Budapest Zoo's newborn giraffe calf rests on hay while mother Santana walks by in Budapest, Hungary, on March 5. The gender of the baby, born on Wednesday, is still not known. The zoo plans to show the calf to the public next week. Bela Szandelsky/AP
A soldier with the Army National Guard attached with the US Marine Corps rests in his Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle before going for a route clearance mission at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 5. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
Radioshack's Lance Armstrong of the US leads the pack during the third stage of the Vuelta a Murcia cycling tour between Las Torres de Costillas and Alhama de Murica in Murcia, Spain, on Friday. Daniel Ochoa/AP
A southern two-toed sloth is seen with her baby on her stomach at the SIngapore Zoo on Friday. Wong Maye-E/AP
Outside the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, an Indonesian student throws his shoes toward an image of US President Barack Obama during a protest against Obama's planned visit to the country. Dadang Tri/Reuters
Anti-riot police clash with a student protester during a rally in Makassar, Indonesia, against the rescue of Bank Century. Indonesia’s parliament on Wednesday voted for a criminal investigation of the finance minister and vice president over their decision to rescue a small bank. Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters
First Lady Michelle Obama kicks a soccer balll as she attends a free soccer clinic organized by the US Soccer Foundation in Washington on March 5. The event is part of Obama's new Let's Move campaign to promote an active lifestyle to children. Yuri Gripas/Reuters
A soldier stands on a poppy field during an eradication supervised by the Mexican Army on the outskirts of Morelia, Mexico, on March 4. Carlos Jasso/AP
A demonstrator protests during an English Defense League (EDL) march in central London on March 5. The protest coincided with a visit to London by Dutch anti-Islamist leader Geert Wilders. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Thai girls wear masks of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at a gathering in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on Friday. Thaksin's supporters plan to gather in the provinces on March 12 before merging in Bangkok on March 14 to ask the government to dissolve parliament and hold snap elections. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
A baby Szechuan Bharal is seen at the Kanazawa Zoological Gardens in Yokohama, Japan, on March 5. Ituso Inouye/AP
The ink-stained finger of an Iraqi woman is seen in Jordan after she cast her ballot at a polling station at a government school in Amman on Friday. Iraqis in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan started early voting ahead of the country's March 7 parliamentary election. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
People stand in line to buy rubber boots outside a store in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 5. Local residents rushed to buy rubber boots because of heavy snow melting in the streets of the city. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
A Swedish Coast Guard tug assists the Estonia-registered Tallink freighter Regal Star after it became trapped in thick ice in the Baltic Sea on March 4. Swedish Coast Guard/Reuters
According to the UN, nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of women fleeing Myanmar have survived or witnessed sexual assault. Aid agencies say their response has been hampered by cuts in US funding and a retreat from humanitarian leadership.
The massive flight of Myanmar’s long-oppressed Rohingya ethnic group is following a sickening pattern of other recent displacements of populations – the Yazidis in Iraq, Syrians by the millions fleeing civil war, schoolchildren targeted by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist group – where the horrendous human rights violations suffered by those targeted are only magnified for that population’s women and girls.