Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 7 images: photos of the day

People celebrate the night of Shiva in India and Nepal, in the Philippines men pay tribute to women by donning heels and Aurora Borealis lights up the sky over Hadrian’s Wall in today’s images from around the world.

A Hindu holy man waits to receive alms from devotees at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath temple during "Shivaratri" festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 7, 2016. "Shivaratri," or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.
Image by AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

A Hindu holy man waits to receive alms from devotees at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath temple during “Shivaratri” festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. “Shivaratri,” or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over the Sycamore Gap at Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. The ethereal spectacle is caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth's magnetic field and is usually only visible in the far north of Scotland.
Image by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over the Sycamore Gap at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. The ethereal spectacle is caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field and is usually only visible in the far north of Scotland.

An Indian Hindu woman devotee prays at a temple on the occasion of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva's night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married.
Image by AP Photo/Channi Anand

An Indian Hindu woman devotee prays at a temple on the occasion of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu, India, Monday. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva’s night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married.

Male students and soldiers wearing high-heeled shoes march around a park to pay tribute to women all over the world on the eve of the celebration of International Women's Day Monday, March 7, 2016 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The all male marchers are calling for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination and harassment against women.
Image by AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Male students and soldiers wearing high-heeled shoes march around a park to pay tribute to women all over the world on the eve of the celebration of International Women’s Day Monday, at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The all male marchers are calling for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination and harassment against women.

A Hindu holy man smokes marijuana at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath temple during "Shivaratri" festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 7, 2016. "Shivaratri," or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.
Image by AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha

A Hindu holy man smokes marijuana at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath temple during “Shivaratri” festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. “Shivaratri,” or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.

Indian Hindu women devotees carry pots of sacred water and milk as they stand in queue to offer prayers at a temple on the occasion of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva's night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married.
Image by AP Photo/Channi Anand

Indian Hindu women devotees carry pots of sacred water and milk as they stand in queue to offer prayers at a temple on the occasion of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu, India. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva’s night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married.

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over the Sycamore Gap at Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. The ethereal spectacle is caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth's magnetic field and is usually only visible in the far north of Scotland.
Image by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over the Sycamore Gap at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, UK. The ethereal spectacle is caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field and is usually only visible in the far north of Scotland.