The Obama family arrived back at the White House following their 10-day vacation in Hawaii.
A woman held a banned breast implant in Southeastern France after the maker of it was shut down for using industrial-grade silicone gel that caused an abnormally high rupture rate.
People rowed on the Grand Canal during the Befana Regata, celebrating Epiphany.
Divers dressed as dragons swam at the Beijing Aquarium to celebrate the new year of the dragon.
People enjoyed palace-themed lanterns and lights at the 18th Zigong International Lantern Festival on Jan. 5.
Michele Bachmann gave her mother a hug after announcing that she was dropping out of the presidential campaign.
Dancer Xu Xinyu of The China Jinling Dance Company performed in New York City.
Snooki and JWoww made an appearance at The Grove in Los Angeles.
Fully veiled Saudi women shopped at a lingerie store in Jeddah.
Charlotte Casiraghi looked on after competing in the Voegtli Festhallenvermietung AG Prize, Amateur tour in Basel, Switzerland.
A Bodhisattva-shaped lighting decoration prepared for the upcoming Spring Festival in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attended a memorial marking one year since the tragic shooting in Arizona.
Olivia Munn unveiled her new naked PETA anti-fur billboard.
A Bonhams employee held one of Sir Winston Churchill's wartime cigars in London, during the Bonhams Annual Gentlemans Library sale.
Yoko Ono sipped from a cup during a press conference in New Delhi, where she unveiled her new art installation dedicated to Indian women.
South Korean special warfare command soldiers covered themselves in snow during a Winter military training exercise.
Participants gathered in the Union Square subway station during the annual No Pants Subway Ride.
Balinese women took offerings to the ocean during a Ngangkit ceremony that is performed for the purification of spirits of past lives.
Women wore traditional Romanian garb during the Green Week Agriculture and Food Fair in Berlin.
In honor of the Chinese New Year, dragon-themed decorations could be spotted all across Hong Kong, like this lit-up installation.
People looked at the cruise liner Costa Concordia that capsized after hitting rocks off the coast of the Tuscan island of Giglio.
The Obamas attended an event honoring the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series champion, the St. Louis Cardinals.
A woman stood on a Lego-inspired carpet at the 2012 London Toy Fair.
You may know about the Miss America Pageant, but how about the Miss'd America Pageant? One of the drag queen contestants at this colorful pageant in Atlantic City got a lift from two scantily clad men.
Somehow The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik found time in between Bay Bridge climbing and bikini spelunking dates to hang out with Michael Cera at the Sundance Film Festival.
An authenticated copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was found and displayed at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. Experts say the copy was painted in da Vinci's studio at the same time as the original by one of his students.
In preparation for Valentine's Day, a woman picked gerberas from a flower farm near Bogota, Colombia.
A man painted a proud message on his chest during Queer Azaadi, an annual gay and lesbian parade in Mumbai, India.
During AltaRoma AltaModa Fashion Week, a model walked the runway in an interesting ensemble for the Gianni Molaro S/S 2012 fashion show.
The Sunday Times magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary at Saatchi Gallery in London, England.
The talented Viola Davis won outstanding female actress in a lead role at the 18th Annual SAG Awards for her role in The Help.
The racy ads for Jean Dujardin's latest movie caused quite the controversy. France's advertising regulator ARPP requested that the Les Infideles film posters be removed from billboards in Paris because they depicted women as sexual objects.
Celebrity women including Christie Brinkley, Gloria Estefan, Patti Stanger, Minka Kelly, and Rose McGowan hit the runway in red for The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show.
Models Lindsay Ellingson, Adriana Lima, and Doutzen Kroes celebrated Valentine's Day at Victoria's Secret in SoHo, NY.
The Bronte sisters' home is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum, giving us a glimpse into the lives of the women who wrote such classics as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Prince Harry (in his role as Honorary Air Commandant) visited RAF Honington to meet service personnel and their families in Suffolk.
Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen, Izabel Goulart, Crystal Renn, and Nina Agdal made handprints in cement at Planet Hollywood in Vegas in honor of this year's SI swimsuit issue.
A woman donned an elaborate red carnival costume in Venice, Italy.
A model in head-to-toe green glitter got ready backstage for the Fyodor Golan show at London Fashion Week.
Haywire costars Gina Carano and Michael Fassbender goofed off at their film's premiere during the Berlin International Film Festival.
Gay couples celebrated Valentine's Day in Bologna, Italy.
