A wet, chilly Mardi Gras kicked off today in New Orleans. Click through for a collection of some of the best images from the celebration.
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Muhibija Buljubasic, 56, poses for photo with cutlery and a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone on his body and head in Srebrenik, February 23, 2014. Buljubasic discovered five years ago that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body by radiating a special energy. Without making any special preparation, he was able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives and other kitchen appliances, as well as non-metal objects like remote controls and cell phones. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
A Mexican marine lifts a bathtub that leads to a tunnel and exits in the city’s drainage system at one of the houses of Joaquin ”Chapo” Guzman in Culiacan February 27, 2014. Guzman, who rose from humble origins to become one of the most powerful drug barons in history, was captured in a raid in the beachside resort and fishing center of Mazatlan, 125 miles southeast of Culiacan, just days after escaping from the clutches of Mexican troops through the tunnel and sewers. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
An anti-Yanukovich protester buckles her helmet as she stands guard outside the parliament building along with her comrades in Kiev February 27, 2014.
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By Amy Tennery
Carnival cools nerves? As the festivities begin, there’s hope for some rest in the Venezuelan unrest.
Rhinestones and feathers are cheaper: Sotheby’s has acquired the “Pink Dream” diamond after a New Yorker defaulted on his record-breaking $83.02 million bid.
Day of the dead? Nah. How a ‘corpse’ escaped a body bag.
Another dance, samba not included (gallery): The Opera Ball in Vienna includes 144 debutantes, who take part in a traditional Strauss waltz.
Hindu holy man, or sadhu, sits beside a fire after smearing his body with ashes at his ashram on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu February 26, 2014. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival, which this year falls on February 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
Reuters FYI: News you may have missed
By Amy Tennery
High hopes in Alaska: Alaskans will vote this summer on whether to legalize recreational marijuana.
Exercise at night? Keep on rolling: Despite prevailing notions, working out before bed will not disrupt your sleep.
A blunt rejection for Lance Armstrong: The disgraced cyclist’s efforts hang on to $12 million in bonuses took a hit in court.
Glassy-eyed do-nothings take over the world: Madame Tussauds is expanding its wax-replica empire to Beijing.
Haze – the bad kind – strikes Indonesia: Smoky skies have led to a state of emergency in Indonesia’s Riau province.
Gluten-free munchies? Prepare to pay up: With apologies to the Celiac crew: Your wheat-free treats are mighty expensive.
Residents wait to receive food aid distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus on January 31, 2014, in this handout picture made available to Reuters February 26, 2014.
On Wednesday, Syrian state media reported that forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad killed 175 rebel fighters in an ambush: http://reut.rs/1hfhi5c
(Credit: REUTERS/UNRWA/Handout via Reuters)