It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, as one shivering pooch is discovering in Catelu, on the outskirts of Bucharest. Snow scenes have created beautiful but harsh scenes, as extreme weather hits the Balkans and parts of eastern and central Europe.
Husky dogs in the Orlicke mountains near the Czech-Polish border know how to keep toasty in their pink boots, as they compete in style for The Sedivackuv Long 2012 long distance dog sled race.
A couple of hounds enjoy slighter warmer weather as they stand guard next to an Indian paramilitary soldier on a deserted street during a general strike in Srinagar, India. Other parts of India are bursting with energy as the country marks it's 62nd Republic Day with parades, including stunning displays in New Delhi and Amritsar.
Twilight fans get a chance to have a waxy encounter with Taylor Lautner in London as Madame Tussauds unveils its latest addition to their star-studded corridors of waxworks.
A strange tentacled object is seen in Park Lane, London, and a patriotic parachutist shows the world how best to wave the Australian flag - all in the pictures of the day below: