Revellers in the Burmese city of Rangoon are soaked in water as part of celebrations for Buddhist New Year.
Figurines of Pope Benedict XVI go on sale in a gift shop in Washington DC, as the Pope prepares to visit the United States.
Spain's new Defence Minister Carme Chacon - the first woman in the post - reviews troops in Madrid. She is seven months' pregnant.
Iraqis recover charred pages of the Koran after a fire swept through a Baghdad market following a roadside bomb.
Hishila Yami, of Nepal's Maoist party, greets supporters during a rally in Kathmandu, with the party looking on course for election victory.
A new work by graffiti artist Banksy appears in central London - ironically completed within sight of a CCTV camera.
Thais celebrate their New Year with a water fight in Bangkok.
Kenyans pass a train that derailed after protesters tore up parts of the track in the Dandora slum in Nairobi, demanding the release of the leader of an illegal sect.
A lemur eats a matza, a cracker-like bread eaten during the Jewish festival of Passover, in a safari park outside Tel Aviv, Israel.
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun enjoys his new-found free time by taking his grand-daughters on a cycle ride.
Artist Al Greenhall positions the installation 'King Bladud's Pigs' in Bath, UK, to celebrate the legendary king's discovery of hot springs.