March 18, 2013

    Published March 18, 2013


    Protesters raise their open palms showing the word "No" during an anti-bailout rally outside the parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus. Cypriot ministers were trying to revise a plan to seize money from bank deposits before a parliamentary vote on Tuesday that will secure the island's financial rescue.


    A woman takes cover from the rain in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, the day ahead of the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis. In addition to more than 132 government delegations, the Vatican says 33 Christian delegations will be present, as well as representatives from Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain communities.


    Egyptians extinguish a burning police vehicle, which was set afire by angry protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The country is currently mired in another wave of protests, clashes and unrest that have plagued the country since a pro-democracy uprising two years ago.


    Employees of PSA Peugeot Citroen face French riot policemen during a demonstration in front of the Peugeot headquarters in Paris to protest the closure of the PSA Aulnay automobile plant, the government's economic policy, and industrial layoffs.


    The Aurora Borealis bright up the sky at twilight on March 17, 2013 between the towns of Are and Ostersund, Sweden.


    Georgian soldiers look out from windows during a launch ceremony ahead of the joint Georgian-U.S. military training exercise "Agile Spirit 2013" at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi.


    A Kashmiri man walks past blooming almond orchards as spring arrives at Badamwari in Srinagar. Spring has arrived in Indian-administered Kashmir, which marks a thawing of the lean season for tourism in the Himalayan region.


    A death mask is seen on display during the opening of the "1,000 Years of Inca Gold" exhibition at the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia. The exhibition, part of the collection of Lima's Peru Gold Museum, displays the craftsmanship of several centuries of Peruvian history..


    An employee of an Easter egg dyeing company controls colored, cooked eggs in Thannhausen near Augsburg, southern Germany. Up to 200,000 eggs are being dyed in the company daily pre-Easter.


    A young woman attempts to launch her kite on 'CleanMonday' at Filopappos hill with the ancient Parthenon temple seen in the background, in Athens. Many Greeks commemorate 'CleanMonday', the first day of Lent, by flying kites and eating foods associated with fasting.


    Flamingos stand in their snow-covered compound in the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany. Meteorologists predict the unusual cold and snowy weather to continue in northeastern Germany.


    A model displays a creation by Christian Dada during Fashion Week Tokyo Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection in Tokyo. Christian Dada is a label by Japanese designer Masanori Morikawa who is popular with celebrities such as Lady Gaga.

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