19 March 2014
Last updated at 13:18
Policemen in Taiwan take a rest during a demonstration by activists opposed to a trade deal with China. The protesters, who occupied the legislative chamber late on Tuesday, say the agreement with China would hurt Taiwan's economy and leave it vulnerable to pressure from Beijing.
Iranian women practise parkour, also known as free running, in Tehran's Tavalod Park.
At Tierpark Zoo, Munich, 14-week-old polar bear twins explore their outdoor enclosure .
A man who recycles used materials watches a solar-powered television on his cart in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Work by Lebanese artist Pascal Hachem is on show at the Art Dubai international fair.
People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, China. People believe that stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape trouble and illnesses.
Roberto Castaneda (left) and Max McCalman inspect a wheel of gruyere during the first day of judging for the World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. Entries reached a new record this year, with more than 2,600 from 22 nations around the world.
A street is seen decorated with umbrellas of different colours in the Alfama region of Lisbon, Portugal.
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds the Budget box aloft for photographers outside Number 11 Downing Street.
President Barack Obama awards America's highest military honour to 24 veterans of Hispanic, African-American and Jewish heritage previously denied the decoration because of discrimination. Only three veterans receiving the Medal of Honor on Tuesday are still alive, all of whom served in Vietnam. The rest were decorated posthumously and their medals accepted by a family member.