Is this an image of some horrible irradiated wasteland? Maybe this is what happens when Lindsay Lohan wades into the ocean at night? No, it's actually a celebration, not cause for a full-body acid wash.
Actually, that's not entirely off base. It's a long-exposure image of a celebration of Corpus Christi, a Catholic holiday where everyone dresses up like a devil and dances around. Here, celebrants in Brazil are carrying candles past a citadel in Brasilia. It's a bit of a pity, though: I was just warming up my McConaughey Reign of Fire impersonation. [Eraldo Peres/AP, InFocus]