Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia. Orthodox priests throughout the country bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshipers try to retrieve it. It is strongly believed that catching the cross brings health and prosperity to the person who captures it.
A youth performs a somersault while swimming with friends during sunset on Cora Eva beach in Dobo, Aru Islands, Indonesia on Wednesday
Gerard Carrodano checks his a net for Anthias fish, popular within the ornamental fish trade, off the coast of La Ciotat, southern France. Carrodano is a fisherman like no other: his fish and shell fish arrive to his customers live.
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A Professional photo guide and his client move to a new position while photographing the rocky coast of Maine’s Acadia National Park at dawn on Friday
A Moroccan worker carries a bag of red seaweed, known locally ‘red gold’, on the beach in El Jadida, roughly 100km southwest of Casablanca. Harvesting this mineral-rich seaweed is becoming increasingly difficult due to increased fishing and seaweed depletion
North Korean girls shower at the Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wonsan, North Korea. The camp, which has been operating for nearly 30 years, was originally intended to deepen relations with other friendly countries
A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France
A group of youngsters enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide on the seafront in Mumbai, India, on Monday
A 25ft-high sea creature resembling Richard Branson emerges from the sea on Bournemouth beach in Dorset carrying a TV, laptop, telephone and mobile, to celebrate the launch of Virgin Media’s Big Kahuna quad-play bundle
An octopus made out of lemons and oranges at the 81st lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France.
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People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl harbour, South Wales. The UK has been hit by storms and flooding over the past week
A wave breaks over the seafront at dawn in West Bay during stormy weather in Dorset, England. Storm and flood warnings have been issued for the south west of England
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School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue centre free a loggerhead sea turtle back into the Mediterranean sea on Thursday in Ga’ash, Israel.
Smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo on Thursday. The Japan Coast Guard and earthquake experts said the island emerged as a result of a volcanic eruption.
Rescuers near West Beach in Newhaven, East Sussex, search for 14-year-old Dylan Alkins who vanished on Sunday while playing in the surf.
Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain overnight on Sunday. At least two were killed as a severe storm swept across southern Britain, causing travel chaos and leaving 300,000 people without power.
Heavy seas and waves crash over the seafront promenade at Seaburn on Thursday. The UK Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for low lying roads and coastal land along the northeast coastline.
Painters living and working on Beachy Head Lighthouse near Eastbourne, Sussex, send a message to the outside world as they repaint the structure following a successful fundraising campaign to save the stripes.
A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Wednesday