20 March 2012
Last updated at 11:33
Cherry Blossom of the Japanese Yoshino variety bloom along the Tidal Basin, framing the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. This season celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the gift of the cherry trees from Tokyo.
Artist John Reyntiens with the stained glass window he has designed for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The window is a gift from the members of both Houses of Parliament on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.
A diabetes patient sits on a wheelchair as she waits in a corridor of the Guanganmen Chinese medicine hospital in Beijing. China is to invest billions of pounds in medical research and development over the next few years.
Members of the Jewish community light candles on Place de la Bastille in Paris as they attend a silent march to pay tribute to the victims of the Toulouse school shooting.
Retief Goosen of South Africa plays his second shot at the first hole during the Tavistock Cup at Lake Nona Country Club in Orlando, Florida.
The Unstrut bridge, which is 2,668m long (about 1.6 miles), is among 38 bridges and 26 tunnels German state rail carrier Deutsche Bahn is building along a new high-speed rail connection that links Nuremberg, Erfurt, Halle, Leipzig and Berlin.
The syndicate of bus drivers who won £38m in the Euromillions lottery celebrate with champagne in Corby, Northamptonshire.
People gather to celebrate the Afghan New Year (Nawroz) in Kabul.
An Indonesian student protester steps on a defaced portrait of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a protest in Bandung against government's plan to raise fuel prices.