A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, performs evening rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to attend the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
You glow, girl
A reveler looks at the camera during Las Llamadas or parade of The Calls in Montevideo, Uruguay. A feature of the Montevideo Carnival, Candombe is an AfroUruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of tambores or drums: its roots can be traced back to the 1700's when African slaves were brought to Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Gallery Information Assistants view the centrepiece of artist Massimo Bartolini's new exhibition for the first time ahead of the exhibition opening at Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery.
Gleam in your eye
A woman looks into an Amish Kapoor's untitled sculpture as Sotheby's previews its forthcoming February sales of Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's, London.
Snake handler Saintilus Resilus, with his face painted red, talks to his assistants as they get ready to perform during pre-Lenten Carnival season in Petionville, Haiti. Resilus sees himself as something of a performance artist, showing off with snakes and other animals that Haitians don't see every day, earning tips from impromptu audiences. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Where the sun don't shine
A Sotheby's auction house employee looks at an oil painting by Gerhard Richter entitled Wolke (Cloud) 1976 and numbered 413, at Sotheby's auction house during a press preview in London. The work is estimated to sell for some 7-9 million pounds ( US.14.2 million, €8.1-10.5 million when sold at auction on Feb. 12, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A bumblebee collecting nectar from a flower. (PA)
Kirsty Smith puts a cricket in her mouth during the launch of the 2013 Edinburgh International Science Festival at the National Museum in Edinburgh.
Fuel to the fire
A dancer from the southern Indian state of Karnataka prepares to perform for a press preview ahead of the Surajkund Fair on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The fair is held for two weeks and features culture and crafts from all of India's states, its South Asian neighbors and other countries in the world. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Flash a smile
Fans of Burkina Faso during the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 football match between Burkina Faso and Zambia at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa. Chris Ricco/Backpagepix
Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara sect participate in rituals that is believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a 'Naga' or naked holy men, after taking dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna River during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. The significance of nakedness is that they will not have any worldly ties to material belongings, even something as simple as clothes. This ritual that transforms selected holy men to Naga can only be done at the Kumbh festival. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Flowers decorate the footprints that mark the last steps of Mahatma Gandhi, on his death anniversary in New Delhi, India. Gandhi, known as the father of the nation, was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist on Jan. 30, 1948. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The sun has got his hat on
A reveler performs during Las Llamadas or parade of The Calls in Montevideo, Uruguay. A feature of the Montevideo Carnival, Candombe is an AfroUruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of tambores or drums: its roots can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves were brought to Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
A man dressed as The God of Wealth poses for a picture outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong to celebrate the Year of the Snake as the Chinese lunar New Year starts on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Fireworks explode over the Basilica Menor after a procession honouring St. John Don Bosco, Catholic Patron Saint of Magicians, in Panama City. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Set the world on fire
The Jarl Squad parade on the streets of Lerwick during the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland.
A newly initiated Hindu monk of the Shri Panchayati Naya Udasin "akhara" or sect, puts on a turban during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to attend the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
An Indian man walks on a road leading to an illuminated Raisina hill, which houses India's most important ministries and presidential palace, after the Beating Retreat ceremony, in New Delhi, India. The ceremony is held annually on Jan. 29, which marks the end of republic day celebrations. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A man dressed as The God of Wealth poses for a picture next to some Chinese New Year decorations outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong to celebrate the Year of the Snake as the Chinese lunar New Year starts on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Catch some rays
A Hayward Gallery employee poses for photographers inside artist Anthony McCall's installation entitled 'You and I, Horizontal' at the gallery in London. The exhibition 'Light Show' featuring 25 illuminated installations and sculptures by artists from the 1960's to the present, will run from Jan. 30, 2013 to April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The light fantastic
Magic Hour by David Batchelor goes on show in the Light Show Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, on the South Bank in London.
Ring of fire
A Buddha statue is silhouetted by the sun on the hill of Phmon Baseth, outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Eduardo Rasberge, 48, known as Suitcase Woman paints his face as he prepares for the Banda de Ipanema block parade, a pre-Carnival event, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Suitcase Woman has been a Carnival regular for the past 30 years, honouring women and inspired by singer Carmen Miranda. According to Rio's tourism office, Rio's street Carnival this year will consist of 492 block parties, attended by an estimated five million Carnival enthusiasts. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)