Much is being made of the historic nature of Queen Elizabeth's trip to Ireland. Some say that obscures ties that have vastly improved in recent decades.
The real test of Irish sentiment toward the monarchs comes in May during the first royal visit to the Republic of Ireland since its independence from Britain in 1920.
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) speaks to a child after opening The Treehouse, a children's hospice, in Ipswich, England, March 19, 2012. Her dress caused as much of a stir as her first public speech as the Duchess.
A woman wears giant sunglasses as she celebrates with thousands along 5th Avenue in New York during the city's 250th annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17.
People pull a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 weighing 210 tons during an attempt to break the world record at Hong Kong's Airport. The Civil Aviation Department and the aviation industry will jointly organize an aircraft pull event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of aviation development in Hong Kong.
A man in a panda costume walks alongside a businessman in Tokyo.
Horses stand in a meadow in Gemuenden, Germany, during a heavy snowfall.
Time traveler caught on film: An Irish filmmaker has uncovered evidence of a woman speaking into a cellphone in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film. And clearly there's no other possible explanation.