A Greek Cypriot looks on a map of Cyprus in capital Nicosia. The leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots Dervis Eroglu says the financial woes currently being experienced by the Greek Cypriots could delay a settlement to the island's nearly 40-year division. Petros Giannakouris/AP
Christie's scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house's premises in London. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known birds. Matt Dunham/AP
Models use an iPad to take a photo backstage before the MGPIN collection show by Maogeping Image Design Art School at China Fashion Week in Beijing. Fashion week runs till March 30. Jason Lee/Reuters
Toll collector Marilyn Alvarado (c.) leaves her tollbooth, as the last human toll collector, at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza in San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate Bridge will convert from manned tollbooths to a full electronic tolling system Stephen Lam/Reuters
Fans reach out for autographs before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals in Viera, Fla. Evan Vucci/AP
Palestinian boys train during a roller-blading lesson organized by al-Qadesia local club at a school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
People look at a rabbit jumping over an obstacle at the traditional Easter market at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. David W Cerny/Reuters
A man pushes his cart with vegetables and fruits at a private wholesale market in Havana March 26, 2013. Communist-run Cuba is gradually dismantling its monopoly on the purchase and sale of food in favor of private vendors, as part of efforts to reform the Soviet-style economy. Enrique De La Osa/Reuters
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men hold up a Torah scroll as they pray during the Passover Holiday in the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city. The Passover holiday celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. Sebastian Scheiner/AP
A penitent walks with her children as they take part in a procession for the Moriones Festival during Holy Week in Mogpog town on Marinduque island, central Philippines. During the annual festival, masked and costumed penitents called 'Moriones' dress in attire that is the local interpretation of what Roman soldiers wore during biblical times. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. Erik De Castro/Reuters
South Korean army soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. North Korea said Wednesday that it had cut off a key military hotline with South Korea that allows cross border travel to a jointly run industrial complex in the North, a move that ratchets up already high tension and possibly jeopardizes the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. Ahn Young-joon/AP
Pakistani schoolchildren attend their daily classes in a makeshift school set in a clay house, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Threats from militant groups is one of many obstacles Pakistani girls and teachers face in getting and providing an education. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
An indigenous woman of the Ixchil region listens with headphones during a testimony against the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in the Supreme Court of Justice on the sixth day of the trial in Guatemala City, March 26, 2013. Rios Montt, 86, the first ex-head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity in his own country, was not prosecuted for years for alleged atrocities committed during his 1982-1983 rule because of his protected status as a congressman. Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
A snowkiter speeds with his board at the Wasserkuppe plateau, in the Rhoen mountains, central Germany, near Obernhausen. Nicolas Armer/dpa/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.