There are twists and turns on ice as Chinese skaters perform in the World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
A cold snap brings snow showers to parts of Britain, including this historic steam railway line across the North York Moors.
French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman", climbs the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, much to the surprise of onlookers.
The Spanish city of Valencia marks the end of the fiesta of Las Fallas with fireworks displays and the burning of huge statues made of wood and papier-mache.
British troops take a moment away from Iraq's violence to relax with a skateboard.
Protesters take to the streets of Manila to voice their opposition to the invasion of Iraq.
Japan's cherry blossom season opens, to the obvious delight of one viewer.