Lightning steaks across the sky behind the Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Strong storms moved across the state bringing hail, high winds, and heavy rainfall as a cold front passed through. Dave Martin/AP
A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoal rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Campaigners dressed as Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne congregate in Parliament Square in central London. They were protesting on behalf of 'Enough Food for Everyone IF', a campaign to end global hunger. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Afghan boys study at a makeshift school in the village of Budyali, Nengarhar Province, Afghanistan. Providing education to Afghan boys and girls was a priority after the collapse of the Taliban, who refused to educate girls. Anja Niedringhaus/AP
A man looks at the street at the Alfama neighborhood in Lisbon, Portugal. Rafael Marchante/Reuters
Pedestrians pass outside the headquarters of Bank of Cyprus as the bank will remain closed for two days in Athens. Following a public holiday Monday, Greek branches of the Cypriot lenders the Bank of Cyprus, Laiki Bank, and Hellenic will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
A Bahraini woman reacts to tear gas during clashes with riot police in Bilad al-Qadeem, Bahrain. Clashes erupted after police dispersed a protest held to mark the anniversary of a protester's death in earlier clashes. Hasan Jamali/AP
A farmer carries a hoe as she walks to her farm at a village in Shanghai, China. Aly Song/Reuters
A nun runs in Saint Peter's Square to take a good vantage point before the inaugural mass for Pope Francis at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated his inaugural mass among political and religious leaders from around the world and amid a wave of hope for a renewal of the scandal-plagued Roman Catholic Church. /Max Rossi/Reuters
A duck flies near a pond in Friedrichshain Volks Park after heavy snowfall in Berlin. Thomas Peter/Reuters
A North Korean soldier looks at the southern side through a pair of binoculars at the border village of the Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. Lee Jin-man/AP
Ukrainian deputies scuffle during a session in the national Parliament in Kiev. The Parliament was scheduled to debate the date of a mayoral election in Kiev, local media reported. Reuters
Georgia State Sen. Gloria Butler, D-Stone Mountain, looks over a plan from House Speaker David Ralston which would generally prohibit lobbyist spending on individual state officials, including lawmakers, during a hearing before the Senate Rules Committee in Atlanta. David Goldman/AP
A woman tries, unsuccessfully, to hail a taxi cab during a snowstorm in Times Square in New York, March 18, 2013. Carlo Allegri/Reuters
While the international community celebrates the impending end to 52 years of conflict between the government and FARC rebels, many in Colombia are more skeptical than optimistic, with some going so far as to oppose the entire peace deal.
For decades, the winding mountain road leading to the town of Algeciras in south-central Colombia was littered with military barricades meant to constrain leftist guerrilla activity in one of their historic strongholds.