Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or–such is the pleasure they experience–they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them. ― Paulo Coelho

A Japanese priestess in ceremonial robes performs a purification ritual in front of a large wooden phallus during the annual Honen Fertility Festival at Tagata Shinto Shrine in Komaki city, Aichi province, Japan. The wooden phallus, nearly 2.5 metres long and weighing 280kg, is carried by men, all aged 42, an extremely inauspicious year in a Japanese man's life. By carrying the large phallus the men receive sacred protection. (Everett Kennedy Brown / AFP)

A Japanese priestess in ceremonial robes performs a purification ritual in front of a large wooden phallus during the annual Honen Fertility Festival at Tagata Shinto Shrine in Komaki city, Aichi province, Japan. The wooden phallus, nearly 2.5 metres long and weighing 280kg, is carried by men, all aged 42, an extremely inauspicious year in a Japanese man’s life. By carrying the large phallus the men receive sacred protection. (Everett Kennedy Brown / AFP)

Ami and Ashbu, both three-years-old, walk arm in arm through the Zafaye refugee camp, some 10 miles (15kms) from downtown N'djamena, Chad. Both girls from the PK5 district of Bangui have been living in the camp for over a year with over 5000 other refugees of Chadian descent who fled the fighting in Central African Republic. Chad is also hosting thousands of refugees fleeing the current Boko Haram fighting in Nigeria. (Jerome Delay / AP)
Ami and Ashbu, both three-years-old, walk arm in arm through the Zafaye refugee camp, some 10 miles (15kms) from downtown N’djamena, Chad. Both girls from the PK5 district of Bangui have been living in the camp for over a year with over 5000 other refugees of Chadian descent who fled the fighting in Central African Republic. Chad is also hosting thousands of refugees fleeing the current Boko Haram fighting in Nigeria. (Jerome Delay / AP)
Students in Bone, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, are seen crossing a river on a rope on their way to school, after a suspension bridge collapsed due to rain. (Sijori Images / Barcroft India)
Students in Bone, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, are seen crossing a river on a rope on their way to school, after a suspension bridge collapsed due to rain. (Sijori Images / Barcroft India)
A helicopter passes the moon as it flies over New York City, from Jersey City, NJ. (Julio Cortez / AP)
A helicopter passes the moon as it flies over New York City, from Jersey City, NJ. (Julio Cortez / AP)
An artist created the world's smallest sculpture...only for it to be crushed. Jonty Hurwitz creates sculptures so small they can sit on a human hair or on the head of an ant but 'freaked out' when he discovered a number of them had been squashed during a photoshoot. The 45-year-old's tiny figurines are less than a tenth of a millimetre tall and are created through a process called nano-printing His works have included a naked woman, a couple - one of them winged - in an embrace and a group of female mannequins. (Jonty Hurwitz / Solent News)
An artist created the world’s smallest sculpture…only for it to be crushed. Jonty Hurwitz creates sculptures so small they can sit on a human hair or on the head of an ant but ‘freaked out’ when he discovered a number of them had been squashed during a photoshoot. The 45-year-old’s tiny figurines are less than a tenth of a millimetre tall and are created through a process called nano-printing His works have included a naked woman, a couple – one of them winged – in an embrace and a group of female mannequins. (Jonty Hurwitz / Solent News)
Palestinian girls play at their family's house, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)
Palestinian girls play at their family’s house, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)
Around 400,000 livestock in Yili started the 10-day trip to their spring pasture at the end of winter, according to local media. (China Daily / REUTERS)
Around 400,000 livestock in Yili started the 10-day trip to their spring pasture at the end of winter. (China Daily / REUTERS)
The remains of a 250-year old pretzel found during a dig on the banks of the Danube in Bavaria. (AP)
The remains of a 250-year old pretzel found during a dig on the banks of the Danube in Bavaria. (AP)
Atif Anwar, winner of the Arnold Classic over 100 class poses with his medals at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. (Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images)
Atif Anwar, winner of the Arnold Classic over 100 class poses with his medals at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. (Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images)
The mother and father of Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab held by Islamic State in Syria as an alleged spy, sit with a picture of him in their East Jerusalem home. A video posted online by Islamic State militants showed a child killing Muhammad Musallam with a bullet to the head. (Ammar Awad / REUTERS)
The mother and father of Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab held by Islamic State in Syria as an alleged spy, sit with a picture of him in their East Jerusalem home. A video posted online by Islamic State militants showed a child killing Muhammad Musallam with a bullet to the head. (Ammar Awad / REUTERS)
Egg-streme sport: Kung Fu master Zuo Chongyang stands on four eggs while lifting three buckets filled with water in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. (HAP / Quirky China News/REX)
Egg-streme sport: Kung Fu master Zuo Chongyang stands on four eggs while lifting three buckets filled with water in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. (HAP / Quirky China News/REX)
Smoke billows from a forest fire in Valparaíso, Chile. Authorities have declared a red alert in the area as the fire threatens to reach the city’s port. (Alberto Miranda San Martin / AFP - Getty Images)
Smoke billows from a forest fire in Valparaíso, Chile. Authorities have declared a red alert in the area as the fire threatens to reach the city’s port. (Alberto Miranda San Martin / AFP – Getty Images)
Miao people take part in a celebration to welcome the new year in Kaili, China. (Qin Gang / Xinhua Press / Corbis)
Miao people take part in a celebration to welcome the new year in Kaili, China. (Qin Gang / Xinhua / Corbis)
A VW Golf is pictured inside the so-called cat towers of car manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) at the company’s assembly plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Tobias Schwarz / AFP - Getty Images)
A VW Golf is pictured inside the so-called cat towers of car manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) at the company’s assembly plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Tobias Schwarz / AFP – Getty Images)
People dance as they are splashed with coloured water during a procession on the occasion of the Rangapanchami festival in Bhopal, observed after the 5th day of the Holi festival in Madhay Pradesh, India. (Sanjeev Gupta / EPA)
People dance as they are splashed with coloured water during a procession on the occasion of the Rangapanchami festival in Bhopal, observed after the 5th day of the Holi festival in Madhay Pradesh, India. (Sanjeev Gupta / EPA)
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