Participants dressed as 'Befana' row on Gran Canal during the traditional Epiphany Boat Race on January 6, 2013 in Venice, Italy. In Italy, Epiphany is celebrated on January 6, and on the canal mascareta boats are piloted in tribute to 'Befana', a witch who delivers gifts and sweets to children.
クレジット: Barbara Zanon
Four newly named bishops by Pope Benedict XVI attend the Epiphany Mass at the St. Peter's Basilica on January 6, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the ceremony the pontiff named four new bishops including his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein.
クレジット: Franco Origlia
Greek Orthodox swimmers hold the wooden cross they retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC
クレジット: BULENT KILIC
This picture taken on January 5, 2013 shows people visiting Ice and Snow World during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. This year's 'Ice and Snow World' features majestic ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters equipped with LED lights, bringing a colourful and warm aura to the icy wonderland. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets French actor Gerard Depardieu during their meeting in Putin's residence in Sochi on January 5, 2013. Putin earlier granted citizenship to Depardieu after the French movie star said he was quitting his homeland to avoid paying a new millionaires' tax. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV
Anglers cast lines through holes into a frozen river during an ice fishing competition at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on January 5, 2013 in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea. The annual event attracts thousands of visitors and features a mountain trout ice fishing competition in which participants compete with tradition lures or with bare hands.
クレジット: Chung Sung-Jun
Elvis tribute artist John Paul Mellings, aged 6, poses as he waits to take part in the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Hotel on January 4, 2013 in Birmingham, England. Elvis impersonators are taking part in three days of competition from which a winner will go forward to the International Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, USA.