A couple walks past a Chinese sculpture at the 798 Art Complex. Global art auction sales surged to a record $11.5 billion last year despite the weak world economy, with China cementing its spot as the top market.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A demonstrator clashes with a Banco Popular employee after breaking the windows of the bank during a protest against education cuts in Spain. Students across the country staged sit-ins and noisy demonstrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lluis Gene / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators rally against the Spanish government as part of a nationwide day of protests against cuts in education spending as Spain endures austerity and the prospect of recession.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated PressLink
Damage is seen early Wednesday morning in the town of Harveyville in Wabaunsee County after an apparent tornado passed through the town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mathew Fowler / Emporia GazetteLink
A police officer checks forms of unemployed Indian women crowding the Employment Exchange Office. The state government office offers job placement to the registered unemployed applicants when positions become available.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
An Afghan police officer stands guard as a pile of narcotics is set alight by officials on the outskirts of Herat. Opium production in Asia is set to rise, the International Narcotics Control Board warned in its annual report.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aref Karimi / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An elderly Romanian man tries to sell flowers as part of widespread custom of offering flowers on March 1 to celebrate the arrival of spring.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated PressLink
A piccolo player takes part in a parade on the third day of traditional carnival in Basel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Georgios Kefalas / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
An Indian child sits on metal rods outside her home in a slum area in Mumbai. Millions of children are growing up in squalid urban areas that often lack water, electricity and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund said Tuesday. UNICEF urged policymakers to ensure urban planning meets the needs of children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
A relative is comforted by other mourners at the funeral for Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, who died in custody while facing charges of kidnapping and rape.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
A man holds a baby turtle before releasing it into the sea in a campaign to save sea turtles on Lampuuk beach. The turtles have long been poached in Indonesia for their meat, fat, shells and eggs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heri Juanda / Associated PressLink
South Koreans in traditional costumes celebrate March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
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