A penitent of the Las Cigerreras brotherhood takes part in an Easter Holy Week procession in Seville, Spain.
Katha Sheehan holds a chicken in Key West, Florida. Fears of bird flu may force the island's free range chickens indoors.
Laura Youngblood, the wife of a US Navy officer killed in Iraq, cries confronting anti-war protesters in Waco, Texas.
Thais in the province of Prachinburi celebrate the festival of Songkran, which marks the Thai New Year, by rubbing a mixture of talcum power and water on a policeman.
Visitors admire the jellyfish exhibit at Hong Kong's Ocean Park.
A Pakistani policeman tries to put out a burning minibus, set on fire by angry protesters in Karachi following a suicide bombing which killed a number of Sunni Muslim leaders.
An opposition protester kisses a woman during a rally in Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian law that makes kissing in public a crime.
Shafts of light illuminate a bakery in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
A man in Manila, in the Philippines, admires an image of Jesus Christ during the festival of Lent.
A meerkat plays with an Easter egg filled with worms, at London Zoo.