Hurtling through the air on a serpentine track has universal appeal. Japanese women in kimonos ride a roller coaster during their Coming of Age Day event in Tokyo on Jan. 10. The Coming of Age day is held annually on the second Monday of January to congratulate all those who have reached the age of 20.
A float depicting President Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday.
Carnival Splendor arrived at a San Diego dock Thursday. Passengers began to leave the Carnival Splendor after being towed back to the southern California port, following an engine room fire that disabled the cruise ship.