The week in pictures
Here are the most arresting images taken in the past seven days.
A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India.
Times Square is seen in the background as a man walks along West 59th street in falling snow in Manhattan, New York.
A U.S. Marines Harrier AV-8B makes its way to a fueling boom suspended from a US Air Force KC-10 Extender over Iraq and Syria air space.
A windstorm, lake water and freezing temperatures combined to form an ice house on Lake Ontario.
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The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.
Ice covers the fire escape of an apartment building that caught fire in Yonkers, N.Y.
A century after the days that shook the world, the anniversary of the 1917 revolution in Russia is being marked with little official fanfare from the Kremlin.
A man drinks champagne under the water at an open-air hot bath in Bogacs, Hungary.
A military band conductor rehearses ahead of the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing, China.
A rainbow appears next to St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay northern England.
The FIS Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar, Chile.
Australian shepherd dogs Franz, left, and Lizzi run over a wet meadow in a park in Frankfurt, Germany.
Two men play golf with a tennis ball as a snowstorm sweeps through Times Square in New York.
Pope Francis is silhouetted as he leaves after his private audience with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the Vatican.
A man plays in a flooded street using an inner tube in Lima, Peru following a new round of unusually heavy rain.
Snow-covered Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during a recent eruption.
Little Thunder, a traditional dancer and indigenous activist from the Lakota tribe, dances as he demonstrates in front of the White House.
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders of the PVV party campaigns near a cat in Heerlan, Netherlands.
Two girls are silhouetted while standing on a small dock at the end of a breakwater in Powell River, British Columbia.
Julia Lu, 5, (L) and Amy Liu, 5, walk through a massive spring wildflower bloom caused by a wet winter in Lake Elsinore, California.
Fishermen stand on the Indian Ocean beach in the former pirate village of Eyl in Somalia. The recent hijacking of an oil tanker has surprised the international shipping community.
Two Iceland stallions play on their paddock in Neu Anspach, Germany.