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March 7, 2014

Daily Life: February 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from North Korea, Canada, India, Pakistan, China, Poland, United States and other countries around the world. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total)

A North Korean man walks near the Kim Il Sung stadium, right, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 26. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

Reflected in a puddle of melted snow, people and dogs walk past umbrellas suspended from trees at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Feb. 25. The art installation, called the "Rainblossom Project", was put up by an anonymous group to be a celebration of the rain the city receives. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via Associated Press) #

An Indian sportsman practices canoeing as the sun sets at the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, India, on Feb. 7. The lake promenade is a busy thoroughfare that provides boating and other water sports facilities. (Mahesh Kumar A./Associated Press) #

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at street performers as the play music near the Tower of David in Jerusalem's old city, on Feb. 6. (Sebastian Scheiner/Associated Press) #

An Indian worker replaces a lamp at a street pole in Hyderabad, India, on Feb. 10. (Mahesh Kumar A./Associated Press) #

Lloyd Blunk poses for a self-portrait at the Myers Bridge fishing access point west of Hysham, Mont. Blunk said he had to hold his breath for the duration of the 30-second exposure to minimize blur. (Lloyd Blunk/The Billings Gazette via Associated Press) #

Sophie DeWitt, 10, climbs on the jungle gym at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Feb. 17. Monday's high was 41 degrees, and temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to approach 50 degrees later in the week, according to the National Weather Service. (Joe Ahlquist/Argus Leader via Associated Press) #

Third-grader Jazmien Sparks, center, 9, holds her head in her hands as she listens to US Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Twp., as he announces plans to introduce a comprehensive legislative package in Congress to help reduce violent crime on Feb. 19 at Pierce Creative Arts Elementary School in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

US Sen. Al Franken, left, D-Minn., presents World War II veteran Benny Arechiga with the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal at VFW Post 9625 in Coon Rapids, Min., on Feb. 23. (Courtney Perry/The Star Tribune via Associated Press) #

An Afghan refugee girl, right, holding her younger brother, sits on a wooden-cart looking at her friend playing with a balloon, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Feb. 2. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A woman walks with an umbrella in the centre of Bangui, Central African Republic, on Feb. 13. The impoverished Christian-majority country descended into chaos in March 2013 after a coup by the mainly-Muslim Seleka rebellion overthrew the government, sparking deadly violence that has uprooted a million people out of a population of 4.6 million. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) #

Children play by a horse-shaped pattern made of footprints left by a man after snowfall on an overpass closed due to snow and rains, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese worldwide celebrates 2014 as the year of the horse. (Associated Press) #

A ball python peeks through the hair of Reitz High School senior Morgan Kunkle during a visit to the school by the Tri-State Herpetological Society on Feb. 14. Kunkle wasn't a big fan of snakes at the beginning of the science class, but had conquered her fear of the reptiles in no time. (Denny Simmons/The Evansville Courier & Press via Associated Press) #

A Devon Rex cat gets attention during a cat show in Legionowo, Poland, on Feb. 22. (Alik Keplicz/Associated Press) #

Jeff Nelson's heavyweight champion St. Bernard L.T. comes face to face with Harrison Bursi, who will be two in March. L.T. pulled 2000 pounds at the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Feb. 22 in the Northway Mall parking lot in Anchorage, Ak. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Race participants climb up and down ropes over a mud pit during the Special Ops Spartan Sprint at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 15. The course had several obstacles inside and around the stadium including crawling under barbed wire on the field where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play football. (Eve Edelheit/The Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press) #

A couple take shelter from the rain under umbrella as they sit by the Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 16. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

Welder Lorenzo Scruggs works to attach the massive arch of used bikes designed by sculptor Tylur French as traffic speeds by on East Parkway in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 12. A crew assembled shortly after 2 a.m. and with the help of a crane and had the arch in place on the pillars around 6 a.m. The sculpture, comprised of more than 300 used bikes, and will serve as a gateway into Overton Park from the Shelby Farms Greenline. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

Indian men warm themselves around a fire on a cold morning in the old quarters of New Delhi, India, on Feb. 12. The capital witnessed a chilly morning Wednesday. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

Brandon White of the Rome Fire Department relaxes before the Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 22 at Geneva State Park, Oh. (Warren Dillaway/The Star-Beacon via Associated Press) #

In this picture made with a long exposure, waves move on the shore as the sun sets at Natural Bridges State Beach on Feb. 19 in Santa Cruz, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press) #

Jake Turner, 8, portrays astronaut Neil Armstrong during the annual "Walk Through Time" Wax Museum, held on Feb. 21 at Stewart Elementary School in Stevensville, Mich. Third grade students dressed as a variety of historical figures after researching information about their lives and accomplishments. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via Associated Press) #

Flint-based tattoo artist Kyle Dunbar talks with friends and fans during a premiere party for the fourth season of the tattoo competition show "Ink Master" at Cruisin' Night Club on Feb. 25. Dunbar was featured on the show last season and was invited to participate again for the new season. (Samuel Wilson/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

The wonders of the Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are seen on Feb 2. Over the weekend over 8,000 people made the pilgrimage, a mile walk along the frozen shore, to witness and photograph the crystal wonders of the caves. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via Associated Press) #

A cyclist is silhouetted against the rising sun and reflected in a puddle in Hannover, northern Germany, on Feb. 18. (Julian Stratenschulte/Associated Press) #

What forecasters say might be the largest snowfall of the winter began falling on Feb. 20 in Minneapolis. Theodore Kimble got down on his knees and asked Olivia Joy to marry him after they snowshoed out to the middle of Lake Harriet and made a snow man Thursday afternoon. They made the snowshoes themselves. She said "yes". (Jeff Wheeler/The Star Tribune via Associated Press) #

Tourists take photos, in Montmartre district, overlooking Paris, on Feb. 7. (Thibault Camus/Associated Press) #

A boy living in the street adjusts his glasses in the centre of Bangui, Central African Republic, on Feb. 13. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Iraqi Kurdish girl picks up a toy for sale of the children's animated character "Shaun the Sheep" on a street in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Feb. 25. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Somali fisherman carries a swordfish from the port to the market in Mogadishu, Somalia on Feb. 11. (Jim Lopez/AFP/Getty Images) #