pillars of creation
The Hubble space telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 has captured a new image of the Pillars of Creation, three towers of gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula. The new version is shown here alongside the famous 1995 imageNasa/ESA/Hubble
London zoo
A Sumatran tiger looks at visiting children from its enclosure during the London Zoo's annual stock-takeDan Kitwood/Getty Images
london zoo
Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo during the annual animal countToby Melville/Reuters
dog meat korea
A dog called Snowball, rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea, settles into the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria shelter in Virginia, USA. Twenty-three dogs destined to be killed for human consumption in South Korea are being imported into the United States this week to be put up for adoption as pets, in the first such dog rescue of its kindRobert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images
harbin ice and snow festival
A man wearing a teddy bear suit leans on a snow sculpture during the 16th International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang provinceFred Dufour/AFP
us weather
The Chicago skyline is seen above a partially frozen Lake Michigan in Chicago, IllinoisJim Young/Reuters
A man breaks ice in the Tundzha river so that others can dance in it during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Kalofer, BulgariaStoyan Nenov/Reuters
Bulgarian men dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha river during a celebration to commemorate Epiphany Day in the town of KaloferStoyan Nenov/Reuters
three kings
A man dressed as Balthazar, one of the three wise men, poses during the traditional Epiphany parade in Malaga, southern SpainJon Nazca/Reuters
Indian Hindu priests and devotees take part in an evening prayer ritual at the Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the annual Magh Mela in AllahabadSanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images
Band members of the Indian security forces rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New DelhiAnindito Mukherjee/Reuters
full moon
Policemen look at the full moon while patrolling along the Rio Bravo at the border crossing between Mexico and the United States in Ciudad JuarezJose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters
dakar rally
KTM rider Jakub Przygonski of Poland is pictured during the second stage of the Dakar Rally 2015, from Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan in ArgentinaJean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
AirAsia Flight QZ8501
Members of Indonesia's Coast Guard display recovered seats from the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashOscar Siagian/Getty Images
AirAsia Flight QZ8501
A member of the Indonesian Navy shows a camera that was recovered from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java SeaJuni Kriswanto/AFP
gay marriage florida
Newlyweds Jeff and Todd Delmay kiss as Karla Arguello and Catherina Pareto, who also were married, look on in the Miami-Dade court room. Gay marriage is now legal statewide after the courts ruled that the ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and the Supreme Court declined to interveneJoe Raedle/Getty Images
dresden umbrella
Riot police officers watch as demonstrators unfurl an umbrella in a protest against the march of an anti-Muslim movement in BerlinHannibal Hanschke/Reuters