A worker stacks bricks on his head at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Monday, January 12.
U.S. Sen. John McCain fools around with colleagues upon arriving at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, January 13.
Men dressed as "Chlaeuse," figures that scare away evil spirits, carry bells on a meadow during the traditional Silvesterchlausen festival near Urnaesch, Switzerland, on Tuesday, January 13. Every year on December 31 and January 13, groups of Chlaeuse walk through the countryside of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden.
Pro-democracy legislator Raymond Chan is taken away by security guards after he protested against Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during Leung's annual policy address on Wednesday, January 14.
In this long-exposure photo, a traveler without pants waits for a train Sunday, January 11, during the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Mexico City. The annual event also occurs in other cities around the world, including New York.
Shiite militia and Iraqi army members point from a bullet-ridden vehicle as they continue to clash with the ISIS militant group Wednesday, January 14, near Baghdad, Iraq.
A flock of sheep walks in a hazy Beijing suburb on Thursday, January 15.
Police surround a courtroom cell in Cairo as men celebrate being acquitted of "debauchery" on Monday, January 12. The 26 men were arrested last month by police looking for gay people at a public bathhouse. The arrests caused an uproar among activists and rights groups.
Boys in Tongi, Bangladesh, jump from one overcrowded train to another on Sunday, January 11. Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims were trying to return home after attending the Islamic Congregation, a three-day religious gathering.
A Bedouin man prays near his camel in the Judean Desert, between Jerusalem and Jericho, West Bank, on Saturday, January 10.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after a day trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday, January 14.
A Hindu holy man takes a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, January 13. Hindu monks and pilgrims were making their annual trip to Sagar Island, India, for the Makar Sankranti festival.
People in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, flip over a car to block a street during a protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly on Sunday, January 11.
A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's residence in London, on Tuesday, January 13.
A man in Houston walks through a tunnel that connects two buildings at the Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, January 13. The tunnel, "The Light Inside," is the work of American artist James Turrell.
Placards reading "I am Charlie" sit in front of European Parliament members Monday, January 12, in Strasbourg, France. The slogan expressed support for those affected by the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
A boy fishes for trout at a frozen river during the annual ice festival in Hwacheon, South Korea, on Saturday, January 10.
People pull an injured devotee from the carriage of the statue of the Black Nazarene during a religious procession in Manila, Philippines, on Friday, January 9. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics joined the annual procession a week before Pope Francis visited the country.
Japanese women wearing kimonos ride a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park during a Coming of Age Day celebration on Monday, January 12.
Abu Nejme, a 21-year-old fighter with the Free Syrian Army, is carried by a fellow fighter in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, January 10. Nejme lost his legs from a barrel bomb about six months ago.
A commuter struggles to get on a crowded train during a bus strike in London on Tuesday, January 13.
Workers in Burbank, California, pour hot molten bronze on Tuesday, January 13, as they make a statuette for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this long-exposure photo taken on Saturday, January 10. The rocket was on a routine mission to resupply the International Space Station.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, takes a question from a sailor aboard the USS America on Wednesday, January 14. Hagel was on a three-day trip to thank people for their service during his time as secretary. Hagel announced his resignation in November.