U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama plays table tennis as Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and others watch her during their visit to the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend colleges overseas in Beijing, China.
This new Hubble image is centered on NGC 5793, a spiral galaxy over 150 million light years away in the constellation of Libra. This galaxy has two particularly striking features: a beautiful dust lane and an intensely bright center — much brighter than that of our own galaxy, or indeed those of most spiral galaxies we observe. (Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Perlman (Florida Institute of Technology))
Keepers bottle-feed the saved sloth bear cub at the zoo in Washington, D.C. Animal keepers at the National Zoo have saved the cub after two others were eaten by the mother. The three cubs were born in December to a mother named Khali. One was eaten within 20 minutes, and a second cub was eaten after seven days. The zoo says it's not uncommon for carnivores to eat their young if they're compromised somehow.
Wearing their traditional costumes Kyrgyz women and a man take part in the celebrations of Nowruz (New Year) in the outskirts of the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek. Nowruz, "The New Year" in Farsi, is an ancient festival marking the first day of spring in Central Asia.