Manila, Philippines Bullit Marquez/AP
Roman Catholic worshippers participate in a barefoot procession to celebrate Feast Day
In the Philippine capital of Manila, Roman Catholic devotees climb the carriage to kiss the statue known as the Black Nazarene (or Poóng Itím na Nazareno). The original statue depicts Jesus en route to his crucifixion and was carved from black Mesquite in Mexico during the 16th century. It was transported to Philippines in 1606. These days a composite replica is brought out of its shrine for public veneration three times a year. Several people were injured this year in a celebration that drew tens of thousands of devotees in a barefoot procession through the city’s streets.
—Manny Howard, deputy editor
Surat Thani, Thailand Lillian Suwanrumpha/Getty
An aerial view of a flooded palm plantation after torrential rain
An aerial view of Thailand’s flooded southern Surat Thani province on January 10. Torrential rains killed at least 25 people, including a 5-year-old girl, and collapsed two bridges.
—Jessica Lipsky, cover editor
Rome, Italy Tiziana Fabi/Getty
A lemur gnaws on a potato at the Bioparco di Roma
This is perhaps the best "come hither" face I've ever seen. The hot potato makes it that much better. If someone made this face while holding food in front of me, I would absolutely go over there.
—Tatiana Baez, social media coordinator
Athens, Greece Louisa Gouliamaki/Getty
The Columns of the Olympian Zeus covered in snow after a rare heavy snowfall
Travelers to the Grecian capital on Tuesday may be discouraged that their photos of archaeological sites bear an uncharacteristic fine powder. Cold temperatures throughout Europe have inconvenienced both pleasure seekers and migrants on the move. And for those seeking a culprit for the snow coating this Olympian tribute to Zeus in Athens? Maybe the gods know.
—Marjorie Backman, copy editor