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Floating market

Amphawa Canal, a small tributary of Mae Khlong River in Samut Songkhram province, about 80km west of Bangkok, is turned into a floating market every weekend when crowds of Bangkokians flock to feast on bargain seafood.


Cherry blossoms

A tourist taking a rickshaw ride under fully bloomed cherry blossoms in Tokyo.


Palm Sunday

Roman Catholic devotees waving their palm fronds during Palm Sunday Mass in Manila. Palm Sunday marks the sixth and last Sunday of the Christian Holy month of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week.


Reopening

A staff member cleaning the front door windows ahead of the reopening of Lindt Cafe at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. Lindt Cafe opens for business three months after a siege in which a gunman held customers and staff hostage for 17 hours, ending with two hostages dead and a permanent memorial to victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson on display at the cafe.


Circus

Elephants standing next to each other before a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Washington, DC . Across America through the decades, children of all ages are delighted at the arrival of the circus, with its retinue of clowns, acrobats and elephants. But, bowing to criticism from animal rights groups, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced it will phase out the use of their emblematic Indian elephant stars.


Green

The Empire State Building in New York City is lit green, white and orange in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Photo courtesy: AFP


Splash of colors

A reveler is covered with colored powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India. Holi, the festival of colors, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring.


Crackdown on Bangkok street stalls as pedestrians vie for space

They sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok's famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle to make space for pedestrians on the crowded pavements.


In Algeria, women 'imams' battle Islamist radicalisation

Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s.


Mural

A Palestinian child walks past a mural of children using an Israeli army watch tower for a swing ride, said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy on the remains of a house destroyed during the war in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun. Photo courtesy: AFP