Russian punk group Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as she stands outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow on Monday during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president in 2012.
A priest stands in the ruins of Kiev’s Trade Union building. Ukraine’s parliament on Friday voted to return the ex-Soviet country to its 2004 constitution, which limits the president’s powers and gives lawmakers the right to appoint key ministers
France’s Ophelie David, Canada’s Kelsey Serwa, Canada’s Marielle Thompson and Sweden’s Anna Holmlund compete during their ski cross final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
An anti-government demonstrator sits behind a barricade on Friday in the central square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich moved to defuse the country’s worst crisis since independence by accepting calls for snap presidential elections and constitutional changes that would curb powers of the presidency.
A sports fan enters the spirit of the Sochi winter games by wearing sunglasses modelled on the five Olympic rings during the women’s ice hockey bronze medal match between Sweden and Switzerland on Thursday
A Cossack militiaman attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova as she and fellow members of the punk band Pussy Riot, including Maria Alekhina, centre, in the pink balaclava, stage a protest performance in Sochi, Russia. The group had gathered in a downtown restaurant, about 30km from where the Winter Olympics are being held.
A climber scales the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics Read more
A multiple exposure image of Finland’s Antti Ollila competing in the men’s ski slopestyle qualifying round at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Read more
Japan’s Akito Watabe soars through the air in his trial jump during the normal hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined individual 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor.
Sarah Reid of Canada prepares to start a training run for the women’s skeleton during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia