Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Mon Jan 7, 2019 | 8:30pm GMT

Celebrating the Epiphany

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Close
1 / 20
A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" pulls a horse during a walk around the neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" pulls a horse during a walk around the neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" pulls a horse during a walk around the neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Close
2 / 20
Men jump in the waters of a lake to catch a wooden crucifix during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men jump in the waters of a lake to catch a wooden crucifix during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men jump in the waters of a lake to catch a wooden crucifix during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Close
3 / 20
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives presents to Greek Orthodox faithful after they swam into the Golden Horn during the Epiphany day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives presents to Greek Orthodox faithful after they swam into the Golden Horn during the Epiphany day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives presents to Greek Orthodox faithful after they swam into the Golden Horn during the Epiphany day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Close
4 / 20
A swan sits in a nest as participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A swan sits in a nest as participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A swan sits in a nest as participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Close
5 / 20
A reveller participates in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller participates in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller participates in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Close
6 / 20
Michalis Apostolidis, 35, catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Thessaloniki, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Michalis Apostolidis, 35, catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Thessaloniki, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Michalis Apostolidis, 35, catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Thessaloniki, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
Close
7 / 20
A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" rides a horse during a walk around their neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" rides a horse during a walk around their neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" rides a horse during a walk around their neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Close
8 / 20
Men dressed up as Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior, the Three Wise Men, protect themselves from the wind of a helicopter after arriving in it to participate in the Epiphany parade in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Men dressed up as Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior, the Three Wise Men, protect themselves from the wind of a helicopter after arriving in it to participate in the Epiphany parade in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Men dressed up as Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior, the Three Wise Men, protect themselves from the wind of a helicopter after arriving in it to participate in the Epiphany parade in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Close
9 / 20
Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Close
10 / 20
Orthodox faithful jump to catch a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Orthodox faithful jump to catch a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Orthodox faithful jump to catch a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
11 / 20
Devotees holding religious statues attend a mass in San Francisco Church on Three Kings' Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Devotees holding religious statues attend a mass in San Francisco Church on Three Kings' Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Devotees holding religious statues attend a mass in San Francisco Church on Three Kings' Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado
Close
12 / 20
Participants arrive for the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants arrive for the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants arrive for the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Close
13 / 20
A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Close
14 / 20
An Orthodox faithful kisses a cross during a celebration for Orthodox Epiphany Day, on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus, in Famagusta, Cyprus January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

An Orthodox faithful kisses a cross during a celebration for Orthodox Epiphany Day, on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus, in Famagusta, Cyprus January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

An Orthodox faithful kisses a cross during a celebration for Orthodox Epiphany Day, on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus, in Famagusta, Cyprus January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Close
15 / 20
A participant takes part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A participant takes part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A participant takes part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Close
16 / 20
Pope Francis arrives to conduct he Mass for the Feast of Epiphany in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis arrives to conduct he Mass for the Feast of Epiphany in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis arrives to conduct he Mass for the Feast of Epiphany in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Close
17 / 20
Revellers participate in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers participate in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers participate in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Close
18 / 20
Men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Close
19 / 20
Horse riders take part in the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid, Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Horse riders take part in the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid, Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Horse riders take part in the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid, Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Dance drama declared UNESCO heritage

The performance of masked theater, known as Khon in Thailand and as Lakhon Khol in neighboring Cambodia, was listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural...

04 Jan 2019

Storms of sand

Storms of whipping winds and flying dust from around the world.

02 Jan 2019

Starlings in the sky

Murmurations of starlings dance in the sky over southern Israel.

02 Jan 2019

New year offerings to the Saint of Death

Followers of La Santa Muerte, a cult figure in Mexico often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, leave offerings to appeal for favors and give thanks for those...

02 Jan 2019

MORE IN PICTURES

Battling the Amazon's raging fires

Battling the Amazon's raging fires

Brazil's government has deployed firefighters and soldiers to put out fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Wildfires rage in Brazil's Amazon

Wildfires rage in Brazil's Amazon

An unprecedented surge in wildfires has occurred since Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January vowing to develop the Amazon region for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation.

Israel's Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

Israel's Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a battle for political survival in a closely fought election that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.

Best of London Fashion Week

Best of London Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from London.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Indigenous tribes grapple with wildfires and deforestation in the Amazon

Indigenous tribes grapple with wildfires and deforestation in the Amazon

Indigenous peoples sift through the ashes after wildfires burned through their land and trees were illegally logged in the Brazilian rainforest.

Pride worldwide

Pride worldwide

Celebrating LGBTQ rights around the world.

Torrential rains flood southeast Spain

Torrential rains flood southeast Spain

At least six people have been killed and some 3,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain.

Week in sports

Week in sports

Sports action from around the world this past week.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast