Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Feb 24, 2014 | 7:50am EST

Editor's Choice

<p>Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Close
1 / 20
<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany check watches before the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Pool</p>

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany check watches before the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry...more

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany check watches before the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Pool

Close
2 / 20
<p>Elderly protesters, one of them wearing sport wear in colors of Venezuela's national flag, wait for a march for peace in downtown Caracas February 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

Elderly protesters, one of them wearing sport wear in colors of Venezuela's national flag, wait for a march for peace in downtown Caracas February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Elderly protesters, one of them wearing sport wear in colors of Venezuela's national flag, wait for a march for peace in downtown Caracas February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Close
3 / 20
<p>A member of a folk group grabs a child during a parade, part of the VII Xornaes de Mazcares d'Inviernu (VII Winter Mask Meetings) in Valdesoto, near Oviedo, Spain February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso</p>

A member of a folk group grabs a child during a parade, part of the VII Xornaes de Mazcares d'Inviernu (VII Winter Mask Meetings) in Valdesoto, near Oviedo, Spain February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A member of a folk group grabs a child during a parade, part of the VII Xornaes de Mazcares d'Inviernu (VII Winter Mask Meetings) in Valdesoto, near Oviedo, Spain February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Close
4 / 20
<p>Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates with his teammate Andrea Pirlo after scoring against Torino during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino</p>

Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates with his teammate Andrea Pirlo after scoring against Torino during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates with his teammate Andrea Pirlo after scoring against Torino during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

Close
5 / 20
<p>A woman kneels in front of Ukrainian riot police unit "Berkut" as they stand by during rallies by anti and pro-Yanukovich supporters in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

A woman kneels in front of Ukrainian riot police unit "Berkut" as they stand by during rallies by anti and pro-Yanukovich supporters in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman kneels in front of Ukrainian riot police unit "Berkut" as they stand by during rallies by anti and pro-Yanukovich supporters in the eastern city of Donetsk, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Close
6 / 20
<p>A Thai soldier photographs the crime scene following a bomb blast in Bangkok February 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Paul Barker</p>

A Thai soldier photographs the crime scene following a bomb blast in Bangkok February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker

A Thai soldier photographs the crime scene following a bomb blast in Bangkok February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker

Close
7 / 20
<p>Newly-elected speaker of parliament  Oleksander Turchinov attends a session in Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin</p>

Newly-elected speaker of parliament Oleksander Turchinov attends a session in Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

Newly-elected speaker of parliament Oleksander Turchinov attends a session in Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

Close
8 / 20
<p>A woman mourns near a makeshift memorial as people gather to commemorate the victims of the recent clashes in central Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A woman mourns near a makeshift memorial as people gather to commemorate the victims of the recent clashes in central Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman mourns near a makeshift memorial as people gather to commemorate the victims of the recent clashes in central Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Close
9 / 20
<p>A boy walks near the Administrative Courts which is covered by red paint and graffiti the day after a protest demonstration in Nantes, western France, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe</p>

A boy walks near the Administrative Courts which is covered by red paint and graffiti the day after a protest demonstration in Nantes, western France, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A boy walks near the Administrative Courts which is covered by red paint and graffiti the day after a protest demonstration in Nantes, western France, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Close
10 / 20
<p>Confetti rains down at the end of the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014.                          REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Confetti rains down at the end of the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Confetti rains down at the end of the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Close
11 / 20
<p>Giant panda Hao Hao arrives at Brussels airport February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule</p>

Giant panda Hao Hao arrives at Brussels airport February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Giant panda Hao Hao arrives at Brussels airport February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Close
12 / 20
<p>A woman attends a religious service at a church in Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A woman attends a religious service at a church in Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A woman attends a religious service at a church in Kiev February 23, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Close
13 / 20
<p>A woman poses for a picture with the figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument, parts of which have been painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag by an unknown person, in Sofia February 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut</p>

A woman poses for a picture with the figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument, parts of which have been painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag by an unknown person, in Sofia February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut more

A woman poses for a picture with the figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument, parts of which have been painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag by an unknown person, in Sofia February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pierre Marsaut

Close
14 / 20
<p>Demonstrators confront police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva</p>

Demonstrators confront police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Demonstrators confront police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Close
15 / 20
<p>Masked revelers pose during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri</p>

Masked revelers pose during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Masked revelers pose during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Close
16 / 20
<p>Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 80km ( 50 miles) east of the capital Harare,  February 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo</p>

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 80km ( 50 miles) east of the capital Harare, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 80km ( 50 miles) east of the capital Harare, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Close
17 / 20
<p>A reveler poses next to a graffiti during an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (or Sky on Earth), one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro February 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Pilar Olivares</p>

A reveler poses next to a graffiti during an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (or Sky on Earth), one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveler poses next to a graffiti during an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (or Sky on Earth), one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Close
18 / 20
<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014.                  REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Close
19 / 20
<p>Angel Vivas, a retired army general and anti-President Nicolas Maduro protester, stands in his house with an automatic weapon as he resists being detained in Caracas February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Angel Vivas, a retired army general and anti-President Nicolas Maduro protester, stands in his house with an automatic weapon as he resists being detained in Caracas February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Angel Vivas, a retired army general and anti-President Nicolas Maduro protester, stands in his house with an automatic weapon as he resists being detained in Caracas February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Editors Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Feb 23 2014

Editors Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Feb 22 2014

Editor's Choice

Our top images from the past 24 hours.

Feb 21 2014

Editor's Choice

Our top images from the past 24 hours.

Feb 20 2014

MORE IN PICTURES

Trump's first year in office

Trump's first year in office

Images from the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.

Larry Nassar's victims speak out

Larry Nassar's victims speak out

Nearly 100 women deliver victim impact statements during sentencing for former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty in November to multiple counts of sexual assault.

Pope visits Chile and Peru

Pope visits Chile and Peru

Pope Francis hopes to inject new confidence in the two staunchly Catholic countries where the Church's credibility has been severely damaged by sexual abuse scandals.

North Korea's eclectic architecture

North Korea's eclectic architecture

Futuristic skyscrapers meet socialist monuments in the reclusive state.

Best of Australian Open

Best of Australian Open

Highlights as the top seeds face off in Melbourne.

Dakar Rally 2018

Dakar Rally 2018

Stunning images as vehicles race from Peru to Argentina.

Marking the Epiphany

Marking the Epiphany

Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany by immersing themselves in waters.

Venezuela's empty shelves

Venezuela's empty shelves

Despite hours in lines, Venezuelans increasingly find groceries have run out before they can buy them.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast