Volunteers stand in the ocean during an art exhibit; performers demonstrate the Coopers' Dance at Marienplatz Square; participants join the annual "No Pants Subway Ride" and more.
Volunteers stand and read the morning newspaper while “waiting for the bus” at Henley Beach on Jan. 8 in Adelaide, Australia. Surrealist artist Andrew Baines recruited 100 volunteers for this human installation, meant to illustrate corporate workers enjoying nature rather than waiting in a long queue for a trip to work.
Performers demonstrate the Coopers' Dance at Marienplatz Square on Jan. 7 in Munich. The Coopers' Dance, known in German as the Schaefflertanz, is performed every 7 years and dates back to 1702.
Paul Mears (Left), father of Chris Mears, and Jim Redmond, father of Derek Redmond, pose for a photograph in front of the London 1948 Olympic Cauldron. The British Olympic Association (BOA) announced the nomination process for its London 2012 Olympic torchbearers and introduced the first 2 nominees at Wembley Stadium on Jan. 10 in London.
Participants in the Union Square subway station during the annual “No Pants Subway Ride” on Jan. 8 in NYC. The annual event is staged by the group Improv Everywhere, which encourages people in dozens of cities worldwide to discard their pants while riding the subway.
African white lions Agata and Almaz, and Khan, a Bengali white tiger, look out from their open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Jockeys Timothy Bell (R) and Hugh Bowman ride Play for Gold and Riding Honours during a Magic Millions photo call ahead of the Magic Millions official barrier draw at Surfers Paradise on Jan. 10 on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland hits a forehand during her second round match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany during day 3 of the 2012 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on Jan. 10 in Sydney.
The Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.
A child displays a fish caught through a hole into a frozen river during an ice fishing competition at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on Jan. 7 in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea. The annual Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival attracts millions of visitors annually who gather to try their luck at ice fishing with traditional lures or even bare hands.
Louis Smith of Great Britain rounds the pommel horse during day 1 of the Men's Gymnastics Olympic Qualification round at North Greenwich Arena on Jan. 10 in London.
Members of a circus attend Pope Benedict XVI's Wednesday general audience in Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.
BMW executive Ian Robertson introduces the new BMW 3 Series during the press preview at the North American International Auto Show at the COBO Center on Jan. 9 in Detroit.