Defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Crotia's Ivan Ljubicic during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on Monday.
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Starr of the New York Army National Guard stands at attention as taps is played during a memorial service at the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, NY. The service remembered the 32 members of the New York Army National Guard and one member of the New York Naval Militia who have died on active duty since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
European milk farmers light flares during a demonstration outside the European Parliament in Brussels. Milk producers protested against lower selling prices of milk.
Irish Guards are inspected on the parade ground by Master Tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else, (r.), at their barracks in Windsor, southern England. The Guards will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.
Saudi border guards demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Obama practices his soccer dribbling as he plays with local children during his tour of the Cidade de Deus Favela in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
Symbolizing his desire to connect with everyday Brazilians and support this nation's efforts to tackle crime and drug trafficking, President Obama spent an afternoon in Brazil's notorious City of God shantytown.
An Indian couple performs marriage rituals during a mass marriage of Pipa Kshatriya Darji community members belonging to the Indian state of Rajasthan on the occasion of Basant Panchami, or spring festival, in Ahmadabad. Thousands of couples tie the knot on this day, considered auspicious in Gujarat.
A folk artist pauses while waiting to perform at a temple fair celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing. The lunar New Year began on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, in the midst of a tiff with Washington, suggests US ambassadors he would accept: Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Noam Chomsky, even Bill Clinton.