It's the first full week of 2013 and it's back to business as usual for bull riders, buddhist monks and models around the world.
A competitor rides a bull during the Professional Bull Riders invitational at Madison Square Garden in New York.
A boy in traditional attire plays his drum during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Record at a field in Titabar town in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. A total of 14,833 Assamese people on Sunday attempted to enter the Guinness Book of World Record by playing the drums for 15 minutes non stop, organizers said.
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant Rubber Duck enters Cockle Bay Wharf on opening day of the Sydney Festival in Sydney, Australia. Sydney festival opening, previously 'Sydney Festival First Night', was scaled back from previous years, when crowds reached as many as 60,000 for the launch.
Buddhist monks release paper lanterns into the sky in Suphan Buri province. The lanterns were released during a traditional pilgrimage to pay homage to Lord Buddha and bless Thailand as it enters the new year.
A man fishes near cats on the coast of the northern city of Alexandria.
A woman wearing a wedding dress poses for pictures in snow next to the West Lake of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association display their balancing skills atop bamboo ladders during a New Year demonstration by the fire brigade in Tokyo.
Jamil the 4-week-old Greater One Horned Rhinoceros stands with her mother Behan in their enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England. The 3-foot-high baby rhino weighing 59kg at birth made her first public appearance today as keepers at the zoo undertook their annual stocktake.
Promotor Kikuko Nakamura displays a new 4D Cityscape Time Puzzle of Shanghai city during the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair in Hong Kong. The mainland Chinese financial hub is the latest city to be added to the series of world famous cities, and will be sold with a retail price of around $40. The fair features about 1,900 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions.
People play in the water as they take their first bath in the north sea to celebrate the arrival of the new year in Ostende. About a thousand people took part in this annual tradition that takes place on the first Saturday of the new year.
Models walk the catwalk during the MAN show at the London Collections: MEN AW13 at The Old Sorting Office in London.
A surfer drinks a coffee as he sits with his surfboard on the footpath above Manly Beach on a hot, summer day in Sydney. Media reports say as temperatures rise and humidity falls across the country, bushfires are threatening properties in several parts of Australia.
A woman passes a knitted sign stating "The End is Far" in London.
France's Cyril Despres rides his KTM motorcycle during the second stage of the Dakar Rally 2013, from Pisco to Pisco.
A man polishes a snow sculpture in preparation for Shenyang International Ice and Snow Festival, Liaoning province. The festival kicks off on January 10, local media reported.