Hundreds of crosses, representing gun deaths since the Newtown, Connecticut elementary shootings, are placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Two U.S. senators have reached a compromise that would expand background checks for gun sales in what could result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994, an official said.
A cellist plays music in the middle of a desert area of Mount Bromo, Indonesia. (Photo submitted by Alland Dharmawan to VOA Photo Contest)
Little girls from a Mongolian herder family play on ice. (Photo submitted by Iderjargal to VOA Photo Contest)
Belarussian schoolgirls attend an honor guard ceremony, which is part of the state patriotic education program and the preparation for the upcoming Victory Day celebrations, in Victory Square in Minsk, Belarus.