Members of a band stand in a cloud of coloured powder inside a temple during 'Lathmar Holi' at the village of Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana and Nandgaon villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women. Vivek Prakash/Reuters
The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby knocks on the door of Canterbury Cathedral as he arrives for his enthronement ceremony, in Canterbury, southern England. The new spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans was enthroned by a female cleric, taking the helm at a time when the troubled church risks tearing itself apart over gay marriage and women bishops. Chris Ison/Reuters
An indigenous man wearing face paint and a headdress stands inside the abandoned old Indian museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian Federal Court ruled that indigenous people who have been occupying the building since 2006 have to leave the area because it is next to the Maracana stadium, 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and 2016 Olympic games. Felipe Dana/AP
Animal trainer Alessio Fochesato performs with macaws during a rehearsal of the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Palestinian groom Emad al-Malalha walks with Manal Abu Shanar, his Egyptian bride, inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Al-Malaha, who said that his bride was not given a permit from Egyptian authorities to enter the Gaza Strip, brought her from neighboring Egypt through a smuggling tunnel to celebrate his wedding in his native Gaza Strip. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
A white tiger cub growls at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina. The cub's mother, Cleo, a captive Bengal white tiger, gave birth to two females and two males on Jan. 14. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Afghans gather to celebrate Afghan New Year (Nawroz) in Kabul. Afghanistan uses the Persian calendar which runs from the vernal equinox. The calendar takes as its start date the time when the Prophet Mohammad moved from Mecca to Medina in 621 AD. The current Persian year is 1392. Omar Sobhani/Reuters
Thai window cleaners workers work at a building in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. Sakchai Lalit/AP
A bodysurfer punches through a wave at the Ehukai sandbar near the surf break known as 'Pipeline' on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, March 20, 2013. Hugh Gentry /Reuters
Smoke and flames billow from a burning building set ablaze in Meikhtila, where Ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims continues, in Mandalay division, central Myanmar. At least five people have died and a mosque has been burned in two days of rioting in the central Myanmar town. AP
A Kurdish woman and her baby attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Ocalan ordered his fighters to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil as a step to ending a conflict that has killed 40,000 people, riven the country and battered its economy. Umit Bektas/Reuters
A worker fixes the shoes named 'Cow girl' by German designer Iris Schieferstein during the preparation of the experimental shoe design exhibition 'Stepping into the limelight' in Leipzig, Germany. Jens Meyer/AP
A newly wed Indian woman from Barsana village waits with a wooden stick at the door step of her house, for the arrival of villagers from Nandgaon during the Lathmar Holy festival the legendary hometown of Radha, near New Delhi, India. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana 'beat' the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to the men's teasing as the men depart the town. Manish Swarup/AP
A Pakistani woman, carrying bowls filled with water on her head, walks back to her home through a field on the eve of World Water Day, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
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.