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.
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.
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.
Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, early on Wednesday in Kiev, Ukraine. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government protesters, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the EU. Read more
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
Women’s supercombined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso of the US, right, and Germany’s gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch carry their national flags at a flower ceremony at the Alpine ski venue at the Sochi Winter Olympics