I thought this picture would grab people's attention. Note the gal (click on image to enlarge) who has slipped in among the divers hoping to grab the cross in the icy waters on Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria.
January 8 was the day on which my parents traditionally took down our Christmas tree, marking the end of the holidays. For those of you who can't get enough of the season -- and I certainly did not hear enough caroling this year -- the "Big Picture" has more great photographs. Strange how few are from the U.S. Does this lack say something about our vexed relationship with religion these days?