Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Feb 19, 2018 | 1:20pm EST

Ash Monday

Two revellers are seen amid flare smoke as they celebrate 'Ash Monday' by participating in a colorful 'flour war', a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Two revellers are seen amid flare smoke as they celebrate 'Ash Monday' by participating in a colorful 'flour war', a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in...more

Two revellers are seen amid flare smoke as they celebrate 'Ash Monday' by participating in a colorful 'flour war', a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
1 / 15
Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
2 / 15
Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
3 / 15
A 'flour war', a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A 'flour war', a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A 'flour war', a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
4 / 15
A reveller celebrates Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller celebrates Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller celebrates Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
5 / 15
Revellers celebrate Ash Monday  by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
6 / 15
A reveller celebrates. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller celebrates. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller celebrates. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
7 / 15
A reveller throws colored flour. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller throws colored flour. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller throws colored flour. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
8 / 15
Revellers celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
9 / 15
Two revellers kiss as they celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Two revellers kiss as they celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Two revellers kiss as they celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
10 / 15
A reveller celebrates Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller celebrates Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A reveller celebrates Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
11 / 15
Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
12 / 15
Revellers celebrate Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate Ash Monday by participating in a flour war. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
13 / 15
Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers celebrate. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
14 / 15
Revellers take a selfie as they celebrate Ash Monday. 

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers take a selfie as they celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Revellers take a selfie as they celebrate Ash Monday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
15 / 15

Next Slideshows

Lunar New Year

The world celebrates the Year of the Dog with lanterns, lion dances and firecrackers.

Feb 17 2018

Nomadic shepherds of Siberia

Life on the snow-covered steppe with Tuvan farmers, who raise sheep, goats and cattle in subzero temperatures and ride camel-drawn sleds.

Feb 16 2018

North Korea's Olympic cheer squad

North Korea's cheering squad is supporting athletes from both Koreas at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Feb 15 2018

Westminster Dog Show

Flynn the bichon frise fetches the 'Best in Show' prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.

Feb 14 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

'March of the Migrant' heads north

'March of the Migrant' heads north

Several thousand migrants, including families and women carrying babies, have joined a caravan heading to the United States from Honduras.

'Baby Trump' balloon flies over Los Angeles

'Baby Trump' balloon flies over Los Angeles

The "Baby Trump" balloon that first debuted in London this summer is sent aloft in Los Angeles.

Commuter train runs over crowd in India

Commuter train runs over crowd in India

A commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday.

Fall colors

Fall colors

Mother Nature puts on an autumn show.

Renewed clashes on Israel-Gaza border

Renewed clashes on Israel-Gaza border

Palestinians continue their protests demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border.

Harry and Meghan's first overseas tour

Harry and Meghan's first overseas tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex embark on their first overseas tour as a married couple, visiting Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Fiji.

Caught at the U.S.-Mexico border

Caught at the U.S.-Mexico border

Border patrol agents apprehend migrants caught illegally crossing from Mexico into the United States.

Blanket of spider webs

Blanket of spider webs

Spiders spin webs that cover trees, shrubs and every other surface at the banks of Lake Vistonida in Greece.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast