Dancers take part in a dress rehearsal of "Swan Lake" before it opened at the Joyce Theater in New York on Tuesday, February 2.
Riot police in Athens, Greece, try to avoid a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters during a nationwide strike on Thursday, February 4. Clashes broke out as tens of thousands of people protested pension reforms that are part of the country's latest economic bailout.
A monkey catches knives during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan, China, on Tuesday, February 2. Villagers say they've been breeding and training monkeys for centuries.
A great blue heron takes off from a frozen river in Washington on Monday, February 1.
A Syrian rebel fighter walks past sandbags in Arbin, Syria, on Friday, January 29.
People watch police destroy confiscated firecrackers in Shenyang, China, on Friday, January 29.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, and 17-year-old Syrian refugee Mazoun Almellehan attend an event at the London conference "Supporting Syria and the Region" on Thursday, February 4.
Men lift homemade weights at a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, February 2.
Brazilians enjoy the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, February 3.
An African elephant throws mud onto himself at a research center near Rumuruti, Kenya, on Sunday, January 31.
A woman cries Wednesday, February 3, as she touches the box containing the remains of St. Pio of Pietrelcina. The body of the Catholic monk, who died in 1968, was displayed in Rome's San Lorenzo Basilica.
A model presents a creation by Oscarleon during a fashion show in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, February 3.
Kashmiri Muslims in Srinigar, India, pray outside the shrine of Sufi saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani on Friday, January 29. The saint's relics were being displayed at the shrine.
Refugees protect themselves from the rain under a plastic cover in Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Wednesday, February 3.
People try to put out a forest fire in Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday, February 2.
A champion Limousin bull is seen in its pen Tuesday, February 2, during the Stirling Bull Sale in Stirling, Scotland.