A woman wears false flag eyelashes during the St Patrick's day parade through Dublin city center on St Patrick's day, Julien Behal/AP
Two protesters hug after hearing the verdict in the trial of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond outside the juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio. Two high school football players from Ohio were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a drunken stupor in a case that gained national exposure through social media. Jason Cohn/Reuters
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the sky above the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox church in Kenai, Alaska. M. Scott Moon/AP
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William pose for an official photograph as they attend a St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, southern England. Toby Melville/Reuters
A man walks over the East Side Gallery named part of the former Berlin Wall during a protest against the removal of a section of the Belin's historic icon. Markus Schreiber/AP
Florida center Patric Young (4) vies for a rebound with Mississippi forward Murphy Holloway (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, in Nashville, Tenn. John Bazemore/AP
Sri Lankan youth take part in a traditional game, the Kabadi, during sunset, in Colombo. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Pope Francis began his first Sunday as pontiff by making an impromptu appearance to the public from a side gate of the Vatican, startling passersby and prompting cheers, then kept up his simple, spontaneous style by delivering a brief, off-the-cuff homily at the Vatican's tiny parish church. Antonello Nusca/AP
Two young girls play house, mimicking their mothers in burqas cut to their size, on the outskirts of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul/AP
A fire-fighter works to extinguish a fire at Talaat Harb Mall in the country's central business district in downtown Cairo. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
People celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in a forest near the village of Novonekrasovsky some 12 miles) north of Moscow. Maslenitsa is widely viewed as a pagan holiday marking the end of winter and is celebrated with pancake eating, while the Orthodox Church considers it as the week of feasting before Lent. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi plays a shot during their third One Day International (ODI) cricket match against South Africa in Johannesburg. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Helena Kirop, of Kenya, crosses the finish in front of the Colosseum to win the Rome marathon. Andrew Medichini/AP
Women queue to buy bread at a bakery in Cairo. The possibility of steep food price hikes is of particular worry to Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi as he grapples with spasms of unrest two years after the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and was itself partly driven by a sense of mounting economic hardship in a country long steeped in poverty. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
In a statement marking the fifth anniversary of Gross's detention earlier this month, Obama hinted that his release could lead to a thaw in relations with Cuba. Many are watching to see if this could lead to an end of the decades-long US economic embargo.
American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.