Here are some photos of events around the world that had us asking: what’s going on here?
Members of the Nepalese ethnic Madhesi community daub each other’s faces with colored powders during Holi festival celebrations in Kathmandu on March 6, 2015. The Holi festival of colors is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day of the full moon in March every year.
AFP/ Prakash Mathema
Russia’s Daniyil Tsyplakov celebrates gold medal during men’s high jump final event at the European Athletics Indoor Championships on March 8, 2015 in Prague.
AFP /Joe Klamar
German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Japanese auto giant Honda Motor’s humanoid robot Asimo as museum head and former astronaut Mamoru Mori looks on at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo on March 9, 2015. Merkel went on a two day visit to Tokyo for talks with Shinzo Abe.
AFP / Yoshikazu Tsuno
Public visit the exhibition of more than a thousand pieces of films, photographs, documents, booklets and posters from the movies of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico, on March 5, 2015.
AFP /Julio Cesar Aguilar
One of the two mummified corpses found near the peak of the 5,636-meter Pico de Orizaba, also known as the Citlaltepetl volcano, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla, on March 5, 2015. A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country’s highest mountain, and North America’s third, stumbled onto a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on March 5. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters (1,000 ft) from the peak of the Pico de Orizaba on Monday. The second body was found 150 metres away, and it was also frozen and mummified, said Juan Navarro, mayor of the town of Chalchicomula de Sesma, near the mountain. AFP/ Chalchicomula Town Council/ Hilario Aguilar
A member of the presidential guard stares at an image depicting late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during the opening ceremony of the Petrocaribe summit in Caracas on March 6, 2015. AFP/ Juan Barreto
Israelis dressed in costumes dance in a desert rave during the feast of Purim on March 7, 2015 in the Negev Desert in southern Israel. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. AFP /Gali Tibbon
A photo taken on March 8, 2015 shows the Place de la Concorde, the Obelisk and the Eiffel Tower at sunset in Paris. AFP / Ludovic Marin