January 16, 2014

Published January 16, 2014



1

A Hindu devotee takes a ritual shower before he starts his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves Temple during Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thousands of Hindus participate in the annual thanksgiving festival in which devotees subject themselves to painful rituals in a demonstration of faith and penance held in honor of Lord Subramaniam.

2

Hindu women sit around fires to warm themselves up before taking a holy bath at Saali River during the first day of the Swasthani Brata Katha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, Nepal.

3

Kei Nishikori of Japan holds an ice pack to his face during a men's singles match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne. Organizers have been slammed for forcing players to play in searing temperatures.

4

Chadian civilians sit on a Chadian military truck in the PK12 district of Bangui to flee the Central African Republic and return to Chad.

5

The Saudi Hawks Display Team performs at the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain.

6

A man pushes a cart carrying passengers' luggage outside a railway station in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Jan. 15, 2014, during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush.

7

The Colby fire, which has so far scorched 125 acres, burns in the hills above Glendora, California.

8

Cars are seen on top of each other after being hit by flood waters in Manado. At least 13 people were killed after overnight flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island, an official said.

9

Condensation droplets are seen on a window in Irsee, Germany.

10

Driver Andrey Karginov and co-pilots Andrey Mokeev and Igor Devyatkin, all from Russia, ride their Kamaz truck up a dune during the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Iquique and Antofagasta, Chile, Jan. 15, 2014.

11

Poland's Jerry Janowicz is sprayed with cool water at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne. The Australian Open organizers implemented the Extreme Heat Policy when the temperature topped 43°C (109°F) and play was halted for just over fours on the outside courts but continued on the covered show courts.

12

Surfer Cole Clisby rides his surfboard off the top of a wave as the sun sets off the shores of Leucadia, California, Jan. 15, 2014.

13

Models walk with creations partially made of chocolate during Chocolate Fashion Show as part of Salon du Chocolate in Seoul, South Korea.


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