While at the Vatican, Pope Francis twirls a soccer ball that was given to him by a member of the Circus of Cuba on Wednesday, January 2.
A man applies makeup Tuesday, January 1, before performing at the Cochin Carnival, which is held annually in India's Kerala state to welcome the start of the new year.
Jose Antonio Aznarez, center, stands in a natural thermal bath during a cold winter morning in Arnedillo, Spain, on Saturday, December 29.
A 3-day-old zebra stands by its mother at an animal park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, on Thursday, January 3.
Starlings fly above a waste facility near Rahat, Israel, on Sunday, December 30.
Harry Mayer plays with a garden hose on a hot day in Liverpool, Australia, on Sunday, December 30.
Migrant children from Central America play at a gym that was being used as an emergency shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Saturday, December 29.
Worshippers pray as they take turns lying in coffins at the Takien temple in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, December 31. The coffin ceremony symbolizes death and rebirth, and worshippers view it as a fresh start for the new year.
A zookeeper poses with two Bactrian camels during a publicity event for the London Zoo's annual stocktake on Thursday, January 3.