Japanese men stepping in a fountain to be purified during the annual Naked Man Festival or 'Hadaka Matsuri' at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, western Japan.
Pink flamingos at the Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai's only desert wetland occupying some 6.2 sq km on the banks of Dubai Creek.
People enjoying an artificial beach in Antofagasta, Chile, after sundown to avoid harmful ultraviolet rays.
A Lhasa Apso at the Westminster Kennel Club's 141st Annual Dog Show in New York.
Rape blossoms in full bloom in front of Mount Fuji at Azumayama Park outside Tokyo. Photo courtesy: AFP
Visitors bathing in a "chocolate spa" at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort facilities in Japan. The annual month-long event will run until February 28 for Valentine's Day celebrations.
Shops in the old part of Damascus, Syria, stocking up and displaying gifts for Valentine's Day.
In powder blue and gray military uniforms, red kerchiefs, and caps emblazoned with crimson stars, young Chinese students in the southwestern province of Guizhou perform kung fu exercises in their courtyard to stave off the winter cold.
The masquerade parade on Gran Canal during Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy.
ZZ, representing Russia at the 14th annual New York Pet Fashion Show presented by TropiClean at Hotel Pennsylvania.