Ice Cross hewn for Epiphany in the ice of Maine's Kennebec River by parishioners of St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church commemorates the baptism of Christ. The water from the carving will bless the church.
Jonas Bendiksen— The population of Transdniester is mainly ethnic Russians and the main religion is Russian Orthodox Christianity. Here, a priest gives his blessings before a christening in the icy waters of January.
A man walks past the half-empty apartment blocks of Shushi, a town that was partially destroyed in the Azeri-Armenian war of the early Today it remains half-wrecked, and all the previous Azeri residents.