A woman signed a mural in Manila with Whitney Houston's portrait on it in tribute of the singer's death.
A little boy offered flowers to Kate Middleton during her charity visits on Valentine's Day.
Two men and a woman in traditional dress watched the fish in the giant tank at Atlantis Palm Hotel in Dubai.
Hindu female devotees held pots of sacred water and milk as they stood in queues to pour it as prayer on the idol of Lord Shiva's lingam during the Mahashivratri Festival.
A woman snapped a picture of Rembrandt's "Self-Portrait as a Young Man" at the Met in NYC.
Kate Middleton helped a kid paint during her visit to the Art Room in Oxford.
David Boudia and Nick McCrory of the USA competed in the men's synchronized 10m platform preliminary round during the 18th FINA Visa Diving World Cup in London.
Catholics prayed during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington DC.
A masked woman helped Venice celebrate Carnivale.
Michelle Obama hugged 4-year-old Piper Shillingford from Brooklyn, NY, after she made a donation during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performers walked through New York City to a sneak peek of its new circus Dragons.
Two ladybugs foraged heath in the French city of Cesson-Sevigne.
The scale model of Hogwarts castle used in the Harry Potter movies was shown at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in "The Making of Harry Potter."
A woman was flanked by two meaty men at the 2012 Sex and Entertainment Expo in Mexico City.
Artist Yvette Mattern's laser rainbow projection, "Global Rainbow," shined over Whitley Bay, England, in celebration of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
An extremely bundled-up model walked the runway for the AF Vandevorst show during Paris Fashion Week.
An Iranian girl voted for the first time in Tehran, Qom, Iran. It's the first national poll since 2009.
Kate Middleton; her stepmother-in-law, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Queen Elizabeth II attended the unveiling of a plaque for the restoration of Piccadilly.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama walked through the White House on Leap Day to a dinner for Army members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A woman talked on the phone next to a painting by Leon Golub on opening day at the 2012 Armory Show in New York.
Sofia Mattsson of Sweden fought with Nataliya Synyshyn of Ukraine during the European wrestling championship in Belgrade, Serbia.
South Korean girl group Dal Shabet performed at the JTBC "Music on Top" show at Hoam Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea.
Smoke from a fire in an underground car park clouded around the Place Vendome in Paris.
On Prince Harry's tour of Central America and the Caribbean, the hot bachelor goofed off with Usain Bolt at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Schoolchildren with the Union Jack painted on their faces surrounded Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall before asking her to become a patron of their Big Jubilee Lunch event.
A woman held a firecracker in Tehran during the Iranian Wednesday Fire ritual Chaharshanbeh Soori held on the last Wednesday eve before the Spring holiday of Noruz.
A provocative mesh sculpture by artist Nikki Taylor was displayed at The Affordable Art Fair in London.
Indian children from the village of Vadia took part in an engagement ceremony where young women whose moms are prostitutes were married to prevent them from growing up to become sex workers.
A woman stood by a publishing house ad at the Leipzig Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany.
Kate Middleton laughed with the Great Britain hockey team in London's Olympic Park.
Women posed on Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival 2012 in Cheltenham, England.
Fans dressed like Capitol citizens at The Hunger Games' opening night midnight showing in LA.
Afghan boys sold balloons on the second day of New Year's celebrations in Kabul.
A Filipino woman walked past an ad featuring women in swimwear in Manila.
Cherry blossom trees bloomed in New York's Central Park.
Women's rights activists held candles during a rally protesting recent assaults and rape of women in Kolkata.
Supporters of Planned Parenthood and the National Association For the Repeal of Abortion Laws protested outside of where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Washington DC.
Getting in the St. Patty's Day mood, Michelle Obama pretended to use a tap to pour a pint of beer with Fionnuala Kenny, the wife of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, at a St. Patrick's Day reception in the White House.
A woman snapped a picture of tulips in bloom in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC.
Kate Middleton got wobbly during a tree-planting ceremony at The Treehouse Children's Hospice in Ipswich, England.
Josh Hutcherson pointed at his Hunger Games costar Jennifer Lawrence at a special signing event in New York City.
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson stepped out for an event in LA.
Prince Harry made Sophie, Countess of Wessex crack up as they arrived for a Thanksgiving service for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in Windsor.
A trapeze artist prepared to perform at a preview for a NoFit State Circus show in the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project, located in England.
