A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today. Hindus mark the festival by offering special prayers and fasting.
A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.
A young activist wraps himself in a Soviet-era communist flag as pro-Russian activists from the so called “Eastern Front” movement take part in a rally in front of the Lenin monument in the centre of the industrial Ukrainian city of Donetsk
A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. About 26,000 South Sudanese IDP’s from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the Unmiss compound. Nuer ID’s cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinkas.
Thai anti-government protesters rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown Bangkok. Gunshots rang out across an upmarket Bangkok shopping district as political violence becomes a near-daily feature of the crisis gripping Thailand.
Anti-government protesters wave Thai flags as they arrive for a rally outside the national police headquarters in Bangkok today.
A Chinese tourist observes the Forbidden City as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing.
Members of India’s Dongria tribe watch an animal sacrifice during the two-day Niyamraja Festival atop the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Orissa state, India. Every year, members of this indigenous group celebrate this festival sacrificing animals and birds in worship of their deity.
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A scarecrow-like mock anti-government protester on a barricade between protesters and government forces in Kiev on Friday
Britain’s skip Eve Muirhead celebrates after beating Switzerland in the women’s curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia