Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 13 photos: images of the day

Today’s images from around the world feature a beautiful full moon viewed in New Jersey and the UK, the celebration of Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Nepal, Makha Bucha Day ceremonies in Thailand, cherry blossoms in Toyko, an upside-down house in Taiwan and more.

A full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty seen from the Port Liberte neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.
Image by AP Photo/Julio Cortez

A full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty seen from the Port Liberte neighbourhood of Jersey City, New Jersey on Monday.

Nepalese Hindu devotees offer a prayer on the bank of Hanumante River during during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast.
Image by AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

Nepalese Hindu devotees offer a prayer on the bank of Hanumante River during during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Monday. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast.

Thai Buddhist monks hold candles as they gather at Wat Dhammakaya temple to participate in Makha Bucha Day ceremonies, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Lord Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,559 years ago.
Image by AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Thai Buddhist monks hold candles as they gather at Wat Dhammakaya temple to participate in Makha Bucha Day ceremonies, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand on Monday. Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,559 years ago.

Visitors pose outside of an upside-down house created by a group of Taiwanese architects at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. With a build price of $600,000 and over 300 square meters (3,230 square feet) of floor space filled with real home furnishings, the upside-down house will continue to be on display to visitors until July 22.
Image by AP Photo/Wally Santana

Visitors pose outside of an upside-down house created by a group of Taiwanese architects at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday. With a build price of $600,000 and over 300 square meters (3,230 square feet) of floor space filled with real home furnishings, the upside-down house will continue to be on display to visitors until 22 July.

Residents crowd around a municipality tanker delivering drinking water at a slum in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Engineers were working Tuesday on restoring New Delhi's full water supply after protesters damaged a key canal in a neighboring state and disrupted supplies over the weekend — highlighting the extreme water vulnerability faced by the Indian capital's 18 million residents.
Image by AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Residents crowd around a municipality tanker delivering drinking water at a slum in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. Engineers were working Tuesday on restoring New Delhi’s full water supply after protesters damaged a key canal in a neighbouring state and disrupted supplies over the weekend highlighting the extreme water vulnerability faced by the Indian capital’s 18 million residents.

Hundreds of people release lanterns into the air in hopes of good fortune and prosperity at the traditional lantern festival during the Chinese New Year in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. The lantern festival starts 15 days after the Chinese Lunar New Year and falls on Feb. 22, this year.
Image by AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

Hundreds of people release lanterns into the air in hopes of good fortune and prosperity at the traditional lantern festival during the Chinese New Year in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City, Taiwan, Monday. The lantern festival starts 15 days after the Chinese Lunar New Year and falls on 22 February, this year.

A visitor poses inside an upside-down house created by a group of Taiwanese architects at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. With a build price of $600,000 and over 300 square meters (3,230 square feet) of floor space filled with real home furnishings, the upside-down house will continue to be on display to visitors until July 22.
Image by AP Photo/Wally Santana

A visitor poses inside an upside-down house created by a group of Taiwanese architects at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday. With a build price of $600,000 and over 300 square meters (3,230 square feet) of floor space filled with real home furnishings, the upside-down house will continue to be on display to visitors until 22 July.

A full moon sets over Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Image by Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A full moon sets over Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

Hot air balloons rise into the morning sky beyond a saguaro cactus Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in the desert north of Phoenix.
Image by AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Hot air balloons rise into the morning sky beyond a saguaro cactus on Monday, in the desert north of Phoenix.

Kawazu-zakura, one of the earliest blooming cherry blossoms, and yellow rapeseed fill along a sidewalk as visitors stop to take pictures in Miura, south of Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016,
Image by AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

Kawazu-zakura, one of the earliest blooming cherry blossoms, and yellow rapeseed fill along a sidewalk as visitors stop to take pictures in Miura, south of Tokyo on Monday.

A fashion devotee poses for a photograph outside of Brewer Street Carpark during the Autumn/ Winter 2016 London Fashion Week show at the BFC Show Space, London.
Image by Hannah McKay/PA Wire

A fashion devotee poses for a photograph outside of Brewer Street Carpark during the Autumn/ Winter 2016 London Fashion Week show at the BFC Show Space, London.

Baby rhinoceros 'Kibo' runs through a puddle in an enclosure at the zoo of  Augsburg, Germany, Monday Feb. 22, 2016. The two-week-old male animal was presented to the public for the first time.
Image by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP

Baby rhinoceros ‘Kibo’ runs through a puddle in an enclosure at the zoo of Augsburg, Germany on Monday. The two-week-old male animal was presented to the public for the first time.

Nepalese Hindu devotees take a holy bath on the bank of Hanumante River during during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast.
Image by AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

Nepalese Hindu devotees take a holy bath on the bank of Hanumante River during during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on Monday.