Revelers of the Nene de Vila Matilde samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade in Sao Paulo on March 1, 2014.
Miguel Schincariol—AFP/Getty Images
1 of 37
Snakes are collected and rolled before putting into the oven on March 2, 2014 in the village of Kertasura, Cirebon, Indonesia. At the slaughter house snake skins measuring in the hundreds of metres, are sold to bag factories in the West and Central Java provinces on a monthly basis.
Nurcholis Anhari Lubis—Getty Images
2 of 37
People stand around a pit to rescue a horse that fell in, in Jalandhar, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, March 5, 2014. The horse was rescued from the pit, dug to erect electric poles, after a two-hour rescue operation, according to local reports.
3 of 37
A partially frozen Niagara Falls is seen on American side lit by lights during sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario, March 3, 2014.
4 of 37
Marta Llorente, 28, a contestant, poses backstage before taking part in a body paint pageant during Expobelleza Andalucia (Expobeauty Andalusia) in the Andalusian capital of Seville March 24, 2014.
Marcelo del Pozo—Reuters
5 of 37
Justin Savidis dogs await lineup in the musher lot before the official restart of the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska, March 2, 2014, which commemorates a 1925 rescue mission that carried diphtheria serum by sled-dog relay to the coastal community of Nome, the final destination.
6 of 37
Martin Buser mushes across the virtually snowless Farewell Burn during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 3, 2014 in Finger Lake, Ala.
Bob Hallinen—Zuma Press
7 of 37
Models present creations from the Fall/Winter 2014/15 Ready to Wear Collection by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for French label Chanel in Paris March 4, 2014.
8 of 37
A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade during the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at on March 3, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro.
Mario Tama—Getty Images
9 of 37
Revelers of the Imperatriz samba school perform during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro March 4, 2014.
Tasso Marcelo Leal—AFP/Getty Images
10 of 37
Robots perform a pole dance at the booth of the Tobit Software company on the eve of the start of the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 9, 2014 in Hanover, central Germany.
John MacDougall—AFP/Getty Images
11 of 37
Miley Cyrus performs at the Xcel Energy Center on March 10, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn.
Adam Bettcher—Getty Images
12 of 37
Bangladeshi fisherman feed their otters as they catch fish in Narail some 208kms from Dhaka on March 11, 2014. The fishermen are using a rare technique that relies on coordination between man and trained otters, a centuries-old fishing partnership that has already long died out in other parts of Asia.
Munir Uz Zaman—AFP/Getty Images
13 of 37
Former President George W. Bush gets a hug from SMU mascot Peruna during a break in the first of an NCAA college basketball game between SMU and Louisville on March 5, 2014, in Dallas.
John F. Rhodes—AP
14 of 37
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is seen leaning back after applying eye drops as he prepares himself for another day in the dock during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, March 14, 2014.
15 of 37
A sardine is carried in a coffin during the Entierro de la Sardina (The Funeral Of The Sardine) in the Basque port town of Portugalete, March 5, 2014. The ceremonial funeral and burning of a sardine figurine, representative of the excesses of the carnival season, coincides with Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
16 of 37
Artist XX's sculpture 'XX' is displayed during a media preview as part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island on March 18, 2014 in Sydney.
Mark Metcalfe—Getty Images
17 of 37
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl wearing a costume, sits in a cage, marking the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv March 16, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther which is read in synagogues.
18 of 37
Members of the IUNA Ballet perform during a rehearsal of their show, "Dressed by Grace," at a public square ahead of the Ciudanza Dance Festival in Buenos Aires March 5, 2014.
19 of 37
The Chicago River is dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, March 15, 2014.
20 of 37
Whole cooked alligators are displayed before being served at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City March 15, 2014. The club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space and featured catering by chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka.
21 of 37
Great Britain's London 2012 gold medalist Hannah Cockroft begins the Paralympic Heritage Flame lighting ceremony from within the 'Armillary Sphere' at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Stoke Mandeville, England, the birthplace of the Paralympics movement.
Dan Kitwood—Getty Images
22 of 37
Polish-French film director Roman Polanski stands in a coffin as he takes part in the presentation of the musical "Le Bal des Vampires" (Dance of the Vampires) at the Mogador theatre in Paris March 17, 2014.
23 of 37
A boy sits in a plastic container filled with coloured water during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 16, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
24 of 37
A man tries to get rid of a thick layer of flowing foam, caused by extreme pollution, as he takes a bath in river Yamuna on March 19, 2014 in New Delhi. Yamuna is the largest tributary of the holy river, Ganges, and has often been described as the most polluted water body in northern India.
Arkaprava Ghosh—Barcroft Media/Landov
25 of 37
Bronze medalist Katsiaryna Halkina of Belarus performs her exercise with a ball at the individual final during the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on March 16, 2014.
Attila Kisbenedek—AFP/Getty Images
26 of 37
Juventus' Martin Caceres, left, jumps for the ball as AC Milan's Giampaolo Pazzini looks at him during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan March 2, 2014.
27 of 37
Trainees of the Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant bodyguard training camp watch their instructor use a scarf to cover a student's head during a demonstration of close-quarter combat skills at a special course on flight safety inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014. Inspired by the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the company wanted to emphasize the importance of aviation safety by teaching their trainees emergency evacuation procedures and close-quarter combat skills to handle situations such as natural disasters and plane hijacks, according to the company. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
28 of 37
Egyptian conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late period, (712-323 BC), in the conservation center of Egypt's Grand museum under construction, just outside Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 17, 2014. Egyptís antiquities minister says construction has begun on the main hall of a massive new museum by the Pyramids, the final phase of a complex thatís intended to house 100,000 ancient artifacts including King Tutankhamun's mummy. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
29 of 37
Palestinian children lie in the sand with their hands clasped next to their national flags during a rally against the siege on the impoverished Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the coastal town of Rafah on March 7, 2014.
Said Khatib—AFP/Getty Images
30 of 37
Demonstrators clash with members of the Bolivarian National Police after a mass meeting called by opposition students in Caracas March 20, 2014.
31 of 37
German pensioner Volker Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summerhouse, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld, March 19, 2014. Each year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to two weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colourful hand-painted Easter eggs.
32 of 37
A baby gorilla born in a rare Caesarian section at the San Diego Zoo is suffering from pneumonia March 13, 2014.
San Diego Zoo/Reuters
33 of 37
Afghan security personnel present a burqa-clad resident they say is a Taliban fighter to the media at the Afghan National Army headquarters in Khogyani District near Jalalabad on March 18,2014. Three Taliban insurgents have been arrested in possession of heroin by Afghan Joint Forces during an operation in the Khogyani District of Nangarhar province. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah ShirzadaNoorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images
Noorullah Shirzada—AFP/Getty Images
34 of 37
Driver Carl Edwards does a back flip off of the Roush Fenway Racing #99 Ford Fusion after winning the Sprint Cup series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.
Justin R. Noe—Zuma Press
35 of 37
An Israeli model, who serves in the military, wears her uniform in the makeup chair before her turn on the catwalk at a show by Israeli designer Dorin Frankfurt during the Tel Aviv fashion week in Israel March 11, 2014.
36 of 37
Wearing a hat and glasses a Scottish Fold cat looks on during a cat exhibition in Bishkek on March 23, 2013. Cat lovers from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan took part in the exhibition. AFP PHOTO/VYACHESLAV OSELEDKOVYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images
Get The Brief. Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now.
For your security, we've sent a confirmation email to the address you entered. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters. If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder.