24 February 2014
Last updated at 15:48
A mourner is seen through a barricade in Kiev's Independent Square. Ukrainians are to trying to re-establish authority across the country after the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych. But there is still considerable anger, especially in mainly Russian-speaking areas.
Visitors feed rabbits at Okunoshima Island in Takehara, Japan. The island - often called Usagi Jima or "Rabbit Island" - is famous for its large rabbit population which has taken over the island and become a tourist attraction .
China's National Meteorological Centre issued a "yellow" smog alert for much of the country's north, on the fifth consecutive day of heavy pollution.
Organisers of the Winter Olympics closing ceremony show their light-hearted side by poking fun at the ring malfunction which occurred in the opening ceremony.
Janina Gama kisses her daughter Isadora during a "bloco" street party as pre-Carnival festivities get underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Models show creations by Anne Avantie during Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Austin Dillon, driver of the DOW Chevrolet (3), and Aric Almirola, driver of the Smithfield Ford (43), spin in a pack of cars during the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi talks during a confidence vote at the Senate in Rome. The centre-left politician was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, becoming Italy's youngest ever PM.