Published March 12, 2013
Radio telescope antennas of the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) project, in the Atacama desert, some 1500 km north of Santiago, Chile. The ALMA, an international partnership project of Europe, North America and East Asia with the cooperation of Chile, is presently the largest astronomical project in the world.
Cardinals attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.
A girl is pictured through a broken window after clashes at Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the port city of Sidon in south Lebanon. Ten people were wounded and one killed during clashes between the Fatah movement and radical Islamists that started on March 11, 2013.
Tibetan exiles shout slogans as they are detained by police during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India.
People walk in a silent procession towards Belgrade's New Cemetery to pay their respects at a memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of the late Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Almond Blossom trail in Fresno, California, USA, Mar. 8, 2013 (Photo by Vu Thi Thienthu/VOA reader)
A racegoer, with all his previous race badges, with his binoculars during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England
A homeless woman, her feet wrapped in plastic, walks in the snow in Paris as winter weather with snow and freezing temperatures returns to northern France.
A rescue worker stands next to the wreckage of cars following an accident on highway A45 between Giessen and Hanau near the city of Woelfersheim, Germany. More than 100 cars were involved in a multiple pile-up after they crashed on the snowy highway, police at the scene said.
As big as a tennis court and as tall as a four-story building, a full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope model was on display from March 8-10 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, USA. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to Hubble and the largest space telescope to ever be built. (NASA/Chris Gunn)
Vung Tau sea in southern Vietnam (Photo by Phạm Ngọc Minh/Vietnam/VOA reader)