A fleet of pointus, fishing boats typical of southern France, decorated with locally grown flowers, parade during a naval battle of flowers, in the harbour of Villefranche sur Mer, southeastern France, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The sailors file past the public and along the wharves, throwing flowers among the spectators.
The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Funtown Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The private owners of the amusement pier that collapsed in Seaside Heightsare working with insurers to devise a plan to dismantle the ride and get it out of the ocean.
Thousands of Indian Hindu devotees walk across pontoon bridges at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on Maghi Purnima, or the full-moon day, considered an auspicious bathing day, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims have been attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years.
A Hindu priest washes his face with sea water during a religious ceremony called Melasti on Ngobaran Beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Melasti is performed a week ahead of Balinese Hindu's Day of Silence to purify the universe from bad influences, bad deeds and bad thoughts.
A Palestinian woman prays during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat in the West Bank town of Saeer, near Hebron, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Thousands have attended the funeral procession of a 30-year-old Palestinian man who died under disputed circumstances in Israeli custody. Palestinian officials say autopsy results show Jaradat was tortured by Israeli interrogators, while Israeli officials say there's no conclusive cause of death yet and that more tests are needed.
A Syrian girl, Bushra al-Hassan, 4, injured from a government airstrike, cries at Jabal al-Zaweya village of Sarjeh, in Idlib, Syria, Monday Feb. 25, 2013. Syria is ready to hold talks with the armed opposition trying to topple President Bashar Assad, the country's foreign minister said Monday, in the government's most advanced offer yet to try to resolve the 2-year-old civil war through negotiations.