A French bulldog and a dalmatian, held by their owners, are purified from a Shinto priest at the Ichigaya Kamegaoka-Hachiman shrine in Tokyo. Click for more photos

Best of the World - January 14, 2013

A French bulldog and a dalmatian, held by their owners, are purified from a Shinto priest at the Ichigaya Kamegaoka-Hachiman shrine in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

  • A French bulldog and a dalmatian, held by their owners, are purified from a Shinto priest at the Ichigaya Kamegaoka-Hachiman shrine in Tokyo.
  • Indian Hindu pilgrims arrive before taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India.
  • A Moroccan villager stands outside a house in Anfgou in the High Atlas mountains.
  • Demonstrators shout slogans and march in protest against the polices of Taiwan's China-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, 61, center, leaves Lahore to lead an anti-government march to the capital Islamabd, Pakistan.
  • A Moroccan girl stands outside her home in Anfgou in the High Atlas mountains.
  • Indian Hindu devotees take a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India.
  • A Chinese man pushes a bicycle as he walks along a path in Beijing.
  • Pro same-sex marriage protesters at a counter-demonstration of a march against plans to legalise same-sex wedding in Cayenne, French Guiana.
  • Uruguayan forward Diego Rolan beats Brazilian goalkeeper Gustavo in a penalty kick during a match at Bicentenario stadium in San Juan.
  • Indian artists prepare a banner at Jantar Mantar as they protest the killing of two Indian soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region, in New Delhi.
  • An Indian volunteer carries a life preserver as devotees bathe at Sangam ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.

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