US Secretary of State John Kerry walks out of his plane upon arrival in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is the sixth leg of Kerry's first official overseas trip and begins the Middle East portion of his nine-day journey. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Workers trim an elephant's tusk during a ceremony at Mahawangchang elephant camp in Thailand. Workers carefully trimmed elephants' tusks in an effort to raise public awareness about poaching and warn that cutting tusks without knowledge of its anatomy is dangerous for the animals. The tusks were trimmed so that the elephants can reach their food more easily. Kerek Wongsa/Reuters
Jaroslav Baba of Czech Republic competes in the High Jump Men Final at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters
An opera singer performs on a raft during the inauguration of the mirror panels installation designed by British architect Norman Foster at the Old Harbor in Marseille, France. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
A parade participant wears an elaborate headpiece during Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. 10,000 people are marching along side 115 floats in the annual parade that celebrates lesbian and gay pride. Rick Rycroft/AP
Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate for the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), waves to his supporters before addressing his final campaign rally in the capital Nairobi. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists shout slogans against the government during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Demonstrators protesting the death penalty given to Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, clashed with Bangladeshi security forces for a third straight day. AP
Japan's Mount Fuji is seen covered with snow from an airplane. Mount Fuji at 12,388 feet is Japan's highest mountain. Toru Hanai/Reuters
Women watch a male striptease show held in celebration of International Women's Day at a club in Bucharest. Romania. Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
Taliban militants, who were arrested by Afghan border police, stand handcuffed besides confiscated weapons as they are presented to the media at the Afghan border police headquarters in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul/AP
A child flies a kite during a kite festival on the banks of the River Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India. Anupam Nath/AP
The Staten Island Pipes and Drums band marches in the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Rockaway section of New York. The ocean side community was devastated by flooding and fire during Superstorm Sandy. Mark Lennihan/AP
A British marine plunges into the water while conducting ice breaking drills with members of 45 Commando Royal Marines, Commando Logistics Regiment (CLR) and Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) during cold weather warfare training near Asegarden Camp, Norway Stan Clee/MoD/Crown Copyright/Reuters
Young dancers from the Afro Reggae center perform before members of London's Royal Opera House in the Vigario Geral slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This past week Royal Ballet dancers shared their knowledge and advice with promising artists during an education symposium between the company and the cultural arts center Afro Reggae. Silvia Izquierdo/AP
Where persistent drought is the new normal, communities will have to adapt – a challenge across eastern Africa. But Madagascar’s success, and the lessons that it learned from its brush with disaster, point to how crises might be averted elsewhere. Part 2 of our series on famine resilience.
Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart it by strengthening community resilience. Our reporters traveled to Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland to investigate the daunting challenges as well as the long-term efforts that are saving lives.