A Crimean Tatar man prays at a mosque in Bakhchysarai, Ukraine. The arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are organizing community watch patrols to protect their families and homes in what they still consider part of Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated PressLink
The setting sun turns wispy clouds a fiery orange as children walk through a dust storm in Lahore, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHAT DAR / EPALink
Malaysian Police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar answers questions from the media in Sepang, Malaysia, about the continuing search for and investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
A Kashmiri boatman shovels snow from his houseboat during a snowstorm in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Snow and heavy downpours lashed Kashmir for a second straight day, closing a main highway and schools.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
Andy Yohe of the United States, left, and Dmitrii Lisov of Russia battle for the puck during a preliminary sledge hockey match at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images EuropeLink
An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Dallas Seavey rallied from third place to win the race for the second time.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Hallinen / Anchorage Daily NewsLink
Photographers for the Russian space agency take pictures of the now-empty Sokol spacesuit worn by U.S. astronaut Mike Hopkins as he and three other occupants of the International Space Station returned safely to Earth in a Soyuz capsule, making a hard landing on the snow-covered Kazakh steppe near the town of Zhezkazgan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BILL INGALLS / AFPLink
A man prays in front of the main entrance of Okawa Elementary School, which lost 74 of its 108 students to the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan three years ago Tuesday. The disaster killed 15,884 people and left more than 2,600 unaccounted for and seriously damaged a nuclear power plant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Two youths dressed in graduation gowns break down in tears as they and dozens of other people deported in recent years cross the border from Tijuana into the U.S. on Monday to formally request permission to return to their former homes in the United States. The mass border-crossing was meant as a public gesture to put pressure on policymakers to fix immigration laws that activists say break apart families.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
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