Models carry umbrellas as they wear creations by Burberry Prorsum at the finale of the show during London Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
A carnival float depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing an umbrella skirt symbolizing the Europen bailout fund (in German Rettungsschirm) during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. The foolish street spectacles in the carnival centers of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, watched by hundreds of thousands of people, are the highlights in Germany's carnival season on Rosemonday.
A young woman is pushed by police in Valencia, Spain, Monday Feb. 20, 2012 during a protest by students against government cuts in education. Marches throughout Spain took place Sunday as many thousands protested against the government's recently approved labor reforms aimed at reviving the country's ailing economy and solving a jobless rate of nearly 23 percent, the Euro-zone's highest.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 photograph, an Asiatic Lion cub lays on a roadway as villagers wait to move on as they return home after the day's work at the Gir National Park at Sasan about 385 kilometers (240 miles) from Ahmadabad, India. The Gir forests are the only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions in Western India.
Adele reacts after winning the award for best British Female Solo Artist during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
Exiled Tibetan students have slogans painted on their bodies as they take part in a day-long hunger strike on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, at a Buddhist temple in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Tibet's exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule.
Two women embrace as people gather Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, during a memorial service a year after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the city. More than 10,000 New Zealanders stood in silence, some in tears, at a Christchurch park while police officers and firefighters read out the names of all 185 people who died in a devastating earthquake one year ago.
Giraffe sticks out his tongue at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a figure of the Virgin Mary handed over to him by a supporter as he arrives to an event at the Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Chavez is headed to Cuba for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor while the nation's congress on Thursday unanimously approved permission for Chavez to leave, a formality required by the nation's constitution.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, of Spain, releases a shot in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
Shy, a six-month-old pet pig, follows his owners, not seen, in downtown Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Shy's owners, Nuria Martinez, 18, and Edgard Martinez, 19, take him on daily walks by the city.
Dancers perform an an outdoor event on the seafront, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Carnival celebrations will peak Sunday with street parades planned in cities across Greece.
Nepalese policemen detain an exile Tibetan who was shouting anti-Chinese slogans during a protest outside United Nations office in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Police in Nepal's capital detained a small group of Tibetans who tried to storm the United Nations office demanding the world body help the people in Tibet under Chinese rule.
A honor guard soldier stands during a ceremony at a Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, next to a monument bearing the names of Jews killed 70 years ago when the SS Struma, the ship they were on as refugees on the way to Palestine, was sunk by a Soviet torpedo in the Black Sea leading to the death of all but one of the 779 people on board.At a time when Turkey welcomes Syrians fleeing violence, the anniversary Friday of the deaths of more than 750 Jewish refugees whose boat was abandoned by Turkish officials in World War II was a reminder of the tension between pragmatic and humanitarian impulses.