Bangalore, Feb 28: Shivratri celebrations were seen in Kathmandu, Nepal as well as India celebrated the festival on Thursday.
Meanwhile protests erupted in Cyprus Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Cyprus' parliament to voice opposition against legislation that will pave the way for the privatization of state-owned companies.
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Protests erupt in Cyprus
A riot police runs after a firework explodes, thrown by a protestor outside of the Parliament during a strike to protest government plans to privatize the state-run organization in Nicosia, Cyprus.
First married priest
Wissam Akiki, who is married, serves his daughter, Perla, communion after being ordained to the priesthood during a ceremony at St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral.
Shivratri celebrations in Kathmandu
A Sadhu smokes marijuana from a clay pipe in the early morning during Shivaratri Festival at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tiger Woods swings along
Golfer Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament.
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France during a quarter final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Valencia's Michel Herrero, center, duels for the ball with Dynamo Kiev's Yevhen Khacheridi, left, during their Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.