Dachshund Rambo and green iguana Otto size each other up at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMIN WEIGEL / DPALink
A cameraman moves in for a face shot of 4-week-old leopard cub Imoo at Nyiregyhaza Animal Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Attila Balazs / MTILink
Cats take a rest under the blossoms of a cherry tree.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Members of the Naxi, Yi and Bai ethnic minorities perform a cultural show with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a backdrop. Directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the production aims to present the traditions and the lifestyle of these minorities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
A worshiper has his body pierced during the Tamil Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram. Observed in the month of Panguni, the festival celebrates the celestial weddings of important deities in the Hindu religion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
Members of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, hold up the El Cristo de la Buena Muerte, or Christ of the Good Death, during a ceremony for the Easter Holy Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
A clown provides entertainment during celebrations marking Palestinian Children's Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFPLink
Models walk out the latest designs during Kosovo Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFPLink
A Bangladeshi youth rafts piles of bamboos along a waterway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFPLink
An Afghan miner loads his donkeys with coal Tuesday inside a mine north of Kabul. Afghanistan is believed to have mineral reserves worth as much as $3 trillion in U.S. dollars, which could theoretically generate billions of dollars in tax revenue for the troubled country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFPLink
The moon hangs in the sky next to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
Amateur Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits his second shot on the first fairway during the first round of the Masters Golf Tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated PressLink
The crew of Hong Kong cargo ship New Lucky VII that went missing in the East China Sea wave as they launch a smoke candle from a life raft. Japan's coast guard announced that 11 crew members were rescued by patrol vessels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo NewsLink
Villagers attempt to move a dead whale in Tone-Gwa township.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated PressLink
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