A Palestinian man at the site of an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli attacks aimed at militant groups have killed 30 Palestinians in two days.
South Koreans wearing traditional costumes celebrate the 1 March Independence Movement anniversary, marking the 1919 civilian uprising against Japanese colonial rule.
Civil rights activists and lawyers in Pakistan burn an effigy of President Musharraf in a protest calling for the country's chief justice to be freed from house arrest.
Dmitry Medvedev, front-runner in Sunday's Russian presidential election, attends a comedy show in Moscow. President Putin urged voters to turn out.
A Chinese investor knits in Shanghai as Chinese stocks stage a rally after earlier falls.
French first couple Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni visit the South African jail on Robben island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
Afghans play Buzkashi in Kabul. Buzkashi, or "goat dragging", is played with two teams of horsemen competing to throw a decapitated goat into a scoring circle.
Finland's Jari Matti Latvala during the first day of the FIA World Rally Championship in Mexico.
American skater Mirai Nagasu performs on the ice at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.