A Hindu sadhu applies paint to his forehead at his ashram at Pashupatinath Temple for the Shivaratri festival. Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva; holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes
Nuns pray inside St Peter's basilica at the Vatican before the election of Pope Francis.
Cross-country skiers start the Engadin Ski Marathon on the frozen Lake Sils at the village of Maloja near the Swiss resort of St. Moritz.
A boy sorts fish, known as pepesca or ejote, after fishing on Lake Ilopango on the outskirts of San Salvador, capital of El Salvador
The last day of the Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring with fireworks, fiestas and bonfires made from large puppets, known as ninots
Photographer Dimitar Dilkoff continued his excellent work in Syria. Here, a Syrian boy holds an AK-47 assault rifle in Aleppo
A man comforts a victim on the sidewalk at the scene of the first explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon
A homeless man sits covered in snow early in the morning in Washington DC
Pakistani schoolchildren attend their daily classes in a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad