Anti-government protesters in Thailand gather bamboo sticks to set up barriers as they prepare for fresh demonstrations in the capital, Bangkok.
Madrid airport is being used as a European hub to get stranded passengers home as large parts of European airspace remains closed due to the Icelandic volcano activity.
Ben Hebbert, a student from the University of Oxford's Magdalen College in England, sleeps on luggage at Indira Gandhi International airport, in Delhi, India. His college tour group has been stranded by the volcanic ash crisis.
Israeli jets are seen through the supports of a rail bridge in Jerusalem designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava during Israeli Independence Day celebrations.
A vendor displays a colourful blanket at Raja Bazaar in the old city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Palestinian beekeepers inspect hives at an apiary near the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Bureij.
Visitors flock to the World Expo 2010 site in Shanghai, China, for a public preview of the largest-ever world's fair, expected to attract up to 100 million people when in opens in May.
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