Children play with balloons as they mark April Fools' Day (1 April) in Istanbul, Turkey.
Afghan women walk past a beggar asking for alms in Jalalabad, east of the capital, Kabul.
A robot waiter holds a tray of food at Thailand's first Japanese robot restaurant, where all the waiters are robots and customers can order their food on a touch-screen display.
Ernesto Marinhos, a native of Charala, an isolated village in Colombia, performs a tribal spring-time blessing in front of a tank of piranha fish at a newly opened area of the Sea Life London Aquarium.
The Indian warship INS Chennai is launched at the Mazgaon dock in Mumbai (Bombay).
A black-headed spider monkey baby called Azusa is shown off at a zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in October last year, the baby was raised by hand after integration problems with the monkey group.
Roman Catholic priests take part in a Holy Thursday ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.
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