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. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
A golf ball is lodged in a cactus on the first hole during a practice round for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Golf Tournament in Marana, Ariz., on Tuesday. Matt Sullivan/Reuters
Lolo, a black jaguar, plays with her newborn cub inside their cage at Jordan's zoo in Yaduda. The two-month-old cub made his first public appearance on Tuesday. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
A flooded road is seen in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall Monday night caused floods across southern Spain. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
A policeman stands inside the National Congress which is covered with 'Ants,' a work by Colombian artists Rafael Gomez Barros in Bogota on Tuesday. Barros said the ants symbolize the people displaced by continuous armed conflict in Colombia. John Vizcaino/Reuters
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko waves as she leaves the court building in central Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday set February 25 for the inauguration of Viktor Yanukovich as president while Tymoshenko launched a challengeto his election in court. Alexander Prokopenko/Reuters
A volunteer looks in to the thick fog at Cypress Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, on Tuesday. Several events in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, such as women's snowboardcross, were postponed on Tuesday due to the weather. Bela Szandelszky/AP
A model sits backstage before the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2010 collection show in New York City during Fashion Week. Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bruno Domingos/Reuters
An unidentified man wearing a jet pack comes in for a landing during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
Norway's skip Tomas Ulsrud watches his shot during men's curling against Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on Tuesday. Lyle Stafford/Reuters
Supporters with 'Erin' painted on their bodies arrive to cheer on luger Erin Hamlin at the women's singles luge event in Whistler, British Columia, on Tuesday. Tony Gentile/Reuters
French musician Sylvie Sissakian plays a glass percussion instrument during a rendition of the Glass Orchestra 'Transparences,' ahead of a concert in Vendenheim, France, on Tuesday. Frenchman Jean-Claude Chapuis, a jazz musician and science historian, created the 'Glass Orchestra,' in 1995 to play historical and new instruments based on the acoustic richness of glass. Vincent Kessler/Reuters
Police officers guard the scene of a train crash site in Buizingen, Belgium, on Tuesday. Two commuter trains collided head-on at rush hour in a Brussels suburb on Monday, killing 18 people and leaving 150 injured. Yves Logghe/AP
For more than a decade, Europe has been accustomed to relying on German leader Angela Merkel for strength and stability. But with her bid to form a new government in tatters, the continent may have to look elsewhere for leadership.
Earlier this spring, when President Trump threatened to drop out of a major climate accord and berated fellow NATO members on his first trip to Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied the continent.