Russian Cosmonauts and NASA astronauts take part in a three-day winter training in a forest at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia.
Nepalese Hindu devotees participated in a mass bathing ritual during the month-long Swasthani Festival in Changu Narayan at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on February 8, 2017. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation are marking the month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness.
Leading up to an expected government response to the court injunction that halted President Donald Trump’s restrictions on the travel of certain immigrants, people who had been stranded rushed back to the United States and demonstrators on both sides made their views known.
Quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in Houston. In Boston, Patriots fans took to the streets to celebrate Brady’s fifth ring.
AFP: “Pipeline” or “Pipe,” is a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O’ahu’s North Shore. Pipeline is notorious for huge waves which break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, forming large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride.
Dancers dressed as traditional characters in the “Baile de Negras” dance on the feast day of the Virgin of the Candelaria (Candlemas) in the town of Diriomo, Nicaragua.
Candlemas falls forty days after Christmas and is celebrated by Catholics as the presentation of Christ at the Temple.
Thousands of worshippers came to the beach in Montevideo, Uruguay on the feast day of Yemanja, African sea goddess, bearing candles, flowers, perfumes and fruit to show their gratitude for her blessings. The celebration coincides with the Roman Catholic feast day of the Virgin of Candelaria, marked Feb. 2.