February 2012 A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, basks in the sun at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival which falls on February Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
December 2011 An Indian family walks out of the doorway of the Lord Hanuman Hindu Temple in the Karol Bagh neighborhood of New Delhi. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most revered of gods in Hinduism. Kevin Frayer A/P
January 2012 Dancers from the German town of Landau applaud during a reception with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, unseen, for carnival clubs from all over Germany at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany.
February 2012 Thai-Swedish couple William Timhede (l.) and Napatsawan Timhede are chased by an actor in pirate costume as part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand, on the eve of Valentine's Day.
"Tuareg Celebration" by Brent Stirton. "Their hands stained by the indigo dye in their new clothes, Tuareg women celebrate a birth. Tuareg females rarely cover their faces, while men traditionally wear turbans that conceal all but their eyes.