17 March 2014
Last updated at 08:32 ET
Indians are celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours which comes at the end of the winter season and marks the beginning of spring.
A paddleboarder looks out at the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California, where temperatures were close to 32C (90F).
South Korean soldiers wrap up the remains of Chinese soldiers at a South Korean army base in Paju. The remains of more than 400 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War were placed in coffins, ahead of their return to China next week for a permanent burial.
An Afghan woman receives her voter registration card for the presidential election in April from an employee of the Afghan independent election commission at a women's voter registration centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A woman carries her sphynx cat during the International Feline Fair in Medellin, Colombia.
Driver Mike Bliss hits the wall during the Nascar Nationwide series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
Happy Mondays dancer Bez has said he plans to stand as an independent candidate for Salford and Eccles in the next general election. Mark Berry, or Bez, said he wanted "free energy for everybody" when he visited Barton Moss in Salford to offer fracking protesters his support.
Pupils paddle across a swamp on reed-rafts on their way to Katuit primary school on the shores of the Kenyan Rift Valley’s Lake Baringo. A few dozen students at the school have been cut off by the swelling lake that has now risen to reclaim plains from which it had receded more than a decade ago, according to residents.
Crimea's parliament has formally declared independence from Ukraine and asked to join the Russian Federation following Sunday's controversial referendum which officials say overwhelmingly backed leaving Ukraine.
Police are monitoring traffic in Paris after pollution levels prompted the French government to impose major restrictions. Only motorists whose cars have odd-numbered registration plates will be allowed to drive. On Tuesday, if the restrictions remain in place, it will be the turn of those with even-numbered plates.