New Zealand player stiff arms Aoife Doyle of Ireland during the IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Georgia
Rowers dressed in costumes take part in the traditional regatta on the Grand Canal which officially opens the Venice Carnival
Eva Samkova, Michela Moioli, Alexandra Jekova, Dominique Maltais, Chloe Trespeuch and Faye Gulini compete in the Women's Snowboard Cross Olympic final in Sochi.
Eduardo Pedroza (L) on Zarras is on his way to win the Grand Prix Prestige on the frozen lake on the second weekend of the White Turf races in St Moritz in Switzerland.
A boy and his father walk on a snow covered field in Tokyo while snow covered Mount Fuji is seen in the background. Two people were killed when a fresh snow storm hit Japan, disrupting rail and road travel, and grounding more than 100 flights.
A Sri Lankan elephant takes a morning stroll along a street in Colombo. The Sri Lankan elephant is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations.
South Korean conservative protesters scuffle with riot police as police seize a North Korean flag from the demonstrators during an anti-North Korea protest in Seoul. The rally coincided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's birthday.
Anti-government students attack a water cannon during a protest in Caracas. Supporters and opponents of Venezuela's leftist government staged rallies in the capital.
Kjetil Jansrud of Norway on his way to winning Olympic Gold in the Men's Super G in Sochi (Pic: EPA)
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