Philippine soldiers on an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) participate in the re-enactment of events leading to the fall of the dictatorship of then president Ferdinand Marcos during the 27th anniversary of the People Power revolution at the People Power Monument in Manila. A popular People Power revolt toppled Marcos from power in 1986 and chased him into exile in Hawaii, where he died in 1989.
Malian army gunner Modibo Tangara, aged 22, stands beside a gun machine in Gao, some 1,200 kilometres north of Bamako. After recapturing the north's cities from the Al Qaeda groups that had controlled them since April 2012, the six-week-long French-led offensive took the fight to the retreating Islamist insurgents' toughest desert bastions.
Buddhist monks hold candles as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathumthani province. Makha Bhucha day is observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Arafat Jaradat, an inmate who died in an Israeli prison, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Saair. Militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas' Fatah movement, vowed to avenge the death of Jaradat, a prisoner they say was tortured in an Israeli jail.
A protester bleeds after being injured during clashes at the end of a protest against government austerity measures in Madrid. Nurses, doctors, students, miners and members of Spain's "indignant" movement against economic inequality join in the so-called "citizens' tide" against the steep spending cuts and tax hikes imposed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative government to slash the public deficit. The day of protest coincides with the 31st anniversary of the failure of right-wing military coup that sought to crush Spain's young democracy and restore military rule.
A nun gets ready to vote at a polling station in downtown Rome, as part of Italy's general elections. The centre-left is the favourite of this vote, as Europe held its breath for signs of fresh instability in the eurozone's third economy.
Nuns wave during Pope Benedict XVI last Angelus Prayer on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on. Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday told tens of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square in a voice breaking with emotion that he was resigning because God had called on him to devote himself to prayer but said he would not abandon the Church.
Protesters shout slogans during a protest in Sofia. Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across Bulgaria on Sunday to denounce austerity measures and corruption plaguing the country, just days after the right-wing government was forced to resign.
Pope Benedict XVI's leads the Angelus prayer from the window of his apartments on February 24, 2013 at the Vatican. The pontiff celebrates his last Angelus prayer at the end of a week-long spiritual retreat, ahead of his resignation on February 28 with the field of candidates to succeed him wide open.
A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo. Three surface-to-surface missiles fired by Syrian regime forces in Aleppo's Tariq al-Bab district have left 58 people dead, among them 36 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on February 24.
Zahra Shahid Hussain – PTI leader gunned down
Anguished relatives and friends react to the news that Zahra Shahid Hussain, a politician in the PTI party was gunned down by unknown assailants. Deborah Gembara (Reuters) reports.