From ice skaters, to swimmers, actors, or football players, the best of the best compete in this week in photos.
Nuns light candles at Shwe Dagon pagoda, the “Golden Pagoda”, in Yangon, Burma.
AXE astronauts invade the NYC subway for the AXE Apollo campaign promoting new products.
Participants, including one dressed as The Hulk, get ready for the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships in London. The Championship is open to all ages and abilities.
Japanese macaque monkeys huddle together to stay warm at the Awajishima Monkey Center in Japan. Severe cold weather has hit Japan with more heavy snowfall.
Marco Dilauro and wife, Nadia, wear period costumes for the Venice Carnival. Dilauro’s passion is making masks and costumes for Carnival, which ends on the day before Ash Wednesday.
A competitor surfaces from an underground tunnel during the Tough Guy Challenge in Telford, England.
Richard Bartniczek awaits the start of the Monte Carlo Classic Rally in Glasgow. 100 cars will set off from The People’s Palace at Glasgow Green en route to Monte Carlo.
In a traditional carnival celebration in the northern Spanish region of Navarra, men wear big copper bells on their backs and carry horse tails in a parade to the neighboring town of Ituren. The carnival celebrates the welcoming of spring after a tough winter.
Actress Jessica Chastain, star of “Zero Dark Thirty”,walks the red carpet at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA. Chastain was nominated for Best Actress.
Visitors wear protective shoe coverings as they walk through a light installation by Carlos Cruz-Diez at the “Light Show” exhibition in London.
A man watches waves crash over North Curl Curl ocean pool after winds and heavy rain from cyclone Oswald battered Sydney on Monday producing large swells the next day.
Fans cheer as all-star players enter the field before the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Junior Pairs Champions Brittney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer perform at the US Figure Skating Championships in Omaha, NE.
A dog in the Krew of Barkus parade is pushed around during Mardi Gras 2013 celebrations. New Orleans is bracing for record crowds as the NFL Super Bowl collides with Mardi Gras season, which locals call “Super Gras”.
Billy Smith recycles a damaged British Academy of Film and Television Arts award in a furnace, to make new ones at the New Pro Foundaries in west London. The BAFTAs will take place in London on Feb. 10.