France’s departing prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, leaves the Hôtel Matignon after a handover ceremony in Paris. He has been replaced by Manuel Valls, who poses a potential threat to President François Hollande, whose popularity remains low. Read more
Anti-government protesters on their blood-stained bus that was part of a convoy attacked by gunmen on its way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. Four people were wounded.
Afghan children play in the old part of the northwestern city of Herat. Presidential candidates have been holding rallies across the country for the upcoming presidential elections on April 5, to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai. Read more
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai listen to his campaign address during a political rally in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday. Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to choose a new President. Read more
Ukrainian soldiers perform military exercises at a military training ground outside Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian Acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsa has said that the new Ukrainian government is not planning to lead Ukraine into NATO. Read more
An Indian resident wearing traditional jewellery takes part in a procession celebrating Gudi Padwa, or the Maharashtrian new year in Mumbai. Gudi Padwa is the Hindu new year in the Indian state of Maharashtra and falls on the first day of the month of Chaitra, according to the lunar calendar.
Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.
Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association’s annual convention in Northbrook, Illinois. Hundreds of clown performers from around the world gathered at the event to attend seminars, performances, and competitions. Read more
Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector stand outside the parliament in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities carried out an inspection tour of Kiev’s bomb shelters on Friday as lawmakers accused Russia of fomenting trouble in the Ukrainian capital after having annexed the Black Sea region of Crimea. The slogan on the face mask reads “Victory or death”. Read more