A man prays as sunlight shines through hanging incense coils at the Tin Hau Temple in the Yau Ma Tei area of Hong Kong on the fourth day of the lunar new year holiday on Monday. Chinese communities across Asia came together to usher in the Year of the Horse, with tens of thousands flocking to temples across China to pray for good fortune
A display of lanterns for the lunar new year in Beijing. China is preparing to welcome the year of the horse, which falls on January 31 and will see Chinese travelers make about 3.62bn trips during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.
A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The lunar new year falls on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse in China.
Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont and his horse haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke. This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.
Racegoers travel by train from London Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend the Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. The Royal Ascot horse race meeting runs from June 18 until June 22, 2013.
Racegoers wearing top hats and tails stand next to police officers during Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot, southeast England on Thursday.
A horse for rent stands next to its owner sleeping on a bed on a sidewalk in a street in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, early on Monday
Racegoer Lauren Mattey poses in her hat on Ladies Day during the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southern England on Friday.
An Indian man cools off his horse during a bath in a canal in Jalandhar on Thursday. High temperatures hovering near 45 degrees centigrade are affecting much of central and northern India ahead of the summer monsoon rains.
A women rides her horse past rapeseed fields in bloom near Ottbergen, northern Germany, on Tuesday.