A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, sits near the fire to keep himself warm on the first day of the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the month-long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them.
The yacht MY 98 is carried by a truck to the fairground in Düesseldorf, Germany. The boat of the British Princess shipyard with a length of 30 meters (90ft) weighs 100 tons, worth around 7 million euro ($8.3 million), and will be on display at the international boat fair in Düesseldorf from Jan. 17 until Jan. 25, 2015.
The mother of Maria Francesca, who died of sudden infant death syndrome, cries in front of the coffin of her baby during the funeral in Wissous, outside Paris, France. Wissous offered a gravesite for the baby after the mayor of Champlan, where the child and mother lived, reportedly refused a burial plot.
A swimmer reacts after finishing his competition in a pool carved into thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.