Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Hindu woman takes blessings from a Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India.
Women show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling station in Cairo. Egyptians are voting on a draft for their country's new constitution.
Anti-government protesters march past one of their roadblocks made of tires in central Bangkok, Thailand.