In 1999, the Mars Global Surveyor snapped this photograph of a "Valentine" from the Red Planet. The "heart" is actually a pit formed by a collapse within a graben, which is a geological term for a straight-walled trough which forms along fault lines. The heart-shaped pit is 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) across at its widest point, and sits on the slopes of the Alba Patera volcano.
Eurostar is a high-speed rail service connecting Paris with London (and Brussels). The company has a history of mocking the English in their advertising. Here, they've created lovely Greek style statues celebrating the "sports" the Brits are good at: snooker and darts. Love the broken off nose and penis details.
Komomo, a maiko with umbrella, Kyoto, Japan, 2005 - Komomo is an apprentice maiko ("dance child" or "half jewel") and as part of her training to become a geisha spends 24 hours a day, seven days a week for about five years studying the formal arts such as dance, music and poetry.