15 March 2013
Last updated at 12:52 ET
The gates of the Tuileries gardens lead on to a snowy Place de la Concorde in the French capital Paris, where a heavy snowstorm caused transport disruption.
Rubin Kazan's Bebras Natcho fights for the ball with Levante's Juanfran during their Europa League match at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected the new Pope, taking the name Francis. The 76-year-old from Buenos Aires is the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to become head of the Roman Catholic Church. Here he checks out of the church-run residence where he had been staying in Rome.
Labour leader Ed Miliband takes the Tube back to Westminster after meeting shoppers, market stall holders and restaurant owners in Brixton, south London.
Bookmakers open for business during Champion Day of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, one of the big events in UK horse racing.
Hundreds of Bulgarians joined rallies across the country to protest against poverty and corruption. Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has announced a caretaker cabinet, following weeks without a government.
Former UK cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce (pictured) have each been jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice. Huhne had admitted asking Pryce to take his speeding points to avoid losing his driving licence in 2003, and Pryce was convicted of having agreed to do so.
The city of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture was one of the hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. Two years on, a minute of silence and tolling bells marked the anniversary.
Representative Kevin Brady and Senator Amy Klobuchar laugh before the start of a Congressional Joint Economic Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
Irish wolfhound dogs on the first day of the UK's Crufts dog show, a four-day competition at the NEC in Birmingham. Judges from the Kennel Club mark the dogs according to the criteria of their individual breed standards.
Snow falls as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia.
Afghan boys peer out from the boot of a car as they get a ride through the centre of Kabul.