In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, top center, leads a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is greeted by supporters shortly after being freed from prison in Kharkiv. Tymoshenko said she will run for president in May.
People express their joy in front of the main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's residency near Kyiv. Ukraine's parliament voted to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych and called for early presidential elections on May 25, but the embattled leader said he would not resign or leave the country.
Adi tribal women from Arunachal Pradesh in their traditional attire listen to the speech of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a public rally in Pasighat, in east Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh state.