oldest woman
Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, eats her lunch ahead of her 116th birthday celebrations at Kurenai Nursing Home in Osaka, Japan. She was born on March 5, 1898 and married in 1919Getty
fashion vacuum pack
Dutch designer Iris van Herpen's show at Paris Fashion Week featured writing models vacuum packed in suspended square plastic bagsReuters
china aircraft carrier
Wen Yuzhu poses for pictures on the deck of his miniature model of China's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, by the seaside in Qingdao, Shandong provinceReuters
ai weiwei
An artwork called Baby Formula, by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, is displayed at the Ayala Museum in Makati City, Metro Manila. made from 1,815 cans of popular baby formula milk brands arranged to form a map of China, the work represents the artist's reaction to the issue of milk safety in ChinaReuters
doggie gras
A a brown Labrador named Code Four competes in the Doggie Gras parade at the Helen Woodward Animal Centre in Rancho Santa Fe, CaliforniaReuters
mardi gras
Mardi Gras revellers party in the French Quarter of New Orleans, despite the rainGetty
carnival trinidad
Revellers dance during the annual Trinidad & Tobago Carnival at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-SpainReuters
carnival poland
Revellers take part in a traditional last-day-of-carnival event called "Kusaki" in Jedlinsk, near Radom in Poland. During the carnival, where all roles are played by males, villagers portray the "defeat of Death"Reuters
carnival mud
Revellers celebrate Carnival at the annual block party known as "Os Cao" (The Dog) by covering themselves with mud from mangrove swamps, in Redinha, Rio Grande do Norte state in northeastern BrazilReuters
venice floods
A boy wearing a carnival costume runs in high water in Saint Mark's Square in VeniceGetty
new zealand storm
A man wades through water outside his house after an enormous thunderstorm in Christchurch, New ZealandGetty
australia storm
A large storm cloud looms over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera HouseGetty
Great Lakes frozen
Ice cover on the Great Lakes is seen from space by NASA's Aqua satelliteReuters/NASA
greenpeace glacier
Greenpeace activists prepare to plant a flag on Olivares glacier for the symbolic founding of Glacier Republic to draw attention to the need to protect Chilean glaciersReuters
soldier fire
A frontier soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, ChinaReuters
china hair cuts
Chinese People's Armed Police give free haircuts during the annual "Learn from Lei Feng Day" in Shanghai. Lei Feng, a soldier in the People's Liberation Army who died in an accident in 1962, is celebrated as a national hero for his self-sacrificing and patriotic actsReuters
china yawn
A military band member yawns during the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingReuters
ukraine football
Ukrainian servicemen play football near Russian military vehicles at the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea regionReuters
ukraqine planes
A Russian soldier lies with his back to Ukrainian fighter jets as he watches Ukrainian servicemen at the Belbek airport in the Crimea regionReuters
india ink
Subrata Roy, Sahara group chairman, has ink thrown at him an unidentified man upon his arrival at the Supreme Court in New DelhiReuters
basketball
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul stretches prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Centre in Phoenix, ArizonaReuters