Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women pray on Mount Meron during the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer near the grave site of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the northern Israeli village of Meron. Photograph: Abir Sultan
Fatme Ulanova stands during her wedding ceremony with Djamal Sirakov (not pictured) in the village of Ribnovo, in southwestern Bulgaria. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff
Supporters of Ahl-i-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), a political and religious group, raise their hands during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: Athar Hussain
Naga Sadhus, considered by many to be holy people in India, are waiting to start a parade to the holy waters of Ganges river during Kumhb Mela in Allahabad, India.
Photograph: Konstantino Hatzisarros
A view of a rice field terrace taken from the highest hill near Yuanyang, Yunnan, China.
Photograph: Thierry Bornier
Participants celebrate after releasing a hot-air balloon during the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival in Taunggyi in Myanmar’s northeastern Shan State. Photography: Ye Aung Thu
A Palestinian girl holds a candle inside her family’s house during a power cut in Jabaliya refugee camp, in northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ali Ali
A family gather around a grave of a relative that was killed when Typhoon Haiyan struck their home in Leyte, Philippines. Photograph: Dan Kitwood
Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte over one week after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the area. Photograph: Philippe Lopez
Buddhist monks prepare to release sky lantern after a blessing ceremony during the Loy Krathong Festival at a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photographer: Vincent Thian
This image taken from a low-light video camera shows tracer-fire from antiaircraft guns on February 22, 1991 in Baghdad, Iraq. The video was shot from the hotel room of CNN correspondents who remained in Baghdad during the Gulf War.
In this image taken from a video footage shot by APTN, a group of dancers performs as part of Arirang festival in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009.