A dancer performs atop a Beija Flor samba school float at the Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
A reveler spits fire during a carnival parade in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. Barranquilla's carnival was declared "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity", in 2003 by the UNESCO.
A Hindu devotee holds a bone in his mouth as he dances in a procession during Mahashivratri, or Shiva's night festival celebrations in Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
Comet Lulin is seen in the early morning sky during this half-hour time exposure photographed with a 300 mm telephoto lens on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Stedman, N.C. The lens tracked the comet during the exposure. This rendered background stars as short streaks. On Monday at 10:43 p.m. EST, Lulin will be 38 million miles from Earth, the closest it will ever get, according to Donald Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near Earth Object program.
A model displays a fall/winter design by Andres Sarda during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion week in Madrid, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
Foreign tourists are seen at the site of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, a day after a homemade bomb killed a French teenager and sent panicked visitors and worshippers fleeing from a popular bazaar and a nearby mosque in the first attack on tourists in Egypt in three years. Tourism is one of Egypt's major sources of foreign income and has been a target in past attempts to harm the government, which is trying to negotiate a long-term cease-fire in the Gaza Strip between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel.
School students wearing masks of A.R. Rahman stand around his poster as they celebrate after Rahman won two Oscars, in Chennai, India, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Rahman won Oscars for best original sound track and best original song, both from the movie "Slumdog Millionaire."
Neighbors of actor Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail watch the a telecast of the 81st Annual Academy Awards near his home, in a slum in Bandra, suburban Mumbai, India, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Azharuddin, who is attending the ceremony, played the youngest version of Salim, the brother of the main character Jamal, in the Oscar-nominated film "Slumdog Millionaire."
A woman is assisted by family and friends as she grieves for her 18-year-old son, who was killed in a mine explosion, at the Tunlan Coal Mine in Gujiao, in China's Shanxi province, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Rescuers ended efforts Monday to find more survivors at a northern China coal mine where at least 74 people were killed the day before in underground explosions in the country's deadliest mine disaster in a year.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Ben Francisco makes a catch in front of a fan looking through a hole in the outfield fence during spring training baseball workouts Monday, Feb 23, 2009, in Goodyear, Ariz.
Lina A. Mroz, of Baltimore, Md., walks through "Roba Vecchia", a kaleidoscope installation by Lara Baladi, that is part of the festival, "Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
Search crew members rest after searching for bodies in the Tunlan Coal Mine in Gujiao, in China's Shanxi province, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Officials called off rescue efforts at the mine Monday, a day after an explosion killed at least 74 miners.
The home of Mary Ann Herrera is seen in San Antonio, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Under the threat of foreclosure, Herrera asked her brother to paint the words "Help!!" and "Foreclosure!!" on her home recently in hopes of receiving assistance.
New York Mets' Duaner Sanchez, right, jokes with teammate John Maine during a spring training baseball photo day Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Port. St. Lucie, Fla.
A model displays a fall/winter design by Javier Larrainzar during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion week in Madrid, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
Refugee Saharawi children run beside race participants as some 450 marathon runners from 26 countries take part in the Sahara Marathon on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 in in Laayoune Refugee Camp, Western Sahara. The marathon was organized by supporters of the Polisario independence movement to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Western Sahara's declaration of independence from Morocco, which still controls two-thirds of the territory.
Revelers in a fanciful costumes participate in the carnival procession in downtown Lucerne, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.