Visitors walk over a light art installation titled "The Pool" by Jen Lewin Studio during the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival in Singapore. i Light Marina Bay is a sustainable-light art festival featuring 28 creative and environmentally sustainable-light art works from around the world.
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Pro-Russian protesters remove the gate of Ukrainian navy headquarters as Russian troops stand guard in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Pro-Russian protesters seized Ukraine's Crimean naval headquarters and captured its commander on Wednesday after Moscow claimed the peninsula and the first casualties ratcheted up stakes in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILIY BATANOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A heavily armed Los Angeles Airport Police Department officer stands guard at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Airport officials released a comprehensive report focusing on the response and recovery efforts following a shooting at LAX last November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kraftwerk, from left, Ralf Huetter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert and Falk Grieffenhagan performing "Autobahn (1974)" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to launch the L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
A demonstrator dressed as Charlie Chaplin joins an anti-"fracking" protest in London. Activists and demonstrators joined the Fracked Future Carnival to protest against the controversial technique that involves using huge amounts of pressurized water mixed with chemicals to crack open shale -- sedimentary rock containing hydrocarbons -- to release natural gas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Work began to demolish the end terrace cottage at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, England. The ex-coast guard cottage was in danger of collapsing after cliff erosion and was once one of seven properties, two of which were already demolished in the last two decades. The council said the next cottage in line would only have up to 10 years before it, too, succumbs to the erosion.
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Twin 14-week-old polar bear cubs play during their first presentation to the media in Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. The male and female twins were born on Dec. 9 at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexandra Beier / Getty ImagesLink
An Iranian man lights fireworks during a celebration, known as Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, in Pardisan park, Tehran. The festival has been frowned upon by hard-liners since the 1979 Islamic revolution because they consider it a symbol of Zoroastrianism, one of Iran's ancient religions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated PressLink
Iranian women practice parkour in Tehran's Tavalod Park. A group of Iranian women have discovered parkour, the fast-moving sport blending acrobatics and gymnastics that has become their outlet for evading social constraints and dealing with stress.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTA KENARE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Striking members of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa demonstrate for better wages in a central district of Johannesburg. Members of South Africa's largest labor union marched across the country over high youth unemployment, putting pressure on the government ahead of a May vote.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Two security officers sit at the entrance of a hotel lounge where relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are gathered in Beijing. Tempers flared among Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the missing jetliner as frustration grew with what one called the airline's "shameful role" and the search entered its 12th day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Students and protesteors occupy the plaza outside the Taiwanese Parliament to protest the act by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a controversial service and trade agreement with China in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 200 students broke into the Taiwan Parliament and took over the main chamber in protest against the service and trade agreement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashley Pon / Getty ImagesLink
A model displays a creation from Japanese designer Hiroko Koshino's 2014-2015 Autumn/Winter collection at Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
A boy runs in a field of mustard, a flower that heralds the start of spring, in full blossom at a park in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
A worker decorates lanterns to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 6 at Jogye temple in Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
View from the Brazilian navy's oceanographic ship Ary Rongel as it goes through the Drake Passage on its way to Antarctica. The Drake passage -- an unavoidable route to reach Antarctica's King George Island-- is considered to be one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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