Published March 03, 2014
A Ukrainian soldier stands behind a fence while unidentified armed men block the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol.
An unidentified man braves the elements to run on the National Mall as snow falls in Washington, prompting area schools and the U.S. federal government to close.
Gold and silver bars and coins are stacked on a table in the safe deposit boxes room of the ProAurum gold house in Munich, Germany. The threat of war between Ukraine and Russia sent investors scurrying for relative safety Monday.
Actress Lupita Nyong'o celebrates winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for '12 Years a Slave' in the press room during the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, March 2, 2014.
Members of the African National Congress Women's League sing in front of the courthouse ahead of the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria.
Attendants serve tea before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Protesters picket the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines, to protest the recent use of water cannons by Chinese coast guard to drive away Filipino fishermen off the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.
Thai Muslim villagers prepare birds and cages for a bird-singing contest in Yala province in southern Thailand, March 2, 2014.
Justin Savidis dogs await lineup in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod dog sled race in Willow, Alaska, March 2, 2014.
A dog dressed up in a panda outfit takes part in an exhibition called "Pandas on Tour" in front of the Taipei City Hall on March 2, 2014.