The Big Day Out Festival, a Scottish National Poultry Show, Beijing preps for the Lunar New Year and more.
Karmel Kwipprath (L) and Donald Bruce hold their entry to the Old English game section of the Scottish National Poultry Show in Lanark Market in Scotland. This year's event had a record entry of over 3,500 exhibits with enthusiast traveling from all over the UK and Ireland to show their poultry.
A girl walks along trees with decorative red lanterns ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Ditan Park in Beijing. The Lunar New Year begins on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
An exterior view of the Alpeniglu Hotel at Hochbrixen at dusk in Brixen im Thale, Austria. The hotel is built completely of snow and ice, and features a bar, restaurant, wedding chapel and sleeping accommodations.
Boys play cricket on an empty lake bed, after heavy floods broke through an overflowing Walatapite dam, in Ampara district about 220 miles east of Colombo Sri Lanka. The water from the dam destroyed many rice fields in the area and the dry dam has left fishermen without work until it is repaired and restocked.
Men sunbathe at Al-Manara public beach in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Quinn's Vroom Vroom sculpture is installed in its new setting on Park Lane in London, England. The 4-meter-high sculpture consists of a vintage Fiat 500, the first car that the sculptor ever bought, grasped by an oversized aluminum child's hand modeled from Quinn's son. The exhibition has previously been displayed in Valencia and Abu Dhabi.
The Balloonatic performs on-stage during the Big Day Out Festival at the Gold Coast Parklands in Gold Coast, Australia.
A 5-month-old tiger cub looks at a rabbit in Jiufeng Forest Zoo in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The rabbit was put in the enclosure as a training exercise for the tiger to stimulate its hunting instinct, local media reported.
Actors in costumes arrive at the end of a 2-block queue for the Batman open auditions in London.
A performer dressed as a devil holds a stick with fireworks during traditional "Correfoc" (fire run) to mark the end of the local festivities in Palma in the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. Correfoc are traditional celebrations in eastern Spain with people dressed as dancing devils and lighting fireworks among crowds of spectators.
Models present creations by French designer Stephane Rolland as part of his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2011 fashion show in Paris, France.
A tree blossoms in Mayfair in London, England. Many trees around the UK are coming into blossom as spring approaches.
A street is blanketed by snow in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Schools from Washington, DC, to Connecticut closed as the sixth storm of the 2010-2011 winter season shut down much of the East Coast.