This gallery is a compliation of fine images from around the world, taken by photographers working with various agencies. A Sadhu (holy man) returns after taking a holy dip at the Sangam in Allahabad. The Sangam is a holy bathing site during The Kumbh Mela, which runs from January till March, and takes place every 12 years in Allahabad while smaller events are held every three years in other locations around India. A bird picks food from the statue of the Hindu god Garuda at Basantapur Durbar square in Kathmandu. The Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city, is located in the centre of the capital and is listed as a Unesco world heritage site. A Syrian shepherd cares for his flock near the ruins of the ancient Roman city of of Serjilla, in the northwestern province of Idlib. The conflict in Syria has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. Afghans shop at an open air market a day before the celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year on the Iranian calendar. Guatemala's Gisela Morales swims to win the gold medal during the women's 200 meters backstroke final in the Central American Games in San Jose. A stroller walks his dog while heavy snow falls at the beginning of spring in Duisburg, Germany. A volunteer puts flowers next to a cross at the Arlington West Iraq war memorial display on the beach next to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. An Iraqi woman looks at a display of pictures of people killed by Saddam Hussein's regime at the Shaheed Monument in Baghdad, Iraq. Saddam Hussein had the split teardrop-shaped sculpture built in the middle of a manmade lake in the early 1980s to commemorate Iraqis killed in the Iran-Iraq War. The names of hundreds of thousands of fallen Iraqi soldiers are inscribed in simple Arabic script around the base. In recent years, the Shiite-led government has begun turning it into a museum honoring the overwhelmingly Shii The Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit designed by Freddie Burretti (1972) is seen at the "David Bowie is" Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Pakistani women and children reach their hands to receive an orange during a donated food distribution at a local shrine, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. People, who visit a local shrine and pray that their wishes are fulfilled, usually offer food to be distributed to the poor. Elderly Pakistan, Gul Nabi, 70, sits on a roadside near his home with his granddaughter Shailala, a year and a half, sleeping on his lap, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 18, 2013. Gul Nabi and nine members of his family fled Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur in 2009, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, and took refuge in Islamabad. Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West, Florida, in this file photo taken in 2007. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this subtropical island at the bottom of the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are the end of the road, where the legendary US Route 1 stops for the ocean at mile zero, a classic American road trip. A handout picture shows the Mars 2013 camp just after sunset in the desert of Morocco. Between February 1 and 28, 2013, the Austrian Space Forum in partnership with the Ibn Battuta Center in Marrakesh - conducted an integrated Mars analog field simulation in the northern Sahara near Erfoud in Morocco in the framework of the PolAres research program. Directed by a Mission Support Center in Austria, a small field crew conducted experiments preparing for future human Mars missions mainly in the fields of engineering, A young anhinga reaches inside a mature bird's mouth for food at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands near Delray Beach. The conical ceiling of the Hall of Names is pictured during a visit by US President Barack Obama (not pictured) at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.