A mascot dressed as a ghost splashes water to an elephant ahead of the Songkran festival, Thai New Year celebration, at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.
Cherry blossoms are seen along the tidal basin in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Sandra Lemaire/VOA)
A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is pictured in Palawan Province, west of Manila, Philippines. (Picture provided by Naval Forces West)
Devotees pull the rope tied to the chariot of God Bhairab through the city center of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, during the Bisket festival.