Hindu devotees pray as they bathe in the Sangam or confluence of the Yamuna, Ganges and mythical Saraswati rivers at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (eyes)
Pope Benedict XVI attends an ordinary consistory at the Vatican, during which he announced his resignation
Jari Matti Latvala of Finland and Mikka Anttila of Finland compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC during Day Two of the WRC Sweden
People shield themselves from the blowing snow as a blizzard arrives in the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts
Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake and cause severe air pollution in Beijing, China
A scuffle breaks out during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin
Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hindu devotees bathe on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh Mela
People walk and sled through a snowy Prospect Park in Brooklyn the morning after a massive snow storm in New York City.
An artist performs a stunt on a tricycle during Nitro Circus Live at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
Cyprien Richard of France skis in the Men's Giant Slalom during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.
The 16th annual UK Parliamentary Pancake Race takes place in front of the Houses of Parliament on Shrove Tuesday
A birds-eye view as US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington
A model of Knut the world-famous polar bear, featuring his original fur, on display in the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany
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