Moving protests; breath-taking aurora borealis and the magically magnificent MahaShivratri: This has been one spectacular week in terms of images from around the world.
Check out some of the best photos from around the world this week, here.
A general view of the dance floor at the Opera Ball in Vienna February 27, 2014. The traditional ball is opened by the Austrian president and features a musical program with soloists and artists from the Vienna Philharmonic and State Ballet before the 144 debutants and debutantes lead into the festivities with a Strauss waltz.
Dancers of the state opera ballet perform at the Opera Ball in Vienna.
A man dressed as a demon performs during a religious procession at the Mahashivratri festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Hindus across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary.
People light candles during a religious service at a church in Kiev. Ukraine's new rulers, just 24 hours after ousting President Viktor Yanukovich, began speedily to unstitch his power structure on Sunday, appointing a provisional leader to replace him and sacking his key ministers.
Performers acting as Japanese soldiers take part in a re-enactment of the historic Independence Movement, in Seoul March. This year commemorates the 95th year of the declaration of the nation's independence from Japanese colonization on March 1, 1919.
The aurora borealis is seen in the night sky over Cumbria in northwest England in this picture by Jonathan Cooper.
A supporter of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party adorned with oranges on his head attends their National delegates convention to elect new party national office bearers in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Elections for the Orange Democratic Party were thrown into disarray on Friday afternoon after a group demanded the production of registers, before turning violent, local media reported.
A woman mourns for a close relative killed in recent violence in Kiev's Independence Square during a funeral ceremony. A resolution, overwhelmingly supported by parliament, linked fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich, who was ousted by the legislature on Saturday and is now on the run, to police violence against protesters which it said had led to the deaths of more than 100 citizens of Ukraine and other states.
A model presents a creation from Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week.