SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives visit graves in the Mahdi Army cemetery in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The country marked the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted former leader Saddam Hussein on Tuesday.
Members of the US Secret Service walk through the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. US President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians.
Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year festival, in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. The festival was particularly celebratory this year after jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan called for a ceasefire, telling fighters to lay down their arms and raising hopes for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives.
Thousands of bank employees protest outside the finance ministry in Nicosia, Cyprus. President Nicos Anastasiades has met Brussels officials in the hopes of sealing a bailout package from the European Union.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks during a news conference in Beirut. Mikati announced his resignation after Shia group Hezbollah and its allies blocked the creation of a body to supervise parliamentary elections and opposed extending the term of a senior security official.
JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS
Indigenous people attend the first session of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's trial at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City. The trial of Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, which led to the deaths of at least 1,771 Ixil Mayans, is the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges.
A security officer stands guard at the entrance of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's campaign office, decorated with posters in Karachi. Musharraf returned to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile to run in upcoming elections.
Karen refugees from Myanmar flee their refugee camp in northern Thailand as fire breaks out. At least 32 refugees died in a raging blaze at this camp, which houses about 3,300 people. The fire is believed to have been started by a cooking accident, and destroyed about 100 huts.