Thousands of families packed the streets of the Spanish capital Madrid on Saturday to watch a traditional parade marking the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany.
The rescue ships have 49 migrants onboard and are stuck in the Mediterranean.
With an election in March President Putin is pressing all the buttons in his search for a big turnout and thumping majority.
Russia's president stripped off to his swimming trunks to observe an Orthodox Christian ritual
Guess what - politics coloured the celebrations in Catalonia.
Orthodox Christians in Bosnia have been preparing for Epiphany and Christmas by following traditions and having a pre-festive feast