Our oddest photos of the week
Lithuanian opera-performance "Sun & Sea" plays during the Santiago a Mil International Theater Festival in Sanmore
A pug sleeps during the American Kennel Club's Meet the Breeds event in New York, January 29, 2023. REUTERS/Jemore
A man surfs with his kitesurfing board in the Mediterranean Sea during stormy weather in Ashkelon, Israel. Febmore
AJ Dereume holds up Phil the groundhog during the Groundhog Day Festivities, at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney,more
People fish on the frozen Gull Lake during the 2023 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza near Brainerd, Mmore
France's Kevin Aymoz performs during the exhibition gala at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Emore
A man dressed as "Pepino," a carnival character, dances as part of a ceremony to kick off Bolivia's carnival, more
A man hangs from a rope as he cleans the windows of an office building in Bangkok, Thailand, February 2, 2023.more
An Albanian environment activist wears an installation mask that reads, "I am not a virtual reality," during amore
Adelie penguin chicks sit in their enclosure at the Guadalajara Zoo, in Guadalajara, Mexico, January 26, 2023.more
Enrico Braun imitates a male deer during the German deer-calling championships, where eight competitors jostlemore
A man dressed in a costume made of animal fur participates during the International Festival of the Masquerademore
An undated image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows hills, craters and a circular fracture pattern more
An undated handout picture by Nigerian artist Malik Afegbua, created with the use of artificial intelligence, more
Sara Iovine, a restorer from Appia Antica archaeological park, cleans a life-sized statue of a Roman emperor pmore
A Biewer Terrier drinks water during the American Kennel Club's Meet the Breeds event in New York, January 29,more
Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree
The buildings and land beneath houses had been weakened - geologists, residents and officials say - by the rapid construction in the geologically unstable...
Tens of thousands welcome Pope Francis in Democratic Republic of Congo
The pope urged the Congolese people to grant each other a "great amnesty of the heart" and called on any Christians engaged in battle to lay down their arms....
In pictures: Tom Brady's record-setting NFL career
Tom Brady, widely considered the greatest player in NFL history, announces his retirement after an age-defying career with seven Super Bowl championships.
Scenes from Ukraine's eastern front as Russia pushes to capture Bakhmut
The city that once held 75,000 people would be Moscow's first major gain since last summer.
Iconic images from the Iraq War, 20 years after it began
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was meant to topple a dictator who had inflicted reckless wars and economic misery on his fellow Iraqis, and then to usher in a thriving democracy. Instead, Iraqis faced years of upheaval and chaos.
From blizzards to landslides, California's surreal winter weather
Twelve atmospheric rivers have pounded California since late December, inundating parts of the drought-stricken state with raging floodwaters.
Drone wars: UAVs on the frontlines of Ukraine
Russian and Ukrainian forces launch reconnaissance and attack drones in what has been called the first full-scale drone war in history.
Peak bloom in Tokyo and more from cherry blossom season
Peak bloom arrived in Japan's capital this week on March 22, one of the earliest in recorded history, according to national broadcaster NHK, citing the weather agency.
In photos: The holy month of Ramadan
Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan.
French police face off with protesters over pension reform
Labor unions fear the protests, now in their second week, could turn more violent if the government does not heed the growing popular anger over pension curbs.
NYC braces for Trump indictment
Workers erected barricades around a Manhattan courthouse on Monday as New York City braced for a possible indictment of Donald Trump, in what would be the first-ever criminal case against any U.S. president.
Protesters and police clash across France in day of strife
Police fired tear gas and fought with violent black-clad anarchists in Paris on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of mainly peaceful protesters marched across France against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise the pension age.
Photos of the week
A selection of some of our top news photography from around the world this week.