Pictures of the WeekPictures of the Week
Kindergarten students sit in a playground during an earthquake simulation exercise at an elementary school in Tokyo.
Sam Twiston Davies on The New One jumps the final fence of the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England.
United States goalkeepers Jen Lee (top) and Steve Cash warm up prior to the Ice Sledge Hockey Preliminary Round Group B match between the United States of America and Russia during day four of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena on in Sochi, Russia.
Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responds to a 5 alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
Pakistani bank notes covered in blood are displayed on the body of a dead suicide bomber after police found them in his pocket in the center of Kandahar, Afghanistan after an attack on the former Afghan intelligence headquarters.
Indian firefighters battle to extinguish a huge fire in a paint factory in Howrah, west of Calcutta, Eastern India. A major fire broke out at a factory of Shalimar Paints Limited in Howrah early morning.
A sand dune field in a Southern highlands crater on Mars, when the Sun was just 5 degrees above the horizon. The bright patches is seen bluish in enhanced color. It's due to seasonal frost that is accumulating as this hemisphere approaches winter.
A village boy holds a handmade traditional umbrella while running on the embankment of an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India.
Runners and riders jump the third last in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, England.
A view of the Eiffel Tower seen through thick smog, in Paris, France.