Cargo containers are strewn about in Sendai, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12. Japan launched a massive military rescue operation Saturday after a giant, earthquake-fed tsunami killed hundreds of people and turned the northeastern coast into a swampy wasteland, while authorities braced for a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor.
A girl has her face painted with the Egyptian flag during a rally to support Muslim and Christian national unity at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thirteen people were killed and 140 wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians two days ago as the police and ruling military struggled to maintain order barely a month after a popular uprising ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
Alberta skip Kevin Martin throws a rock against Saskatchewan during the 12th draw at the Brier curling championships in London, Ontario, Canada.
Armed paramilitary policemen chant slogans as they stand in formation during a training session to ensure the security of the upcoming 12th Chinese National Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province August 16, 2013.
South Korean postmen dressed as Santa Claus leave the post office headquarters on motorbikes to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people for their charity campaign in Seoul, South Korea. The campaign involves about 50 postmen.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently placed under house arrest, called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of human rights during his trip this week to Beijing.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a dual task – keep China on board for tougher sanctions against Iran and coax it into going along with an international condemnation of North Korea over the Cheonan warship incident.
A spectator enjoys festivities at the 186th consecutive St. Patrick's Day parade in Montreal, Sunday.
Peggy, a guinea pig, poses for photos after having its hair brushed and styled at PetZoo, a beauty parlor for pets in Cuenca, Ecuador, on March 9.