A Burmese monk fed some seagulls with his son right before the parliamentary elections.
A model shows off her hat at the Original Penguin fashion presentation in NYC.
A woman checked out a huge ice cream advertisement during an unexpectedly heavy snowfall in the center of Kiev.
First Lady Michelle Obama posed with Girl Scout volunteers after a planting in the White House's garden.
In São Paulo, Brazil, a dancer performed a sexy striptease at the Erotika Fair, an annual gathering for adult entertainment.
Female boxer Heather Hardy, who hopes to turn pro, sparred with her coach at Gleason's Gym in New York City. The 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, was the first to include women's boxing.
In Cordoba, Spain, women wearing mantilla joined the Pasion brotherhood walk during a Holy Week procession.
After waiting in line for three hours, two women celebrated the purchase of their Mega Millions lottery tickets — taking their chances on a record-high jackpot of $540 million.
After being disqualified as a finalist from Miss Universe Canada, Jenna Talackova — born male — held up her Canadian passport during a press conference to prove that she is female.
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Beatrice attended a Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) Service in York, England.
Longtime Today show host Katie Couric filled in on Good Morning America at the ABC Times Square Studios in New York City.
In honor of the Month of the Military Child, Michelle Obama hugged Haileigh Tharp, 6, and Lucy Goodrich, 4, during a pre-Easter celebration with military families in Bethesda, MD.
In Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II held a bouquet of flowers as she left Saint George's Chapel after attending an Easter service.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent some quality time with Kermit the Frog during Yankees opening day.
Over 2,000 LED light lanterns filled the sky outside the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The spectacle commemorated the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Former Toddlers & Tiaras gem Eden Wood enjoyed an ice cream sundae at Planet Hollywood to promote her new series Eden's World.
A 12-year-old girl hung out with a gun during the 141st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis.
Amma, the humanitarian known as the hugging saint, shared a moment with a visitor on the first day of a retreat in Melbourne, Australia.
The rain won't spoil Ladies Day for these girls at the Aintree Grand National meeting. At the world-famous Grand National race, fashion was just as important as the racing itself!
Two lovely ladies of the Lingerie Football League, one from the Tampa Breeze and the other from LA Temptation, got physical while promoting the league in Australia.
A Sotheby's employee posed by Roy Lichtenstein's piece "Sleeping Girl" in London.
Young men and women wearing traditional Moravian folk costumes in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic, symbolically whipped women on their backs and legs with pussy willow twigs to make them younger. It's an Easter Monday tradition in this part of the world!
First Lady Michelle Obama chowed down after cooking with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson during the White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington DC.
A couple donned period clothing as they hang out on the deck of the Azamara Journey in NYC. They were on a Titanic Memorial Cruise to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Models Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Toni Garrn were all smiles at the Victoria's Secret Love Is Heavenly fragrance launch at the Victoria's Secret SoHo store in New York City.
A style consultant at McArthurGlen's East Midlands Designer Outlet put the final touches on a tall shoe made of 22,000 Liquorice Allsorts. The shoe marked the first quarter of Spring accessory sales at the designer outlet in Derby, England.
During the World Grits Festival in St. George, SC, a young girl smiled after rolling in a pool of grits — part of a competition to see who can cover themselves in the most grits.
A music fan carried his sex doll during day two of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA.
USC student Julia Mangione sported a sign — and little else — during a rally to protest the alleged use of sweatshop labor in the manufacturing of the university's school apparel.
The new royal barge — the Gloriana — was rowed along the Thames for the first time on April 19 in London, England. Built over four years by 60 craftsmen, it's the first barge to be built in 100 years. The Gloriana will be carrying Queen Elizabeth II for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant this June.
First Lady Michelle Obama got a little animated while she fielded questions from the children of Executive Office employees during the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day.
A knitted sculpture "Spider-Man" by Patricia Waller hung in the Broken Heroes exhibition at the Deschler Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
At a final match at the European Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia, the Netherlands' Edith Bosch duked it out with Poland's Katarzyna Klys.
This model rocked some sweet Wild Pony runway designs during Fashion Palette in Sydney, Australia.
President Obama did the iconic Heisman pose while presenting the US Air Force Academy football team seniors with the Commander in Chief's Trophy in Washington DC.
It looks like the flowers were in perfect bloom on this farmer's tulip field near Schwaneberg, Germany.
