A Ukrainian serviceman (2nd L) shakes hand with an armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, at the Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol. Crimea's pro-Russian prime minister will give people living there the choice of taking Russian or Ukrainian passports if the Ukrainian territory becomes part of Russia in a March 16 referendum.
A member of a youth group holds roses as he prays for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at a hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
A security guard checks his mobile phone beside the Baroque masterpiece 'Supper at Emmaus', by Italian painter Caravaggio, after it was installed at a gallery in Hong Kong.
About a dozen nuns, who were freed after being held by rebels for over three months, arrive at the Syrian border with Lebanon at the Jdaydeh Yaboos crossing, Syria.