A woman takes photographs of a snow covered London taxi in St. Johns Wood, London, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. Heavy snowfall in much of Britain caused widespread travel problems throughout the country Monday morning, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and rush hour chaos in London.
Police on horseback are seen in a snow shower as staff protest at Lindsey oil refinery near Immingham on Humberside after claims that the owners have employed foreign workers, Immingham, England, Monday Feb. 2, 2009. Thousands of energy workers across Britain walked off the job again Monday in a rapidly expanding campaign of protests sparked by the hiring of Italian and Portuguese workers for an oil industry construction project in northern England.
Workers finish up a giant snow statue of eagles in preparation for the 60th Sapporo Snow Festival, starting Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Sapporo, northern Japan, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.
John Griffiths, a handler of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Groundhog Club said Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
A Palestinian girl, left, carries branches as she and other youths collect wood on a field in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.
Prelates hold candles at a mass attended by Pope Benedict XVI, in St. Peter Basilica, at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. The pontiff sent his greetings to the new Russian Orthodox patriarch, pledging to work for closer relations and citing areas of common interest such as the defense of Christian values. The Vatican released a warm personal message from Benedict to Patriarch Kirill on Monday, a day after his installation as successor to the late Patriarch Alexy II.
Bulgarian women play and sing as they hold a rooster dressed with pants in the village of Krivini, east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Monday, Feb. 02, 2009, during the Rooster's day celebration when people sacrifice roosters. The feast is is mainly celebrated in the eastern part of Bulgaria for the good health of the small boys.
Beachgoers are shown in a rack of postcards, one of 9,000 such cards amassed by American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) that are part of the Metropolitcan Museum of Art's exhibition "Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard," as seen in New York, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. The exhibit opens Tuesday, Feb. 3.
In this image provided by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society anti-whaling protestors in an inflatable boat pursue the Japanese factory whaling ship Nisshin Maru as water cannon is used to blast the radical conservationists during the clash in frigid Antarctic waters Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.
In this image provided by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society a whaling protestor throws a bottle of butyric acid (rotten butter) at the Japanese harpoon whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 1 in the Antarctic Ocean, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, as the Sea Shepherd helicopter flies overhead. Japanese whalers used a water cannon to blast radical conservationists during the clash in frigid Antarctic waters.