In London, Duchess Kate attended the African Cats premiere for a good cause. She and Prince WIlliam came out in support of the conservation group Tusk Trust that aims to protect wildlife, alleviate poverty, and encourage education in rural communities all over Africa.
Mitt Romney kissed his wife, Ann, during a campaign rally in Manchester, NH.
A pretty lady enjoyed a sunny day in Prague.
Women waited to come on a stage to participate during the Historical Clothing Presentation re-creating the epic conflict of the American Civil War in Woodland Hills, CA.
A woman checked out a piece at the 2012 Frieze Art Fair at Randall's Island in NYC.
Moët & Chandon celebrated its first year as the Champagne partner of the Kentucky Derby with a giant balloon cork.
First Lady Michelle Obama waved as she spoke to a group of supporters and volunteers for an Obama campaign in Las Vegas.
Indian sex workers held candles and posters as they marched in a May Day rally asking for their rights and the recognition of their profession on the eve of the International Labour Day.
A model got her hair done ahead of the Nana Judy show on day five of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.
Hillary Clinton got ready for a group photo during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue conference.
A fan held up her hat during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA.
In May, dancers auditioned for a chance to become a Radio City Rockette in this year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
At Windsor Castle, the Duchess of Cambridge, alongside her husband, Prince William, and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, enjoyed a reception before a lunch for sovereign monarchs.
Gorgeous geishas walked through the streets of Tokyo during the Daigyoretsu procession of the Sanja Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Tokyo.
Germany's Nora Subschinski competed in the women's 10m platform diving final at the European swimming championships.
France's Nicolas Sarkozy saluted his successor, Francois Hollande, while Carla Bruni gave a kiss to Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of the new French president.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, attended an Evening of Remembrance fundraising event for the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign in Washington DC.
A collection of Rayne Shoes footwear was displayed at the Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Egyptian women showed their ink-stained fingers after voting at a poll station in Cairo.
This year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model, Kate Upton, blew a kiss at the Cannes Film Festival.
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
A giant tree installation made from fabric from around the world stood tall in London.
A synchronized swimmer competed in the Netherlands.
Zara Phillips carried the Olympic torch on her horse in Cheltenham, England.
Women sunbathed in Dubai.
A dancer performed at the Cannes Film Festival.
From Los Angeles, the eclipse looked like a heart.
On May 30, 2012, the Pearly King and Queen of the City of London opened The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party at Selfridges, where customers can sip some tea and play crazy golf.
Models wore designs by Happy Andrada during Philippine Fashion Week on May 27, 2012.
Torchbearer Jill Edge carried the Olympic flame from Fishguard to Newport during its ninth day in the UK on May 27, 2012.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge socialized at a garden party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
On May 30, 2012, Ground Zero first responders and recovery workers commemorated the 10th anniversary of the formal end of cleanup operations.
A Marilyn Monroe wax figure stood beside cupcakes decorated with her famous pose to celebrate the Hollywood icon's 86th birthday on May 31, 2012.
On May 30, 2012, at 6 years old, Lori Anne C. Madison was the youngest person to ever compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Fireworks lit the San Francisco sky on May 27, 2012, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Madge kicked off her MDNA tour on May 31, 2012, at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Two girls goofed off in masks of Queen Elizabeth and her son, Prince Charles, during the Diamond Jubilee festivities last weekend.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke during a campaign in Dale City, VA, for her husband Barack's reelection.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry chatted together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Diamond Jubilee procession.
Models walked the runway in American flag undies during the third annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York City.
Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo couldn't contain her excitement after being crowned Miss USA.
Fireworks lit up the sky after the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.
A model donned an unusual pink hat during Ronaldo Fraga's 2013 Summer show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.
The Tyne Bridge was lit up in the city of Newcastle, England, ahead of the Olympic Torch Relay.
A woman stood in front of a mirrored art piece at Sotheby's auction house in London.
Ukrainian women splashed around in a fountain during the Euro 2012 football championships.
Shiite women prayed at a shrine in North Baghdad to commemorate the death anniversary of the revered Shiite imam on June 15.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge laughed at her Nerf-rocket-wielding husband, Prince William, during a track and field meet in Nottingham, England.
A woman looked at BT ArtBoxes designed by international artists at Trafalgar Hotel in London.
At the Young Hollywood Awards, Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka chatted with fellow winners Rico Rodriguez and Nolan Gould from Modern Family.
