February 22, 2014
Published February 22, 2014
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, top center, leads a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is greeted by supporters shortly after being freed from prison in Kharkiv. Tymoshenko said she will run for president in May.
People express their joy in front of the main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's residency near Kyiv. Ukraine's parliament voted to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych and called for early presidential elections on May 25, but the embattled leader said he would not resign or leave the country.
Adi tribal women from Arunachal Pradesh in their traditional attire listen to the speech of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a public rally in Pasighat, in east Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh state.
Opposition supporters march to protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela.
A fighter from the Christian "anti-balaka" militia holds a machete in his mouth at the headquarters in the northern Bangui suburb of Boeing, Central African Republic.
Paint covers the shields of French CRS riot police during clashes with protesters in Nantes, western France, to demonstrate against the construction of a new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, some 30 kilometres (19 miles) away.
Tourists and visitors queue outside the temple of Abu Simbel at the upper reaches of the Nile in Aswan, around 1264 km (785 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, to see the dawn light up the temple's inner sanctum, marking the anniversary of Pharoah Ramses II's coronation.
A man wearing a mask amid the heavy haze in Beijing, China. The country's capital, under fire to take effective measures against air pollution, raised its four-tiered alert system to "orange" for the first time, as heavy smog was forecast to roll into the city over the next three days.
Models wear creations of Roberto Cavalli women's Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, Italy.
Arrested Kashmiri state government employees shout anti-government slogans while crammed inside a police truck in Srinagar. Indian police detained dozens of government employees as they tried to stage a protest march demanding the regularisation of contractual jobs and an increase in salary.
A Chinese workers moves amongst some of 5,000 clay pots containing fermenting chilli peppers used to make spicy hotpot, which is a famous local dish in Choongqing.