Men attempt to pull apart burning torches on Sunday, February 11, during Toba-no-Hi-matsuri, a fire festival held annually at Toba Shinmeisha, a Shinto shrine in Nishio, Japan.
A sea eagle is examined in the Eekholt wildlife park before being released into the wild in Grossenaspe, Germany, on Friday, February 9.
Performers dressed as a "Gilles," the oldest and principal participants in the carnival of Binche in Belgium, prepare to throw oranges during the festive event on February 13. The tradition is one of the most ancient and representative of the region of Wallonia and was inscribed in 2008 on the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Members of Syrian civil defense forces evacuate a victim of an air strike in the rebel-held enclave of Arbin, near the capital Damascus on Friday, February 9.
A Sadhu, or holy man, applies color on his forehead while getting ready during the Maha Shivaratri festival inside Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday, February 13.
A model walks the runway during the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 ready-to-wear show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on Wednesday, February 14.
Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, on Sunday, February 11.
A Catholic faithful has her forehead marked during Ash Wednesday in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Wednesday, February 14. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian period of Lent, prior to Holy Week.
Riot police walk amid a cloud caused by smoke grenades launched by security forces to disperse protesters blocking bus lanes in Bogota, Colombia, on Wednesday, February 14. Protesters were demanding improvements to public transportation.
A girl touches the tail of the corpse of a beached whale in Caravia, Spain, on Friday, February 9.
A woman holds a doughnut installation inside a room at the Dessert Museum in Pasay City, the Philippines, on Sunday, February 11.
Ethiopian politician Andualem Arage, who was given a life prison sentence in 2012 on accusations of links to the banned Ginbot 7 group, celebrates with supporters after being released from Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, February 14.
A woman takes a selfie at the Edge of Government exhibition at the Museum of the Future at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, February 12.
Brides display their hands decorated with henna around a bride as she poses for her own photographer during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, on Sunday, February 11.