Three oiled rock hopper penguins on the island chain of Tristan da Cunha. Thousands of endangered penguins have been coated with oil after a cargo ship ran aground and broke up on a remote British South Atlantic territory. The shipwreck also threatens the lobster fishery that provides a livelihood to one of the world's most isolated communities.
The remarks by Bahrain's king reflect an effort to pin his country's recent Shiite-led protests on interference by the Gulf states' regional adversary, Iran.
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.
People smeared with coloured powder celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, at a university in Calcutta, India. The traditional event heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
The intervention of Saudi forces has escalated tensions between Bahrain's protesters and the country's Sunni rulers, leaving at least one dead and drawing criticism from Iran.
A Bahraini antigovernment protester gestures in front of riot police on an overpass near Pearl roundabout on March 13, in Manama, Bahrain.
Amid concerns of a Shiite uprising in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia sent troops to support the Sunni monarchy. Bahrain's opposition denounced the move as an 'occupation.'
An antigovernment protester waves a Bahraini flag during a rally in Manama.
IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion boxer Vladimir Klitschko (r.) of Ukraine helps out with training during a session with the best young Ukranian boxers in Kiev.