An elementary school boy acting as an young woman performs during a show of an amateur children kabuki theatrical company in Tokyo, Japan.
Palestinians, a man holding a Palestinian flag and a woman carrying an olive tree, walk through rows of greenhouses on "Land Day" during which people notably plant olive trees near the Israeli border in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is seen plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event. Lights will go out in some 7,000 cities and towns from New York to New Zealand for Earth Hour which this year aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for green projects.
A child looks up as he tries to climb the stairs of the Paul VI Hall prior to the start of Pope Francis' meeting with members of associations that assist blind, deaf and mute persons, at the Vatican.