A Bangladeshi boy looks inside a car vandalized by activists of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) during a general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Opposition activists in Bangladesh's capital detonated several homemade bombs and torched at least one bus during a general strike as the country's political unrest continued. A.M. Ahad/AP
A young woman attempts to launch her kite on 'CleanMonday' at Filopappos hill with the ancient Parthenon temple seen in the background in Athens, Greece. Petros Giannakouris/AP
A reveller celebrates 'Ash Monday' by participating in a colourful 'flour war,' a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter,in the port town of Galaxidi, north west of Athens. The revellers 'fight' by throwing coloured flour, charcoal dust and powder painting until they run out of supplies. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
A Somali man pauses while carrying a large sailfish on his head as he transports it to Mogadishu's fish market in the Xamar Weyne district of the Somali capital. AU-UN/Stuart Price/Reuters
Buddhist monks sit at a temple near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Safiya plays with her brother Ruksaar (r.) on a wall along the sea front promenade as the sun sets in Mumbai. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Maintenance technician Dave Gooding adjusts a pulley in the Thames Water Fleet sewer, a Victorian sewer system beneath the streets of London, March 13, 2013. After heavy rainfall, raw sewage gushes into the River Thames from a network of dank sewers beneath the streets – a Victorian-era problem that has never been fixed. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
A Kashmiri visitor walks past almond trees at Badamwari or Almond garden in Srinagar, India. Mukhtar Khan/AP
A night patrol commander of Izzedine Al-Qassam Brigades explains the area's details along the northern border with Israel. Izzedine Al-Qassam is the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist political organization Hamas. Hatem Moussa/AP
A protestor with a mask of German Chancellor Angela Merkel shout slogans during a protest outside of the parliament in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. A vote on a bailout package for Cyprus that includes an immediate tax on all savings accounts has been postponed until Tuesday evening. Petros Karadjias/AP
Fishermen pull in their net during sunset on a beach in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. Heri Juanda/AP
Fourth-grader Tuesday Whalen practices her cursive writing skills in Mary Beth Taylor's class at Parsley Elementary School in Wilmington, N.C. A new bill in the North Carolina State Legislature would require students to learn cursive. Mike Spencer/Wilmington Star-News/AP
Commuters walk during a two-hour warning strike by employees of Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) to call for higher wages for employees represented by the EVG train workers union at Berlin's Hauptbahnhof main railway station. Fabrizio Bensch/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.