Ukrainian serviceman (2nd L) shakes hand with an armed man, believed to be Russian serviceman, at the Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol. Crimea's pro-Russian prime minister will give people living there the choice of taking Russian or Ukrainian passports if the Ukrainian territory becomes part of Russia in a March 16 referendum.
A member of a youth group holds roses as he prays for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at a hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
A security guard checks his mobile phone beside Baroque masterpiece 'Supper at Emmaus', by Italian painter Caravaggio, after it was installed at a gallery in Hong Kong.
About a dozen nuns, who were freed after being held by rebels for over three months, arrive at the Syrian border with Lebanon at the Jdaydeh Yaboos crossing, Syria.