A caretaker cleans white elephants in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.
A Gentoo penguin pecks at the elbow of a handler as they are carried to a new home within the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. 29 Gentoo penguins were carried by Edinburgh Zoo's experienced team of animal keepers from the normal penguin enclosure to their new home for the next few months as maintenance work is carried out.
A female Dachshund mix named Beyonce lays on top of an iPhone in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The puppy could set the world's record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers in Northern California say that Beyonce was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon.