Vincent Van Gogh's painting "L'Arlesienne", displayed at Christie's auction house in London, is expected to fetch $40 million at auction in New York in May.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi enjoys a joke with French President Jacques Chirac at a European Union summit in Brussels.
Demonstrators against Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra line up for food outside Government House in Bangkok.
Daylight shows the extent of a fire which raged through a slum area of Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, destroying 1,500 homes.
Diving instructor Colin Reed enjoys a close encounter as he instructs tourists on Australia's Barrier Reef.
Synchronised diving finalists compete at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.
A Pakistani camel owner sits under his camel during celebrations linked to Pakistan Day.
Children form a corn plant during the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Curitiba, Brazil.
An Israeli soldier tries to clear his way through a flock of sheep during a search for militants in the West Bank village of Burqin.