A man takes a photograph of a cherry tree in blossom, in Tokyo, Japan
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A bomb disposal expert checks the fuse on an unexploded first world war 1,000lb bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated as bomb disposal experts worked to defuse the bomb.
A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata, India
People react as they watch a rodeo show at the International Livestock Fair in Havana, Cuba.
An artist has his face painted to resemble the Hindu god Shasthappan, before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka
Chadian jockeys wait to take part during an afternoon of horse races at the hippodrome in N’djamena, Chad. Races take place every Sunday.
Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan. This fishing village is overrun with felines, outnumbering humans six to one
Female police recruits throw their caps in the air as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agartala.
Actor Eddie Redmayne reacts as he takes the stage to accept the Oscar for best actor for his role in The Theory of Everything during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
The Dean of Ripon Cathedral John Dobson takes part in the annual Pancake Races with children from Ripon Cathedral School outside Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire.
Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps in the early hours of the morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India
A Nepalese Hindu sadhu (holy man) paints coloured paste on to his face during the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindus mark the festival by offering prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the event
Performers gather during preparations for the lunar new year celebrations in Hong Kong. The Chinese ‘year of the sheep’ begins on February 19
Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro‘s Sambadrome
Smoke rises in the sky after a suicide car bomb attack in Kunduz province. Taliban insurgents launched an attack on a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan, provincial police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hosseini said. At least two policemen were wounded in the attack, and five suicide attackers were killed by Afghan forces.
An Indian hand rickshaw puller transports children to school in Kolkata, India. Kolkata is the only city in India where hand-pulled rickshaws are still in operation.
A woman reacts as the residential block she lives in burns on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, as a result of shelling, according to locals
Toshisumi, a ‘Maiko,’ or apprentice geisha, performs a traditional dance during the opening ceremony of the ‘Kyo Aruki in Tokyo 2015′, a Kyoto sightseeing event. The 1,200-year-old city of Kyoto began a one-month programme of events in Tokyo to attract tourists
A man walks home through flood waters in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora. Floods caused by heavy rains over the past few days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded hundreds of homes and many roads.