Italy's Christopher Sacchin takes part in the Men's 1m springboard semi-final during the XII FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
A boy enjoys a fairground ride in Kabul as Afghans celebrate Nowruz, which marks the solar New Year and is believed to have originated in ancient Persia.
A South Korean activist protests at the Japanese embassy in Seoul against Japan's denial of responsibility for forcing women to work as sex slaves during War World II.
Cuban government supporters (R) chant pro-revolutionary slogans as a group of political prisoners' wives known as Ladies in White (L) march in Havana.
A Peta animal rights activist stages a protest in Bangkok to encourage people to go vegetarian.
Russia observes a national day of mourning in memory of some 176 people killed in recent days in three disasters - a mine explosion, a fire at an old people's home and a plane crash.