A soccer fan grins before the Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Juventus in Munich, Germany. Kai /Reuters
Iranian women jump for a picture as they celebrate the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, or public picnic day, in a park in western Tehran, Iran. Sizdah is the Persian word for thirteen, and spending the day outdoors with family on the thirteenth day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian calendar, has been a tradition since ancient times in Iran. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
Ukrainian riot police guard the parliament building during an opposition rally in Kiev, Ukraine. Several thousand demonstrators rallied in Kiev to demand a mayoral election and to complain that the city was slow to clean up after last month's heavy blizzard that paralyzed the Ukrainian capital. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
Sandy Hope, a baby Rothschild giraffe, is groomed by her mother at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn. The giraffe was named in remembrance of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members. Adrees Latif/Reuters
Muslims look out from inside a mosque during a funeral for victims of a fire at Yaeway cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar. Thousands attended the funeral for the 13 victims of a fire that broke out in a dormitory of an Islamic school in the central, multi-ethnic Botataung district of the former capital. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
An audience member photographs a 'Flat Stanley' while President Barack Obama announces the BRAIN, Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies proposal, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Susan Walsh/AP
Mally, a Capuchin monkey, sits on a staff member's head at an animal shelter in Munich, Germany. Canadian singer Justin Bieber had to leave the monkey in quarantine last Thursday after arriving in Munich without the necessary documents for the animal. Matthias Schrader/AP
A worker walks on the roof of the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) during a visit of France's Industrial Recovery Minister Arnaud Montebourg in Marseille, France. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
Palestinian protesters take cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron, following the death from cancer of Palestinian prison inmate Maysara Abu Hamdeya at an Israeli hospital. Hamdeya's death threatened to raise tensions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where Palestinians have held several protests in recent weeks in support of prisoners. Ammar Awad/Reuters
A man works at a makeshift oil refinery site in Aleppo's countryside. Because of supply shortages, residents are refining crude oil to extract gasoline and kerosene. Giath Taha/Reuters
A Great Blue Heron prepares to swallow a fish at a wetland preserve near Delray Beach, Fla. For the past three months, birders have enjoyed nesting and baby season at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a bird-watcher's paradise. J Pat Carter/AP
A woman walks on the beach in Ericeira village north of Lisbon, Portugal. Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters
Hindu devotees walk past the polluted water on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Millions had gathered here for the recently concluded Maha Kumbh festival. Rajesh Kumar Sing/AP
Nearly two-thirds of Irish voters supported amending the Republic of Ireland's constitution to allow gay marriage, making it the first country to legalize gay marriage in a popular referendum.
ByShawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press
Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation.