china dragon
Dancers perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron during Lantern Festival celebrations in Queshan county, Henan province, ChinaReuters
lantern festival
People line up with lanterns as they celebrate the Lantern Festival in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, ChinaReuters
china fire
A firefighter attempts to extinguish a blaze which broke out on piles of reeds at a paper factory in Changde, Hunan province, ChinaReuters
venice zombie
A woman crosses a canal during a 'Zombie Walk', part of the Venetian CarnivalReuters
venice zombies
Participants dressed as zombies and soldiers simulate a fight at a 'Zombie Walk', during carnival in VeniceReuters
venice carnival
Rowers lift their oars in sign of salute at the start of the traditional regatta on the Grand Canal which officially opens the Venice CarnivalGetty
flood aerial
A recently constructed wall of flood defences surrounds houses next to the river in Staines-Upon-ThamesGetty
Large waves hit the lighthouse and harbour at high tide at Newhaven in East SussexReuters
ship ice
A ship is frozen in Lake Superior at port in Superior, Wisconsin, US. About 94% of Lake Superior is covered with iceReuters
new york ice
The sun shines through icicles that have formed on the grates of a fence on the roof of the Empire State Building in New YorkReuters
snow carnival
People play in the snow at the Quebec Winter Carnival in CanadaReuters
olympic snowboard
France's Deborah Anthonioz, Faye Gulini of the US, Austria's Maria Ramberger, France's Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic compete during the women's snowboard cross semi-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic GamesReuters
olympic ski jump
France's Jason Lamy Chappuis speeds down the jump during a training session for the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic combined individual 10km competition at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic GamesReuters
olympic fog
Fog shrouds the trees before a delayed start for the men's snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa KhutorReuters
Fabio Fognini of Italy sprays champagne over David Ferrer of Spain after Ferrer defeated him in their men's singles final at the ATP Buenos Aires OpenReuters
ukraine barricades
A bulldozer removes barricades at the site of recent clashes with riot police in Kiev after Ukrainian anti-government protesters ended the two-month-old occupation of city hallReuters
ukraine protesters
Anti-government protesters leave the city hall in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities have offered to drop all criminal charges against activists as long as municipal buildings are cleared of protesters and some main roads unblockedReuters