Here are some breathtakingly beautiful photos from around the world this week, which has otherwise been marred with protests and other dreary events. These pictures are a stark contrast and will be a welcoming sight.
This cherubic little boy puts his palms together as he rests with his family outside Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet’s autonomous region.
Japanese Misao Okawa, the world's oldest woman, poses for a photo next to her birthday cake as she celebrates her 116th birthday in Osaka, western Japan on March 5.
Dhuna Devi Saud prepares to sleep inside a Chaupadi shed in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western Nepal. Chaupadi is a tradition observed in parts of Nepal, which cuts women off from the rest of society when they are menstruating.
U.S. artist Janet Echelman’s luminous "1.26" installation hangs over Singapore’s skyline during a media preview of the i Light Marina Bay festival.
A group of people pose for pictures with Wayne Garrett and Caitlind Brown of Canada's light installation "CLOUD" during a media preview of the i Light Marina Bay festival in Singapore.
A boy is covered with a shawl as his mother carries him as she arrives to receive her free medical check-up during an event organized by the Amnesty International in Nuwakot around 60 km (37 miles) from Kathmandu.
A partially frozen Niagara Falls is seen on the American side during sub-freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario on March 3.