Happening, suspenseful and hectic as this week has been, it has left behind a panorama of colors.
A girl sits on her father's shoulders cheers as she and others daubed in colors and danced while celebrating Holi - the Festival of Colors. The occasion heralds the beginning of spring in India.
Dancers of the Staatsballett ballet ensemble perform "Namouna", choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, during a dress rehearsal at the Schiller theatre in Berlin.
Ballet dancers Vladimir Malakhov (R), Elisa Carrillio Cabrera (top) and Mikhail Kaniskin (L) perform "Clear", with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, during a dress rehearsal at the Schiller theatre in Berlin.
An artist walks across the roof of his house while carrying paintings to be dried at Jelekong village near Bandung, in Indonesia's West Java province. The people of Jelekong village earn their living by selling their paintings. Around 300 painters live in the village, producing about 1,000 paintings a month, each priced between 50,000 rupiah to 11,000,000 rupiah ($4.50 to $1000), according to villager Asep Sancang, who works as a high school art teacher and painter.
The WWI Douaumont ossuary is seen near Verdun, eastern France. The sentence reads 'This tower was given to the great deeds of Verdun by their friends from the US'. A hundred years after the guns fell silent in World War One, nine villages wiped out by fighting on France's bloodiest battleground continue to lead a ghostly existence. Their names still appear on maps and in government records. Mayors representing them are designated by local authorities. But most of the streets, shops, houses and people who once lived around the French army stronghold of Verdun are gone.
Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego, California.
German pensioner Volker Kraft uses a step ladder as he decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summerhouse, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld. Each year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to two weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colorful hand-painted Easter eggs in time for Easter celebrations.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is seen during a hazy day at Pudong financial district in Shanghai. China has pledged that it will make sure that 60 percent of its cities meet national pollution standards by 2020,
Andreas Vosskuhle, President of Germany's Constitutional Court puts his hat back on after explaining the verdict on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) at the constitutional court in Karlsruhe.
Germany's Constitutional Court confirmed on Tuesday the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund, upholding a preliminary ruling.