A sculpture of former President Abraham Lincoln is seen in a field outside of Williston, North Dakota. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
A woman prays at a church a day after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the new pope, in Havana, Cuba. In Cuba, where church-state relations have warmed after years of tension, and where Benedict visited in 2012, President Raul Castro sent a message of congratulations. Enrique De La Osa/Reuters
Homeless eat outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many hope Francis will bring a familiar cultural warmth, while pushing the church to address a divisive gap between rich and poor in South America, the world's most Catholic continent. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Rolesihia Richardson leads a group of children from Pascagoula, Miss., Head Start during the Pascagoula Main Street Children's Easter Parade. More than 500 children paraded down Delmas Avenue, decked out in their homemade Easter hats for the 9th installment of the event. John Fitzhugh/Sun Herald/AP
A protester holds a poster with partial Arabic that reads, 'rescue us,' during the candlelight vigil, marking the second anniversary of the Syrian revolution, in Cairo, Egypt. Nasser Nasser/AP
A nun prays in Saint Peter's Square, a day after the election of Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, at the Vatican. Eric Gaillard/Reuters
An activist affiliated to the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist covers her face with a shawl during a protest. Nepal's chief justice took over as the head of an interim unity government, the country's main political parties said, a move aimed at ending a political deadlock in a nation still recovering from a decade of civil war. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi uses binoculars to look at the Letpadaung copper mine project during a visit to Myanmar Yang Tse Copper Limited in Monywa, north of Yangon, central Myanmar. In talks with villagers, Suu Kyi failed to persuade her listeners that the national interest was best served by allowing continued operation of the Letpadaung copper mine, to encourage foreign investors to help the sagging economy. Khin Maung Win/AP
Supporters of Mam Sonando, owner of a local independent radio station and a land rights campaigner, take part in a protest demanding his release in front of the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh. A Cambodian court cut the 20-year prison sentence of Sonando for inciting villagers to secede, a case that attracted international condemnation. Samrang Pring/Reuters
An Indian Muslim woman holds her child as she waits on a bench at a food stall in New Delhi, India. Kevin Frayer/AP
Horses jump a fence during the Novices' Steeple Chase race at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Mahpiya Benoist climbs up between to sections of a sculpture in Salina, Kan. Ama Benoist, Mahpiya's mom, said she brought her children to the park because 'It's a nice day and we're tired of being inside, and I didn't want them watching any more TV.' The sculpture is made from lumber, plywood, chicken wire, and 20,000 pounds of newspaper. Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal/AP
Security personnel walk across a street ahead of the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) near the Tiananmen Sqaure in Beijing. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Chuck Bueter, of Granger, Ind., searches the sky for a sign of the Pan-STARRS comet at Weko Beach, in Bridgman, Mich., Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The comet was visible in the northern hemisphere just above the horizon shortly after sunset. Joe Rondone/The Herald-Palladium/AP
As tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula, China’s patience with the US is growing thin. But US Secretary of State Tillerson left his first official trip to Beijing without concrete steps on North Korea.
For the Chinese, their proposal perhaps seemed obvious: North Korea would suspend its nuclear and missile tests in return for the United States and South Korea halting their annual joint military exercises. After the mutual displays of good faith, the two sides could reengage in negotiations.