Riot policemen protect themselves during a demonstration against layoffs by Goodyear employees, at the Goodyear headquarters in Rueil Malmaison, west of Paris, Thursday March 7, 2013. France has yet to hit bottom. The unemployment rate in Europe's second-largest economy rose again in the last quarter of last year to 10.6 percent, putting new pressure on President Francois Hollande's rollout a controversial labor-market reforms.
Young men listen to others debating elections in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Kenyans on Monday held their first presidential vote since the nation's disputed election in 2007 spawned violence that killed more than 1,000 people. The coalition of Kenya's prime minister Raila Odinga says the vote tallying process now under way to determine the winner of the country's presidential election "lacks integrity", should be stopped, and the counting process should be restarted using primary documents from polling stations.
Skaters perform in celebrations launching the one-year countdown for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics in Red Square in Moscow, Thursday, March 7, 2013.
An Iberia airline worker uses his phone during a protest near Bankia's bank headquarter in Madrid, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Spanish airline Iberia says some 1,300 flights will be canceled this week as workers begin a second round of strikes to protest the loss-making company's plans to lay off almost a fifth of its workforce. The government has ordered a minimum amount of services should remain, meaning 85 percent of long-haul flights, 62 percent of medium-haul and 47 percent of domestic flights are guaranteed.
Security Council members vote for tough new sanctions against North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters Thursday, March 7, 2013. The unanimous vote by the U.N.'s most powerful body sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.
In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, a woman pays her respects, placing a hand on her heart and saluting, before she files past the glass-topped casket containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at the military academy, where he started his army career, in Caracas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Battling an unspecified cancer, Chavez died Tuesday. His flag-draped coffin lies in state at the military academy as a mile-long line of mourners come to pay homage.