Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) in Ankara against local election results which the Islamic-rooted party of Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed sweeping victories.
A storm cloud can be seen behind a yacht as it sails off the coast of Sydney, Australia, Mar. 31, 2014. The Bureau of Meteorology last week forecast 'warmer and drier than usual' weather extending into winter for Sydney and most of south-eastern Australia over the next three months.
A census enumerator, right, collects information from a Muslim family as policemen provide security at Thae Chaung village in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Burma. Enumerators fanned out across the country for a census that has been widely criticized for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as "Rohingya."
The Kavir Desert in Central Iran was pictured from the International Space Station by one of the Expedition 38 crew members. The lack of soil and vegetation allows the geological structure of the rocks to appear quite clearly. According to geologists, the patterns result from the gentle folding of numerous, thin, light and dark layers of rock.