People dressed as comic characters sing and dance during the opening of the Festival of Humor called Yumorina in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa, April 1. The Fools' Day Festival lasts for two days and is an official holiday in Odessa.
A member of the winter and ice swimming club 'Seehunde Berlin,' or Berlin Seals, takes a dip in the frozen Oranke lake in Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 25. Every Christmas, club members meet for a swim at the lake.
A worker pulls himself through a bed of 'Wishing Spheres' in Singapore on Jan. 4. People wrote their wishes for 2010 on the spheres, which were illuminated in the marina as part of the city-state's New Year's celebrations.
An Israeli Arab boy dressed up as Santa Claus sits in a cardboard box during a Christmas parade through the town of Nazareth on Christmas Eve, Thursday.
Gold turtles and toads are displayed at a jewelery shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 21. Gold prices hit record highs for a fifth session and silver rallied to its strongest since 1980 as the dollar slid to a three-year low against a basket of major currencies and oil prices rallied.