A horse owner tries to hold a horse with a rope during the 'Feria de Ramos', or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia, Saturday April 16. Palm Fair, a fair for buying and selling animals, takes place once a year before Easter.
People throw vermillion powder on one another to celebrate the Nepali New Year, also known as 'Sindoor Jatra' at Thimi, near Kathmandu.
A child gets water splashed during Thai New Year celebrations in Prachinburi, east of Bangkok.
Japanese stop for a moment of silence at 2:46pm, exactly a month after a massive earthquake struck the area in the port town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on April 11.
Roman Kulesza of Poland performs on the high bar during the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Berlin.
A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.
A conductor leads as participants sing revolutionary songs during a celebration for the upcoming anniversary of the Communist Party of China on a square in Chongqing municipality. More than ten thousand local residents took part in the celebration for the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China, which was founded on July 1, 1921.
Children on a raft take a seawater bath at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia, on March 22. The United Nations' World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade. This year's theme is 'Water for cities.'
The immediate economic crunch across East Asia is expected to ease. It may then give way to a boom in exports of materials that Japan needs for reconstruction, a boost to Asian producers.
Demi Heranne (l.) and Melanie Aparitio kiss a wax figure of singer Justin Bieber after the unveiling at Madame Tussauds museum in New York.