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April 3, 2013

Daily Life: March 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from India, Nigeria, Spain, Venezuela, Italy, Nepal, South Africa and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 39 photos total)

Indians pray at the statue of Hindu god Shiva during sunset near Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India on March 17. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)

A dancer moves through smoke made by a fog machine during a performance at the Lagos Carnival beauty pageant in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 30. The pageant picked a queen for this year's Lagos Carnival, a festival that sees dancers fill the streets of Nigeria's largest city during Easter weekend. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) #

An Indian man walks past burning piles of garbage on March 18 set afire at the end of the Mahakumbh mela festival at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India. The 55 days long festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings, concluded earlier this month. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

A delivery man pushes a wheelbarrow following a storm in Barcelona, Spain, on March 6. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A woman holds her daughter while waiting to take the subway in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 14. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

A man smokes a cigarette in a cafe on March 27 in Rome, Italy. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

Street entertainers sit on the ground near Piazza Navona on March 16 in Rome, Italy. Rome is preparing for the inauguration mass of Pope Francis on March 19th. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #

A balloon seller waits for customers on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 29. (Jawad Jalali/Associated Press) #

Palestinian muslim women shop in the market of the Jabaliya Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip on March 28. (Ali Ali/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A Buddhist devotee circumambulates the Boudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal, on March 19. A Tibetan monk self immolated last month in the premise of this stupa, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

An Afghan refugee boy watches chickens feeding in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 21. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Vehicles move past a Pakistani worker offering the daily Asr prayer, the afternoon prayer, in a street on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 18. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A child looks up to a figure representing an altar boy asking for donations inside a church in Medina Sidonia village, in Cadiz province, Spain, on March 29. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A visitor to the Trevi Fountain makes a wish on March 16 in Rome, Italy. Rome is preparing for the inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19 in Saint Peter's Square. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #

An actor represents Jesus Christ during the Via Crucis procession along the streets of Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, as part of Good Friday ceremonies on March 29. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images) #

A child receives Communion at Regina Mundi church in Soweto on March 31. Regina Mundi church is situated near to former South African president, Nelson Mandela's old residence and is known for its involvement during the struggle against apartheid. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Indian worker carries candles on March 11 before putting them on restaurant tables at the Calangute beach on the Arabian Sea coast in Goa, India. Goa, known for its beaches, is a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

Brian Whyte of Niagara Forestry, boils maple sap inside his sugar house in Cambria, N.Y., on March 22. New York State maple syrup producers open their operations to the public for Maple Weekend on March 23-24. (David Duprey/Associated Press) #

Workers from New York Ladder & Scaffold of Yonkers, N.Y., erect scaffolding high on the First Congregational Church in Middletown, N.Y. on March 26. The church sustained roof and steeple damage from Hurricane Sandy. The steeple will be reshingled and part of the roof repaired. The project is expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete. (Tom Bushey/Times Herald-Record via Associated Press) #

A person climbs on a Holocaust memorial statue in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 24. (Ariel Schalit/Associated Press) #

Thai window cleaners workers work at a building in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, on March 21. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) #

Members of the San Antonio Living History Association fire muskets as they take part in a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides on March 6 in San Antonio, Texas. (Eric Gay/Associated Press) #

A woman stands on a pier under an umbrella during a storm in a Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on March 24. (Mikhail Mordasov/AFP/Getty Images) #

A skier reads behind a small snow hill out of the wind on top of Pittman Ridge at Eaglecrest Ski Resort in Juneau, Alaska, on March 4. In the background are Stephens Passage and Admiralty Island. (Klas Stolpe/The Juneau Empire via Associated Press) #

Brian Runk runs with his three dogs near the North Lawrence levee on March 24 in Lawrence, Kan. An overnight snow left several inches on the ground around Lawrence and throughout the Midwest. (Mike Yoder/Lawrence Journal-World via Associated Press) #

A Pasola rider falls after hit by spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village on March 7 in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Sandalwood pony horses are native to the island of Sumba in Indonesia. For the people of Sumba, the Sandelwood horse has an important role in all aspects of their daily life, including transportation and culture. On the island of Sumba the ancient tradition of Pasola still draws large crowds and tourists. Pasola involves two teams of men on horseback charging towards each other. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) #

A couple sits together in Piazza Navona on March 22 in Rome, Italy. Newly elected Pope Francis and the Vatican are preparing for the new pontiff's first Easter week which will incorporate the pope washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #

A pillow fight on March 7 celebrates the coming International Women's Day in Changsha, southwest China's Hunan province. The organizers said they would like to ease the stress in daily life of both female and male citizens. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A bride is blessed by neighbors as she parades in a street in Shanghai, China, on March 29. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

A girl drinks fruit juice while resting in a hammock on a river bank near an industrial zone in southwestern China's Chongqing city on March 24. (Associated Press) #

A young Indian boy dives in the Arabian sea water in Mumbai, India, on March 7. (Rajanish Kakade/Associated Press) #

Snowboarder Austin Aspros skips across the water feature at the bottom of one of Mount Ski GullÌs hills on March 29. Mount Ski Gull near Nisswa, Minn., has extended its season due to an abundance of snow and warm temperatures. (Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch via Associated Press) #

Four year-old Mia York, left, walks her dog Howie, a Maltese, in the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown St. Paul, Minn., on March 16. (Chris Polydoroff/St. Paul Pioneer Press via Associated Press) #

Madelyn Notaro, 2, is comforted during a photo shoot with the Easter Bunny in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 27. The Broadway Market is a popular destination for Easter holiday shopping. (David Duprey/Associated Press) #

Jim Hale, principal at Forge Road Elementary School in Palmyra, Pa., kisses a snake on March 28. Hale made good on a promise if the students would read 3,500 books during the month of March. Squanto is a Red Rat Snake owned by Dale Snyder. (Earl Brightbill/Lebanon Daily News via Associated Press) #

A tourist posed for a picture next to a llama near the Battle of Ayacucho monument, in Ayacucho, Peru, on March 29. The battle was the last major confrontation and marked the definitive end of Spanish colonial rule in South America. The battle took place in the Pampa de Quinoa, Ayacucho on Dec. 9, 1824. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

Riley Flynn, 12, takes advantage of a clear cool day to leap around on a row of straw bales at Shelby Farms chasing his dog, Emily, during a family trip to the park on March 3 in Memphis, Tenn. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

A dancer practices in the halls of the Hynes Convention Center during the World Irish Dancing Championships held in Boston, Mass., on March 26. Competitors wear makeup, wigs and often use spray tanning to complete their appearance. Over six thousand competitors from around the world descended on Boston to compete in the 43rd World Irish Dancing Championships, a competition previously held only once outside of Ireland or Scotland, in Philadelphia, Pa. in 2009. (CJ Gunther/European Pressphoto Agency) #

Alpenglow, the first rays of direct sunlight, colors Tuckerman Ravine as Charlie Randall of Merrimac, Mass., reaches his backcountry skiing destination on Easter Sunday morning on March 31 at Mt. Washington in New Hamsphire. Skiing Tuckerman Ravine is an annual rite of spring for skiers willing to hike about three miles from Pinkham Notch. Many skiers go an additional mile to the summit before making their run. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #