Monday Feb. 23: Our World In Pictures
LOS ANGELES — Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris Performs: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs at the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre.
BRAZIL — Man Dives into Mud Puddle: In this Feb. 14 photo, a man dives into a puddle mud during the traditional “Bloco da Lama” or Mud Block carnival party in Paraty. Revelers in the seaside colonial town threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared beneath the mud, which highlights both gym-pumped pectorals and beer-fed guts.
NEW YORK — Water Taxis Move Past Ice Patches: Water taxis move through the wake of the Staten Island ferry as ice flows pass through New York Harbor on Friday.
MALAYSIA — Tribesmen Perform During Ritual: Malaysia’s indigenous Mah Meri tribesmen perform the “Main Jo-oh” dance during a ritual called “Puja Pantai,” a thanksgiving ritual praying to the spirits of the seas, in Carey Island, outside Kuala Lumpur on Monday. The Mah Meri tribe are celebrating their new year Monday.
FLORIDA — Boys Play in Warm Weather Near Jacksonville: With the temperature in the high 70s, (left) Kevin Hamilton, 12 and his friend Leroy Whitaker, 14 enjoy the warm spring like day as they play on the basketball courts at Central Riverside Elementary School on Sunday.
PHILIPPINES — Students Dress Up As Fish for Festival: Filipino students dressed as fish wait for their turn during the annual “Caracol” festival in suburban Makati on Sunday. The event aims to promote public awareness on environmental issues and cultural heritage.
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