Workers prepare the landing area of the large hill for training for the ski jumping competitions of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Pragelato, Italy, Tuesday Feb. 14, 2006.
An Indian Naga Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, gathers his belongings after a holy dip at the River Ganges during the Magh Mela in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims take holy dips during the auspicious period of Magh Mela, hoping that their sins are washed away according to ancient Hindu scriptures.
Participants of a massive urban pillow fight hit each other in New York's Union Square, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. The event was organized by Newmindspace -- an interactive public art, creative cultural interventions and urban bliss dissemination based in New York and Toronto.
Children walk to work in the wee hours of the morning on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. The children collect recyclable garbage from the streets and sell them for a living.
An unidentified woman sorts red chilis drying at a farm in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. A worker earns 60 rupees, or about $1.3 U.S. a day for cleaning and sorting of chilis.
A woman stands in front of a blue illuminated display in the Ueberseemuseum (Overseas Museum) in Bremen, Germany, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. The installation is seen in the new Asian section which will be inaugurated Saturday, Feb. 18. Researchers catch nocturnal insect species in the treetops in rainforests with their light cages.
A Palestinian woman walks the stairs of Lions Gate, toward the al-Aqsa mosque, to attend Friday noon prayers in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday Feb. 17, 2006.
Can I Interest You in a Plane?
A representative from a U.S.-based major arms company, Lockheed Martin, arranges fighter airplane models such as the F-35, right, in an exhibition hall Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 in Singapore. The city-state hosts one of the world's biggest defense and aerospace conventions.
A model wears an outfit by British designer Jasper Conran, during his catwalk show at London Fashion Week in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006. The designers are showing their Autumn/Winter 2006 collections.
The Color Of Money
Maria Sharapova of Russia, left, and American Lindsay Davenport play tennis during a promotional tour inside the Ski Dubai resort in Dubai, Feb. 20, 2006. The Dubai Duty Free Open is the only tournament outside the U.S. and Australian Opens with equal pay for women.
Makoto Igarashi, an employee of Japanese toymaker Trane, tries the new version of Hizamakura, or lap pillow, during a press preview in Tokyo, Feb. 20, 2006. The life-size pillow is patterned after a woman's hips and legs and is fitted with a traditional dress.
On The Rocks
A Bartender makes cocktails at the opening of "Absolut Icebar Tokyo" on Feb. 17, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. Everything in the bar including the counter, the wall, table, glasses, and chairs are made from blocks of ice cut from Sweden's Torne River.
Moving A Mountain
Luke Vanderwerf, site manager at Grain Corp's Moree receiving depot, stands on a huge pile of Australian wheat Feb. 16, 2006, in Moree, Australia. The wheat from this year's harvest is being stored in massive grain sheds, awaiting transportation to ports for export.
Chinese people perform the traditional Ansai waist drum dance to mark the Chinese Lantern Festival on Feb. 13, 2006, in Ansai County, Yanan City, Shaanxi Province of China. The Ansai waist drum dance is a unique large-scale folk dance which dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period (BC770 - BC476) in Chinese history and is popular on the Loess Plateau in central China.