orangutan
A vet examines a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun pellets embedded in his body in northern Sumatra. The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme centre cares for apes rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners. The critically-endangered primates' population is dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habitat.
tiger cubs
Two three-month-old white Bengal tiger cubs play with a zoo keeper in their enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo, in Argentina
polar bear play
A five-month-old polar bear cub plays with a ball in a pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St Petersburg, Russia
penguin chicks
A pair of newly hatched Humboldt penguin chicks are given a quick health check by keeper Zuzana Matyasova at ZSL London Zoo. Ten penguin chicks have hatched at the zoo's Penguin Beach exhibit, marking a record-breaking start to the breeding season
giraffe calf
A five-day-old Rothschild giraffe calf named Jabulani is cared for by its mother Tatu at the zoo in Madrid
pig in a well
Firefighters try to rescue a pig from a well at a farm in Huanghua, Zhejiang province, China. Seven firefighters successfully pulled the the 300kg (661lb) animal out of the well
pink sheep
A sheep with dyed pink wool grazes in a field near the village of Ballintoy in Northern Ireland. It has been painted pink to welcome the arrival of the Giro d'Italia cycle race whose race leader wears a pink jersey
goat racing
Jockey Samuel Cudjoe (1) runs his goat Bright Spark over the finish line to win the Class C2 Classic 100 metre race during Trinidad & Tobago's annual Easter celebrations
alpaca car
An alpaca looks out of a car on a busy street in Changchun, Jilin province, China. According to local media, the owner of a newly-opened bar rented the animal, hoping to attract more customers
easter dogs
Animal owners bring their pets to be blessed by Archbishop Jose H Gomez as part of the Easter celebrations at La Placita square in Los Angeles
easter obama kiss
US President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama next to the Easter Bunny during the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House
easter
Russian Orthodox priests attend an Easter service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow
fireworks
Homemade rockets streak through the sky during a traditional Easter celebration in the village of Vrontados, on the Greek island of Chios
giant omelette
Toulouse's archbishop Mgr Robert Le Gall helps to prepare a giant omelette in Bessieres, southwestern France, as part of Easter celebrations
china fashion
A model showcases a design at the China Academy of Art School of Design Graduates Show in Beijing
burlesque
A burlesque dancer performs her Easter act at the Black Cat club in Washington, DC
storm troopers
People dressed as Star Wars storm troopers distribute promotional material to visitors during the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
storm
A large tornadic vortex signature thunderstorm supercell passes over storm chaser Brad Mack in Graham, Texas; a precursor of what's forecast for this coming weekend
christ
Christ the Redeemer, the giant monument on top of Mount Corcovado, is surrounded by clouds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ on a bike
Christ on a bike! Bicycle designer Didi Senft, also known as "El Diablo", rides his latest creation – a bike that commemorates the 2014 World Cup – in Storkow, Germany
electric bike
An employee of Johammer e-mobility company rides a J1.200 electric motorcycle near the company's headquarters in Bad Leonfelden, Austria. The bike has a top speed of 130 kph (80mph) and a range of 200km on one charge
electric plane
An all-electric E-Fan aircraft is seen on the tarmac for its first public flight at the Bordeaux Merignac airport in France. The electric plane, developed by Airbus Group, is 6.7 metres long with a 9.5 metre wingspan, and has two electric turbines with a total power of 60kW. It has a cruising speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) for about an hour of flight time
sculpture
A sculpture by British artist Richard Wilson dominates the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow airport. Made of aluminium, 'Slipstream' is 78 metres long and is inspired by the flight path of a stunt plane
beach stunt
Saddam, 19, practises stunts at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai
goalie fall
Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech collides with Atletico Madrid's Raul Garcia during their Champions League semi-final first leg match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid
real madrid
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos jumps to block a pass from Bayern Munich's Frank Ribery as Pepe watches during their Champions League semi-final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
boston winner
Meb Keflezighi of the US reacts after winning the men's division of the Boston Marathon, becoming the first American man to win the race in three decades
lebron james
LeBron James of the Miami Heat looks on during the 2014 NBA playoffs against the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida
baseball
Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals is doused with water by team-mates during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Washington, DC
ukraine eggs
Masked pro-Russia protesters pelt supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko with eggs outside a regional government building in Donetsk
slaviansk smoke
A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk
syria bomb
A member of the Civil Defence and a resident pass a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district
RIO RIOt
A resident gestures during a protest in Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, in the Copacabana neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. Residents accused police peacekeeping officers of causing the death of a dancer, Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, 25, who was found dead at a school
rio dancer coffin
People mourn over the coffin of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva, whose body was discovered in the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, just blocks from Rio's Copacabana Beach, on 22 April. Protests and shootings broke out as a result after protesters alleged he was killed by police
peaches coffin
A hearse carrying the coffin of Peaches Geldof, painted with a picture of her family, arrives for her funeral service at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in Davington, Kent
two girls
Students from Danwon high school weep after paying tribute at a group memorial altar for victims of the South Korean ferry disaster
sydney hat
A veteran wearing service medals bows his head in the rain during a service to mark Anzac Day in Sydney. Australia and New Zealand marked the 99th anniversary of the first major military action involving their forces during the First World War