Dancers posed as a part of the Australian Ballet's "Eight Black Swans" performance at Central Park in New York City.
President Barack Obama hugged a group of girls at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.
Artist Joana Vasconcelos stood in front of her feather helicopter art piece "Lilicoptre" in Versailles Palace. She's the first woman to exhibit in the French palace's gardens and rooms.
A woman wore a huge hat with an Olympic torch theme — in honor of this Summer's London Olympics — on Ladies Day of the Royal Ascot in Ascot, England.
People practiced Bikram yoga during the Mind Over Madness event in New York City's Times Square during a heat wave on the first day of Summer.
South Korean girl group A Pink performed during the MBC Music Show Champion in Seoul, South Korea.
Kate Middleton was sandwiched between Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the annual Order of the Garter Service in Windsor, England.
Former The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky was held up by some firemen in New York City.
Kelly Macdonald, who voices Merida in Pixar's Brave, stood in front of a group of wigged fans for the film's premiere in Hollywood.
Yoko Ono launched her exhibit "To the Light" in London.
Kate Perry performed with giant butterfly wings behind her at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.
A woman performed with glowing hula-hoops during the 2012 Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle walked hand in hand at the annual picnic for members of Congress at the White House.
A woman walked past statues in Beijing.
Affordable Healthcare Act supporters held signs in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
The Artist's canine star, Uggie the dog, took part in a paw print ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Models wore greasepaint during MAC Pro's Hit the Pavement event in London.
A female student took part in a demonstration for transparency and fairness in elections in Mexico City.
Parade participants showed their rainbow colors during the gay pride parade in New York City.
Olympic torchbearers Jayne Christensen and Christopher Dean carried the flame in the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, England.
On July 6, three models sat outside Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany, at the 2012 Bread & Butter fashion trade fair for street fashion.
Crowds gathered on June 30 to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island.
On June 30, as Johnson Beharry carried the Olympic torch through the National War Memorial in Alrewas, Staffordshire, a young girl stepped between soldiers to get a glimpse.
A couple kissed in the streets during the Gay Pride parade on June 30 in Paris, France.
After winning the women's division of Nathan's Famous International Hot Dot Eating Contest on July 4, competitive eater Sonya Thomas was carried through the crowd to celebrate her victory and a new world record.
On July 4, a giant fireworks display lit up the Washington DC sky.
On July 5, a model walked the runway during the Guido Maria Kretschmer show.
During an Independence Day picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, President Barack Obama gave a little boy a lift.
On July 5, Prince William sported a feathered cap as he was installed as a Knight of the Order of the Thistle.
DC Entertainment hosted a "Darkness & Light" party for Comic-Con at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery in San Diego.
A woman walked past empty beach huts ahead of the Olympic Torch Relay passing through Lyme Regis, England.
Princess Eugenie celebrated her graduation from Newcastle University with a combined degree in English and history of art.
The winner of PETA's sexiest vegetarian contest held a sign with a PETA "Lettuce Lady" during a National Veggie Dog Day event in Washington DC.
Some scantily clad women performed during The Hurly Burly Show "Naughty but Nice!" in London.
Ariel and Prince Eric performed an ice-skating routine during the Disney on Ice premiere in Sydney, Australia.
A baby born in the year of the queen's jubilee waved a British flag during a Diamond Jubilee visit by Queen Elizabeth II at Victoria Square.
Heart-shaped fireworks lit up beside the Eiffel Tower in Paris for Bastille Day celebrations.
Riders passed through a sunflower field in Blagnac, France, during the Tour de France.
Prince Charles of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall took part in a parachute game during their visit to the Channel Islands.
Kate Middleton attended the National Portrait Gallery for the launch of its 2012: Aiming High photography exhibition.
Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and German chancellor Angela Merkel donned vibrant outfits for a military ceremony in Berlin, Germany. Yingluck is Thailand's first female prime minister, and this is her first state visit outside of Asia since she took office last year.
Barack and Michelle Obama were caught on the kiss cam while watching Team USA's basketball team in Washington DC.
Rainbow-colored fireworks lit up the sky above St. Mark's Basin as a part of Redentore celebrations in Venice, Italy. The holiday is in remembrance of the end of the 1577 plague.
The Hunger Games stars Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid, and Alexander Ludwig made a young fan's day by posing with her during a signing at Comic-Con.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria celebrated Victoriadagen (Victoria Day) — an annual celebration of her birthday — with Queen Silvia, King Carl Gustaf, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Madeleine.
