Take a break from your blue Monday to admire this set of images from around the world, courtesy of AFP's fantastic photographers.
Participants dressed as Vikings in prepare to burn their viking galley ship at the culmination of the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 31, 2017. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening.
Members of the Malaysian indigenous Mah Meri community walk to the sea during the "Puja Pantai" ritual, a thanksgiving ritual praying to the spirits of the seas, in Pulau Carey on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 1, 2017. The Mah Meri tribe, believed to be descendants of seafaring people, celebrate their new year according to the lunar calendar by making offerings to the sea.
Zebras that were transferred the previous day from Israel's Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv to a Palestinian zoo are seen in their new home in Qalqilyah in the northern occupied West Bank, on February 1, 2017. Two male and two female animals were transferred to the Palestinian facility.
Norwegian Daniel Andre Tande soars during his qualification jump for the FIS ski jumping World Cup flying hill individual competition in Oberstdorf, southern Germany, on February 3, 2017.
Football fans take photos in front of a graffiti-covered building in the Old Chinatown section of downtown near the NFL Experience at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas, one day before the New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.
Scotland fans dance before the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on Febuary 4, 2017.
South African dancers from the Vuyani Dance Theatre perform on the second day of the Attakalari Biennial 2017, a 10-day contemporary movement arts festival, in Bangalore on February 4, 2017.
All-female troupes from the Tian Eng Dragon and Lion Dance Centre perform with a LED phoenix dance at Gardens by the Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year in Singapore on February 4, 2017.
An Afghan man walks along a path under snow-laden trees in Kabul on February 5, 2017. Avalanches and freezing weather have killed more than 20 people in different areas of Afghanistan, officials said on February 4, as rescuers worked to save scores still trapped under the snow.