A swan swims in the river Spree where willows are reflected during sunny weather in Berlin, Germany. Jens Kalaene/dpa/AP
Filipino Muslim women listen during a rally at the Maharlika village in suburban Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines. The group is calling for a peaceful resolution on the current crisis between the Philippines and Malaysia as they deal with a Philippine royal Muslim clan who claims ownership of Sabah. Sporadic clashes have so far killed 19 followers of Filipino Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III and eight Malaysian policemen. Aaron Favila/AP
One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of endangered species. Wong Maye-E/AP
A sign announcing the closure of a store is placed outside a shop as a man exits with a dummy in Pamplona, northern Spain. Alvaro Barrientos/AP
A boy shaves his father's head in front of their home at Mishomoroni area of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa. Marko Djurica/Reuters
A rickshaw rider shaves as another takes a nap in a street corner, Yangon, Myanmar. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
A woman holding a small image of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez stands in the street to watch Chavez's coffin be moved from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Workers carry out a radiation screening on a bus for a media tour at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture ahead of the second-year of anniversary of the the March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake which triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. Issei Kato/Reuters
Members of the Metro trade union are reflected in an office building facade as they march during a protest against low wages in Bucharest, Romania. Radu Sigheti/Reuters
Commuters walk on an empty road during the nationwide strike called by the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist in Kathmandu, Nepal. Daily life in the capital and major cities across the country has come to a standstill. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Italy arrives for a prayer at Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Catholic cardinals said they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. Max Rossi/Reuters
Pakistani boys place rocks on a stream of water to make a path to cross from a side to another, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Slums which are built on illegal lands have neither running water or sewage disposal. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
This image provided by NASA shows an image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of a blast of plasma streaming from the sun in August 2012. Scientists say a solar eruption was detected on March 5, 2013 and was headed toward Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover will postpone some activities but other Mars missions will operate normally. NASA/AP
A musket is fired as members of the San Antonio Living History Association take part in a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. Eric Gay/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.