Two girls wrestled in the mud during the 15th annual Boryeong Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea.
Protesters held signs outside a Chick-Fil-A food truck in Washington after the fast food chain got in hot water again for antigay and anti-gay marriage statements.
A group of women shared laughs and ice cream in Weymouth, England.
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner unveiled a reproduction of the new 100 pesos bill with the portrait of Eva Duarte de Perón, aka "Evita," during a ceremony at Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires.
A woman took a photograph of a sand sculpture called "Absolute Monarchism Under the Regime of Queen Elizabeth I" at the Sand Museum in Tottori, Japan.
Former beauty queen Eden Wood and Isabella Barrett jumped on a bed during an event in New York City.
A woman walked across the street in London, where there was a new lane specifically for Olympic vehicles.
A Marilyn Monroe lookalike posed with a memorial of the icon in Hollywood.
A same-sex couple kissed in front of a Chick-Fil-A for National Same Sex Kiss Day, a protest against the fast-food company's stance on gay marriage.
People sunbathed at a closed private beach near Rome during a strike against a new European Union rule that could force private beaches to shut down.
Former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, spoke with Jewish people on their visit to the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland.
Fans got into the jams at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest in Germany.
US gymnast McKayla Maroney wasn't thrilled with her silver medal in the vault final.
President Barack Obama shook hands with supporters at a campaign event in Akron, OH.
An employee checked out a book in the aMAZEme labyrinth at The Southbank Centre in London.
Prince William and Kate Middleton couldn't contain their excitement while cheering on Team GB at the Olympics.
Ballet dancers from the English National Ballet performed a dress rehearsal of Swan Lake in London.
Hot air balloons floated over Bristol, England, as a part of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Hugh Hefner got a peck on the cheek from Crystal Harris, who he got back together with after they broke off their engagement last year.
Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes sang at BT London Live at Hyde Park in London.
Steampunk Lady performed during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A young girl attached the final piece to a Lego version of Johannes Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring" in Tokyo, Japan.
Paper lanterns drifted along the Motoyasu River in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, to mark the 67th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, by the United States.
Janine Murray of Australia performed her rhythmic gymnastics routine at the Olympics in London.
Bobak Ferdowsi, aka NASA's cute "mohawk guy," became an Internet sensation overnight after the Curiosity rover landing on Mars.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte celebrated his 28th birthday at Planet Hollywood in London.
A woman walked past portraits of victims who were killed at the former Berlin Wall on the 61st anniversary of the wall's construction.
Pakistani Muslims prayed ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival to close out the fasting month of Ramadan.
Women sold trinkets at the India Gate monument in New Delhi during the celebration for India's 65th year of independence from British rule.
Women showed their support of former South Korean "comfort women," who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II. Taking place in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, this was the 1,035th weekly protest demanding that Japan take responsibility for wartime sex slavery.
A woman showed her support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a campaign event in Miami.
Protesters held signs during a demonstration in support of the jailed feminist punk band Pussy Riot in London.
Team GB Olympian Tom Daley signed copies of his book, Tom Daley: My Story, in London.
A girl stood on a 3D picture of buildings for the DVD release of Man on a Ledge in a shop in Amsterdam.
Well-known '90s pop group the Spice Girls reunited to perform during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.
Barack Obama kissed his wife, Michelle, on the cheek at a campaign rally in Dubuque, IA.
A trapeze artist with Zippos Circus balanced on a swing from the Grand Hotel's balcony in Brighton, England.
Kathy Griffin was surrounded by nearly naked dudes in New York City to promote her song "I'll Say It."
Partially paralyzed marathon runner Claire Lomas lit the Olympic cauldron for the Paralympic Games in London.
A model was prepped by a group of women for Fashion Week in Sydney, Australia.
A woman worked on a sand sculpture of the White House on a beach in Treasure Island, FL, in preparation for the RNC.
A Palestinian woman held her baby in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Barack Obama addressed First Lady Michelle Obama at a kid-friendly state dinner luncheon event held in the White House.
A Tampa club dancer donned a political-themed t-shirt ahead of the city's hosting of the Republican National Convention. With 30 strip clubs, Tampa is dubbed the "strip club capital of the world."
Excited female fans reached for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte during his appearance on the Today show.
Mitt and Ann Romney kissed ahead of the Republican National Convention that begins Monday.
