President Barack Obama and congressional leaders set aside their political battles during a ceremony to dedicate a full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Chardon High School students march to the square in Chardon, Ohio for a memorial ceremony for three classmates who died in a school shooting rampage one year ago.
About 50 workers picket outside the main entrance to the Port of Vancouver.
Venezuelans gather to commemorate the violent street protests of 1989 known as the "Caracazo," in Caracas, Venezuela.
First lady Michelle Obama motions before speaking at a "Let`s Move!" program for 400 children at the Eastside and Northside Elementary Schools in Clinton, Miss.
A note is left at a memorial site for detectives Elizabeth Butler and Loran "Butch" Baker at Santa Cruz Police Headquarters in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Spain´s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentina´s Martin Alund during a Mexican Open tennis game in Acapulco, Mexico.
Meg Strange, wife of Adam Strange is comforted by friend Simon Shephard, as people gather on Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand.
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, center, arrives with his aides at the Indian Parliament to present the annual budget in New Delhi.
Chinese women, some wearing face masks, brace through strong wind after the capital city is hit by sandstorm in Beijing.
People watch a display screen on the facade of the the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. Finance minister Thursday unveiled a national budget with a promise to put Asia`s third largest economy back on a path of high growth and to check runaway inflation and the fiscal deficit.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak greets his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra during her visit to Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Bangladeshi youth march through the streets as they celebrate the death sentence awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In this still frame from TV and courtesy of South African Daily Sun newspaper, showing a South African man with his hands tethered to the back of a police vehicle being dragged behind as police hold his legs up and the vehicle apparently drives off, east of Johannesburg.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks to Syrian opposition coalition leader Mouaz al-Khatib, during an international conference on Syria at Villa Madama, Rome.
Children eat a free mid-day meal at a government school on the outskirts of Jammu.
Bangladeshi activists celebrate the death sentence awarded to Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, in Dhaka.
Pope Benedict XVI deliveres his final greetings to the assembly of cardinals at the Vatican, before he retires in just a few hours..
A former prisoner hugs his mother after being released from a prison in Baghdad, Iraq. Some 165 prisoners were released from the Iraqi Interior Ministry custody on Thursday.
South Koreans wearing traditional Korean costumes carry torches and national flags as they march on the street during a ceremony to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Cheonan, south of Seoul.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks during the convocation ceremony of Central University of Himachal Pradesh near Dharmsala.
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis poses for the media after she received her Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal from Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.
An art piece by US artist Nancy Fouts is seen at the both of the Pertwee Anderson and Gold gallery at the Art 13 London art fair in London.