A man dressed as Darth Vader, a character from the Star Wars movies, arrives for a promotional event for “Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace 3D” in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)
Offshore winds whip waves against the rock wall on the north side of the Palm Beach Inlet on Tuesday. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post) Click image to zoom.
A white Bengal tiger yawns at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, and several hundred are in captivity worldwide. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
A bird is perched on the branch of a flowering tree in Agartala, India. (Sushanta Das/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
Starfish are spread out on the ground to be dried for plant food near Ishinomaki, Japan, where the earthquake and tsunami heavily damaged the island. The second anniversary of the disaster is Sunday. (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
The largest solar storm in five years sent a huge wave of radiation into earth’s atmosphere, creating a brilliant show of the aurora borealis near Yellowknife, North West Territories. Yellowknife, which is situated directly under the auroral “oval,” has some of the best northern lights viewing in the world. (Bill Braden/The Canadian Press) Click image to zoom.
Pat Moon and his team travel the Kuskokwim River toward McGrath, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News) Click image to zoom.
An Indian woman carries marigold flowers on her head on the outskirts of Jammu, India. Marigolds are widely used as strings of garland and for Hindu religious rituals. (Channi Anand/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
“Feisty anti-Kremlin activists — the ones that terrorized the Red Square with purple smoke bombs and an illegal performance of their hardcore tune Putin Pissed Himself – strike again! Pussy Riot crashed Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour with their new anthem Virgin, Exorcise Putin! and its catchy chorus of “Holy shit, shit, shit/Holy shit, shit, shit.”
Tenor singer Florian Simson poses after make-up artists transformed his head into a carp during a press conference for the “make-up artist design show 2012″ trade fair in Duesseldorf, western Germany. (AFP)