Patricia Krentcil — also known as "Tan Mom" — visited XL Cabaret in New York City for a drag show named "Hot Mess."
Visitors snapped pictures as the Democratic National Convention Committee unveiled the DNC stage in Charlotte, NC.
An estimated 35,000 people threw tons and tons of ripe tomatoes during the annual Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain.
A protester braved the Tampa weather — and sent a not-so-subtle message — while walking the streets outside the Republican National Convention.
During the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney, Australia, a model wore Minnie Mouse ears on the runway.
Lisa Ann — an adult film star who also impersonates Sarah Palin — prepared to perform a strip show at a gentleman's club in Tampa, FL.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shared a sweet laugh while watching the Paralympic Games in London.
Diner en Blanc, a pop-up picnic tradition that first began in Paris 20 years ago, made its Asian debut in Singapore. For the all-white affair, guests wore head-to-toe white and brought their own chairs, tables, and cutlery in the same shade.
Ann Romney and Janna Ryan — the wives of this year's Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates — chatted in the VIP box during the Republican National Convention.
The London skies lit up with fireworks for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games.
A young woman in Berlin sent a message — "Berlin: poor and quiet" — during the protest against a new fee structure that might force several clubs to close their doors.
A British soldier reunited with his loved one in Wiltshire, England, after his time in Afghanistan.
A model wore knitted pieces at the Degen Spring 2013 presentation during New York Fashion Week.
Actress Aurélia Poirier was surrounded by masked men at the La Cinquième Saison premiere during the Venice Film Festival.
At the GQ UK Men of the Year Awards in London, Michael Fassbender was all smiles after winning actor of the year.
At South Korea's International Bodypainting Festival, a woman showed off her intricate headdress.
President Barack Obama and the first lady shared a sweet moment at the DNC in Charlotte, NC.
At the London Paralympic Games, Prince Harry posed with a young athlete after she gave him a mascot.
On Catalonia's national day, thousands of people took to the Barcelona streets to call for economic control and a split from Spain.
Following her father's speech at the DNC, Chelsea Clinton — an NBC News special correspondent — spoke during the 2012 Women in Cable Telecommunications Conference in New York City.
During New York Fashion Week, a model sported a unique, shark-inspired top at The Blonds fashion show.
Men and women dressed in Bavarian attire led cattle from the Alpine mountains for an annual cattle drive near Oberstdorf, Germany — a centuries-old tradition.
President Barack Obama invited Olympic and Paralympic athletes from Team USA to the White House on Sept. 14.
During New York Fashion Week, Crystal Reed, Odette Annable, Stacey Bendet, and Ari Graynor posed together backstage at the Alice + Olivia show.
In Paris, women snapped photos of a man inside a life-sized toy box on the opening day of a traveling store for AdopteUnMec.com (AdoptAGuy.com).
On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a woman had a personal moment at the reflecting pool.
During their tour of the Far East, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At the Makuhari Messe video-game expo in Japan, a model dressed up as a character from Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 game.
A bodybuilder lifted heavy weights during a national competition in Kashmir, India.
A woman waited in line outside London's Covent Garden Apple store to purchase the brand-new iPhone 5.
Ann Romney spoke during a campaign fundraiser in Dallas, TX, alongside her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Sarah Harding and Georgina Leahy held a slithering accessory at the Lingerie Awards in London.
Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered in New York City's Foley Square to prepare for the movement's one-year anniversary on Sept. 17.
The daughter of the Sultan of Brunei — Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah — married Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini on Sept. 20.
In Washington DC, politician Aung San Suu Kyi received the Congressional Gold Medal alongside former First Lady Laura Bush and Nancy Pelosi.
At the Anteprima runway show during Milan Fashion Week, models strutted through a sprinkling of gold confetti.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sat in heart-shaped chairs for a dinner event in Funafuti on Tuvalu.
A woman marched while waving a flag during the annual African Day Parade in Harlem.
Polish girls wearing traditional Polish costumes enjoyed some steins during Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
A British woman couldn't wait to read J.K. Rowling's latest book, The Casual Vacancy.
Power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton shared a sweet moment as the former president introduced the secretary of state during the Clinton Global Initiative.
Women in London participate in the global "slut walk," after police officers in Toronto caused an uproar for advising women to "avoid dressing like sluts" to avoid rape.
Too-cute visitors at the White House covered their ears as President Obama took off from the South Lawn in his helicopter.
