Online hostess Xianggong gives a live broadcast in her bedroom in Beijing. In China’s online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Xianggong is one of more than 10,000 hostesses on the internet site bobo.com
People release yellow balloons during a ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of South Korea‘s Sewol ferry disaster. The southern island of Jindo is the closest landfall to the site where the Sewol sank.
A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.
Devotees celebrate the “Sindoor Jatra” vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The festival marks the country’s new year and the beginning of the spring season.
The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple in New York as part of efforts to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago.
A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London
A stadium after it was destroyed by an air strike in Ibb, the central city in Yemen
The remnant of Cyclone Joalane appears in the moonlit Southern Indian Ocean, with the Milky Way rising behind it, as seen in this picture taken by astronaut Terry Virts from Nasa’s space station
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tests out a machine at the factory of Haulotte, which manufactures material lifting equipment, in Saint-Etienne
A life-size Godzilla head is seen through a window of the “Gozilla View Room” at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku at Kabukicho shopping district in Japan. The Godzilla is a main feature of the new commercial complex comprising a 970-room hotel which opens this month
A man reacts at the site of an air strike in Sana’a. A Saudi-led coalition hit an office of Yemen‘s Houthi rebels near the pro-Houthi television channel al-Maseera in the centre of the city
The sun sets over mist that has formed on the sea from Cape Cornwall near St Just in Cornwall, England. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the six seats in the county of Cornwall are essential to achieve a Conservative majority when Britain goes to the polls on May 7.
Rev. Dr. Arthur Prioleau holds a sign during a protest in the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder
Patricia Sebastiao, 22, sits for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market known as a crackland where users can buy crack cocaine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Patricia, who has a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, is pregnant with her third child. She said she is 6 or 7 months pregnant, but was not exactly sure.
A woman watches a creation by Tom Friedman ‘Big Big Mac’ during the unveiling of Arts & Food exhibition at the Triennale in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is part of the Expo 2015 in Milan, whose theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”
French Labour Minister Francois Rebsamen attends the presentation of a government plan to encourage investment at the Elysee Palace in Paris
A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank at the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel facility in Tokyo, Japan. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is the world’s largest underground flood diversion facility. The facility takes water overflow from four rivers and redirects it 50 meters underground into a 6.3 kilometer tunnel before being pumped into the Edo river.
A surfer paddles in the Mediterranean sea during the Passover holiday on a warm spring day in Beit Yanai, Israel
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House. According to the White House, Obama hosted the event to bring Christian religious leaders together at the White House to ‘pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter
Labour leader Ed Miliband conducts a workplace Q&A session at the NCC, National Composite Centre in Bristol, United Kingdom