Around The World
James • onInformation 11 years ago • 3 min read

Cherry blossoms start to bloom near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2008. The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins at the end of March

Damascus show : Performers put on a show during the clossing ceremony of the Bassel al-Assad International Show Jumping Tournament at the Bassel al-Assad Shooting and Equestrian Club in Dimas, 20 km west of the Syrian capital Damascus

A bird rests during a sunset at Las Pumas Rescue Shelter in Canas, Guanacaste, 200 km (124 miles) of San Jose, March 19, 2008. This Shelter was created 40 years ago, by Swiss Werner Hagnauer and his late wife Lilly Bodmer, when the deforestation levels in Guanacaste were high. Hagnauer received all those animals that the neighbors brought to save their lives, or that the Ministry of Environment, confiscates. At the moment the Shelter counts more the than 160 animals, of more than 60 different species

France's Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder perform their ice dancing free dance on the fourth day of the World Figure Skating Championships in Goteborg, Sweden

An Indian girl with her face covered with colored powder looks on as she celebrates Holi, the spring festival of colors, in Calcutta, India

Sofia rainbow : A rainbow is seen in the background while a woman holding an umbrella walks in downtown Sofia

A daffodil in bloom is pictured in the Mon-Repos public park after snowfall in Lausanne

A member of the French Group F performs during the closing ceremony of the Bogota International Theater Festival 2008 in Bogota, Colombia

The Galapagos tortoise Nigrita watches her cub in the zoo of Zurich, Switzerland

Powerful water : A tourist takes a photograph of famous waterfall, the world nature heritage site Cataratas do Iguacu (Iguacu Falls), seen from the Brazilian side of the border with Argentina, during the World Water Day

Thai style : A model displays a creation by the L'Oreal Professionnel on the theme "The Dancer" on the opening day of the Bangkok International Fashion Week

Przemyslaw Stanczyk of Poland competes in the men's 800m freestyle heats at the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven

Pomeranians pose : Pomeranians pose inside the tulip garden as some 100,000 tulips decorate the Marunouchi shopping district in central Tokyo

Caixaforum centre : Visitors climb the stairs at the new Caixaforum cultural centre in central Madrid designed by Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron

Warm up swim : A swimmer warms up for the qualifiers of the South American Aquatics Championships, in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Freestyle flips : Japan's Aiko Uemura competes in the women's freestyle Moguls race during the FIS Ski World Cup Grand Finals at Chiesa Valmalenco

Shamrock shades : Parade watchers cheer on marching bands as they make their way up 5th Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York

Iku Nakagawa of Japan performs during the finals of the 5th Rudolf Nureyev international ballet competition in Budapest

Dina, a Jordanian-born tiger, looks at visitors from its cage in Jordan's Zoo near Amman



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