ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK | REUTERS
A man takes a dip in the icy waters of the River Neva in front of St. Isaac's Cathedral, as part of celebrations to mark Epiphany, in temperatures around minus 17 degrees Celcius (1 degree Fahrenheit) in St. Petersburg January 19, 2013. Orthodox believers immerse themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather, an age-old ritual which commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River, or the Epiphany, which the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates on January 19.
MUZAFFAR SALMAN | REUTERS
Guevara, a Syrian Palestinian woman married to an Al Wa'ad battalion commander, is pictured in Aleppo January 19, 2013. Guevara was the director of a secondary school before the revolution and is now one of the main snipers of the battalion on the front line in Aleppo.
ANDREW BIRAJ | REUTERS
A boy plays with balloons by Buriganga river as smoke emits from a dump yard during sunset in Dhaka January 19, 2013.
ADNAN ABIDI | REUTERS
India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels in front of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan during a rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 19, 2013. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It is held every year on January 29.
SUZIE WONG | REUTERS
Locals walk past a gate of courtyard houses at Doufuchi Hutong on a hazy day in central Beijing January 18, 2013. The air quality in Beijing fell to dangerous levels again on Saturday after only a few days of blue skies, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken January 18, 2013.