Iraqi soldiers inspect a captured vehicle designed for a suicide car bombing in Mosul, in northern Iraq. Crudely armored vehicles like this are packed with explosives and can be extremely difficult to stopwhen driven straight at coalition battle positions.
A Russian Orthodox believer takes a dip in icy water during celebrations of Epiphany in Moscow. People believe that plunging themselves into blessed waters during Epiphany strengthens their spirit and body. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)