A US Army soldier scans an eye of an Afghan suspect at a local police station in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 24. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
A man works at a blast furnace at German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Germany, on March 24. Christian Charisius/Reuters
A assortment of guns go up in flames during a public destruction of 2,545 illicit firearms recovered by police at the Uhuru Gardens in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Wednesday. Mohamed Dahir/Reuters
Kevin Van Der Perren of Belgium waits for his results after performing in the Men's Short Program event at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy, on Wednesday. Max Rossi/Reuters
A youth jumps with a skateboard at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 24. Midaugas Kulbis/AP
Volunteers from the Art of Living Foundation remove plastic and other waste from the River Yamuna in New Delhi, India, on March 24. Hundreds of volunteers have been picking up garbage along the river as part of an eight-day-long clean up campaign to offset what they say is government inaction that has contributed to the water's pollution. Gurinder Osan/AP
Afghan boys play in the old part of Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 24. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Washington players warm up during practice for an NCAA Men's East Regional College Basketball game in Syracuse, NY on Wednesday, March 24. Washington will face West Virginia on Thursday. Mike Groll/Reuters
Actress Emma Thompson poses with a pig upon arrival at the world premiere of 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' in London on Wednesday. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Protester Dante Strobino is arrested outside the Wake County school board meeting as the board ends Wake County's long-standing diversity policy on Tuesday. Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer/AP
People carry posters with the image of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero while participating in a rally to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Monsignor's death in San Salvador. Archbishop Romero was shot to death in 1980 by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador after he had urged the Salvadoran military to halt death squads that had killed thousands of suspected guerrillas and leftist opponents of the government. Luis Romero/AP
The latest GM concept car, the EN-V or 'Electric Networked-Vehicle' is driven at a launch ceremony held at the Shanghai Pudong Expo in China, on Wednesday. General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC will showcase the EN-V in their joint pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, which opens May 1 and runs for six months. AP
The goal of post-ISIS reconciliation in multi-ethnic Mosul is to avoid the sectarian fighting and Sunni disenfranchisement that helped spawn the jihadist movement and spread its reach in the first place.
The colonel is a quintessential Iraqi military man: shaved head, bushy black mustache, and very proud of how the Iraqi Army has rebuilt and “proved it is professional” in the fight to oust the Islamic State from Mosul.