The mynah bird and the dog. The pair are so inseparable their owner has built a perch so the bird can ride around on the dog's back. Owner Qiao Yu says the animals became best friends after being kept in the same room together.
Belarus—Naked on an day, Valentsin Tolkachev clears an icy canal for swimming. The started the Optimalists—a Minsk-based club with members—in 1989 to promote hale activities in rural settings. Photograph by Vasily Fedosenko,Reuters