Published April 11, 2013
A mascot dressed as a ghost splashes water to an elephant ahead of the Songkran festival, Thai New Year celebration, at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.
Cherry blossoms are seen along the tidal basin in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Sandra Lemaire/VOA)
A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is pictured in Palawan Province, west of Manila, Philippines. (Picture provided by Naval Forces West)
Devotees pull the rope tied to the chariot of God Bhairab through the city center of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, during the Bisket festival.
A man walks along the riverbed of the Hanjiang River during its dry season in Shiyan, central China's Hubei province, Apr. 9, 2013.
A member of security tries to grab Pope Francis' skullcap after it was blown by a gust of wind at the end of the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.
U.S. sailors unravel a huge American flag across the field during opening day ceremonies before the San Diego Padres hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers in their MLB National League baseball game in San Diego, California, Apr. 9, 2013.
A woman takes pictures of art installation "Alice" by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas in the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plays with his dogs Yume, an Akito-Inu, front, and Buffy, a Bulgarian Shepherd in an undisclosed location of Moscow region. (Photo distributed by RIA Novosti Agency)
Rickie Fowler of the U.S. hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during a practice round in preparation for the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA.