mirror Online) Click image to zoom.
Designer Darragh Casey “shelved” with his personal belongings in Cork, Ireland. (Barcroft Media)
A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix. Dust storms are common across Arizona during the summer, and walls of dust more than a mile high can blanket an area in a matter of seconds, sometimes reducing visibility to zero. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.