Models Anabelle Price and Signe Christoffersen stopped for a photo during Paris Fashion Week.
A young woman photographed her beer stein during Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
Teams competed in America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, CA.
During a demonstation against Spain's political system, a topless woman knelt on the sidewalk with a sign that read, "Love unites us, we are all equal, we were born free and we will die free."
The Stoptober wheel — part of England's movement to stop smoking — found its way to the Marble Arch in London.
At London's Barbican Centre, visitors enjoyed the Rain Room art installation by Random International — a large space with sensors that detect where people are standing.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney joked with President Barack Obama following their first presidential debate in Denver, CO.
In Edinburgh, Scotland, activists from the Faslane Peace Camp drew 24,000 figures on the pavement to represent the total number of deaths in Afghanistan.
A girl did a handstand in the leaves at Hyde Park in London.
Vice President Joe Biden shook hands with his opponent Paul Ryan's wife, Janna, after the first and only 2012 vice presidential debate in Danville, KY.
An artist posed beside her work "Palaces," which incorporates donated "milk teeth" (baby teeth), at Czarnecki's Wasted Works Exhibition in Manchester, England.
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton hit the red carpet for the 56th BFI London Film Festival's opening film, Frankenweenie 3D.
Kate Middleton laughed as she attempted to receive a bouquet from a young admirer who wouldn't let go of the flowers in Stockton-on-Tees, England.
A model channeled her undead side with bloody makeup during the General Defile by Dom Stilya runway show in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
A woman checked out a wall-filled book display at Germany's Frankfurt Book Fair.
A woman admired Marc Quinn's Kate Moss-inspired "Caryatid" sculpture ahead of Bonhams Contemporary Art and Design auction in London.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped into a meeting room after six Harvest Queens from across Germany presented members of the cabinet with fruit from this season's apple harvest.
Fans wore their Trekkie best for a three-day Star Trek convention in London.
A woman sported Barack Obama earrings during a campaign rally at George Mason University in Virginia.
A controversial, 65-foot bronze sculpture of a pregnant woman holding a sword — named "Verity" and created by artist Damien Hirst — was erected in Ilfracombe, England.
Two young women stood in a flooded street in Miami, FL, holding signs to call out the climate-change issue.
'Tis the season! Dancers from The Rockettes rehearsed for the 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney held hands with his wife, Ann, after the second presidential debate in Hempstead, NY, where women's issues were a hot topic. She wasn't the only one to go bright that night; see photos of Ann Romney and Michelle Obama in matching pink dresses!
Pippa Middleton posed with her party-planning book, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities For Family and Friends, at its launch party in London.
Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg married Stephanie de Lannoy in a civil ceremony at the Hotel De Ville in Luxembourg.
Katy Perry performed at a campaign rally for Obama in Las Vegas wearing a latex ballot dress — with the Obama/Biden ticket checked, of course.
A young woman jogged past an Autumn-colored tree in New York's Van Cortlandt Park.
Campaigners dressed as suffragettes attended a feminist rally for equal rights in London.
Two women kissed to protest a demonstration against gay marriage and same-sex adoption in Marseille, France.
Kate Middleton chatted with the Olympic women's hockey team during a reception for Team GB at Buckingham Palace in London.
A woman walked under a canopy of 400 pink umbrellas for a breast cancer campaign in Sofia, Bulgaria.
After their final presidential debate ended, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were greeted on stage by their wives, Michelle Obama and Ann Romney.
Students from Lynn University played in the pool ahead of the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Boca Raton, FL.
Queen Elizabeth thanked the chefs for her school dinner as she opened Drapers' Academy in England's Harold Hill.
Evan Rachel Wood performed at the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick in Los Angeles.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova pretended to take a chug of Champagne during the Advantage Tennis exhibition match in Prague.
A full moon shone brightly behind the broadcast tower at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany.
Blake Shelton kissed wife and fellow country singer Miranda Lambert on the head at the CMAs, where they were the big winners of the night.
A model walked down the runway in a dragon getup during China Fashion Week in Beijing.
Taxis sat in flood water in Hoboken, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy devastated the state.
Kate Middleton attended a reception and dinner in aid of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal at Middle Temple Hall in London.
A woman walked near the walls of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The Romneys and the Ryans stood on stage at Mitt Romney's election-night event in Boston after he lost the presidential election to Obama.
A woman showed off her fancy fascinator during Crown Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.