A Muslim schoolgirl at St. Maaz High School practices Vietnam Vovinam martial arts on International Women's Day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KRISHNENDU HALDER / REUTERSLink
Filipino women march in Manila to mark the 100th International Women's Day. The march was also to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, a measure being blocked by the politically influential Roman Catholic Church.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man covers a woman entirely with talcum powder, a traditional method of courtship long since abandoned, during the Dia de los Polvos (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / REUTERSLink
A worker puts the finishing touches on the Libyan booth at the International Tourism Industry Fair in Berlin, opening this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / REUTERSLink
A Metropolitan Police officer stands guard outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. An independent review of police pay in England and Wales released on Tuesday recommends cutting a number of allowances and bonuses, saving £485 million over three years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dead fish, estimated to be in the millions, float around the hull of a yacht in the King Harbor Marina at Redondo Beach. Authorities said oxygen depletion in the harbor basin likely caused the massive die-off.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
A life-size model of China's bullet train is displayed at the Scientific Achievements Expo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Force India Team's German driver Nico Hulkenberg trains at the Catalunya racetrack near Barcelona.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The International Space Station is seen against a backdrop of Earth in this view from the shuttle Discovery. With its 39th and final mission complete, astronauts aboard Discovery, NASA's most-traveled shuttle, prepared the spacecraft for the return home.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / REUTERSLink
The village of Hallstatt on the banks of Lake Hallstaetter in the province of Upper Austria glows at dusk. The alpine region of Hallstatt, Dachstein and Salzkammergut has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / REUTERSLink
A rainbow is seen above Martyrs' Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMAL SAIDI / ReutersLink
People dressed as traditional Flinserl figures participate in a carnival parade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / ReutersLink
A cab is decorated as part of an annual charity drive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / ReutersLink
A trader dressed up as a clown works at the stock exchange on carnival Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIUS BECKER / DPALink
Winner Tarjei Boe of Norway rides in a sledge after the awards ceremony for the men's 20 km individual race at the Biathlon World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPALink
Australian rider Matthew Harley Goss, center, of the HTC-Highroad team celebrates after winning the third stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race between Cosne Cours sur Loire and Nuits Saint Georges, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO / EPALink
Residents retreat as fire engulfs the Deep Sea settlement, displacing thousands of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS MUKOYA / ReutersLink
Pakistani resident Asia Rani, 27, washes her laundry in a pool of water in a brick factory. Pakistan is among countries marking International Women's Day, billed as a day to celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements and also to spotlight the plight of poor women.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathalie Bardou / Associated PressLink
Libyan rebel fighters opposing leader Moammar Kadafi fire their weapons at government fighter jets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFPLink
A police tactical team prepares to enter a house in St. Louis after a gunman reportedly shot two U.S. marshals and a police officer. One of the marshals was in critical condition Tuesday morning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Gooden / St. Louis Post-DispatchLink
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