President Barack Obama smiles at a baby after delivering remarks on heathcare reform at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Thursday. Charlie Neibergall/AP
A baby whitecoat harp seal is seen on the coast of Prince Edward Island after washing up on shore on March 25. The worst ice year on record in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada means thousands of harp seals are expected to die this year. Stewart Cook/IFAW/Reuters
Hanako is a new humanoid robot developed by local engineers and a robot maker to help simulate real dental work for student dentists. Hanako, who is equipped with a set of teeth made of hard plastic and a lifelike mouth cavity with simulated saliva, is seen reclined in a chair at Showa University in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. The robot also has voice recognition and speech capability so that trainees can also learn how to hold conversations with the patients to relax them. Junji Kurokawa/AP
Cody, a 4-year-old English standard retriever, cools down after a game of fetch with his owner at the Rover Run dog park at Veterans Memorial Park in Naples, Fla. Cody is nearing certification as a therapy dog according to his owner Noreen Centracchio (not shown). David Albers/The Naples Daily News/AP
Israelis taking pictures are reflected in the glass holding up a large Matzoh, which the Jerusalem municipality claims is the world's largest. The Matzoh, made with 132 pounds of bread and water, was created by 40 people. The unleavened bread is a main feature in the week-long Passover holiday, commemorating the biblical exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP
A man holds a Harris hawk during the 17th Fishing, Hunting, and Arms International Exhibition in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Karoly Arvai/Reuters
Tennessee basketball players work on dribbling skills during a practice session ahead of their Midwest Regional game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. Tennessee will face Ohio State Thursday evening. Nam Y. Huh/AP
A brand new silver Tata Nano, heralded as the world's cheapest car, is engulfed in flames in a suburb of Mumbai, India, on March 21. The car, belonging to a software engineer, burst randomly into flames as he was driving it home from the showroom, still draped with a celebratory garland of marigolds. Sawat managed to safely get his wife and five-year-old son out of the back seat unharmed. AP
A police officer stands guard on the field as confetti flies in the air prior to an Argentinian soccer league match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, on Thursday. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Storks sit in their nest at Bergenhusen, Germany during a warm spring day on Thursday. Heribert Proepper/AP
Greek Presidential Guards take part in a military parade in Athens, Greece, on March 25. The parade, marking Greece's Independence Day, did not include military vehicles, planes, or helicopters in order to cut down on costs due to the economic situation in the country. Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters
Brigadier James Cowan (l.) briefs Britain's Prince Charles (2nd r.) on Operation Mostarak and the work of the Provincial Reconstruction Team at Task Force Helmand Headquarters in Afghanistan on March 25. The Prince arrived in Afghanistan for a surprise visit and met with British soldiers serving in the Helmand province on his trip. Maor Paul Smyth/Crown Copyright/Reuters
Florida Marlins' Chris Coghlan slides safe into third base after a fly ball hit by Cameron Maybin in the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated the Marlins 6-4. Steven Senne/AP
A couple looks at cherry blossoms during their walk around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, on March 25. The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring and the gift of the cherry trees from Japan in 1912. Officially the festival takes place from March 27 - April 11 this year. Jim Young/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.