South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial Read more
Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy is covered in black ink as he arrives at the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India. Mr Roy was arrested after he failed to appear for a hearing in a long-running legal battle with the securities regulator
Ukrainian military recruits receive instructions in Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine. Tensions remain high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers Read more
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Security personnel await the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China Read more
The Unidos da Tijuca Samba School carnival parade, at Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Rio’s two nights of carnival parades began on March 2, attracting thousands of people from home and abroad. Read more
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Russian president Vladimir Putin, centre, and defence minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and the commander of the Western Military District, Anatoly Sidorov, right, arrive to watch military exercises near St Petersburg on Monday.
An anti-Yanukovich protester salutes as the Ukrainian national anthem is played at Kiev’s Independence Square. The US and its allies are weighing sanctions on Moscow and whether to bolster defences in Europe in response to Russia’s military advances on Ukraine. Read more
Brides sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass wedding ceremony at a temple in New Delhi. Eleven couples exchanged wedding vows on Monday during the mass wedding ceremony arranged by a Hindu voluntary organisation, organisers said. Read more
A man takes pictures of a carnival float depicting Russia’s president Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles shaped like a bomb reading “Crimea”, ahead of the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany. The street spectacles in the carnival centres of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne are watched by hundreds of thousands of people and are the highlight of Germany’s carnival season called Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).
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A Christie’s employee poses in front of one of two unicorn heads at Christie’s auction house on in London, England. The items make up part of the Les Trois Garcons’ collection that will be sold at auction on Wednesday. The collection is made up of 380 lots from the owners of Les Trois Garcons celebrity restaurant in Shoreditch and their homes.