carnival merkel
A carnival float with papier-mache caricatures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande is seen during the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in Duesseldorf
carnival putin
Another float in Duesseldorf features a a papier-mache caricature of Russian President Vladimir Putin flexing his muscle with the word 'Crimea' written on it
carnival rio tijuca bolt
Revellers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school stage a mock race between Usain Bolt and the Flash during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome
carnival leopard
Revellers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the Rio Carnival parade
carnival sambadrome
Revellers take photos of the litter-strewn Sambadrome after the end of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro
carnival talc
Revellers throw talcum powder at each other during Los Indianos carnival on the Canary Island of La Palma
pistorius weather
A television presenter recoils as a torrent of rain water falls from her makeshift studio outside North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on the second day of the Oscar Pistorius trial
pistorius court
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of the second day of his murder trial in Pretoria
dalai lama
A monk carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a function organised to mark Tibetan New Year in Kathmandu, Nepal
teapot building
A building shaped like a clay teapot is seen in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China. The building will be a cultural exhibition hall when completed
oscar david
Director David O Russell runs off with Spike Jonze's Oscar as they joke on the red carpet at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
paris fashion carla
Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls present creations by British designer Stella McCartney as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week
spain protest
A shop window is splattered with paint after protests outside the Global Forum Spain economic conference in Bilbao
ukraine window
A woman looks at a damaged door during a pro-Russian demonstration outside the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine
putin ukraine
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and an army official watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region