Events of the day in pictures: February 9


In the selection of the most interesting events of the past day in photographs


A young visitor looks at a giant grasshopper model at the Mueritzeum in Waren, Germany. 60x enlarged and highly accurate insect models by Julia Stous from Hamburg have already been exhibited in museums in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland. (AP Photo/dapdFrank Hormann)


A fisherman casts his line in hopes of catching trout at Langley Dam. England, like many other countries, was covered by severe cold and snowfalls (AP Photo / Owen Humphreys, PA)

Hindu Naga Sadhu participates in the Kumb Mela procession, India. The Kumbh Mela, considered the largest religious gathering in the world, is celebrated every three years in one of India’s four cities. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Testing an amphibious bus on the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The amphibious bus is made in Denmark and costs $1 million. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A flock of Canada geese land in a snow-covered clearing in Maryland that has been hit by a snow storm. In some places, the snow reaches several feet. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

As snowfalls rage across the US, tourists on surfboards splash in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The temperature here has risen to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)


Snow blowers clear the streets of snow in Racine, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

An Australian white tree frog is held by exotic animal specialist James Ditmore at a Petco store in Dallas. This store contains about 2,000 rare animals confiscated from global animal wholesaler Global Exotics. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Icy bike in Stockholm. Sweden was no exception, the country was covered by severe frosts and snowfalls (AP Photo / Leif R Jansson, SCANPIX)

A man runs past a Valentine’s Day gift stand in London. Valentine’s Day — the traditional holiday of all lovers, is celebrated on February 14. (AP Photo / John Moore)

Two-year-old Mateo Bonom climbs out of an igloo (Eskimo ice hut) with his dog nearby. Photo taken in Lincoln Park, Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Government employees inspect a home in La Canada Flintridge, California. The destruction was caused by a massive landslide. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Pakistani children play near a rainwater puddle on the outskirts of Islamabad. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Supporters of pro-presidential candidate Eddie Villinueva unfurled a huge Philippine flag in Manila Rizar Park. The presidential election will be held here on May 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A Palestinian woman with a child walks past the barricades of the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem. Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after a series of arrests at a refugee camp. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Performers dressed as Chinese gods during the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ocean Park, Hong Kong. Chinese New Year begins on February 14th. 2010 is the year of the white tiger. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)