An Afghan boy swings on the occasion of Nawroz, the New Year ceremony, held at the Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. In a speech marking the Afghan new year, Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili called on militants to lay down their weapons because the nation would never return to the days of hard-line Taliban rule.
A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
Children dressed as devils wait at the Malecon to take part in the last day of the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo.
Lionesses stand in a cage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With help from Bolivian government officials, 25 lions were rescued from traveling circuses in Bolivia by the nongovernmental organization Animal Defenders International. Bolivian law prohibits the use of wild animals in public performances.
How one man's jaunt to Nepal became a mission of mercy.
Nepal got a new prime minister after seven months of a leadership vacuum. Some say the new coalition may result in boosting the agenda of the Maoist party.
A baby is baptized during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia. More than 500 children were baptized by the Georgian Orthodox Church during the 15th mass baptism ceremony at the country's main Holy Trinity Cathedral.
A Nepalese traditional dancer performs in Katmandu during the inauguration ceremony of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 to welcome international travelers to visit the country. According to a media release, Nepalese government has set a target to bring in 1 million tourists during 2011.
Raw recruits attend training at an Army recruitment training center in Nonsan, south of Seoul, South Korea.
Austria's Michael Walchhofer reaches the finish area as he wins an alpine ski World Cup men's downhill race, in Bormio, Italy.