A woman holds a painting of President Hugo Chavez as supporters gather around Bolivar square after his return to the country in Caracas. Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.
International Space Station (ISS) Commander Jeffrey Williams is seen silhouetted by the ISS's new cupola windows in Feb. 2010. Williams takes photographs through the windows, which are now open in the ISS's observation deck.
Pang Qing, top, and Tong Jian of China perform during the pairs short program competition at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.
Children take part in Olney, England's Pancake Race on Tuesday. The town's famous pancake race is held every Shrove Tuesday, featuring women who have lived in the town for more than six months. The event dates back to 1445 and is believed to have begun when a townswoman late for services on Shrove Tuesday at the Olney Parish Church ran down High Street to make it to the church, still clutching her frying pan and wearing an apron.
A group of Islamic school students playing cricket pose in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Cricket Council's World Cup jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, is scheduled to kick off in Dhaka on Feb. 19.
People dressed for carnival pose for photographers at the start of the Luzern-Carnival in Lucerne in the early morning hours. The history of Lucerne's carnival can be traced back over more than 600 years and is best known for its individually hand-crafted masks and costumes paraded in the town's streets and squares by thousands of revellers during the three-day carnival festival.
A swimmer dives into the icy water of the Houhai Lake in central Beijing.