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A school bus passes angel paintings seen along the route to the Chalk Hill School where the Sandy Hook Elementary School children will begin to attend classes in Monroe, Connecticut. The repurposed school is having an open house today and will begin hosting classes tomorrow.


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A man dries incense sticks in preparation for Tet, the traditional Vietnamese lunar new year, in Hong Chau village, outside Hanoi. Tet is from February 9 till 17.


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A Bedouin girl swings from a tree as she plays with other in the Jordan Valley, near West Bank city of Jenin.


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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men take part in a yoga class at a studio in Ramat Beit Shemesh, some 20 km from Jerusalem. Almost a dozen devout Jewish men meet weekly at the studio, the only one of its kind in a neighbourhood where tensions have flared in the past between religious and secular Jews. The studio offers gender separated classes in accordance with the religious beliefs against mixing of the sexes in public.


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Greek Orthodox clergymen clean the Church of the Nativity, believed by many Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP

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A Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) catches a fish in his compound at the zoo in Dresden, Germany.

Matthias Rietschel/AP

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A devotee wears a big turban made from colourful sheets of cloth as he sits outside the shrine of Muslim Sufi Saint Data Ganj Bakhsh on his death anniversary in Lahore. Devotees started a three-day celebration of the 969th festival of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman popularly known as Data Gunj Bakhsh.


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Shoes hang on a power line at Letna park overlooking Prague. Czech teenagers, who skateboard at the park, throw their damaged and unwanted shoes over the wire at the city's main skating hangout.


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A participant lights a candle next to a sign during a vigil for the Indian rape victim, who passed away last Friday, in Singapore. The death of the 23-year-old woman, who has not been named, prompted street protests across India, international outrage and promises from the government of tougher punishments for offenders. About 150 people took part in the vigil in Singapore.


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Visitors look at an exhibit on display during the opening of "Art Experiment" exhibition at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s in Moscow's Gorky Park, Russia. The exhibition is sponsored by the British Council.

Mikhail Metzel/AP

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A Pakistani man rides a horse along the beach of Karachi, Pakistan as the sun sets,.

Shakil Adil/AP

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An Afghan boy tries to hit ball with a stick during an Afghani game known as 'Top Danda' in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Hoshang Hashimi/AP

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