An Indian couple performs marriage rituals during a mass marriage of Pipa Kshatriya Darji community members belonging to the Indian state of Rajasthan on the occasion of Basant Panchami, or spring festival, in Ahmadabad. Thousands of couples tie the knot on this day, considered auspicious in Gujarat.
The 11th century Preah Vihear temple stands in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, about 152 miles north of Phnom Penh. Cambodian and Thai troops resumed an artillery duel along their disputed border on Feb. 5, damaging the Hindu temple.
A model presents a creation by Pilar Vera during the International Flamenco Fashion Show SIMOF in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. The show will run until Feb. 6.
An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
An Indian boy holds up his national flag before his team's AFC Asian Cup Group C soccer match against Australia at Al Saad Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.
A cat up for adoption reaches out to paw the camera Oct. 19, 2012, at the Johnson County Animal Shelter in Franklin, Ind. Thanks to the shelter's efforts, fewer cats and dogs have had to be euthanized in the past two years.
Young Buddhist monks react to camera at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, India. Bodh Gaya is the town where Buddha is believed to have attained nirvana, or enlightenment 2,500 years ago. An year-long commemoration of the 900th birth anniversary of the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa or the Karmapa lineage begins Wednesday.
A girl celebrates at Souk Waqif in Doha after the announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. Summer temperatures which can soar to above 50 degrees Celsius and a concern about lack of infrastructure did not deter FIFA on Thursday from awarding the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar.
An Iraqi woman is kissed by a nun at a funeral for two slain Christian brothers in Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Gunmen shot and killed two Christian brothers Monday in a northern Iraqi city in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority, Iraqi police said. A lawmaker called on Iraq's government Tuesday to better protect its dwindling Christian community and lambasted other nations that have offered asylum to fleeing Christians as meddling in Iraq's problems.