An elephant stretches its trunk towards the photographer’s lens during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany, on Monday. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.
Barack Obama, US president (left), and Mark Rutte, Netherlands prime minister (centre), meet in front of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam before the start of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit. The summit, held March 24-25, will be attended by world leaders and is aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism.
Chinese artist Zhang Xun poses in a installation created in a special 3D-technique during a press preview in the exhibition ‘You Are The Art’ (‘Du bist die Kunst’) by a Chinese artist group at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and lasts from Saturday until June 22.
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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels
Russian officers walk to meet Ukrainian colleagues on the ship Slavutich in Sevastopol. The legal process required to make Crimea part of Russia will be completed this week, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. Read more
Media wait outside 11 Downing Street, the official London residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of George Osborne’s Budget speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the eurozone bailout fund by ruling that it was legal, as long as the German parliament had enough supervision rights
German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, for intergovernmental consultations at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday. Read more
A woman hangs a red blanket out of her window in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbs will vote in snap polls on Sunday with the ruling Serbian Progressive party tipped to capitalise on a wave of public support after opening membership talks with the EU
A woman takes the stairs with the logo of the Leipzig International Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. More than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries present their works until Sunday. Read more