Our oddest photos of the week
Snow from a recent nor'easter storm fills a basketball hoop on the side of a barn in Ashby, Massachusetts, Marmore
A dog owner prepares her Japanese Akita Inu for competing on the fourth day at the Crufts dog show in Birminghmore
Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival in Cheltenham, Britain, March 16. REUTERmore
Lady Gaga and BloodPop react on the champagne-colored red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 95th Academmore
Drone view of vehicles after part of the ceiling collapsed in a mall in Osasco, Brazil March 9. REUTERS/Carla more
An aerial view shows a red line sprayed by protesters on the roads leading up to Israel's Supreme Court as parmore
Czech freediver David Vencl dives to 52 metres under the ice of Lake Sils in one breath and wearing only a swimore
A layman walks barefoot across hot embers, remains of a large bonfire of wood and Japanese cypress leaves, at more
A member of the Yabisi Circus of Puerto Rico performs during Puerto Rico Circo Fest in Old San Juan, Puerto Rimore
A member of Doncellas del viento, Ladies of the wind, performs the pre-Colombian ritualistic dance called "Ritmore
Ice crystals are seen on the petals of a Dianthus flower after a heavy overnight frost in Manchester, Britain,more
People make their way under the snow in New York City, March 14. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People slide down a hill after heavy snow fall and cold weather, in Dublin, Ireland March 10. REUTERS/Clodagh more
Ru Yi, a male giant panda, enjoys a specially-decorated meal to mark International Panda Day at a zoo in Moscomore
People take pictures with public art installation titled "GIANTS: Rising Up" by the French artist JR, at Harbomore
Snow from a recent nor'easter storm surrounds the trees in the apple orchard at Hollis Hills Farm in Fitchburgmore
California menaced by heavy rain, flooding after relentless deluge
The latest deluge from dense streams of Pacific moisture sweeping California's skies soaked some mountain areas still clogged with piles of snow dumped by a...
Garbage piles up in Paris as strikes continue over French pension reform
Garbage piled up in Paris streets and fuel deliveries were blocked from refineries as workers continued rolling strikes as President Emmanuel Macron's pension...
Clashes in Pakistan as former PM Imran Khan faces arrest
Pakistani police and supporters of Imran Khan fought pitched battles on Tuesday outside the former prime minister's home in the eastern city of Lahore, injuring...
Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupts, spews clouds of ash
Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, erupted on Saturday, spewing hot clouds into the sky and raining ash on nearby towns.
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.