A Barbie doll wears a dress made by the Philippines' top fashion designers at a charity auction at a hotel in Manila's Makati financial district on March 17. Ballet Philippines, a dance institution, auctioned 201 Barbie dolls and raised 1.5 million pesos ($32,900) for scholarships to benefit underprivileged dancers. Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters
On the outskirts of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Christopher Steiner, a US Army Specialist, plays with a goat brought by an Afghan boy near a local police station on Thursday. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
Raja Naqqash Saeed look at his son, Sahil Saeed, at the British High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday. Spanish police arrested three people suspected of exhorting a 110,000 pound ($169,000) ransom for the British boy, who was kidnapped while on vacation in Pakistan, and has since been released. APP/Reuters
Diane Douglas, mother of British Army Lance Cpl. Allan Douglas, who was killed in Iraq in 2006, poses with images of her son in a project by artist Steve McQueen at a press preview at the National Portrait Gallery in London on March 18. British artist Steve McQueen, a Turner Prize winner and acclaimed film maker, has reiterated his call for images of soldiers killed in the Iraq conflict to be turned into postage stamps. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Children watch an Olive Ridley turtle returning to the Bay of Bengal after laying eggs on Gokhukuda beach in Bhubaneshwar, India, on March 18. Olive Ridley turtles nest their eggs in parts of the Bay of Bengal Sea's Orissa coast. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Mello, a month-old lion cub, lays his head on his mother's paw at the Prigen Safari Park in East Java, Indonesia, on Thursday. Trisnadi/AP
Britain's Prince Charles wears 3D glasses as he looks at a 3D computer in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, are on a four-day official visit in Hungary. Imre Foeldi/MTI/AP
Thousands of students protest against the granting of bail to a local hip hop artist Molemo Maarohanye, or Jub Jub, outside the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto, South Africa, on Thursday. Maarohanye stands trial for the murder of four students who were killed during an illegal drag racing accident, local media reported. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
A Palestinian woman participates in a demonstration against the Israeli decision to fortify the border area with concrete barriers near Khan Younis near the southern Gaza Strip on March 18. Eyad Baba/AP
Kate Doyle (r.) congratulates winning jockey Orna Madden, who rode Prince Picasso in the Ladies Charity Sweepstake during The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse , on March 18. The four-day festival culminates on Friday with The Cheltenham Gold Cup. Russel Cheyne/Reuters
With spring only two days away, a small insect crawls on newly- blossomed bright yellow crocuses on March 18, in Newtown, Pa. Mel Evans/AP
Musicians perform at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas, on March 17. The music and film festival runs from March 12-21. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP
Robert Morris' Dallas Green (l.) and Velton Jones react at the end of their overtime loss to Villanova in their first-round NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game in Providence, RI, on March 18. Brian Snyder/Reuters
Two men argue over healthcare reform during a rally outside Congressman Joe Donnelly's district office in downtown South Bend, Ind., on March 18. Groups on both sides of the debate on the federal health care overhaul are keeping up the pressure on three Indiana Democratic congressmen who say they haven't decided how they'll vote. Marcus Marter/South Bend Tribune/AP
Secretary-General António Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal, says the world has made progress – on hunger, poverty, education – but he's impatient for more. His approach: We can do better.
António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary-general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades.