28 February 2014
Last updated at 11:45 ET
Host nation Russia finished on top of the medal table as the 22nd Winter Olympics came to a close in Sochi on Sunday after 17 days of competition.
Ohio Governor John Kasich introduces Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were held in captivity in an Ohio house for many years, during his State of the State address at the Performing Arts Center in Medina, Ohio.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron greeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside 10 Downing Street in London during her one-day visit to the country.
An American classic car passes in front of the Russian warship The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 docked in Havana's harbour, Cuba.
Large numbers of policemen have been deployed and wildlife experts called in to help capture a leopard that has caused panic in the northern Indian town of Meerut. The animal entered a hospital on Sunday and was locked in a room for a number of hours before it escaped, reports said.
A man stands with a Ukrainian flag on Kiev's Independence square on the day a new interim government was presented at the main protest camp, the Maidan, following the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych...
...On Wednesday there were clashes between pro- and anti-Russian protesters in Simferopol, Crimea. By Friday the crisis had deepened with Ukraine's interior minister accusing Russian forces of occupying Crimea's Sevastopol airport and ex-President Yanukovych telling a news conference in Russia he would fight for his country.
A Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) worker holds a South Sudanese baby while two little girls wait for treatment at the MSF hospital in Juba. The World Health Organisation has launched a vast vaccination campaign against cholera in the refugee camps. The UN says about 860,000 people have fled their homes in South Sudan in the last two months.
Delegates relax at the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile technology event, in Barcelona.
Lifeguards take part in the in the 49th Paso del Hombre aquatic marathon, in the port of La Libertad in El Salvador.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy steers his bike during the second day of the second MotoGP pre-season test at the Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur.
Enthusiast Stephen Driver with a model of a 1957 dockyard at Model Rail Scotland 2014 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.