Published March 14, 2013
A Sri Lankan Catholic touches the glass near an idol during a mass at a church in Colombo.
Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, waves as he leaves the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica in Rome, Italy.
An Indian Muslim woman holds her child as she waits on a bench at a food stall in New Delhi.
Japan's Prince Hisahito (C), accompanied by his father Prince Akishino (L) and mother Princess Kiko, arrives at Ochanomizu University's affiliated kindergarten for his graduation ceremony, Tokyo.
China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping shakes hands with former President Hu Jintao during the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
The Breitling Jet Team flies over the Petronas Towers less than 3 metres apart above Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ambassadors for the Swiss luxury watch company Breitling are due to visit Korea and Japan before returning to their home base in Europe.
Members of the Catalan Regional Police (Mossos d'Esquadra) are sprayed with foam during a firefighters' demonstration against the government's spending cuts in social services, Barcelona. Spain.
A man adjusts a model of a dragonfly installation over a canal in Lahore, Pakistan.
A New Beetle Cabrio, (L) and a Golf VII photographed in the elevators of the storage of German Volkswagen car producer in Wolfsburg, northern Germany.
A melting icicle, photographed in Memmingen, Germany.
Crates of Coca-Cola are seen stacked outside a counter of a coffee shop in Singapore.
A Kuwaiti man carries Indian Jyoti Amge, 19, the world's shortest woman, next to Morocco's Brahim Takioullah, who has the world's largest feet, according to the Guinness Book of Records, Kuwait City.