A villager climbs to collect coconuts as fog envelopes outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, on Feb. 12. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer makes his qualification jump during the ski jumping normal hill qualification at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia on Friday. Matthias Schrader/AP
Zack (l.) and Heather Helmer show off Harvey the Bloodhound's ears at the Pennsylvania Hotel on Friday in New York City. Harvey is in contention for the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest dog ears. The 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place on Feb. 15 and 16 at Madison Square Garden. Mary Altaffer/AP
Olympic rings are illuminated on a barge in Stanley Park ahead of the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Chris Helgren/AP
Ornaments are displayed ahead of Valentine's Day at a shop in Beirut, Lebanon, on Feb. 12. Cynthia Karam/Reuters
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggger (l.) passes the Olympic Flame to Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Olympic Organizing Committee and Olympic gold medalist during the Olympic Torch relay in Vancouver, British Columbia. Opening ceremonies take place on Friday evening, bringing the torch relay to a close. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP
AC Milan's David Beckham rests prior to the start of their Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Udinese at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 12. Antonio Calanni/AP
Protesters dressed as characters from the movie 'Avatar' to draw attention to their campaign against their controversial Israeli barrier during a protest by Palestinians, Israelis, and foreign activists in the West Bank village of Nilin near Ramallah, on Feb. 12. Darren Whiteside/Reuters
Lindsey Vonn of the United States is seen after the Women's Downhill first training session was canceled due to bad weather conditions, heavy snow, and fog in Whistler, British Columbia ahead of the start of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Luca Bruno/AP
People walk outside Rome's Colosseum during a snow storm. A rare snow fell in Rome on Friday. The last time the city saw snow was in 2005 and the last significant accumulation was in 1986, when eight inches fell. Angelo Carconi/AP
The American trimaran BMW Oracle sails to port after defeating Swiss defender Alinghi on the first race of the 33rd America's Cup off of Valencia, Spain, on Friday. Victor R. Caivano/AP
Mounted police officers ride past protesters who had blocked the Olympic Torch relay route in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Olympic Flame was rerouted twice by police after protesters blocked roads. Chris Helgren/Reuters
An earthquake survivor prays as he holds a rosary at a destroyed cathedral to commemorate the January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The earthquake left 212,000 people dead, according to government reports, with 1 million survivors now living in streets in 492 makeshift shelter camps. Ivn Alvarado/Reuters
The government intends to combine three separate regions of Sanjiangyuan to create China’s first national park, setting aside an area the size of Pennsylvania. China is also working to set up a series of other trial national parks around the country.
More than 2,700 miles before the Mekong River drains into the South China Sea, before it winds past the ancient Khmer temple of Vat Phou and the poppy fields of the Golden Triangle, it begins on the Tibetan Plateau in western China. Tibetan Buddhists believe the spiritual source of the river is an alpine lake called Zaxiqiwa. Scientists have argued for decades over the river’s geographical origin. Not one of them doubts that it trickles down from a glacier high in the serrated mountains. The question is which one.