A performer dressed as a squire holds a shield as he is hit with a lance at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England. Knebworth House, a stately home of the Lytton family since 1490, hosted The Knights Of Royal England in their first medieval jousting tournament of the season. Olivia Harris/Reuters
BSC Young Boys' (YB) Gonzalo Eulogio Zarate (l.) attacks FC Lausanne-Sport's goalkeeper Anthony Favre during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Lausanne, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse/Reuters
A man dressed as the Easter Bunny is given a warning by California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Adam Griffiths in this CHP handout photo in La Mesa, California, March 31, 2013. The man was stopped on his motorcyle for not wearing a proper safety helmet and because his costume might impair his vision. CHP/Reuters
A performer walks through the street during Lagos Carnival in Lagos, Nigeria. Performers filled the streets of Lagos' islands Monday as part of the Lagos Carnival, a major festival in Nigeria's largest city during Easter weekend. Jon Gambrell/AP
Dressed in their Easter best, children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Locusts are seen in the Menabe region of western Madagascar, March 29, 2013. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that half the island nation has been infected by locusts which are threatening the production of rice, the country's main staple. Clarel Faniry Rasoanaivo/Reuters
Newspaper sellers wait for a bus after receiving newspapers from a wholesale dispatcher in Yangon, Myanmar. For most people in Myanmar, it will be a novelty when privately run daily newspapers hit the streets on Monday. Many weren't even born when the late dictator Ne Win imposed a state monopoly on the daily press in the 1960s. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov (c.) is escorted to a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. The Basmanny District Court ruled to keep Udaltsov under house arrest until August 6. Udaltsov is accused of involvement in last May's protest that turned violent and of plotting mass riots. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
A boy carries a container of drinking water from a well in the Yemeni governorate of Taiz. Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters
A woman prepares for traditional Easter celebrations in Holloko, east of Budapest, Hungary. Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko celebrate Easter with the traditional 'watering of the girls,' a Hungarian tribal fertility ritual rooted in the area's pre-Christian past. Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
Badam Zari, second from right, leaves the election office after filing her candidacy for Parliament in Khar, capital of the Pakistani tribal area of Bajur. A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country’s northwest tribal region, a highly conservative area that is a haven for Islamist militants. Anwarullah Khan/AP
A dog waits to pose for photographs with people before an opening day baseball game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres in New York. Frank Franklin II/AP
Pilgrims dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes attend the traditional Georgi horse riding procession on Easter Monday in the southern Bavarian town of Traunstein, Germany. Since the early 16th century, farmers have taken part in the pilgrimage to bless their horses. Michaela Rehle/Reuters
A roadside barber gives a customer a shave in Srinagar, India. Roadside barbers are found across India, offering a shave for about 10 rupees ($0.17). Mukhtar Khan/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.