Activists of the Ukrainian feminist movement Femen take part in a training session at the official Femen Centre, the Lavoir Modern Parisien, a former theatre in Paris.
Padlocks (locks of love) are covered with snow on the Pont des Arts bridge on January 19, 2013 in Paris.
Thousands of Turks gather in front of the offices of Armenian newspaper "Agos" during a commemoration ceremony for slain journalist Hrant Dink ,in Istanbul. Dink, one of the most prominent voices of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, was killed by a gunman on January 19, 2007. The 52-year-old Dink, a prominent member of Turkey's tiny Armenian community, campaigned for reconciliation but was hated by Turkish nationalists for calling the World War I massacres of Armenians a genocide.
A man detained by residents of Ayutla de los Libres forming their own vigilante police forces, is watched at a house in this town in the Mexican southern state of Guerrero. Hundreds of civilians armed with rifles, pistols and machetes decided to provide security for the communities of Tecoanapa and Ayutla de los Libre in the state of Guerrero, saying gangs were committing robberies, kidnappings and murder. The vigilante force has put up checkpoints on roads and conducts night watches in the towns. Guerrero, home to the Pacific resort town of Acapulco, has been one of the states hardest hit by Mexico's drug violence, which has left more than 70,000 people killed across the country since 2006.
Dance competitors warm up during the 2013 Manhattan Amateur Classic at the Chelsea Piers in New York. The amateur ballroom dance competition is sponsored by USA Dance and the Greater New York Chapter of USA Dance.
Mushers compete in Megeve, during the departure of a stage of the Grande Odyssee sledding race.
Rebel sniper takes aim at a target in the city of Aleppo. UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned that Syria is in a "death spiral", as his top humanitarian and human rights officials pleaded with the UN Security Council to take firmer action.
A homeless man sleeps in central Athens.
Demonstrators shout anti-racist slogans on January 19 in Athens as hundreds of Greeks and other nationals marched peacefully against racism and fascism. Nearly 3,000 people joined the rally that was set up by municipalities, organisations, migrant communities and main opposition party radical leftists Syriza. This week, authorities arrested a 29-year-old firefighter and another Greek man aged 25 for the murder of a 27-year-old Pakistani migrant in Athens.
A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire that engulfed a residential area in Manila. Almost 50 houses were destroyed leaving a hundred families homeless, according to local media reports.
South African artists perform during the opening ceremony of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at football competition at City stadium in Soweto.
A Paraguayan gaucho rides a colt during the Misiones Traditional Festival, held yearly in Santiago, Misiones, some 270 km south of Asuncion.
In memory of a Sufi saint
Muslim Sufi devotee offers prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival in Ajmer, India.
Images from the new 'Rain Room' installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan in New York City
The 66th Cannes Film Festival opens
Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg.